Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey auctions first ever tweet as digital memorabilia

“just setting up my twttr” – the first ever tweet on the platform is up for sale after Twitter boss Jack Dorsey listed his famous post as a unique digital signature on a website for selling tweets as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The post, sent from Dorsey’s account in March of 2006, received offers on Friday… Read More Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey auctions first ever tweet as digital memorabilia

Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

Pope Francis began a historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Saturday, in a powerful appeal for coexistence in a land torn by sectarianism and violence. Francis’s meeting in the holy southern city of Najaf, during a whirlwind and risky tour of Iraq, marked the first time a pope has… Read More Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

U.S. Senate rejects minimum wage amendment in President Biden’s coronavirus relief bill

The U.S. Senate on Friday rejected an amendment to more than double the federal minimum wage over five years, as it launched what is expected to be a long debate over President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The vote on the proposal offered by Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent aligned with Democrats, was… Read More U.S. Senate rejects minimum wage amendment in President Biden’s coronavirus relief bill

At least twenty dead, several injured following suicide car bombing outside restaurant in Somalia

At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded by a suicide car bomb just outside a restaurant near the port in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu late on Friday, an emergency services official said. The blast sent plumes of smoke into the sky and triggered gunfire, witnesses and state-owned media reported. “So far we have carried… Read More At least twenty dead, several injured following suicide car bombing outside restaurant in Somalia

One dead as Myanmar police open fire on anti-coup protesters yet again

Police in Myanmar on Friday opened fire on protesters against last month’s military coup, killing one man, as international condemnation rained down on the junta ahead of a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the crisis. The violence took place as the military lost a tussle over leadership of its U.N. mission in New… Read More One dead as Myanmar police open fire on anti-coup protesters yet again

Eleven dead, three injured following military helicopter crash in southeast Turkey

A military helicopter crashed in southeast Turkey on Thursday, killing 11 army personnel including a lieutenant general and injuring three, the defence ministry said. The helicopter took off from the Bingol province at 1055 GMT, the ministry said in a statement, adding that search operations were launched after it lost contact at 1125 GMT. It… Read More Eleven dead, three injured following military helicopter crash in southeast Turkey

Thousands evacuated in New Zealand following series of earthquakes

Thousands of New Zealanders on the east coast of the country’s North Island evacuated to higher ground on Friday, and its biggest city was put on alert after three offshore earthquakes in less than eight hours triggered tsunami sirens and warnings. Workers, students and residents in areas like Northland and Bay of Plenty, on the… Read More Thousands evacuated in New Zealand following series of earthquakes