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After suspending the academic year, Kenya begins a phased reopening of its schools.

Kenya has begun a phased reopening of schools almost eight months after authorities suspended classes because of the pandemic. The country’s education secretary, George Magoha, announced on Tuesday that public and private would reopen for students in grades four, eight and 12 starting Monday. After completing their studies, eighth and 12th graders are scheduled to […]

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What is QAnon and how are social media sites taking action on it?

NEW YORK: Facebook Inc on Tuesday said it would remove any Facebook pages, groups and Instagram accounts representing the unfounded and sprawling conspiracy theory QAnon. WHAT IS QANON?QAnon followers espouse an intertwined series of beliefs, based on anonymous web postings from “Q,” who claims to have insider knowledge of the Trump administration. A core tenet […]

Technology

U.S. Supreme Court Divided Over Google Bid To End Oracle Copyright Suit

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday as it considered whether to protect Alphabet Inc’s Google from a long-running lawsuit by Oracle Corp accusing it of infringing Oracle copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones. The shorthanded court, down one justice following the death of Ruth […]

Business

New Stimulus Hopes Fade While Economic Risks Grow

“Too little support would lead to a weak recovery, creating unnecessary hardship for households and businesses,” he said. “Over time, household insolvencies and business bankruptcies would rise, harming the productive capacity of the economy and holding back wage growth.” Business leaders have made urgent pleas for help, arguing that the risk of not acting could […]