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David Gulpilil, Pioneering Indigenous Australian Actor, Dies at 68 – Hollywood Reporter

A Cannes award winner, he was known for his work in such films as ‘Walkabout,’ ‘Rabbit-Proof Fence,’ ‘The Tracker’ and ‘Crocodile Dundee.’ November 29, 2021 3:32am David Gulpilil Don Arnold/WireImage David Gulpilil, the beloved indigenous Australian actor who introduced the world to his culture in Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout and went on to make his mark …

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How space tech can help the world fight the pandemic – USA TODAY

Show Caption Hide Caption SpaceX and NASA Crew-3 mission finally launch into space after delays After several delays, the SpaceX and NASA Crew-3 mission finally launched into space with four astronauts. USA TODAY, Storyful Michael Strahan, former football star and host of “Good Morning America,” will be taking off with a crew of five other passengers on Dec. …

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Barbados republic: Queen Elizabeth II out as Caribbean island declares republic – The Washington Post

“The republican debate serves to distract attention from the economic reality of covid-19, which crippled the Barbados tourism-based economy,” he said. “The Barbados economy was one of the worst performing globally, which, coupled with high unemployment and a phenomenal increase in the cost of living, has raised serious questions about some of the economic management …

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Biden pushes shots, not more restrictions as variant spreads – Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and receive a booster shot as he seeks to quell concerns Monday over the new COVID-19 variant omicron, but won’t immediately push for more restrictions to stop its spread, his chief medical adviser said. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert …

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WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries over Omicron variant concerns – CBS News

The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. WHO’s regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, called on countries to follow science and international health regulations in order to avoid using travel restrictions. “Travel restrictions …

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Covid-19 Vaccine and Omicron Variant: Live Updates – The New York Times

ImageStaff members at the departure gate of Tokyo’s Haneda international airport on Monday, as Japan announced plans to bar all new foreign travelers over the Omicron variant.Credit…Philip Fong/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Japan on Monday joined Israel and Morocco in barring all foreign travelers, and Australia delayed reopening its borders for two weeks, as more …

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Lock in: Dozens stuck in England’s highest pub after storm – Yahoo News

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of customers who stopped for a drink at Britain’s highest altitude pub got a longer stay than they bargained for, after the building was cut off by a blizzard. Sixty-one people woke up Monday after their third night at the Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales, 270 miles (435 kilometers) …

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‘Hate won’: Indian Muslim comic says he’s ‘done’ after shows axed – Aljazeera.com

New Delhi, India – A Muslim stand-up comedian in India says “hate has won” and that he is “done” after at least a dozen of his shows were cancelled in the past two months following threats from right-wing Hindu groups. “Hate has won, the artist has lost,” Munawar Faruqui posted on his Instagram profile after …

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Snowstorm Leaves Dozens Stranded for Days in a Remote U.K. Pub – The New York Times

Up on a hill in Yorkshire, England, a crowd filled a pub on Friday to listen to an Oasis tribute band. Inside the pub, the Tan Hill Inn, the beers were cold, the fires were warming and the musicians were electric. But outside, the winds were howling and the snow was swirling. The pub-goers knew …

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Cryptocurrency miners grapple with major energy crunch in Kazakhstan – The Verge

Cryptocurrency miners in Kazakhstan are facing widespread electricity shortages amid a surge in mining, as reported by the Financial Times. Kazakhstan has been grappling with an overloaded energy grid as miners flock in from China, which cracked down on crypto earlier this year and banned crypto-based transactions in September. Over 87,849 “power-intensive” mining rigs have …

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