Art

How clothes reflect growing Oromo ethnic pride in Ethiopia

How clothes reflect growing Oromo ethnic pride in Ethiopia

Not so long ago, Oromos in Ethiopia, despite making up the country's largest ethnic group, were reluctant to openly express their cultural and ethnic identity. This could go as far as avoiding speaking their language, Afaan Oromo, in public for fear of being criticised for not adhering to a national identity. But an increasing political assertiveness over the last decade has combined with a growing cultural pride among young Oromos that is now ... Full story

Education

Durham University lockdown students run corridor marathon

Durham University lockdown students run corridor marathon

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Economics

Australian shares gain on renewed U.S. stimulus hopes

Australian shares gain on renewed U.S. stimulus hopes

(Reuters) - Australian shares rose on Wednesday with banking and mining stocks leading the charge, as hopes that U.S. lawmakers could clinch a much-sought-after fiscal stimulus package by the end of the week supported global equity markets. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected in a window displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose ... Full story

Entertainment

Apple HomePod update brings Intercom and other new features – TechCrunch

Apple HomePod update brings Intercom and other new features – TechCrunch

Apple HomePod owners, starting today, will be able to use the newly announced “Intercom” feature to send messages between their HomePod smart speakers. The feature, which arrives via a software update, brings this and several other new features to Apple’s smart speakers, including those introduced at Apple’s event last week where the company debuted its $99 HomePod mini. Of these, Intercom is the most notable update, as it helps the HomePod ... Full story

Health

India Covid-19: From losing loved ones to volunteering for a vaccine

India Covid-19: From losing loved ones to volunteering for a vaccine

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Law

A Domestic Violence Case Goes to Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court

A Domestic Violence Case Goes to Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court

Click to expand Image Cartoon about Domestic Violence by Tatiana Zelenskaya. Gulzhan Pasanova could spend 10 years in prison because in defending herself from her abusive husband, he died. On October 22, the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan will consider her case on appeal. In November 2019, Pasanova’s husband, accusing her of having an affair, threatened her with a knife. Gulzhan hit her husband with a metal pole in self defense. She called for ... Full story

Living

Cathay Pacific to slash workforce, end Cathay Dragon brand due to pandemic

Cathay Pacific to slash workforce, end Cathay Dragon brand due to pandemic

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said on Wednesday it would slash 5,900 jobs and end its regional Cathay Dragon brand, joining peers in cutting costs as it grapples with a plunge in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon logos are seen near a counter at Hong Kong International Airport, China October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lam Yik. The airline would also seek changes in conditions in its ... Full story

Politics

Nigeria unrest: Protesters 'shot dead' in Lagos

Nigeria unrest: Protesters 'shot dead' in Lagos

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Sport

Helicopters rescue 23 hikers in latest Colorado wildfire

Helicopters rescue 23 hikers in latest Colorado wildfire

DENVER (Reuters) - Helicopters rescued 23 hikers and three dogs from San Juan National Forest in the latest in a series of wildfires burning across Colorado and the U.S. West, officials said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Flames work through trees near a road block as the Cameron Peak Fire, the largest wildfire in Colorado's history, burns outside Estes Park, Colorado, U.S. October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart. The Ice Fire, which broke out Monday ... Full story

Technology

1,000 HP, 350 mile range, and 0-60 in “around 3 seconds” – TechCrunch

1,000 HP, 350 mile range, and 0-60 in “around 3 seconds” – TechCrunch

General Motors today revealed the GMC Hummer EV, its first electric pickup. The vehicle has a 350 range, 1,000 HP, and up to 11,500 pound feet of torque (through fuzzy math). And with a starting price of $80,000, it’s easily twice the cost of a gas-powered pickup. Yes, it sort of looks like the Tesla Cybertruck. Several key stats stick above the rest. Three motors within two Ultium drive units power the vehicle and it appears to have the ... Full story