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Coronavirus updates: UK PM warns of 'unquestionably difficult winter'

BBC News 8 hours, 29 minutes ago
Boris Johnson has urged people to follow new coronavirus restrictions in a televised address.

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The Hindu 12 hours, 44 minutes ago
Coronavirus India lockdown Day 181 live updates | Maharashtra Education Minister tests positive

Opposition parties conduct silent protest march in Parliament over farm Bills

The Hindu 8 hours, 44 minutes ago
Various Opposition parties have protested the passage of the farm Bills in Parliament and have boycotted the proceedings of both Houses.

Alexei Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days

The Hindu 9 hours, 7 minutes ago
The hospital says that based on the patient’s progress and current condition, the treating physicians believe that complete recovery is possible, but that it’s still too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his poisoning

PM warns of tougher curbs if virus rules flouted

BBC News 13 hours, 10 minutes ago
Boris Johnson says "we must reserve the right to go further" with measures if cases keep rising.

Big tech has 2 elephants in the room: Privacy and competition

TechCrunch 1 day ago
The question of how policymakers should respond to the power of big tech didn’t get a great deal of airtime at TechCrunch Disrupt last week, despite a number of investigations now underway in the United States (hi, Google). It’s also clear that attention- and…

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EU's antitrust probe of Google-Fitbit gets more time

TechCrunch 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
European antitrust regulators now have until almost the end of the year to take a decision on whether to green light Google’s planned acquisition of Fitbit. The tech giant announced its intention to buy the fitness tracking wearable maker in November 2019, sa…

Facebook denies it will pull service in Europe over data transfer ban

TechCrunch 5 hours, 41 minutes ago
Facebook’s head of global policy has denied the tech giant could close its service to Europeans if local regulators order it to suspend data transfers to the US following a landmark Court of Justice ruling in July that has cemented the schism between US surve…

Ischgl: Austria sued over Tyrol ski resort's Covid-19 outbreak

BBC News 5 hours, 44 minutes ago
The outbreak at the Ischgl resort in Tyrol has been linked to cases in 45 different countries.

New research shows European startups are spending drastically less on a US launch, for the same gains

TechCrunch 8 hours, 34 minutes ago
It used to be the case that in order to scale glocally, European companies needed to spend big on launching in the US to achieve the kind of growth they wanted. That usually meant re-locating large swathes of the team to the San Francisco / Bay Area, or New Y…

'AI-powered' fitness app Freeletics scores $25M Series B

TechCrunch 9 hours, 5 minutes ago
Freeletics, the “AI-powered” fitness coaching app, has closed $25 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is U.S.-based JAZZ Venture Partners and Causeway Media Partners, with support from KKCG. The fresh injection of capital follows $45 million in Ser…

Alexei Navalny: Russian activist discharged from Berlin hospital

BBC News 9 hours, 14 minutes ago
The poisoned Russian opposition figure collapsed on a flight in Siberia on 20 August.

Apple partner Servify raises $23 million to expand its devices after-sales and management platform overseas

TechCrunch 9 hours, 23 minutes ago
Servify, a Mumbai-headquartered startup that operates a device lifecycle management platform and works deeply with brands including Apple and Samsung in a number of geographies, has raised $23 million in a new financing round. The Series C financing round for…

VW's Traton Group strikes a deal with TuSimple to develop autonomous trucks

TechCrunch 10 hours, 5 minutes ago
The Traton Group, Volkswagen AG’s heavy-truck business, has taken a minority stake in TuSimple as part of an agreement between the two companies to develop self-driving trucks. Neither company disclosed the financial terms of the partnership or the percentage…

Uncapped picks up another £26M to offer revenue-based finance to European entrepreneurs

TechCrunch 10 hours, 6 minutes ago
Uncapped, the London-headquartered and Warsaw-based startup that offers “revenue-based” finance to European businesses so that founders don’t have to give up equity stipulated by venture capital, has raised £26 million in new funding. The round was led by Mou…

FIR against director Anurag Kashyap after actress alleges rape

The Hindu 10 hours, 13 minutes ago
Kashyap calls the Payal Ghosh’s claim an attempt to “silence” him for his outspoken views.

