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What lessons Anne Frank can teach us today

Inside a small room in the low light, a rectangular tin box filled with green, pink, yellow, white and blue marbles sits atop a thin stand, encased in glass. The box looks fragile. The marbles are faded. Little wonder: they are more than 70 years old. The marbles and case belonged to Anne Frank, who gave…

Chinese premier check outs Wuhan, epicentre of coronavirus break out

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has visited Wuhan to "inspect and direct" efforts to control a deadly virus outbreak and promised reinforcements, as provincial authorities face accusations of not responding in time. Li, clad in a blue protective suit and mask, thanked medical workers in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and epicentre of the coronavirus…

Verizon brings 5G to the Super Bowl– for part of the arena, anyhow

Expand / An indication near the Fox Sports South Beach studio substance prior to Super Bowl LIV in Miami Beach, Florida. Getty Images|Cliff Hawkins ...

The Australia fires hint a future of environment apartheid

It will be a long hot summer in Australia. Fires of almost biblical proportions have swept across the country, devastating land, property and wildlife. More than 30 people have been killed, a billion animals have died, and more than 3,000 homes have been burned down. The cost of the bushfires has been estimated at $2bn and could climb even…

BBC comes under fire after misinterpreting LeBron James for Kobe Bryant

Britain's state broadcaster has come under fire after mistaking LeBron James for 41-year-old Kobe Bryant, the NBA star who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. In a video clip aired on a BBC news programme, a voiceover outlined Bryant's life and achievements while the footage showed various scenes of James on a basketball court. More: …

ICC U-19 World Cup: Fight of wrist spinners as India begin favourites vs Australia

ICC U-19 World Cup: Fight of wrist spinners as India begin favourites vs Australia Indian wrist spinner Ravi Bishnoi's collection of abilities will...

Pie peace: My last argument with my sis

The last time I saw my sister we argued over pie.   She was sitting with the latest Ann Patchett, her Cheaters slithering down a nose made slick by July sweat.  But behind those glasses Lori was as vigilant as a lynx, policing her siblings and their grimy, greedy children, discouraging any attempt to cut too…

NZ vs IND, 2nd T20 I: Bowlers stood and took control, states captain Kohli

NZ vs IND, 2nd T20 I: Bowlers stood and took control, states captain Kohli India captain Virat Kohli admired his bowling system...

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