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Metropolitan Police officer charged with rape

A Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape. PC David Carrick, 46, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, is due to appear via video link at court later. He was off-duty at the time of the alleged offence on 4 September last year in St Albans, police...

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Evergrande: Company set to update market on ‘major transaction’

Chinese property giant Evergrande’s shares have been suspended as investors await a statement about its future. The crisis at the world’s most indebted property developer has triggered fears that its potential collapse could send shockwaves through global markets. The firm said the trade halt came...

Cryptocurrency heist hacker returns $260m in funds

The hacker behind one of the largest ever cryptocurrency heists has returned almost half of the $600m (£433m) stolen assets. On Tuesday, blockchain platform Poly Network wrote a letter on Twitter, asking the individual to get in touch “to work out a solution”. The website said...

Google may cut pay of staff who work from home

Google employees in the US who opt to work from home permanently may get a pay cut. The technology giant has developed a pay calculator that lets employees see the effects of working remotely or moving offices. Some remote employees, especially those with a long...

Olympic medals: An alternative table – with US 15th

The Olympics medals table was again dominated by the biggest countries like the US, which finished top. But how would the table look if population and wealth were taken into account? When it comes to counting the medal spoils, there is a strong sense of...

Malaysian singer dies of Covid days after giving birth

A popular Malaysian singer has died from Covid-19, just days after giving birth to a baby boy – her fourth child. Eight-month pregnant Siti Sarah Raisuddin, who had experienced low oxygen levels, was put into an induced coma so her baby could be delivered via...

Africa’s Richest Man, Dangote May Forfeit Refinery Project To Nigerian

Africa’s Richest Man, Dangote May Forfeit Refinery Project To Nigerian Debt Recovery Agency Over Rising Debts, Long Delay With the refinery now projected to commence operations in 2025, Dangote Group’s indebtedness to financial institutions is estimated to hit $8.4 billion by 2025. Dangote Oil Refinery,...

Covid: Is China’s vaccine success waning in Asia?

Across Asia, Chinese vaccines have played a crucial role in immunising people against Covid-19, with millions receiving either a Sinovac or Sinopharm jab. But in recent weeks, concerns have grown about their efficacy. Now, some Asian countries which made Chinese vaccines a key plank in...