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

Asian stocks set for modest gains as tech woes check stimulus hopes

Asian stocks set for modest gains as tech woes check stimulus hopes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asian stocks were set for modest gains on Wednesday after renewed U.S. stimulus hopes helped Wall Street higher, although wobbles in the tech sector could keep a lid on investor sentiment. FILE PHOTO: A TV reporter stands in front of a large screen showing stock prices at the Tokyo Stock Exchange after market opens in Tokyo, Japan October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo. Australian stocks .AXJO opened slightly ... Full story

Entertainment

'Genshin Impact' revenues soar as China gaming goes global

'Genshin Impact' revenues soar as China gaming goes global

TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Free-to-play fantasy game “Genshin Impact” from Shanghai-based developer Mihoyo is proving a hit beyond its home market, raking in money with a controversial payment system and creating a potential breakout moment for China’s gaming industry. Slideshow ( 2 images ). The game, available for mobile devices, PlayStation 4 and PC, has generated sales of $140 million on mobile alone since its launch at the end of ... Full story

Health

Presidential Elections May Be Bad for Your Health

Presidential Elections May Be Bad for Your Health

The stress of presidential elections may increase the incidence of heart attacks and strokes, researchers report. Scientists tracked hospitalizations for acute cardiovascular disease in the weeks before and after the 2016 presidential election among about three million adults who were enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health care system. The study, in PNAS , found that hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease in the two ... Full story

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

U.S. agency urges new safeguards following probe into deadly 2019 California boat fire

U.S. agency urges new safeguards following probe into deadly 2019 California boat fire

(Reuters) - A U.S. safety board on Tuesday called for new safeguards for small passenger vessels following a September 2019 early morning boat fire in California that killed 34 people. FILE PHOTO: A candle in memory of the Conception and all lost sits at a makeshift memorial near Truth Aquatics as the search continues for those missing in a pre-dawn fire that sank a commercial diving boat near Santa Barbara, California, U.S., September 3, 2019. ... Full story

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