Over 1 crore migrant labourers return to home states on foot during Mar-Jun: Govt

The Hindu 11 hours, 4 minutes ago
The ministry does not maintain separate data in respect of migrant workers who have died in road accidents during the lockdown

Mumbai suburbs get over 280 mm rain in 24 hours: IMD

The Hindu 11 hours, 56 minutes ago
Met officials predict more rains for the city and its suburbs

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim plans new government

The Hindu 12 hours, 15 minutes ago
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Wednesday he has secured a majority in parliament to form a new government that is “strong, stable and formidable.” Mr. Anwar said he has been granted

Apple launches its online store in India

TechCrunch 12 hours, 32 minutes ago
For the first time in more than 20 years since Apple began its operations in India, the iPhone-maker has started selling its products directly to consumers in the world’s second largest smartphone market. Apple launched its online store in India on Wednesday,…

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 181 live updates | Maharashtra Education Minister tests positive

The Hindu 12 hours, 44 minutes ago
The Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech Limited, which is developing a vaccine candidate, Covaxin, based on an inactivated virus, reported that its tests on animals showed no presence of the virus.

US city braces for decision on police shooting

BBC News 12 hours, 46 minutes ago
Louisville fears civil unrest at it waits to hear of any charges over the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Dark web drugs raid leads to 179 arrests

BBC News 12 hours, 59 minutes ago
About 500kg of cocaine, heroin and other drugs have been seized as well as guns.

Musk: $25,000 Tesla ready 'in about three years'

BBC News 12 hours, 59 minutes ago
News about cheaper batteries and cars didn't excite investors as $50bn was wiped from its value.

Australia whale stranding: 470 animals now beached in Tasmania record

BBC News 12 hours, 59 minutes ago
Australian rescuers find more beached whales during a large rescue effort, but fear many are dead.

China says it won't approve TikTok sale, calls it 'extortion'

TechCrunch 13 hours, 12 minutes ago
The September 20 deadline for a purported TikTok sale has already passed, but the parties involved have yet to settle terms on the deal. ByteDance and TikTok’s bidders Oracle and Walmart presented conflicting messages on the future ownership of the app, confu…

Parliament proceedings live updates | Rajya Sabha proceedings begin without Opposition parties

The Hindu 13 hours, 14 minutes ago
Parliament is expected to adjourn sine die today.

What a gift: Russia offers UN staff free virus vaccines

The Hindu 18 hours, 38 minutes ago
The coronavirus pandemic means this year’s General Assembly is a work-from-home production, for the first time in its history.

Gillmor Gang: Watch Party

TechCrunch 20 hours, 9 minutes ago
This Gillmor Gang episode is as much about what we didn’t talk about as what we did. In the run up to the recording session, we somehow suspected we’d talk about Apple’s virtual event on Tuesday. Then, 15 minutes after we finished, RBG lost her battle to keep…

Is the world entering a new Cold War?

BBC News 20 hours, 32 minutes ago
The recent US-China tensions were laid bare in speeches by Trump and Xi at the UN in New York.

Chinese propaganda network on Facebook used AI-generated faces

TechCrunch 20 hours, 38 minutes ago
Facebook removed two networks of fake accounts spreading government propaganda on the platform Tuesday, one originating in China and one in the Philippines. In its latest report on this kind of coordinated campaign, the company says it took down 155 Facebook …

Covid update: Boris Johnson PM updates the country as rules tighten

BBC News 21 hours, 59 minutes ago
Common sense is "single greatest weapon" in the effort to suppress coronavirus, Boris Johnson says.

Precarious houses: On building collapses

The Hindu 22 hours, 34 minutes ago
To prevent building collapses, governments should offer incentives for repairs

A new world order: On UN reforms

The Hindu 22 hours, 34 minutes ago
The permanent members of the UNSC must support the reform process of the UN

We’re updating The TechCrunch List soon. Founders, send in your recommendations of the most helpful lead VCs

TechCrunch 22 hours, 43 minutes ago
Earlier this year, we launched The TechCrunch List, a carefully curated group of VCs who lead rounds recommended by thousands of founders for their acumen and friendliness, grouped by market focus, stage, and geography. Since the launch of the List, we’ve see…

'It's so disturbing... 200,000 deaths is too many'

BBC News 22 hours, 44 minutes ago
Three funeral directors reflect on the human toll of the pandemic, as the US hits a milestone.

Tech must radically rethink how it treats independent contractors

TechCrunch 22 hours, 45 minutes ago
Where tech has succeeded in creating of hundreds of thousands of independent contractor positions, it also has to lead the way in reimagining how we may treat them and reward them for their work.