Art

German police investigating ancient artefact vandalism in Berlin museums

German police investigating ancient artefact vandalism in Berlin museums

Slideshow ( 4 images ). BERLIN (Reuters) - German police are investigating after dozens of priceless artefacts in some of Berlin’s most famous museums were daubed with an oily liquid by unkown vandals, causing possibly irreparable damage, officials said on Wednesday. The attacks took place during opening hours on Oct. 3 but were only made public late on Tuesday by newspaper Der Tagespiegel and broadcaster Deutschlandfunk, which called them one ... Full story

Education

Scotland works with nations to allow students home for Christmas

Scotland works with nations to allow students home for Christmas

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Economics

Oxford Developed Covid Vaccine, Then Scholars Clashed Over Money

Oxford Developed Covid Vaccine, Then Scholars Clashed Over Money

An early deal with Merck was scotched for fear poor countries would be left out; now the university could make over $100 million with AstraZeneca if the technology succeeds. Full story

Entertainment

Was Quibi the good kind of startup failure? – TechCrunch

Was Quibi the good kind of startup failure? – TechCrunch

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here . Startup failure is easy to hold up as a type of martyrdom for progress, especially if the founders are starting out scrappy in the first place and trying to save the world. But heroic narrative gets complicated when the startup failure involves the biggest names in entertainment, dubious product ... Full story

Health

U.S. CDC reports 223,393 total deaths from coronavirus

U.S. CDC reports 223,393 total deaths from coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Men wearing protective face masks play the Italian card game Scopa amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on a sidewalk in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton. (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 8,469,976 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 82,929 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen ... Full story

Law

Wales lockdown: Supermarket rules 'need urgent debate'

Wales lockdown: Supermarket rules 'need urgent debate'

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Living

Rare green puppy 'Pistachio' born in Italy

Rare green puppy 'Pistachio' born in Italy

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Politics

Guinea's Conde wins presidency with 59.5% of vote: election commission

Guinea's Conde wins presidency with 59.5% of vote: election commission

CONAKRY (Reuters) - President Alpha Conde of Guinea won the Oct. 18 election with 59.5% of the vote, according to a full preliminary tally from the election commission on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Guinea's President Alpha Conde laughs as he addresses participants of the "G20 Investment Summit - German Business and the CwA Countries 2019" on the sidelines of a Compact with Africa (CwA) in Berlin, Germany November 19, 2019. John MacDougall/Pool via ... Full story

Sport

Britain records 23,012 new COVID cases on Saturday, up from Friday

Britain records 23,012 new COVID cases on Saturday, up from Friday

Slideshow ( 2 images ). LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 23,012 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, up from 20,530 on Friday, government data showed. There were 174 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, down from 224 on Friday. Full story

Technology

SpaceX launches 60 more satellites during 15th Starlink mission – TechCrunch

SpaceX launches 60 more satellites during 15th Starlink mission – TechCrunch

SpaceX has launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites, the primary ingredient for its forthcoming global broadband internet service. The launch took place at 11:31 AM EDT, with a liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This is the fifteenth Starlink launch thus far, and SpaceX has now launched nearly 900 of the small, low Earth orbit satellites to date. This launch used a Falcon 9 first stage booster that twice ... Full story