October 18, 2021
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Indian Billionaire Urges Government To Impose Lockdowns In India As New Covid Deaths Reach Another High

ToplineDespite international aid efforts ramping up, the second wave of Covid-19 infections in India continues to intensify, yielding a new record high for daily deaths on Sunday and prompting an outcry—from businessmen and public officials alike—for government intervention to help ease the rate of infection. Key Facts In a Sunday stat...
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More US agencies potentially hacked, this time with Pulse Secure exploits

EnlargeGetty ImagesAt least five US federal agencies may have experienced cyberattacks that targeted recently discovered security flaws that give hackers free rein over vulnerable networks, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said on Friday. The vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure, a VPN that employees use to remotely connec...
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Climate law jeopardizes freedoms, German court rules—but not how you think

Enlarge / Wind turbines spin as steam rises from the cooling towers of the Jäenschwalde coal-fired power plant in the distance.Sean Gallup/Getty ImagesGermany’s top court struck down part of the nation’s sweeping climate law, saying it violates people’s freedoms.  By many standards, the law is aggressive, requiring the country to slash emissio...