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Thousands of Britons invited to climate crisis citizens’ assembly

Only 110 of 30,000 who receive invites will take part in event over four weekends next year WT24 Desk Thirty-thousand people across the UK have been randomly chosen to take part in a citizens’ assembly on the climate emergency convened by MPs, The Guardian reports. Invitations to the assembly, which will be held over four weekends in Birmingham from January ...

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Johnson and Corbyn agree to head-to-head election debate on ITV

Labour and Conservative party leaders to face off on 19 November WT24 Desk Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have confirmed that they will take part in the first head-to-head debate of the election campaign on 19 November, The Guardian reports. The Labour and Conservative party leaders will face each other in the debate on ITV, chaired by presenter Julie Etchingham. Corbyn had challenged Johnson ...

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How waste gets ‘washed out’ of our brains during sleep

WT24 Desk For the first time, a new study has observed that cerebrospinal fluid washes in and out of the brain in waves during sleep, helping clear out waste, according to MNT. Recently, Medical News Today reported on a study that found that specialized immune cells are more active in the brain during sleep, busy performing maintenance work. Researchers know that sleep is important ...

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Miller to lead Bangladesh business delegation at IPBF

WT24 Desk US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller will lead a delegation comprising with Bangladeshi business and industry leaders to the Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) to be held in Thai capital Bangkok on November 4, BSS reports. The IPBF, supported by the USA, will focus on benefits of partnering with the dynamic US private sector as well as the ...

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TikTok gets national security review in the US: Report

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US has reportedly begun to review the purchase amid increasing concern about TikTok’s growing influence. WT24 Desk The US government has launched a national security review of the popular music-video app TikTok, which is owned by China’s ByteDance Inc., according to a person familiar with the investigation, Bloomberg reports. Beijing-based ByteDance bought Musical.ly two years ...

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Mahmudullah says they’re trying to adapt to Delhi conditions

WT24 Desk Bangladesh players trained in masks in gloomy smog Saturday ahead of the opening match of their India tour but insisted they have no choice but to endure the conditions in pollution-stricken New Delhi, AFP reports. Liton Das, Shafiul Islam, Aminul Islam and bowling coach Daniel Vettori all wore masks in their final training for the Twenty20 international but ...

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Rise of streaming no threat for theatre

WT24 Desk In his 60 years in the movie theater business in rural South Dakota, Jeff Logan has heard his share of gloomy predictions before, some of them long before the streaming era, AFP reports. Back in the 1970s, the arrival of cable network HBO was seen as a potential death knell, hitting ticket sales as subscribers paid to get ...

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Elon Musk ‘disconnecting from Twitter’

WT24 Desk Tesla chief Elon Musk fired off a tweet on Friday indicating that he is disconnecting from Twitter, perhaps in favour of popular news and discussion platform Reddit, AFP reports. Kicking the Twitter habit would be a radical change for the colourful serial entrepreneur who is known for tweeting so freely that he landed in hot water with the ...

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Johnson’s populism has given the Tories a lifeline – but they are running out of ideas

After almost a decade in government, the party has nothing left to offer but a tired conservatism Andy Beckett Since Boris Johnson became prime minister there’s been a quiet dread on the left, and a less quiet excitement on the right, that the Tories have found a new magic formula – one that will renew their nine-year-old government. A cartoonishly ...

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