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Exclusive: U.S. FBI is leading an inquiry into the Twitter hack, sources say

FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading a federal inquiry into the Twitter hacking, two sources familiar with the situation said, after hackers seized control of accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian and others in what appeared ... Full story

Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole dies at 75

Image caption Joanna Cole and illustrator Bruce Degen produced the popular Magic School Bus books. Joanna Cole, writer of the award-winning Magic School Bus series which made science fun for generations of children, has died at the age of 75. She had been living in Sioux City, Iowa, with her husband Phil, her publisher Scholastic said . As well as the best-selling Magic School Bus series, Ms Cole also wrote some 250 other books for children. ... Full story

Seven simple steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others, particularly older people and those with underlying medical conditions. Here are some simple steps you can take to protect your health and the health of other people. Everyone can follow these recommendations, but they are ... Full story

Scientists unravel secrets of ultra-black fish swimming the deepest depths

The ultra-black Pacific blackdragon (Idiacanthus antrostomus), among the deep-sea fish found to have a unique arrangement of pigment-packed granules that enables them to absorb nearly all of the light that hits their skin so that as little as 0.05% of that light is reflected back, is seen in this image released in Washington, U.S. July 16, 2020. Karen Osborn/Smithsonian/Handout via REUTERS. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For fish inhabiting the immense ... Full story

Summers could become 'too hot for humans'

Image caption Jimmy Lee's glasses are steamed up as he works in the stifling heat. Millions of people around the world could be exposed to dangerous levels of heat stress as temperatures rise. Many live in developing countries, and do jobs that expose them to potentially life threatening conditions. These include being out in the open on farms and building sites or indoors in factories and hospitals. Climate scientists say global warming will ... Full story

Florida reports biggest one-day increase in COVID-19 deaths since pandemic started

FILE PHOTO: Disney Springs shoppers wear face masks and Disney-themed clothing while Walt Disney World conducts a phased reopening from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, U.S. July 11, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones. (Reuters) - Florida reported on Thursday the largest one-day increase in deaths from the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began and its second-largest increase in cases ever. Florida ... Full story

Greta Thunberg: World must 'tear up' old systems, contracts to tackle climate

LONDON (Reuters) - Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said on Thursday the world needed an economic overhaul to have a chance of beating climate change and that countries should be prepared to tear up old deals and contracts to meet green targets. The 17-year-old spoke to Reuters TV after she and other activists sent an open letter to European leaders urging them to take emergency action and saying people in power had practically “given up” on ... Full story

Russia trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine data, say UK, U.S. and Canada

LONDON/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Hands are seen on a keyboard in front of a displayed cyber code in this picture illustration taken October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo. A co-ordinated statement ... Full story

Iran judiciary may halt protesters' executions after social media storm

Image caption Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi denied the charges laid against them. Iran's judiciary has suggested it might halt the executions of three young men convicted in connection with November's mass anti-government protests, following a social media campaign. The Persian hashtag ... Full story

India's Reliance seen emerging as bigger threat for U.S. firms like Amazon, Walmart

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - A $20 billion fund raising spree may take India’s Reliance closer to its dream of becoming a digital giant, further threatening the ambitious plans U.S. companies like Amazon, Walmart and Zoom have for India. Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing firector of Reliance Industries, gestures as he answers a question during a media interaction in New Delhi, India, June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abid. Stake sales in ... Full story

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