Month: January 2024

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Woman seriously injured after being compacted in bin lorry

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Woman seriously injured after being compacted in bin lorry

A woman has been left seriously injured after she was mistakenly dumped into the back of a bin lorry and compacted four times.It is believed the woman was inside a bin when it was picked up by a lorry during its routine in Manchester, New Hampshire, the fire department said. Stuck amid the rubbish, the woman was dumped into the hopper at the back of the vehicle and managed to […]

todayJanuary 31, 2024 8

Robots made to help elderly patients pass testing phase

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Robots made to help elderly patients pass testing phase

Robots said to be capable of natural conversations and understanding patient needs have been tested successfully in healthcare environments.The Spring (Socially Assistive Robots in Gerontological healthcare) units greeted patients, answered questions and gave directions during initial trials at Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris, in France. The robots, equipped with artificial intelligence, were also able to understand conversations involving multiple people at the same time.Researchers hope the robots - which also […]

todayJanuary 31, 2024 4

Elon Musk cannot keep $55bn Tesla pay package, judge rules

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Elon Musk cannot keep $55bn Tesla pay package, judge rules

Elon Musk must give up a compensation package awarded by Tesla's board of directors that is potentially worth more than $55bn (£43.4bn), a judge has ruled.The Delaware court decision comes five years after a shareholder lawsuit targeted the Tesla chief executive and the directors. The company is incorporated in the state, with oversight for the tech giant resting there. The defendants were accused of breaching their duties, resulting in a […]

todayJanuary 31, 2024 7

10,000 people a year could die as a result of heatwaves, MPs warn

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10,000 people a year could die as a result of heatwaves, MPs warn

Up to 10,000 people a year in the UK could die as a result of heatwaves if nothing is done, MPs have warned.According to a report from the Environmental Audit Committee, the increased frequency of extreme heat events could also cost the economy £60bn a year. The committee's Conservative chair, Philip Dunne MP, urged the government to act, because "there is a lot of work that needs to be done".The […]

todayJanuary 31, 2024 1

COVID ‘still evolving at an incredible rate’ and some may have ‘silent organ damage’, experts warn

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COVID ‘still evolving at an incredible rate’ and some may have ‘silent organ damage’, experts warn

Exactly four years ago today the UK's first coronavirus cases were confirmed.On 31 January 2020, Public Health England said a University of York student from China had tested positive for COVID-19, along with his mother. Almost two months later, the UK locked down and it was another two years until the final legal restrictions were removed - with some arguing this happened prematurely.Now in 2024, the virus is still affecting […]

todayJanuary 31, 2024 6

Earthquake strikes Scottish island

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Earthquake strikes Scottish island

An earthquake has struck the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides.The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the 3.3 magnitude quake hit at 7.30pm on Monday. It said movement was felt on the Isle of Mull itself, on surrounding islands and on the mainland, mainly from within around 31 miles (50km) of the epicentre.Reports described residents saying "the whole house creaked", "all the windows and doors rattled" and "the sofa […]

todayJanuary 30, 2024 16

Bank hit with nearly £60m fine over deposit protection

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Bank hit with nearly £60m fine over deposit protection

HSBC has been fined more than £57m for failing to protect consumer deposits. The fine, totalling £57,417,500, has been levied by the the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) for failing to protect consumer deposits from 2015 to 2022. 'Huge change' to UK's food supply from tomorrow - and prices could rise | Money blogIt's the second highest fine ever applied by the regulator, reflecting the seriousness of the […]

todayJanuary 30, 2024 6

Australian news network apologises after ‘graphic error’ which made photo of MP more revealing

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Australian news network apologises after ‘graphic error’ which made photo of MP more revealing

An Australian news network has apologised after a picture of a female MP was allegedly modified to appear more revealing ahead of her appearance on a programme.In what Nine News Melbourne called a "graphic error", Georgie Purcell claimed that a picture of her used as a promo for the network's Monday night news bulletin had been changed to give her "enlarged boobs" and reveal her midriff. Sharing the modified image […]

todayJanuary 30, 2024 9

Imran Khan jailed for leaking state secrets

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Imran Khan jailed for leaking state secrets

Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for leaking state secrets. Khan's former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was also given a 10-year jail sentence as part of the case. It was alleged Khan shared the contents of a secret cable sent by the country's ambassador in Washington to the ministry of foreign affairs in Islamabad by waving it at a rally.Khan claimed […]

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