Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021
Focus on the big picture
Spacecraft launched on mission to smack space rock
BBC, 24 Nov 2021
A spacecraft has launched on a mission to test technology that could one day tip a dangerous asteroid off course.
Nasa's Dart mission wants to see how difficult it would be to stop a huge space rock from colliding with Earth
The spacecraft will crash into an object called Dimorphos to see how much its speed and path can be altered.
If a chunk of cosmic debris measuring a few hundred metres across were to collide with our planet, it could unleash continent-wide devastation.
A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dart spacecraft blasted off at 06:20 GMT on Wednesday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
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Amazon cloud outage hits major websites
Reuters, 08 Dec 2021
A major outage disrupted Amazon's cloud services, temporarily knocking out streaming platforms Netflix and Disney+, trading app Robinhood and a wide range of apps.
Future of Iran nuclear deal uncertain as talks yield little progress
CBS, 08 Dec 2021
The State Department says it has yet to confirm a date for return to discussions over the Iran nuclear deal.
Global National: Dec. 7, 2021 | Windsor reimposes restrictions as Ontario projects COVID-19 surge
CA, 08 Dec 2021
Restrictions are returning to Ontario's Windsor region, as fears rise COVID-19 cases will surge again throughout the province.
Tucker: Why is the United States doing this?
FOX, 08 Dec 2021
'Tucker Carlson Tonight' host addresses Joe Biden's handle on
Pearl Harbor Survivors Reflect On 80th Anniversary Of Attack
NBC, 08 Dec 2021
Five World War II veterans gathered at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii 80 years after Japan launched its surprise attack on the U.S.
Japanese tycoon heads to cosmodrome ahead of trip to ISS
AFP, 08 Dec 2021
Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano bid farewell before heading to Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, from which a rock...
AP Top Stories December 7 A Tues
AP, 08 Dec 2021
Here’s the latest for Tuesday, December 7: Explosions rocks central Basra; Protesters in Belgium storm health minister's office; Cargo ship runs aground on Russia's far east coa...
PBS NewsHour live episode, Dec. 7, 2021
PBS, 08 Dec 2021
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More than a HUNDRED Magellan penguin nests CRUSHED in Argentina
RT, 08 Dec 2021
Construction works for an unauthorised road have caused the mass destruction of some 146 penguin nests containing nearly 300 eggs on Argentina's Punta Tombo peninsula, prompting...
Before The Mets, Steve Cohen Was The Hedge-Fund King (full documentary)
Frontline, 08 Dec 2021
Inside the government’s crackdown on insider trading, drawing on exclusively-obtained video of hedge fund titan Steven A.
Beyond the Bell 12/07/21
Bloomberg, 08 Dec 2021
Comprehensive cross-platform coverage of the U.S. market close
UK's Foreign Office in chaos with boss on holiday as Taliban took over Afghanistan
ITV, 08 Dec 2021
The Afghanistan evacuation effort at the Foreign Office was one of 'dysfunction and chaos' a whistleblower has said.
Press Preview: Wednesday's front pages
Sky, 08 Dec 2021
Anna Botting takes a first look at Wednesday's papers, with The Observer's chief leader writer Sonia Sodha, and the Daily Telegraph's chief political correspondent Christopher H...
What role does vaccine inequality play in the spread of Omicron?
DW, 08 Dec 2021
Just as many African countries appeared to have gained control over the pandemic, omicron appeared in southern Africa — and has now raised concerns of a fourth wave.
Whistleblower says UK’s “chaotic” Afghan withdrawal led to murder of some left behind
BBC, 08 Dec 2021
The British government has been defending its withdrawal from Afghanistan as the Taliban seized power, after a UK government whistleblower said the operation was “chaotic” and “...
PM 'fingers all over' decision to evacuate pets from Kabul, says MP
Guardian, 08 Dec 2021
The head of the Foreign Office has been accused of covering up the prime minister’s involvement in the decision to evacuate pets from Kabul at a select committee hearing.
A picture of ‘artillery from far left-wing activists’ during Zemmour rally isn't what it seems
FRANCE24, 08 Dec 2021
Far-right wing presidential candidate, Eric Zemmour, launched his campaign bid during an event on Sunday.
Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin of 'nuclear' sanctions on Russia in a video call
Telegraph, 08 Dec 2021
Joe Biden warned Vladimir Putin that the US and Europe were prepared to impose "nuclear" economic sanctions against Russia should it invade Ukraine in a high-stakes video call o...
🇧🇦 Bosnia-Herzegovina: Is a split inevitable? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 08 Dec 2021
Bosnia-Herzegovina’s future is in question as the Serb leader within the country’s tripartite presidency pushes to withdraw the Republika Srpska entity from the country’s army a...
Top Republican quitting Congress to run Trump's media company
CNN, 08 Dec 2021
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who was in line to chair the powerful House Ways and Means committee if the GOP takes back the House in 2022, announced that he is leaving Congress in D...