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French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies in skiing accident

French actor Gaspard Ulliel has died following a ski accident in the French Alps on Wednesday. He was 37 years old and set to star in Marvel's upcoming series "Moon Knight."
French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies in skiing accident
French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies in skiing accident
5h ago

Airlines scramble to change flights over 5G rollout fears

The flight changes come despite Verizon and AT&T agreeing to temporarily limit the launch of the new C-Band 5G service around some U.S. airports.
Image: FILE PHOTO: Emirates Boeing 777 planes at Dubai International Airport
Image: FILE PHOTO: Emirates Boeing 777 planes at Dubai International Airport

Ancient 'scepters' were actually straws for communal boozing, researchers say

The ornate tubes, four of them decorated with bull figurines, were unearthed in 1897 in a type of burial mound beside the remains of a man thought to have been a king.
An artist's conception shows men drinking beer from a communal
vessel.
An artist's conception shows men drinking beer from a communal
vessel.
6h ago

World's oldest man dies at 112, Guinness World Records says

Saturnino de la Fuente was born Feb. 11, 1909, and was named the world's oldest man by the records agency in September.
Saturnino de la Fuente.
Saturnino de la Fuente.
17h ago

Trans activists will not be charged for sharing J.K. Rowling’s address on Twitter

The “Harry Potter” author previously bashed the transgender advocates, urging them to “stop stalking, harassing and threatening” women.
J.K Rowling attends the U.K. Premiere of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald" on Nov. 13, 2018, in London.
J.K Rowling attends the U.K. Premiere of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald" on Nov. 13, 2018, in London.

Russian invasion fears inside Ukraine

New videos show Russian troops preparing for battle near the Ukrainian border. Fresh columns of Russian tanks have also arrived in neighboring Belarus, which has said it will follow Russia’s lead.
Russian invasion fears inside Ukraine
Russian invasion fears inside Ukraine
1d ago

Texas synagogue hostage-taker was once probed by U.K. intelligence

Malik Faisal Akram was the subject of a short, low-level investigation by MI5 in the second half of 2020, a British security source told NBC News.
Colleyville police secure the area around Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Jan. 15, 2022 in Colleyville, Texas.
Colleyville police secure the area around Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Jan. 15, 2022 in Colleyville, Texas.
1d ago

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank

Private investigators find what they call the “most likely scenario” of who gave up Anne Frank and her family but note "we don’t have 100% certainty."
Anne Frank in 1942.
Anne Frank in 1942.
1d ago

Former Kazakh leader reappears, denies conflict among ruling elite amid violent unrest

Speaking two weeks after the protests began, Nazarbayev said “there is no conflict or confrontation within the elite."
Image: Kazakh former President Nursultan Nazarbayev addresses the nation
Image: Kazakh former President Nursultan Nazarbayev addresses the nation
1d ago

Before pullout, U.S. government watchdog warned of Afghan air force collapse

The report, submitted last January but declassified Tuesday, underscores that U.S. authorities had been alerted Afghanistan’s air force did not have the capabilities to survive on its own.
U.S. funded Super Tucano planes sit on display during hand over from NATO led Resolute Support to Afghanistan at the military Airport in Kabul, on Sept. 17, 2020.
U.S. funded Super Tucano planes sit on display during hand over from NATO led Resolute Support to Afghanistan at the military Airport in Kabul, on Sept. 17, 2020.
1d ago

Warriors investor faces backlash for saying 'nobody cares' about China's Uyghurs

The Golden State Warriors said Chamath Palihapitiya "does not speak on behalf of our franchise."
Trading On The Floor Of NYSE As Virgin Galactica Releases IPO
Trading On The Floor Of NYSE As Virgin Galactica Releases IPO