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WhatsApp users in S’pore receive texts about having to pay for using ‘Good Morning’ images – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world
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WhatsApp users in Singapore, belonging to a certain demographic, had their world rocked recently after they received messages informing them that they would have to pay for using “Good Morning” images. What is going on? If you are in WhatsApp group chats with family members that also include seniors, you would have probably received earnest […]

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The untold story of the world’s fiercest tank battle
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The most pitched tank battle in the history of warfare was fought not against the Nazis in Europe or North Africa—but just 30 years ago, in the desert of Iraq. Operation Desert Sabre, the four-day ground offensive of the six-week military operation known as Desert Storm, involved a fierce tank-against-tank campaign that outstripped even World […]

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Galician noir: how a rainy corner of Spain spawned a new TV genre | World news | The Guardian
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Rosa Vargas’s arrival in a small town in north-western Spain to investigate the disappearance of a young girl marked an unlikely milestone. Vargas is the fictional police detective in O sabor das margaridas (Bitter Daisies), which, in 2019 became the first series in Galician, a language spoken by fewer than 2.5 million people, to be […]

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2 French bulldogs up for adoption in S’pore as family can’t bring them along when they leave by end-2021 – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world
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A pair of two-year-old female French bulldogs have been put up for adoption in Singapore. Nancy, which is black and white, and Misa, which is the sable coloured pooch, are to be adopted together, their family said in a post announcing why the dogs have been given up. The post appeared in the Singapore Pet […]

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Watch the trailer for The Smiths-themed comedy Shoplifters of the World | EW.com
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Strange plot-twists, here we come. And if you recognize that as a reference to Brit indie-rockers The Smiths, then do we have the film for you! Shoplifters of the World is set in the summer of 1987 when four friends, reeling from the sudden break-up of The Smiths, embark on a night out of partying to […]

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World’s Oldest DNA Unlocks Lineage of Ice Age Mammoths – WSJ
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Reaching back in time more than a million years, scientists reported Wednesday that they had recovered the world’s oldest known DNA from mammoths whose carcasses had lain frozen in the Siberian permafrost since the Ice Age. Extracted from molars taken from the long-extinct elephants, the DNA dates back about 1.2 million years, the scientists reported […]

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Covid deaths high in countries with more overweight people, says report | World news | The Guardian
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Countries with high levels of overweight people, such as the UK and the US, have the highest death rates from Covid-19, a landmark report reveals, prompting calls for governments to urgently tackle obesity, as well as prioritising overweight people for vaccinations. About 2.2 million of the 2.5 million deaths from Covid were in countries with […]

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World’s oldest known wild bird hatches new chick at age 70
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Wisdom, who was banded in 1956, is the oldest known wild bird in history – and may be even older than 70, as she was estimated to be just five years old at the time – the earliest age an albatross reaches sexual maturity. Her return to the atoll – which forms part of a […]

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