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Instagram adds video clips in challenge to TikTok

Instagram adds video clips in challenge to TikTok

Instagram on Wednesday added a new short-form video feature to the image-focused platform in a direct challenge to TikTok, which is in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump.

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

The European Commission launched an ‘in-depth investigation’ on Tuesday into whether US tech giant Google's planned $2.1 billion purchase of smartwatch maker Fitbit would give it an unfair market advantage.

Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but faster

Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but faster

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic on Monday announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls-Royce to build a supersonic commercial airplane that flies at three times the speed of sound.

Euro area economy may outperform the US in H2 2020: QNB

Euro area economy may outperform the US in H2 2020: QNB

The euro area is now on track to outperform the US during the second half of the year, although a second wave of Covid-19 remains a risk, QNB has said in an economic commentary.

US says air strike in Somalia killed one civilian, injured three

US says air strike in Somalia killed one civilian, injured three

The United States said on Tuesday one civilian was killed and three were injured in a US air strike in Somalia in February, the second such admission since it launched quarterly reports

Hurricane Douglas threatens Hawaii after Hanna lashes Texas

Hurricane Douglas threatens Hawaii after Hanna lashes Texas

Hawaii hunkered down for Hurricane Douglas on Sunday as the storm neared the Pacific archipelago, after the year's first Atlantic hurricane lashed Texas.

Mystery Russian projectile raises fears of arms race in space

Mystery Russian projectile raises fears of arms race in space

The United States this week accused Russia of having tested an anti-satellite weapon in space, a charge Moscow has denied, saying the device was a ‘special instrument’ for inspecting orbiting Russian equipment.

India allows US to resume passenger flights from July 23

India allows US to resume passenger flights from July 23

India has agreed to allow US air carriers to resume passenger services in the US-India market starting July 23, the US Transportation Department said on Friday.

US executes Wesley Purkey, second federal execution in 17 years

US executes Wesley Purkey, second federal execution in 17 years

The US Department of Justice executed convicted murderer Wesley Purkey on Thursday, a Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman said, in the second federal execution in a week after a 17-year pause ...

Trump finally dons mask as US sets new virus case record

Trump finally dons mask as US sets new virus case record

President Donald Trump finally yielded to pressure and wore a face mask in public for the first time on Saturday as the US posted another daily record for coronavirus cases ...

California to release 8,000 more prisoners over virus fears

California to release 8,000 more prisoners over virus fears

California will release up to 8,000 more prisoners to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in its crowded jails, according to authorities in the US state, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

US sets record for new Covid cases third day in a row at over 69,000

US sets record for new Covid cases third day in a row at over 69,000

New cases of COVID-19 rose by over 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third consecutive day as Walt Disney Co stuck to its plans to reopen ...