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Police chief ‘caught having affair with officer’ after doorbell cam records them - metro

Police chief ‘caught having affair with officer’ after doorbell cam records them

Their conversation was overheard through the device.
metro - 1 hour ago
Trump’s QAnon Lawyer Inspired Even More George Soros Disinformation - vice

Trump’s QAnon Lawyer Inspired Even More George Soros Disinformation

Trump's allies aren't just boosting already existing disinformation, they're inspiring the creation of new narratives to poison the public discourse.
vice - 1 hour ago
Scientists detect ‘superbolt’ lightning strikes that hit with more power than entire US solar, wind energy capacity - rt

Scientists detect ‘superbolt’ lightning strikes that hit with more power than entire US solar, wind energy capacity

Scientists have confirmed the existence of ‘superbolts’ that can be up to 1,000 times brighter than the average lightning strike, producing more power than all solar panels and wind turbines in the US combined.
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Moderna to supply 160 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to EU - rt

Moderna to supply 160 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to EU

US biotech firm Moderna will become the sixth company to supply a coronavirus vaccine candidate to the EU after European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said a deal for 160 million doses has been reached.
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Beijing wants a ‘sea of peace’ through cooperation with Japan but reiterates its sovereignty in East China Sea - rt

Beijing wants a ‘sea of peace’ through cooperation with Japan but reiterates its sovereignty in East China Sea

China has said it is committed to peace in the region and reducing hostilities in the East China Sea following high-level talks with Japan. Both nations say they want better and more stable relations.
rt - 2 hours ago
Beijing hits out at Pope, says remarks about “persecuted” Uighurs are groundless - rt

Beijing hits out at Pope, says remarks about “persecuted” Uighurs are groundless

The Chinese foreign ministry has attacked the Pope after he shared his thoughts on the persecuted peoples of this world, a list which included the Uighur people, who largely reside in Northwest China.
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EU drug regulator vows thorough examination of Covid-19 vaccines, says it could issue ruling on jabs by year end - rt

EU drug regulator vows thorough examination of Covid-19 vaccines, says it could issue ruling on jabs by year end

The EU organization tasked with screening drugs has promised to carefully study all available data on several Covid-19 vaccines before issuing opinions on the jabs, saying it could make a decision by the end of the year.
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France’s interior minister launches probe after ‘shocking images’ of police clearing migrant camp - rt

France’s interior minister launches probe after ‘shocking images’ of police clearing migrant camp

France is investigating images showing police dismantling a 450-strong migrant camp in central Paris, clashing with demonstrators, attacking journalists and using batons and tear gas against the crowd.
rt - 3 hours ago
EU warns Afghanistan any move to set up

EU warns Afghanistan any move to set up 'Islamic emirate' would affect financial support

The European Union's foreign policy chief called for an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan on Tuesday, warning that the country may lose political and financial support from Brussels.
rt - 4 hours ago
Hundreds of flights canceled following coronavirus outbreak at Shanghai airport - rt

Hundreds of flights canceled following coronavirus outbreak at Shanghai airport

Shanghai's Pudong, one of the China's busiest airports, saw hundreds of flights canceled on Tuesday after the discovery of a coronavirus cluster linked to the its cargo workers. All airport staff have undergone Covid-19 tests.
rt - 4 hours ago
‘Women are animals... with rights’: Netanyahu pummeled for poorly-worded speech against domestic violence - rt

‘Women are animals... with rights’: Netanyahu pummeled for poorly-worded speech against domestic violence

Benjamin Netanyahu has subjected himself to a political thrashing after the Israeli prime minister issued a gaffe-riddled speech during an event raising awareness about violence against women.
rt - 4 hours ago
WATCH: Cops flee as citizens fight off attempted evictions in Barcelona - rt

WATCH: Cops flee as citizens fight off attempted evictions in Barcelona

Protesters faced off against heavily armed and armored police in the Catalonian capital Barcelona to resist ongoing evictions as the coronavirus pandemic pushes many vulnerable residents to the brink of homelessness.
rt - 4 hours ago

'Dangerous' US creating chaos in Asia, says China's embassy in Philippines

China's Manila mission on Tuesday accused the United States of "creating chaos" in Asia, releasing a harsh statement after the US national security adviser backed countries in the region that have disputes with Beijing.
rt - 5 hours ago
‘Covid-19 passport’: Global airline lobby working on mobile app for international travel - rt

‘Covid-19 passport’: Global airline lobby working on mobile app for international travel

A lobby group that represents airlines worldwide has said that it is creating a mobile app to help passengers show they are Covid-free, as coronavirus vaccinations are expected to become mandatory for international travel.
rt - 5 hours ago
Weekly coronavirus deaths hit highest level in six months - metro

Weekly coronavirus deaths hit highest level in six months

New figures show there were 2,466 deaths involving coronavirus registered in the week ending November 13.
metro - 5 hours ago
Saudi Aramco confirms Houthi attack on ‘critical’ oil facility, reports no casualties - rt

Saudi Aramco confirms Houthi attack on ‘critical’ oil facility, reports no casualties

An official from Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil company has confirmed that Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeted one of its facilities in Jeddah, but said the attack did not halt the plant’s output.
rt - 7 hours ago
Pope Francis hosts delegation of NBA players and their union leaders at the Vatican for MASKLESS meeting about social justice - rt

Pope Francis hosts delegation of NBA players and their union leaders at the Vatican for MASKLESS meeting about social justice

Pope Francis has hosted a delegation of NBA players and union officials at the Vatican, to discuss the issues of social justice and racial equality, without anyone wearing a mask to protect against the spread of Covid-19.
rt - 12 hours ago
China launches robotic mission to haul Moon rocks back to Earth, first in over 40 years - rt

China launches robotic mission to haul Moon rocks back to Earth, first in over 40 years

Beijing's space agency has embarked on a project to harvest rocks from the lunar surface with a robotic craft and bring them back to Earth, a feat accomplished by only two other nations and last attempted nearly 50 years ago.
rt - 13 hours ago
Brits to be offered ‘freedom pass’ in exchange for frequent testing next month - metro

Brits to be offered ‘freedom pass’ in exchange for frequent testing next month

The exemptions will be offered to some key workers as early as December before a nationwide rollout in the new year.
metro - 16 hours ago
Trump’s Ridiculous, Sloppy Coup Attempt Just Face-Planted in Michigan - vice

Trump’s Ridiculous, Sloppy Coup Attempt Just Face-Planted in Michigan

The board of state canvassers voted to certify Joe Biden’s big margin of victory after a key member refused to bow to Trump’s pressure campaign.
vice - 17 hours ago
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Closest to Earth ‘black hole’ turns out to be rare kind of star, after all

Closest to Earth ‘black hole’ turns out to be rare kind of star, after all

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A growing body of research posits that the star system HR 6819 does not contain a black hole, contrary to earlier findings. It may instead boast a unique pair of stars.

The object located some 1,120 light-years from Earth has been preliminarily demoted from a bewildering black hole to a binary star system with a rather unusual orbit. 

The system consists of a very hot Be spectral type star which spins at approximately 200km per second, shooting out a disc of hydrogen gas which surrounds it.

Previously, it was found to be accompanied by a B3 III star, measuring approximately six solar masses, with a roughly 40-day orbit. The Be star, also measuring in at about six solar masses, seemed to be spinning on the spot, which made no sense as two objects of similar mass should spin about a mutual center of gravity. 

Following a serious amount of number crunching, researchers earlier this year concluded that the pair must be orbiting a third, massive object that wasn't visible which would explain why the spinning top star was essentially locked in place – a black hole.

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