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WEDNESDAY, 05 MAY 2021, 23:39

World

Death Toll Rises As Protests In Myanmar Continue

Today at 22:17 PM, via NPR

It’s been three months since Myanmar’s military seized control. The number of civilians killed protesting the takeover has risen to over 750, and neither side is showing any willingness to compromise.

Business

WATCH | Bitcoin, ethereum get S&P cryptocurrency indexes

Today at 23:24 PM, via Fin24

The S&P Dow Jones Indices launched new cryptocurrency indexes, further mainstreaming digital currencies including bitcoin and ethereum by bringing them to the trading floors of Wall Street.

Business

Total shared gas revenue with Myanmar military – report

Today at 23:04 PM, via Fin24

Myanmar’s military has received hundreds of millions of dollars from gas sales through a financial scheme linked to a pipeline exploited by French energy giant Total, a French newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Politics

Several ANC branches in Mahikeng pledge support for Magashule

Today at 21:18 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) members from 35 branches of the Mahikeng sub-region in the North West have condemned the immediate temporary suspension of Secretary-General Ace Magashule from the party.

Education

Popularity at school linked to age position in class – study

Today at 20:00 PM, via The Guardian

Research in England, Sweden and the Netherlands shows how age gaps can shape lives

Forget about having the right clothes or the right attitude, being cool in school could be about being just slightly older than your peers, a study has found.

Researchers surveyed more than 13,000 teenagers aged 14-15 in England, Sweden and the Netherlands on who they thought was the most popular in their class...

Science/Tech

Signal Tried To Use Instagram Ads To Display the Data Facebook Collects and Sells. Facebook Banned Signal’s Account.

Today at 23:25 PM, via Slashdot

Privacy-oriented messaging app Signal tried to run a very candid ad campaign on Facebook-owned Instagram, but it wasn’t meant to be. From a report: Signal explained how it went down in a blog post Tuesday. The idea was to post ads on Instagram which use the data an online advertiser may have collected about users, and basically show the user what that data might be for them. “You got this ad...

Science/Tech

Makate wants billions from Vodacom

Today at 23:17 PM, via MyBroadband

Nkosana Makate says he deserves billions from Vodacom for suggesting a Please Call Me service to the company.

Health

Operating Rooms Go Under the Knife

Today at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

Hospitals are bringing together surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses with architects, engineers and administrative staff to rethink the modern operating room.