>> 2020 Beirut explosions
> Several explosions in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, kill more than 70 people, injure more than 2,500 others and send shock waves that damage homes as far as 10 kilometers (6 miles) away. Prime Minister Hassan Diab, whose wife and daughter are among the injured, declares Wednesday a national day of mourning. The explosion was felt in a few nearby countries.

  • > Israel hits Beirut with nuclear missile, Trump and Lebanese Govt. confirm (New infrared images from 2 cameras)

  • :(

  • >>67
    Are you sad because of the deaths?

  • 2020 really has some heavy shit happening. Riots, giant explosions, pandemic, natural disasters and more. Feels like the world has building up tension over the years and it's about to be released all at once.

  • >>69
    That's exactly how I feel, which makes me think there is more to come.

  • ># 750 Million Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes To Be Released In Florida Keys Despite Objections Over 'Jurassic Park Experiment'
    > Named OX5034, the mosquito has been genetically altered to produce only female offspring which die in the larval stage, before they can hatch and start biting things. Only female mosquitoes suck blood, which they require to mature their eggs. Males feed on nectar and are not carriers for disease.

  • >Mikhail Gorbachev has died (

  • >>1366
    And I'm the Queen of Scotland.

  • Russian Reserves are being called up by Putin. Russian males aged 18-50 are leaving in droves...

  • How the US is trying to maintain dominance of the advanced semiconductor industry and limit China's ability to develop its own

    The US has long dominated the advanced semiconductor industry and is going to great lengths, and expense, to stop China from catching up.

    The tiny computing components are essential for almost anything that runs on power these days — from home appliances to consumer technology like smart phones, computers and cars, through to defence systems, satellites, AI systems and weapons of war.

    On top of pumping billions of dollars in subsidies and other incentives into its industry, the US has sought to build alliances with South Korea, Japan, the Netherlands and Taiwan to boost production.

    It has also taken steps to drastically restrict China's ability to access the critical technology, also known as microchips.

    But experts warn the latest suite of US moves in the so-called "chip wars" could also backfire, and push China's industry to develop its own advanced semiconductors.

  • FIDE not only strives to increase women's representation in professional sports and official positions but also to change the perception of chess as purely a men's world.

  • Who is Rishi Sunak? Meet the millionaire Hindu politician who emerged from Tory chaos to be Britain's next PM
    Sunak, the son of a GP and a pharmacist, who was head boy at the ancient boarding school Winchester College before going to Oxford, was the face of the modern British middle class.

    When asked about his social circle, Sunak gave a response that would come back to haunt him two decades later.

    "I have friends who are aristocrats, I have friends who are upper class, I have friends who are working class," he said.

    But he quickly corrected himself.

    "Well, not working class," he admitted, and his father chuckled.

  • Elon Musk now owns Twitter USD44 000 000 000 later.

  • RIP Kevin Conroy 1955-2022

  • Danish Prime Minister in Rainbow Colours in Qatar

  • Fiji's attorney-general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, caught in extraordinary dispute just a week out from national election

  • Tao Huabi's Lao Gan Ma chilli sauce is a beloved household staple but will her Chinese success story continue?

    Back in 1989, Lao Gan Ma's founder, Tao Huabi, now 75, was an illiterate widow raising two sons in a rural village in Guizhou Province, one of the poorest regions in China's south-west.

    The province is also the origin of Maotai, a luxurious brand of the grain-based Chinese liquor, baiju.

    To make a living, Tao ran a food truck and sold rice tofu and cold noodles. She would offer home-made chilli crisps for dipping.

    Soon she noticed people preferred her chilli sauces over the tofu and noodles. And so, in 1996, the Lao Gan Ma brand was born.

    It was an adventurous and risky decision for Tao to launch her own businesses, according to Dali Yang, professor of China's political economy at University of Chicago.

    At the time, China was in the midst of widespread economic reform, privatising state-owned enterprises to embrace the market economy.

    Professor Yang said the Asian Financial Crisis that followed in 1997 forced many companies in eastern China to shut down.

    Despite the challenges, Tao took her opportunity.

    "One of the most-striking things about her business is that she was able to control and manage the sourcing of the product," Professor Yang said.

    "The company gained a significant reputation, because she priced the product very inexpensively. It's very accessible to the average consumer, in fact, to the low-income people as well."

    Before a price rise in 2022, a bottle of Tao's sauce was less than $2 in China. The sauce is widely popular among people short on cooking time.

    Tao — who had retired in 2014 and handed the company over to her two sons — was praised by the Chinese Communist Party as a symbol of the Chinese dream.

    As one of the country's few female entrepreneurs, Tao was given an outstanding achievement award in 2018.

  • >>1460

  • Mass shooting following Chinese New Year celebrations near Los Angeles
    Right to bear arms indeed.

  • Turkey recovering from earthquake

  • Finland joins NATO.

  • Cyclone Ilsa unleashed damaging winds and rain on Pardoo, Western Australia.

  • 4/20 Solar Eclipse @ Exmouth WA

    Unintended domino effect

  • King Charles III Coronation

  • 2023-06-05
    What caused the Ukraine dam breach? How Russia Destroyed the Kakhovka Dam

  • Twatter

  • >>1537

  • Netanyahu Claims 'Successes' in Gaza Amid Israel Ground Offensive
    Iceland declares state of emergency over volcanic eruption threat

  • China is recalling pandas from zoos in the West


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