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Covid-19: 116 new cases, one death confirmed in Fiji
A death and a record 116 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Fiji. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 5:05am 

Martin Bashir: Ex-BBC boss Tony Hall says 'trust was abused and misplaced'
A former BBC director general has told MPs his trust in journalist Martin Bashir was "misplaced". 
© 2021 BBCWorld 4:25am 

Kopparberg: Drinks company has 'immediately suspended' advertising on GB News
The drinks company says it will conduct a "further review" of the new news channel's content. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 4:15am 

Michael Costello of 'Project Runway' says he had 'thoughts of suicide' after alleged bullying by Chrissy Teigen
Shortly after Chrissy Teigen released a lengthy statement Monday about being a "troll," one of her alleged targets came forward to talk about the damage he says has been done. 
© 2021 CNN 3:56am 

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are 'discreet' for a reason
We don't know much about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for a reason. 
© 2021 CNN 3:56am 

-Duda, a WordPress rival, raises $50M to help agencies and bigger companies build better websites
-Kai-Fu Lee's Sinovation bets on Linux tablet maker Jingling in $10M round
-G2 Venture Partners raises $500 million to fund sustainable tech
-Klaxoon introduces whiteboard-focused conference room for hybrid work
-'Castlevania: Rondo of Blood' is getting a physical release on the TurboDuo
-CJEU ruling could open big tech to more privacy litigation in Europe
-FedEx teams up with Nuro to test self-driving delivery vehicles

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-Tim Berners-Lee is auctioning off the web's source code as an NFT for charity
-Robotic landscaping startup Scythe emerges from stealth with $13.8M raise
-BookClub checks out a shiny new $20 million Series A
-Spotify makes popular 'Call Her Daddy' podcast an exclusive
-Canadians are polite, but we're still recruiting your biotech talent, America
-Audi E-Tron GT buyers will get three years of free DC fast charging
-Shopify expands its one-click checkout, Shop Pay, to any merchant on Facebook or Google
-UK's CMA opens market study into Apple, Google's mobile "duopoly"
-Crafting customer experience at TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising
-Mar Hershenson joins us at TechCrunch Disrupt on how to craft your pitch deck
-Rocket Lab is building spacecraft for a NASA Mars mission
-Construction robotics firm Dusty raises $16.5M

John le Carré: Spy writer died after fall at his home
The Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy author fell in the bathroom at home in Cornwall, an inquest hears. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 2:45am 

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Apple releases critical software update for older iPhones but not iOS 14 devices
Apple has released iOS 12.5.4, which patches security flaws for older iPhones and iPad but hasn't pushed the fixes for iOS 14 yet. 
© 2021 PC World 4:34am 

Gone Girl actor Lisa Banes dies aged 65 following accident
The movie and TV star died after being involved in a scooter collision 10 days ago in New York. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 4:25am 

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says he turned down a 'huge' Facebook offer to use a song
Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, says he turned down Facebook after the company asked permission to use a song for an Instagram ad. 
© 2021 CNN 3:56am 

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Jessica Biel didn't mean to have 'a secret Covid baby'
It's not like Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake set out to keep their second child a secret. 
© 2021 CNN 3:56am 

-UK regulator will examine Google and Apple’s ‘effective duopoly’ in mobile
-Home services platform Thumbtack raises $275M on a $3.2B valuation to double down on home management
-Amazon knocks $200 off Apple's 512GB MacBook Pro M1
-The OnePlus Nord N200 is a $240 5G phone
-Carbyne raises $20M more so when death knocks, you don’t answer the door
-Messaging social network IRL hits unicorn status with SoftBank-led $170M Series C
-Andreessen Horowitz goes into publishing with Future
-Rocket Lab to design two orbital spacecraft for NASA to study Mars
-Mobile game spending hits record $1.7B per week in Q1 2021, up 40% from pre-pandemic levels
-Elektron’s Power Handle makes its grooveboxes truly portable
-IKEA and Sonos built a speaker into a piece of wall art
-Edge computing startup Macrometa gets $20M Series A led by Pelion Venture Partners
-SkyWatch raises $17.2M for its Earth observation data platform
-Watch the Nintendo E3 showcase with us at 11:40AM ET!
-Cruise secures $5B credit line to buy electric, autonomous Cruise Origin vehicles from GM
-BMW and Ford-backed Solid Power will go public via SPAC merger in $1.2B deal
-'Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart' takes the PS5 to new heights
-Autonomous delivery startup Nuro moves into logistics with FedEx

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-Putin compared his crackdown on dissent to the US prosecution of Capitol rioters and the killing of Ashli Babbitt ahead of his summit with Biden
-Poll: Most Americans want Biden to take tough stand with Putin
-A wake-up call for the West: When Joe Biden meets Vladimir Putin, don’t ignore Belarus
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