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‘It’s just the beginning’: Covid push to digital boosts big tech profits

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Big tech is on a roll. In every minute of the first three months of 2021, Apple, Google owner Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft sold products and services worth about $2.5m (£1.8m) combined. Profits before tax ...

‘Just the beginning’: joy and wariness as crowds celebrate Chauvin verdict

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Crowds across the US reacted with jubilation, and with deep awareness of the progress left to be made, after a jury convicted the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder in the killing of George Floy...

At least 149 killed in Myanmar since beginning of coup

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At least 149 people have been killed in Myanmar since the 1 February coup, including five in custody, a UN human rights official has said, as mass funerals were held for dozens of those shot dead by security forces in...

Biden administration seeks to lift US refugee cap to 125,000 beginning 1 October

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The Biden administration wants to nearly double the number of refugees admitted to the United States to 125,000 in the fiscal year starting on 1 October in keeping with a campaign promise, according to a statement fro...

Minneapolis hopes for new beginning after verdict: ‘George Floyd is a movement’

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As George Floyd’s girlfriend waited for a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with murdering Floyd, one of the journalists crowded around her asked what being present outside the Minneapo...

Officials warn historic heatwave in North American west is just the beginning

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Good morning. As a historic heatwave, extreme drought and wildfires engulf much of the North American west, experts and officials have warned this is just the beginning of a lasting crisis caused by climate breakdown....