SpaceX is on a stunning streak with Starlink, Elon Musk's plan to bathe Earth in high-speed internet. But the scheme isn't without big snags.

SpaceX has rocketed 835 Starlink satellites into orbit to build a high-speed internet service. Elon Musk, the company's founder, says Starlink will soon open for a public beta, followed by paid US service shortly thereafter. Early results are promising, with high speeds and low latencies. SpaceX even gave Starlink terminals to Washington State emergency responders and the Hoh Tribe, which […]

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A 28-year-old volunteer in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial has died, but a report says he was in the control group and given a placebo

A volunteer in AstraZeneca's vaccine trial in Brazil has died. The man, 28, died from complications of COVID-19, Brazil's O Globo newspaper and CNN Brasil reported. He is the first person to die during any company's COVID-19 vaccine trial. According to O Globo, he was in the control group and had been given a placebo instead of the trial vaccine. […]

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New farm laws a major boost for FPOs

The reforms will help FPOs procure directly from farmers, something that they have been pressing for long. Shubendhu Dash, a project director working with a couple of farmer-producer organisations (FPOs) and companies in Nabarangpur district of Odisha, was trying to facilitate the sale of maize procured from farmers to starch and feed meal factories in Chhattisgarh sometime back. Dash says […]

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British Airways owner IAG slashes flights after €1.3bn slump

International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, has slashed its flight schedule for the rest of the year as it reported a €1.3bn loss over the third quarter. In an unscheduled trading update, the group said it was cutting flights between October and December to just 30% of normal levels, blaming the reintroduction of travel restrictions by many […]

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Treasury yields edge lower as stimulus talks drag

Pelosi and Mnuchin will meet again Thursday as they try to hammer out a deal on a fresh coronavirus aid bill before the Nov. 3 election. The Labor Department's latest jobless claims data will be in focus Thursday, with last week's figures due for publication at 8:30 a.m. ET and initial filings expected to come in at 860,000. U.S. government […]

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Nigerian Protest Death Toll Surges After Authorities Clamp Down

Protests against police brutality in Nigeria, now in their third week, have turned increasingly deadly after the authorities cracked down against the upheaval that has disrupted commerce in urban centers. At least 56 people have been killed in Africa’s most populous nation since the protests began, according to Amnesty International. About 38 people died on Oct. 20 alone, including at […]

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Iran And Russia Are Interfering In The 2020 Election, Federal Officials Say

With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, top national security officials warned that Iran and Russia have taken specific actions to influence the 2020 election. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said at a last-minute press conference on Wednesday that both Iran and Russia “had taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections.” Ratcliffe, a […]

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