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AFP, 13 Jan 2022
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"Meme stock" trading sparks steep climb of Bed Bath & Beyond stock
CBS, 19 Aug 2022
Bed Bath and Beyond has become the latest "meme stock," skyrocketing its value past what traditional investors believe it's worth.
Today in History for August 19th
AP, 19 Aug 2022
Highlights of this day in history: Soviet hard-liners mount a coup against Mikhail Gorbachev; Nazi Germany ratifies Adolf Hitler's powers; U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers convicte...
Kabul mosque hit by large explosion
DW, 19 Aug 2022
Police in Afghanistan said there were multiple casualties following a blast at a Kabul mosque.
Man Harassing Officers Testifying In Trial Of Jan. 6 Riot Suspect
NBC, 19 Aug 2022
A man identifying himself as Tommy Tatum has been harassing U.S. Capitol Police officers testifying in the trial of a January 6 riot suspect.
Trump executive pleads guilty, to testify against firm
Reuters, 19 Aug 2022
A longtime senior executive at Donald Trump's family business pleaded guilty to helping the company engineer a 15-year tax fraud, in an agreement that will require him to testif...
UN chief says damage to Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant would be "suicide"
CA, 19 Aug 2022
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday, alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called for the demil...
Turley on Trump affidavit: 'This is not like the normal fight'
FOX, 19 Aug 2022
Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley analyzes the judge’s decision to release partial material from the Mar-a-Lago raid affidavit and weighs in on what’s next.
Spain wildfires force thousands out of their homes – BBC News
BBC, 19 Aug 2022
Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes as wildfires sweep across parts of Spain.
Rents are sky high, and Elon Musk's tweets cause a stir. Welcome to 'Nightcap'
CNN, 19 Aug 2022
Redfin’s Daryl Fairweather tells CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich why rents keep climbing.
Forest fires kill at least 41 people across Algeria
Al Jazeera, 19 Aug 2022
At least 41 people have been killed in forest fires in Algeria, as emergency crews battle a string of fires across the nation.
Images of the damage after storms lash France's Corsica
AFP, 19 Aug 2022
Uprooted trees, destroyed cabins, and fallen branches on the ground. In one of Calvi's holiday accommodation places, the storms lashing the French island of Corsica left a trail...
False alarm for police after monkey calls 911 from zoo owner's cellphone
Telegraph, 18 Aug 2022
Police usually have a prime suspect. In this case it's a primate suspect. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office believes it was a little Capuchin monkey that called 911 fr...
Russian missiles strike residential areas in Kharkiv killing 10 civilians
Guardian, 18 Aug 2022
At least two people were killed and 18 were wounded in Russian missile strikes on Kharkiv during the early hours of Thursday.
Ancient ‘book doctors’ restore historical Chinese literature
SCMP, 18 Aug 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Using specialised techniques, experts at the National Library of China in Beijing have attempted ...
Surfers spark outrage after speeding down Venice canal
Sky, 18 Aug 2022
#Venice #GrandCanal #Surfers #shorts Two surfers on motorised boards were labelled "idiots" by Venice's mayor for speeding down the city's Grand Canal.
Family who experienced suicide attack in Kabul Airport seek justice
CGTN, 18 Aug 2022
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-08-18/Family-who-experienced-suicide-attack-in-Kabul-Airport-seek-justice-1cBiaLptAha/index.html It's been nearly a year since the #Kab...
Argentina protests: Thousands take to streets demanding higher wages • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 18 Aug 2022
Thousands of frustrated Argentines clogged downtown Buenos Aires on August 17 in raucous street protests, demanding government action to boost salaries and unemployment benefits...
CD, 18 Aug 2022
Glazers Open to Selling Minority Stake in Manchester United
Bloomberg, 18 Aug 2022
The Glazer family would reportedly consider selling a minority
Judge may approve partial release of Mar-a-Lago affidavit
CBS, 19 Aug 2022
A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to offer proposed redactions to the affidavit supporting the search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago.