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

Covid: Laptop allocation for deprived pupils cut at some schools

Covid: Laptop allocation for deprived pupils cut at some schools

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Economics

French startup Ynsect to build world's biggest bug farm

French startup Ynsect to build world's biggest bug farm

Slideshow ( 5 images ). DOLE, France (Reuters) - Growing global demand for food is putting a squeeze on available land and one French startup says it has the answer: indoor insect farming. Ynsect raised $224 million from investors including Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr.’s Footprint Coalition this month to build a second insect farm in Amiens in northern France. The company breeds mealworms that produce proteins for livestock, pet food and ... Full story

Entertainment

Quibi dies, Snapchat soars, Halide upgrades for iPhone 12 – TechCrunch

Quibi dies, Snapchat soars, Halide upgrades for iPhone 12 – TechCrunch

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first ... Full story

Health

Chile surpasses 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Chile surpasses 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

A man sits outside at a restaurant as Chile's government allows outdoor servicing in restaurants after easing some lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Santiago, Chile August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado. SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile has identified more than 500,000 cases of the new coronavirus since the outbreak began in March, the health ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said 500,542 ... Full story

Law

Covid: Policing lockdown 'challenging' because of public's 'fatigue'

Covid: Policing lockdown 'challenging' because of public's 'fatigue'

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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

Migrants: Thirty people intercepted crossing Channel in small boats

Migrants: Thirty people intercepted crossing Channel in small boats

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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