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John McAfee, the outlandish security software pioneer who tried to live life as a hedonistic outsider while running from a host of legal troubles, was found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona on Wednesday. McAfee, who was among other things a cryptocurrency promoter, tax opponent, U.S. presidential candidate and fugitive, who publicly embraced drugs, guns and sex, had a history of legal woes spanning from Tennessee to Central America to the Caribbean. McAfee's body was discovered at the Brians 2 penitentiary in northeastern Spain.
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso and other firms that built the metro line that collapsed last month, killing 26 people, are willing to participate in rebuilding it. Lopez Obrador said he met with Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum and Slim, Latin American's richest man, to discuss a plan to rehabilitate as soon as possible the Metro 12 Line, which suffered the accident on May 3.
Ecuador and Peru failed to settle who advances to the Copa America quarter-finals on Wednesday, drawing 2-2 in their group match in Goiania.
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Canada's Liberal government on Wednesday unveiled plans to make online hate speech a crime, although the proposed legislation excludes social media platforms for now. The proposed amendments to Canada's criminal codes and human rights act, which have been in the works for many months, come just weeks after an attack that killed four members of a Muslim family. The proposed amendments would make it easier for people to launch complaints against individuals who publish on the Internet - including on social media, on personal websites, and in blog posts - as well as operators of websites.
A Canadian indigenous group announced on Wednesday the "horrific and shocking discovery" of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school, just weeks after the discovery of other children's remains shook the country. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations said in a statement that the number of newly found unmarked graves was "the most significantly substantial to date in Canada." The group said it would announce at a news conference on Thursday morning "the horrific and shocking discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School" in Saskatchewan.
A new exhibition opening in Windsor Castle on Thursday commemorates the life and legacy of Britain's Prince Philip, including many fabulous items gifted him over decades of official duties and overseas visits. Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth and a leading figure https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/obituary-prince-philip-was-gruff-figure-heart-britains-monarchy-2021-04-09 in the British royal family for almost seven decades, died on April 9, aged 99. The exhibition had been planned as part of the 100th birthday celebrations for Philip, who would have turned 100 on June 10, curator Sally Goodsir told Reuters.
Britney Spears spoke out against the 13-year conservatorship she has been under on Wednesday, telling a judge, “I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy. It’s a lie. I’ve been in denial.” Appearing before Judge Brenda Penny, Spears stated why the conservatorship held by her father Jamie Spears needs to end. […]
Erica Lugo, a trainer on "The Biggest Loser," spoke about battling an eating disorder while filming the show in a new Instagram post.
GOIANIA, Brazil (Reuters) -Peruvian-Italian striker Gianluca Lapadula inspired Peru to a second half revival as they fought back from a two-goal half time deficit to emerge with a 2-2 draw against Ecuador in the Copa America on Wednesday. With one game left for each, Ecuador have two points from three games and Peru have four. Ecuador is one of only two teams never to have won the Copa America and although they started the match in the Brazilian city of Goiania without their suspended striker Enner Valencia they took the game to Peru and were 2-0 up at half time.
Over 2 million people in England might have had long COVID and suffered one or more COVID-19 symptoms that lasted at least 12 weeks, one of the biggest surveillance studies of the coronavirus found on Thursday. The REACT-2 study, led by Imperial College London, found that more than a third of people who have had COVID-19 reported symptoms that lasted at least 12 weeks, with one in ten reporting severe symptoms which lasted that long. "Our findings do paint a concerning picture of the longer-term health consequences of COVID-19, which need to be accounted for in policy and planning," said Paul Elliott, director of the REACT programme at Imperial.
The short-term bottom for next-generation enterprises is in, and high multiple stocks are returning to investors' favor.
Buckingham Palace, which has come under fire from Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan for the way it deals with race, has not done enough to increase diversity among staff, a senior royal source has said. In its annual report on the Sovereign Grant, which details the queen's taxpayer-funded spending, the palace said on Wednesday that only 8.5% of its staff were from ethnic minorities, the first time it has given such a breakdown. The palace says it aims to have 10% of staff from ethnic minorities by the end of 2022.
The all-female W Series, which is supporting Formula One at eight grands prix this year, will become a team-based championship from 2022 as a result of strong sponsor interest, organisers said on Thursday. Drivers will continue to race with identical machinery, however, with cars prepared and maintained by W Series Engineering. The series, whose second season starts at Austria's Red Bull Ring this weekend and which has the ultimate aim of helping a woman race in Formula One for the first time since 1976, currently provides cars to the drivers individually.
The FDA on Wednesday said it will add a warning about rare cases of heart inflammation in teens and young adults to fact sheets for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines – but that the benefits greatly outweigh the risks - and are still recommending the vaccine for all Americans over 12 years old.CDC advisory groups found the risk of the heart condition in adolescents and young adults is likely linked to the mRNA vaccines… And that the risk is notably higher after the second dose and in males.Doctors and hospitals have been warned by the CDC to watch for symptoms of myocarditis or pericarditis, and the FDA warning will further raise awareness.But in a Wednesday meeting, advisors said the benefits of the mRNA vaccines appeared to clearly outweigh the risk.In a separate report, the CDC said that the patients with heart inflammation following vaccination generally recover from the symptoms and do well.The cases are extremely rare. Data from the CDC suggests heart inflammation is seen at a rate of about 13 cases per million in the three weeks after the second shot in 12- to 39-year-olds. HHS - along with leading U.S. doctors groups and public health officials - issued a statement urging all eligible Americans to still get vaccinated.
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More South American nations could follow the example of El Salvador's controversial adoption of the cryptocurrency, and some African nations are also keen.
“We are paying you to stay awake and care.” That sounds like an admonition to the audience at the National Theatre’s new production, “Under Milk Wood.” But in fact it’s sensible Susan Brown’s unnamed character’s line to a member of the junior staff of the care-home for the elderly at which she is a supervisor. […]