Monday, May 17, 2021


Colonial Pipeline Co paid ransom to hackers and President Biden demanded measures to increase cybersecurity

Colonial Pipeline Co. paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday to help restore America’s largest fuel pipeline, according to two people familiar with the transaction.

Tesla will not more sell cars for Bitcoin, Elon Musk decided

Tesla has suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin due to climate change concerns, Elon Musk said in a tweet. Bitcoin is not exactly a green project due to electricity consumption.

Lottery to award some vaccinated residents of the state of Ohio

The state of Ohio will award five vaccinated residents $1 million each in an effort to raise vaccination percentages.

Archewell Foundation of Prince Harry and Meghan has now a partnership with the company Procter & Gamble

Archewell Foundation of Prince Harry and Meghan has entered into a multi-year partnership with multinational package goods company Procter & Gamble which is home to a roster of familiar brands like Olay, Pampers, Always, Fairy, Gillette and more.

A former English National Ballet principal dancer was found guilty of 12 counts of sexual assault

Yat-Sen Chang, 49, a former English National Ballet principal dancer has been found guilty of sexually assaulting his teenage students. He was convicted on Tuesday at London's Isleworth Crown Court of 12 counts of sexual assault and one count of assault by penetration.

Dozens bodies were found floating on the Ganges River in eastern India

At least 70 bodies have been pulled from the banks of the Ganges River in eastern India after the Covid-19 disease unprecedented increase. Most bodies were found floating in the river on Tuesday, washing up in Ghazipur district in neighboring Uttar Pradesh state.

Missing 71-year-old hiker was found safe after two days in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Joseph Dean of Portland, a 71-year-old experienced hiker who went missing in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon on Saturday has been found safe after spending two nights in the wilderness.

Multiple fatalities in a school shooting in Kazan, Russia

Seven children - four boys and three girls- and at least a teacher were killed and at least 16 people injured on Tuesday after a gunman opened fire in the school no. 175 in the Russian city of Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan Republic.

Facebook was asked to stop development of Instagram for kids

A group of 44 states attorneys general in the U.S. has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, was announced on Monday.

Several people stabbed in a random attack at a New Zealand supermarket

A man stabbed four people in a random attack, critically wounding three of them, on Monday, at a New Zealand supermarket in the city of Dunedin.

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Miss Mexico, Andrea Meza, was crowned Miss Universe

Miss Mexico, Andrea Meza, 26, was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida. She finished first ahead of the Brazilian and Peruvian finalists

The monster Cyclone Tauktae is devastating parts of India

At least 12 people have been killed in the western states of Goa and Karnataka, in India, due to monster Cyclone Tauktae, which formed in the Arabian sea.

Two people have died and many others injured after a collapse at a partly built synagogue in Jerusalem

At least two people have died and at least 167 have been injured after a tiered seating structure collapsed at Karlin sinagogue, a partly built synagogue north of Jerusalem, Sunday, during a ceremony in West Bank to mark the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.

Nearly two dozen passengers were rescued safe from a stuck roller coaster in Phoenix, Arizona

A spinning, flipping roller coaster at Castles N’ Coasters, a Phoenix, Arizona, amusement park, became stuck mid-ride along a sharply angled curve on Saturday night. Nearly two dozen passengers got stranded 20 feet in the air.

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