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A case of H5 influenza, also known as avian influenza or bird flu, has been reported in a farm worker in Michigan who had regular exposure to infected livestock, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s the second case reported as part of an ongoing outbreak of the virus in birds and cattle across the country and the third bird flu case ever reported in a person in the US. However, health officials emphasized Wednesday that the risk to the general public remains low. The person was…

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The situation at Warner Bros. Discovery’s TNT network “sucks, plain and simple,” Charles Barkley bluntly said Thursday. The former NBA star and “Inside the NBA” co-host was speaking on “The Dan Patrick Show” about the increasing likelihood that the network will soon lose the rights to air the league’s games next year, a prospect that could mark the end of the beloved show on the Turner network. Barkley, who said he feels “so bad for the people” he works with, laid blame at the feet of the “clowns” atop WBD. “These people I work with, they screwed this thing up — clearly,” Barkley unloaded. The host did little to hide his anger…

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Money generated by Russian financial assets frozen in Europe will soon start flowing to Ukraine, giving Kyiv a boost as it struggles to counter an advance by Moscow’s troops. Now, the West is trying to turn that trickle of cash into a flood. Finance ministers from the Group of Seven advanced economies are discussing Friday new ways of using the proceeds from some €260 billion ($282 billion) of Russia’s foreign currency reserves that were frozen by Western countries after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The G7 meeting in Italy comes just weeks after Russia mounted a surprise assault in Ukraine’s northern…

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I have never before heard of pegging an election launch to a set of economic statistics, but Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has clearly decided to go for an election on the back of Wednesday’s inflation figures, and the stronger than expected exit from recession. Inflation figures showed that the UK rate is at its lowest level in almost three years. That figure was not unexpected. Headline inflation in general is now back to more normal levels, though not quite yet at the Bank of England’s target. Those numbers did have a sting in the tail, however. Underlying measures of inflation, especially…

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Tech giant Google will soon begin making its Pixel smartphones in India, sources aware of the development have told the BBC. Google is set to manufacture the phones at an existing Foxconn facility in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The firm is also set to independently manufacture drones in the state. India has emerged as a key destination for global firms looking to diversify supply lines outside China in the midst of geopolitical tensions with the West. Last year, Google had announced plans to make Pixel smartphones in India, beginning with the Pixel 8. “India is a priority market for Pixel…

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Donald Trump has held a campaign rally in New York’s South Bronx neighbourhood as he seeks to win over black and Latino voters ahead of November’s presidential election. Among those he shared the stage with on Thursday was Florida Republican Byron Donalds, a black congressman and rumoured potential running mate. It was Mr Trump’s first rally in New York in roughly eight years as the presumptive Republican presidential candidate tries to make inroads with ethnic minority voters. A recent New York Times and Sienna poll suggests Democrat Joe Biden is losing support among that crucial voting bloc in key states.…

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President Emmanuel Macron says he will not force through a controversial voting reform in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia following deadly rioting. Speaking on a visit to the main island, Mr Macron said local leaders should engage in dialogue to find an alternative agreement for the archipelago’s future. Six people including two police officers have been killed and hundreds more wounded in riots, looting and arson. Currently, voting in the territory is restricted to indigenous Kanaks and those who arrived from France before 1998. The planned reform would see more French residents – including any who have been…

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Four people have died and 16 are injured after a two-storey building collapsed on the Spanish island of Majorca, local emergency services say. Several people are believed to be trapped at the site of the Medusa Beach Club, a beachside restaurant on Cartago Street in the regional capital Palma de Majorca. The incident reportedly happened at about 20:30 local time (19:30 BST) on Thursday night. There are fears that a number of people maybe trapped in the wreckage. Emergency services told local media that they were finalising rescue operations and securing the area shortly after midnight local time. Officials added…

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Tesla boss Elon Musk says he opposes US tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles (EVs), just days after President Joe Biden quadrupled levies on EVs imported from China. “Neither Tesla nor I asked for these tariffs”, the multi-billionaire told a technology conference in Paris via video link. Mr Musk’s comments are at odds with a warning he made in January that Chinese car makers would “demolish” competitors from other countries if there were no trade barriers. Last week, the White House said new measures, including a 100% tariff on EVs from China, were a response to unfair policies and intended to protect…

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Soon after China began its military drills in the skies and seas around Taiwan, it also launched a tirade against the man they said had triggered it: William Lai, the island’s new president. From the state broadcaster CCTV and the editorial pages of the Global Times, to the foreign ministry spokesperson, the chorus of condemnation of President Lai has been unequivocally acerbic. The Global Times had already cast him as “arrogant” and “reckless”, and CCTV wrote that he “will certainly be nailed to the pillar of shame in history” and lambasted him for “selling the two-nation theory”. It also warned…

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