Day: July 27, 2022

Global

Biggest pink diamond in 300 years discovered in Angola, company says

A large 170-carat pink diamond has been discovered in Angola and is believed to be the largest gemstone found in 300 years. Named “Lulo Rose”, the diamond was found in the Lulo alluvial diamond mine, the owner of the mine, the Lucapa Diamond Company, announced on its website on Wednesday. “Only one in 10,000 diamonds […]

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Fourth patient in history apparently cured of HIV after stem cell transplant

A fourth person has been cured of HIV, doctors say. The patient, 66 and wishing to remain anonymous, was cured of the virus by chance after receiving a stem cell transplant to treat his leukaemia. Three and a half years ago doctors decided they had to replace his cancerous blood cells with those from a […]

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Entertainment

Shawn Mendes cancels rest of world tour for mental health break

Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes has canceled the rest of his world tour to take care of his mental health, the singer announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “After talking more with my team and working with an incredible group of healthcare professionals, it’s become clearer that I need to take the time that […]

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Global

Haitian society in apparent freefall as gangs force thousands to flee

Gangs throughout the Haitian capital and beyond have grown more powerful since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse on July 7, 2021. A year after the unsolved murder, scores of people have tried to flee a country that appears to be in economic and social collapse. Attempts to form a coalition government have failed, while […]

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USAID chief calls on China to restructure Sri Lanka’s debt

NEW DELHI (AP) — The head of the U.S. government’s aid agency on Wednesday called on China to help Sri Lanka and other countries that had borrowed heavily from Beijing with debt restructuring, not just loans. lines of credit and emergency loans. Samantha Power, the administrator of the US Agency for International Development, contrasted India’s […]

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Global

Griner says interpreter only translated part of his answers during airport questioning

American basketball star Brittney Griner testified at her drug trial in Russia on Wednesday that a language interpreter translated only a fraction of what was said during her interrogation and that officials ordered her to to sign documents without providing an explanation. Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport in February. She admitted in court […]

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Investor confidence plummets as inflation soars

According to Hargreaves Lansdown, its investors’ confidence in the stock market is declining. Photo: Reuters/Brendan McDermid Investor confidence has been shaken this month by rising inflation, political uncertainty and growing concerns about a global recession, according to new data. According to Hargreaves Lansdown, its investor confidence index fell 10 points in July, to 57. Confidence […]

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CA

Rogers profits jumped 35% in the three months before the recent outage

Rogers Communications Inc. made 10% more revenue and saw profits jump by more than a third in the three months to the end of June, a financial reporting period that ended just before a devastating outage destroy the company’s telecommunications networks across the country. The telecommunications giant released quarterly results before stock markets opened on […]

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Global

Mined waters raise concerns over resumption of grain shipments from Ukraine

Shipping companies are not rushing to export millions of tonnes of trapped grain out of Ukraine, despite a groundbreaking deal to provide safe corridors across the Black Sea. Indeed, explosive mines are drifting in the waters, shipowners are assessing the risks and many are still wondering how the deal will unfold. The complexities of the […]

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Is Intuitive Surgical Stock a buy it now?

Robotics-surgery manager Intuitive surgeryit is (ISRG 2.65%) stock has been an incredible long-term winner. Since its initial public offering (IPO) in 2000, the stock price has risen more than 10,800%, a testament to investing in industry disruptors that are also improving the world. However, results from Intuitive Surgical have been a little more inconsistent in […]

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