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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
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Covid: Delhi announces lockdown as India's cases surge
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:12:40 GMT
With record daily spikes all last week, the Indian capital is now the worst-hit city in the country.

The GRU: Blast puts spotlight on shadowy Russian force
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:01:17 GMT
The role of Russia's GRU agency in a fatal 2014 explosion raises questions about its capabilities.

Australian sex education campaign branded 'concerning' by activists
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:33:10 GMT
The Australian campaign uses tacos and swimming with sharks to teach about respectful relationships.

European Super League 'a spit in the face' - Uefa
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:09:02 GMT
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin says the European Super League is a "disgraceful, self-serving" proposal.

Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:53:35 GMT
The Ingenuity drone completes the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world.

Man 'stalking' Taylor Swift arrested in New York
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:22:12 GMT
The suspect, who says Swift is communicating with him on social media, tried to enter her apartment.

Cuba leadership: Díaz-Canel named Communist Party chief
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:23:11 GMT
Miguel Díaz-Canel, who succeeded Raúl Castro as president, will be running the Communist Party.

Cape Town fire: Residents evacuated on city's outskirts
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 16:43:40 GMT
University buildings and a historic windmill have been destroyed in the blaze.

Namibian court denies entry to gay couple's surrogate daughters
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:14:07 GMT
Phillip Lühl was told he must take a paternity test before returning home with his new-born twins.

Two men killed in Tesla car crash 'without driver' in seat
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:23:44 GMT
One victim was found in the front passenger seat and the other was in the back after the accident in Texas.

Russia moves ailing Putin critic Navalny to prison hospital
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:52:42 GMT
The prominent Putin critic has been on hunger strike for 20 days, demanding to see his own doctor.

Handcuffed, blindfolded and beaten on Libya's front line
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:01:52 GMT
Special correspondent Feras Kilani on what it's been like to cover the 10 years since Colonel Gaddafi was deposed and killed.

George Floyd death: Five key moments from the Derek Chauvin trial
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:13:18 GMT
As prosecutors and defence lawyers begin their closing arguments, we look back at five key moments of the trial.

Why Russia's GRU military intelligence service is so feared
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:46:53 GMT
Few outside Russia had heard of the GRU before the nerve agent attack in the UK city of Salisbury.

Annalena Baerbock: Woman who could be Germany's next chancellor
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:57:42 GMT
For the first time, the German Greens have announced a candidate to run in Germany's federal vote.

Super League: Why are football's biggest clubs starting a new tournament?
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 16:57:12 GMT
Europe's biggest teams have suffered during the Covid pandemic and say they want financial stability.

How product placements may soon be added to classic films
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:15:20 GMT
Getting consumer goods in shot is big business for movies and TV series, and items can now be added digitally.

Covid-19 vaccines: What's happening to unused jabs?
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:05:10 GMT
Surplus vaccine doses are piling up in some countries while others say they are not getting enough.

Moment Nasa reacts to successful Ingenuity flight
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:13:34 GMT
The space agency is celebrating the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world.

Australia New Zealand bubble: Emotional families reunite as quarantine-free travel begins
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:33:34 GMT
The first flight, from Sydney to Auckland, carried thrilled travellers to reunite with loved ones.

Plane ditches in ocean during Florida airshow
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:40:36 GMT
The World War Two-era aircraft made an emergency landing in shallow water.

ICYMI: Underwater tango, a cosmo-panda and happy penguins
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:00:59 GMT
Here are a few of the stories you may have missed this week.

Mars: Nasa helicopter 'Ingenuity' flight a success
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:54:14 GMT
Ingenuity has become the first rotorcraft to fly on another planet. This is how it works.

These teenage climate activists are pushing for change in Australia
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:03:20 GMT
These teenage climate activists are pushing for change in Australia.

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