Lil Uzi Vert is out here buying an actual planet, just so you know (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images). Lil Uzi Vert is just days away from becoming the first-ever human being to own a whole planet. Yes, you read that right ...Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the Kill V. Maim singer shared a photo of WASP-127b, a gas giant exoplanet larger than Jupiter ... .
MUMBAI (Reuters) -At least 112 people have died in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, authorities said on Friday, after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooded low-lying areas, cutting off hundreds of villages ... “Dams and rivers are overflowing ... (Reporting by Rajendra JadhavEditing by Joe Bavier and Giles Elgood). FILEPHOTO.
Wildfires are raging throughout Russia, overwhelming an overstretched firefighting service, and leaving desperate locals with little choice but to defend themselves however they can. The summer may not set a record for forest fires in recent memory — that was likely set in 2003... In Yakutia, many towns have been blanketed in a layer of smoke ... .
Russia and China are betting that autocracy will beat democracy. That’s according to US PresidentJoe Biden. But apart from generating headlines, his explosive claim seems to have little to do with the reality in either country. Not only is lumping the two states together a mistake, so too is the act of contrasting the two ideologies ... autocracy.
New York [US], July 23 (ANI). The United Nations on Thursday warned that terrorist organisations - Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda pose a growing threat in much of Africa... The report warns that Africa is now "the region most affected by terrorism" -- with al Qaeda and ISIS-aligned groups inflicting higher casualties there than anywhere else ... (ANI) ... .
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There are currently 2,500US troops in Iraq focusing on countering the remnants of Islamic State... "The mission doesn't change ... The official said there would be a focus on logistics, maintenance of equipment and helping Iraqi forces further develop their intelligence and surveillance capabilities ... .
A priest told mourners at a memorial service for slain President Jovenel Moise that too much blood is being shed in Haiti as authorities warned of more violence ahead of his funeral. The Rev. Jean-Gilles Sem spoke to dozens of people wearing white T-shirts emblazoned with Moise’s picture on Thursday ... “We’re tired.” ... Go in peace.
ISLAMABAD, July 23 (Reuters) - Pakistan called on the United Nations on Friday to investigate whether India used Israeli-made Pegasus spyware to spy on public figures including Prime MinisterImran Khan... India's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the statement ... read more ... read more ... Our Standards ... More from Reuters.
Mark Zuckerberg has laid out his vision to transform Facebook from a social media network into a “metaverse company” in the next five years ... He told The Verge people shouldn't live through “small, glowing rectangles” ... Facebook has invested heavily in virtual reality, spending $2bn (£1.46bn) on acquiring Oculus, which develops its VR products ... .