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Daily Crunch: Pakistan un-bans TikTok

TikTok returns to Pakistan, Apple launches a music-focused streaming station and SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites. This is your Daily Crunch for October 19, 2020. The big story: Pakistan un-bans TikTok The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocked

Precautions help Aspen remain a destination during pandemic

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - March is Aspen's moneymaking season as spring breakers and families head to the mountains to ski. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, all four Aspen/Snowmass ski mountains shut down, along with nearly everything else in the alpine town, whi

Coal-blooded dons: The rise and fall of Anup Majhi and Joydeb Mondal

The coal dealers, for long fugitives from justice, have been apprehended by central agencies and are being interrogated at an undisclosed location. Here’s a look at how Anup Majhi and Joydeb Mondal rose from being petty coal thieves and smugglers to pres

Amazon expands IP Accelerator to Europe after US SMBs register 6,000 trademarks

As we head into the biggest shopping period of the year — which this year may well have an even stronger online component than usual because of Covid-19 — Amazon has launched its latest effort to combat the sale of counterfeit goods on its site. T

Morning Digest: New York Democrats now have power over redistricting, but will they use it?

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, and David Beard. Programming Note: Th

NFL 2020: How to watch Texans vs. Lions, Washington vs. Dallas and the rest of Thanksgiving football without cable - CNET

There is plenty to be thankful for when it comes to the NFL's slate.

PlayStation 5 heat test: We use a thermal camera to find out how hot the PS5 gets - CNET

Both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X kick out some serious heat. Here's what that means for the long-term health of your big-ticket console purchase.

The best smart home products for 2020 that aren't made by Google or Amazon - CNET

We took Google and Amazon out of the running (just this once) to see what other great smart home devices are out there.

PS5 and Xbox Series X, Series S restock coming to Walmart tonight at 9 p.m. ET - CNET

All the new consoles return to Walmart later today. Here's what you need to know if you are trying for an Xbox or PS5.

The Wyze Smart Home Starter Bundle slashed to just $50 - CNET

Back in stock at the lowest price ever for this comprehensive kit, which includes light bulbs, motion sensors, smart plugs, a camera and more.

From ‘exclusive family bubbles’ to ‘mini-amnesty’ on holidays: Europe prepares to adjust Covid-19 rules for Christmas & New Year

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, European countries are taking different steps to ‘save’ Christmas and New Year holidays amid lockdowns and social distancing rules. Read Full Article at RT.com

BoJo triggers wave of criticism with tweet promising Father Christmas WILL deliver presents despite pandemic

Boris Johnson’s attempt at a cutesy social-media moment failed spectacularly, as his response to a child wondering if Father Christmas would be able to deliver presents amid the Covid-19 restrictions prompted laughter and outrage. Read Full Article at RT.co

Charges of espionage laid against New Zealand soldier with alleged ties to extreme far-right group

A soldier of the New Zealand Defence Force has been accused of spying, while local media claims he has links to right-wing extremist group. Read Full Article at RT.com

Tiger Global invests in India’s Unacademy at $2 billion valuation

Unacademy, an online learning platform in India, has added two more marquee investors to its cap table. The Bangalore-based startup, which focuses on K-12 online education, said on Wednesday it has raised new funds from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer I

GOP poised to gerrymander its hold on power — Democrats fall short in nearly every key state

Republicans will have power to gerrymander 188 congressional districts while Dems hold control over just 73 seats

Market Wrap, Nov 25: Here's all that happened in the markets today

After scaling fresh record highs in the morning trade, the domestic equity market tumbled around 1.5 per cent on Wednesday

From Russia with wheat: Exports by global grain superpower on track to hit record high

The volume of global wheat exports from Russia in the 2020-2021 agricultural year (which started July 1) is set to approach the historical record level of the 2017-2018 crop year, a report by the Sovekon research center has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

Espargaro has “no regrets” exiting KTM without a win

Espargaro joined KTM for its debut season in 2017 and spearheaded development of the RC16, bringing the marque its first MotoGP podium in 2018 in a wet Valencia race before adding five dry rostrums in 2020.Ending the campaign fourth in the standings without s

Puzzling higher AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy for smaller dosage explained: It was reportedly tested on people only under 56

A seemingly strange phenomenon of a smaller dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine being more effective than a bigger one is reportedly explained by it first being tested on a younger group. Read Full Article at RT.com

No Messi? No problem! Ronald Koeman HAILS his Barca side after leaving Lionel Messi AT HOME for Champions League tie

Ronald Koeman gave his strongest indicator yet that he's preparing for life without Lionel Messi as his new-look side, without Messi, cruised to a 4-1 win over Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League. Read Full Article at RT.com

North Korean gymnast LEAPS OVER three-meter barbed wire fence to escape to the South – reports

A North Korean man, reportedly a former gymnast, has defected to the South by apparently vaulting over a three-meter wire fence at the heavily guarded border. Read Full Article at RT.com

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Reality sets in with the Joe Biden victory

Martin Pengelly/Guardian: Fox News' Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson distance themselves from Trump Rush Limbaugh also distances himself from president’s efforts to overturn his election defeat by Joe Biden Trump is certainly suffering one lan

Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker completes maiden Arctic voyage to the Northern Sea Route

Russia’s newest nuclear-powered icebreaker, the Arktika, has completed its first Arctic mission to the Northern Sea Route (NSR), according to the country’s nuclear icebreaker fleet operator, AtomFlot. Read Full Article at RT.com

Explained: What is the Karvy Stock Broking case & what should investors do?

