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  • The Epstein ‘madam’ trial: What to know
    The Epstein ‘madam’ trial: What to know EXPLAINER
    British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s criminal trial is underway in New York. She is accused of child trafficking, as well as grooming and recruiting underage girls for the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to exploit.
    Dec 3, 2021 15:54
  • Omicron scare: Latest countries hit by new Covid strain
    Omicron scare: Latest countries hit by new Covid strain EXPLAINER
    The new Covid variant has sparked panic since it was first detected in South Africa. Countries reimposed travel restrictions in an attempt to limit the spread – despite this, the strain has begun to conquer the globe.
    Dec 2, 2021 14:29
  • Child sex abusers at CIA avoiding prosecution: What we know
    Child sex abusers at CIA avoiding prosecution: What we know EXPLAINER
    A scolding expose based on a trove of internal CIA documents indicates an apparent pattern of failure by the federal government to prosecute CIA employees and contractors suspected of child sex abuse crimes.
    Dec 2, 2021 12:45
  • WTA versus China: Who will back down over Peng Shuai?
    WTA versus China: Who will back down over Peng Shuai? EXPLAINER
    The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has stepped up its demands for China to fully investigate the sexual assault scandal involving former doubles world number one Peng Shuai. We look at the battle lines which have been drawn.
    Dec 2, 2021 12:42
  • NFT craze: How to make millions selling simple pictures online
    NFT craze: How to make millions selling simple pictures online EXPLAINER
    A virtual yacht non-fungible token (NFT) has been sold for an eye-popping $650,000, but that pales in comparison to the tens of millions paid for the opportunity to claim ownership of more expensive pieces of digital property.
    Nov 30, 2021 15:15
  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus contract: What are authorities investigating?
    Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus contract: What are authorities investigating? EXPLAINER
    Italian giants Juventus are suspected of making payments to Cristiano Ronaldo at the height of the pandemic while other players had theirs frozen, according to a report. But what is behind the potential scandal?
    Nov 30, 2021 12:24
  • ‘Vladimir Putin’s pipeline weapon’: What’s really going on with Nord Stream 2?
    ‘Vladimir Putin’s pipeline weapon’: What’s really going on with Nord Stream 2? EXPLAINER
    The delivery of Russian natural gas to Europe via the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is likely to be delayed for another six months, Germany’s ambassador to Ukraine said on Monday.
    Nov 30, 2021 10:02
  • Omicron: What we know about the new Covid variant
    Omicron: What we know about the new Covid variant EXPLAINER
    Scientists have raised the alarm about the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, first identified in Botswana, which has an “extremely high number” of mutations that may drive new waves of infection. So, how dangerous is it?
    Nov 29, 2021 12:50
  • ‘Omicron’: How fear of new Covid strain gripped the world
    ‘Omicron’: How fear of new Covid strain gripped the world EXPLAINER
    A newly identified, heavily-mutated coronavirus strain dubbed ‘Omicron’ is triggering alarm across much of the globe, prompting a rash of travel restrictions amid fears that existing vaccines will be unable to stop the variant.
    Nov 27, 2021 00:37