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UN Report Accuses Israeli Authorities of War Crimes in Gaza

A new report by a United Nations-backed independent commission has placed the onus of war crimes and crimes against humanity…

Israel’s War on Gaza: Netanyahu Dissolves Israeli War Cabinet, Consolidates Power

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved the war cabinet that was overseeing the ongoing military operations in Gaza. This…

US Casts Doubt on Gaza Ceasefire Plan as Hamas Proposes Changes

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has expressed scepticism regarding modifications proposed by Hamas to the ceasefire agreement. At a…

Hamas Accuses Israel of Obstructing Ceasefire Amid Blinken’s Trip to Middle East

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has accused Israel of obstructing ceasefire efforts. This accusation coincides with US Secretary of State Antony…

Science

Japan Kairos
Japan’s Kairos Rocket Explodes Seconds After Liftoff

Space One’s launch of its Kairos rocket ended in disaster as the 18-metre vessel exploded just seconds after liftoff. The…

Odysseus
US Returns to Moon After 50 Years With Spacecraft Odysseus

The United States made its long-awaited return to the lunar surface after over 50 years. The private spacecraft Odysseus, operated…

Slim
Japan’s SLIM Resumes Operations Following Upside-Down Landing

Japan’s lunar lander, Moon Sniper, has successfully resumed operations after an unconventional landing on 20 January left it stranded upside…

Moon age
Moon Age Pushed Back Billions of Years by New Evidence

Scientists have uncovered new evidence suggesting that the Moon is older than previously estimated. The moon age revelation stems from…

matter and antimatter
Antimatter Falls Down Like Matter, New Discovery Reveals

Scientists have made a discovery about antimatter, a mysterious substance that played a crucial role in the early Universe. This…

Tech

Federal Officials Split on AI Disclosure Rules for Political Ads

The US Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) top officials are divided over a proposal requiring broadcast radio and television political ads…

Leeds Researchers Develop AI Tech for Early Detection of Heart Failure

Leeds-based researchers have developed a groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) system that could revolutionise the early detection of heart failure, allowing…

Instagram’s Unskippable Ads Test Sparks User Backlash

Instagram is experimenting with unskippable adverts in a move that may reshape user interaction with the platform. Currently, users can…

Publishers Alarmed by Impact of Google’s AI-Generated Search on Traffic, Revenue

When Frank Pine recently searched Google for a news article, he found AI-generated summaries at the top of his results,…

Climate Change 

Maldives Launches Tree Plantation Programme to Combat Climate Change

The Maldives has officially launched a nationwide tree plantation programme to plant over five million trees in the next five…

Maldives Rakes in MVR 16 Million in Plastic Bag Fees Over 12 Months

The Maldives collected MVR 16 million in plastic bag fees over the past year, according to the Maldives Inland Revenue…

Asia-Pacific Blue Economy Forum Begins in Maldives

The Asia-Pacific Blue Economy Forum, a landmark event in the sustainable coastal development sector and blue economy, kicked off at…

Dire Outlook for Coral Reefs in Maldives, Warns MMRI

The Maldives Marine Research Institute (MMRI) has issued a warning about the dire outlook for Maldivian reefs, highlighting the onset…

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Culture
Monkey Man: The Continuing Education of Dev Patel

‘Monkey Man’ is a triumph of filmmaking. And this is before you even consider the veritable “filmmaking hell” that director,…

US Screenwriters Reach Tentative Deal to End Five-Month Strike
Taylor Swift
Culture
Women Triumph at Grammys, Taylor Swift Makes History

The Grammys celebrated an evening filled with historic victories, emotional tributes, and powerful performances. Women stole the spotlight, with major…

Vandalism at Koagannu Cemetery: An Unforgivable Affront to Maldivian Heritage
Human placenta
Health
Microplastics Detected in Every Human Placenta Tested in Study

Researchers discovered microplastics in every human placenta analysed, signalling a potential threat to developing fetuses. The findings, published in the…

Study Links Processed Meat, Butter Diets to Increased PFAS Levels in Human Blood
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