The BSE and NSE have terminated Karvy Stock Broking's membership with effect from November 24, 2020 for non-compliance with the regulatory provisions

Indian equities seen lagging other EM peers in the next few months

UBS, Credit Suisse see emerging markets doing well next year, but expect India to underperform, given its rich valuations

Black Friday Walmart sale starts later today: Next PS5, Switch and Xbox restock, plus best prices ever on AirPods Pro and Apple Watch - CNET

Walmart's big Black Friday sale starts Wednesday, but there are some solid deals already available.

Best microscopes for kids 2020

We've rounded up the best microscopes for kids. No matter your child's skill level, your own budget or their level of enthusiasm for biology and exploration, there is a perfect microscope waiting to engage them.

Bautista: Kawasaki treating WSBK like it's MotoGP

Honda rider Bautista made the remark during last week's post-season test at Jerez, where Kawasaki unveiled the 2021 version of its ultra-successful ZX-10RR machine featuring radically revised front bodywork and an updated engine.Jonathan Rea set the fastest t

Saudi Arabia dismisses F1 «sportswashing» criticism

The Middle East kingdom has just signed a deal to hold a night race on a new street circuit in Jeddah from next year. Its grand prix will then switch to a new purpose-built facility at Qaddiya from 2023.The addition of Saudi Arabia to the calen

Bulgaria announces strict lockdown as Covid cases soar

In order to combat the recent surge in coronavirus infections, Bulgaria will close gyms, restaurants, schools and shopping malls until December 21, with the restrictions starting on Friday evening. Read Full Article at RT.com

Poland and Hungary can go to the European Court of Justice instead of blocking EU budget over ‘rule of law’ – EC Chief

The head of the EC has said that Poland and Hungary should take their objections against making access to EU funding conditional on the rule of law to court, and stop blocking the EU budget and its vital Covid support package. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia's FSB finds explosive device in raids on Islamic State followers in Moscow, says they planned terror attacks (VIDEO)

Following a series of Moscow raids, captured on camera, Russia’s Federal Security Service (the FSB) announced the arrest of followers of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), on Wednesday. The terrorist group is banned in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr: 10 things you need to know ahead of their 'Frontline Battle' in California

Mike Tyson makes his long-awaited return to the ring this weekend when he takes on fellow legend Roy Jones Jr. in a fight with a difference on Saturday night. Here's everything you need to know ahead of fight night in California. Read Full Article at RT.com

Prince Philip ‘obsessed with aliens and UFOs’ since Mountbatten revealed details of unexplained encounter

British royal Prince Philip has a long-running obsession with aliens and UFOs which was sparked by Lord Louis Mountbatten writing an official report about a strange encounter with a spaceship on his estate. Read Full Article at RT.com

Aleix Espargaro: Zarco ‘doesn’t seem to care’ about rider safety

Zarco’s Avintia Ducati developed an engine issue at the end of the FP4 session at the Algarve Circuit, with the Frenchman deciding to cut across the final corner despite smoke pouring from his bike.He later said he did this as he knew full well what the iss

No jab, no play: Tennis star Andy Murray backs mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations 'for the good of the sport'

British tennis star Andy Murray has thrown his weight behind the idea of compulsory vaccinations within his sport in order to be cleared to play in tournaments ahead of the expected roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine next year. Read Full Article at RT.com

EU preparing for no-deal Brexit, von der Leyen says, as next days are ‘decisive’ for trade agreement with UK

European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday she cannot guarantee there will be a trade deal with Britain after its departure from the EU, adding that the coming days will be crucial. Read Full Article at RT.com

Biden's incoming press secretary needs to throw open the White House windows

There's an antidote to the lies, con games and cover-ups of the Trump era. But it's not getting back to «normal»

Secret meeting between Netanyahu, Pompeo and Prince Mohammed: Last-minute war plot?

Israeli leader and secretary of state reportedly flew to Saudi Arabia for secret meeting. What was on the agenda?

China’s digital economy exceeds $5 TRILLION in 2019

A new report by the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies showed the nation's digital economy reached 35.8 trillion yuan ($5.45 trillion) last year, accounting for 36.2 percent of the country's total GDP. Read Full Article at RT.com
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