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Ronaldo overtakes Messi as world’s highest-paid soccer player

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U.S. business and finance heavyweight Forbes has crunched the numbers and produced a Top 10 of the world’s most highly paid professional footballers. The players in question are set to collectively rake in a staggering $585 million in pre-tax earnings this season, which is up from $570m a year ago.......

Biden calls on global partners to bolster the world’s Covid response: ‘we need to go big.’

New York Times
Declaring “we need to go big,” President Biden on Wednesday called on other world leaders, pharmaceutical executives, philanthropists and civil society organizations to band together to force a global consensus around a plan to fight the coronavirus crisis. Speaking at the opening of a virtual Covid-19 summit he is convening......

India could surpass the UK as the world’s 5th largest stock market by 2024, Goldman says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Investors have been pouring money into India’s stock market, and it could grow to more than $5 trillion to become the fifth largest in the world within three years, according to Goldman Sachs. Indian start-ups have raised $10 billion through......

‘We need to stop’: Inside the world’s first diplomatic alliance to keep oil and gas in the ground

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sheep on a road in view of mobile offshore drilling units in the Port of Cromarty Firth in Cromarty, U.K., on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Costa Rica and Demark are spearheading......

SpaceX capsule with world’s first all-civilian orbital crew heads for splashdown

Reuters
Sept 18 (Reuters) – The quartet of citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission began their descent from space en route to a splashdown in the Atlantic on Saturday to complete a three-day flight of the first all-civilian crew ever launched into Earth orbit. In preparation fortheir return to Earth,......

California firefighters wrap world’s largest tree in fireproof blanket as blazes approach

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This photo provided by the Southern Area Blue Incident Management Team on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2021, shows the giant sequoia known as the General Sherman Tree with its base wrapped in a fire-resistant blanket to protect it from the intense......

Giant fire-resistant blanket wrapped around base of world’s biggest tree, a sequoia in California’s Sierra Nevada

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Three Rivers, California — Firefighters wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada. The colossal......

Part Darth Vader, part Yoda: Inside the two worlds of Dan Mullen

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dan Mullen arrives at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium one morning in August looking like death warmed over. Florida‘s head football coach isn’t doing a bad Ed Orgeron impression as he croaks hello, sounding as if he has gravel lodged in his windpipe. He has strep throat. He......

The Afghan exit was awful, but America’s still the world’s top dog

NYPost
Rich Lowry No one in the world has the formidable ­advantages of the United States, which still outstrips everyone else, including China. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

Wildlife photo: Is this the world’s most beautiful mosquito?

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By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent image sourceGil Wizen/WPYimage captionSabethes mosquito: Only the females blood-feed, and only when they’re about to produce eggs You can’t help but marvel at its beauty. This female mosquito, with its fabulous furry legs and iridescent shimmer, is a total stunner. It’s one of the Sabethes......

Thinking about a working getaway? Here are the world’s top 10 spots for ‘workations’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bangkok ranked No. 1 on a new list of top global “workation” destinations from Holidu.co.uk. Getty Images As telecommuting has proven necessary, practical and long-lasting for many amid the pandemic, a common thought’s been occurring to employees worldwide — why......

Pope asks world’s Christians to pray and fast for Afghanistan

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Pope Francis looks on during the weekly general audience at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican, August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane VATICAN CITY, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday called on the world’s Christians to pray and carry out fasting to ask God to bring about......

Biden Falls Short on Pledge for U.S. to Be the World’s Vaccine ‘Arsenal,’ Experts Say

New York Times
Some manufacturers are falling behind. Novavax has had production problems. Johnson & Johnson, which initially planned for one billion doses this year, has made slightly more than 103 million, Mr. Krellenstein said, citing data from the scientific intelligence firm Airfinity. That is in part because its contract manufacturer, Emergent BioSolutions,......

This European capital has overtaken Tokyo and Singapore as the world’s safest city

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Copenhagen has been named the world’s safest city in a new wide-reaching study from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The Danish capital surpassed former frontrunners like Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka in the fourth edition of the EIU’s biennial Safe Cities Index,......

From Toyota’s Hilux to Ford F-Series: These are some of the world’s top-selling cars by country

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fewer people bought cars in 2020 than usual, but some of the world’s top automakers weathered the pandemic year surprisingly well. Drivers in the United States, as they have annually for nearly four decades, bought more Ford F-series trucks than......

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