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Elon Musk’s child seeks name change to sever ties with father

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, US, June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 20 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s transgender daughter has filed a …

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Dams, taps running dry in northern Mexico amid historic water shortages

MONTERREY, Mexico, June 20 (Reuters) – Her elderly neighbor is hard of hearing so Maria Luisa Robles, a convenience store worker in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, shouted the question a second time: Have you run out of water? She had – and it wasn’t just her. The taps across this working-class neighborhood of …

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Nigeria blocking repatriation of $450 million in foreign airline revenue, IATA says

DOHA, June 19 (Reuters) – Nigeria is withholding $450 million in revenue international carriers operating in the country have earned, an executive at the world’s largest airlines association said on Sunday. Africa’s largest economy has restricted access to foreign currency for imports and for investors seeking to repatriate their profits as the nation tackles a …

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Brazil indigenous defender, sidelined under Bolsonaro, gave life for ‘abandoned’ tribes

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil, June 19 (Reuters) – Six tribes from Brazil’s remote Javari Valley packed into an assembly hall on June 11 to lament the disappearance of Bruno Pereira, an advisor to their collective, and Dom Phillips, a British journalist reporting on his work. Native patrolmen organized by Pereira, formerly a senior official for …

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North Korea deploys national medical teams to battle intestinal epidemic

FILE PHOTO: North Korean farmers work in a field of a collective farm in South Hwanghae province, September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, June 19 (Reuters) – North Korea has dispatched medical crews and epidemiological investigators to a province battling the outbreak of an intestinal disease, …

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Wildfires ravage woods in Spain’s Catalonia as heat-wave bites

ARTESA DE SEGRE/TOLEDO, Spain, June 16 (Reuters) – Three wildfires have laid waste to 1,600 hectares (3,950 acres) of pines and bushes in eastern Spain since Wednesday as a heatwave pushes temperatures close to record highs, regional firefighters said on Thursday . Hundreds of firemen were on the ground battling the blazes with 120 trucks …

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Omicron less likely to cause long COVID, UK study says

People walk along a platform at Kings Cross train station during morning rush hour, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – The Omicron variant of coronavirus is less likely to cause long COVID than …

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U.S., partners dismantle Russian hacking ‘botnet,’ Justice Dept says

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – Law enforcement in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain dismantled a global network of internet-connected devices that had been hacked by Russian cyber criminals and used for malicious purposes, the US Justice Department said on Thursday. The network, known as the “RSOCKS” botnet, comprised millions of hacked computers …

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