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5G launches in US without huge impact on flights

Both AT&T and Verizon this week agreed to scale back the launch of 5G near airports following an outcry from US airlines, who had warned the roll-out would cause mass disruptions

‘Partygate’: A timeline of Boris Johnson’s latest scandal

The UK Prime Minister defended some of the events — quickly dubbed "partygate" since they were reported in newspapers from late last year —  as work gatherings.

Swiss slam brakes on subsidies for ‘con’ plug-in hybrid cars

Many European countries offer purchase incentives on hybrid cars, or tax benefits on buying or owning them

‘Fire on ice’: Jamaica make history with 3 bobsleigh teams to Olympics

For the first time in 24 years, Team Jamaica will send a four-man sled

Kenya’s top court reviews disputed bid to change constitution

The Supreme Court ruling on the proposed constitutional changes, expected after three days of hearings this week, may have major consequences for the August 9 presidential and parliamentary polls.

Nadal says justice has spoken over Djokovic ‘mess’

The Spanish great also said that he would have preferred it if his rival and defending champion Djokovic had been playing in the first Grand Slam of the year

Ugandan writer charged for tweets about Museveni, son

In one post, the satirical writer described Museveni’s son, a general, as ‘obese’ and a ‘curmudgeon’

US cancer death rate drops by a third since 1991

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States behind heart disease.

UK: New ‘partygate’ revelations heap more pressure on PM Boris Johnson

The British Prime Minister is fighting for his political future amid public outrage at the slew of revelations about similar alleged rule-breaking while the rest of the country followed guidelines — at personal cost.

Twitter back in Nigeria after seven-month blackout

The ban shocked many in Nigeria, where Twitter has had a major role in political discourse, with the hashtags #BringBackOurGirls after Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014.

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews confront #MeToo claims

"Lo Tishtok" — Hebrew for "You will not be silent" — is a phrase gaining momentum among haredim, who are being forced to reckon with claims of serious crimes, including sexual abuse of children, against several of their cultural icons.

Capitol assault probe wants testimony from top Republican lawmaker McCarthy

The congressional committee is examining if former president Donald Trump and his advisers encouraged or even plotted the violence.

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