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Putin ‘fears for his life’ as his invasion of Ukraine is ‘undermined’ by strategic failure

Targets of Putin’s forces including military bases, ammunition depots, aircraft, and transportation facilities have been blown up over the past few days in multiple attacks. Last week, Britain announced it will provide additional heavy artillery to support Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s invasion. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a brief on Tuesday […]

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UK

Meghan was left disappointed over failure to modernise royal family, royal expert claims

Meghan and Harry stepped down from full-time royal duties in February 2020. Since leaving, the couple have set up their charitable organisation Archewell and have taken on a number of causes. The Sussex’s will head to the UK in September for charitable events such as WellChild Awards and the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 One Year […]

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Finance

South Africa’s fear of state failure

For a man who had been held up at gunpoint the previous evening, Mmusi Maimane was on surprisingly good form, when I met him in Cape Town this month. Maimane, one of South Africa’s leading opposition politicians, was in a suburban restaurant when armed men entered, forced all the diners to lie on the floor […]

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Celebrities

Maddie Ziegler Got Real About “Dance Moms” And Said The Show Set Her Up For “Failure”

Maddie Ziegler‘s made a solid career for herself over the years, but you first met her on Dance Moms, which she appeared on for six seasons starting in 2011. Obviously, reality TV isn’t always as “real” as it’s made out to be, so it’s possible you watched Maddie on the show and have some potentially […]

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Technology

Before buying into cloud-based tech, you must prepare for failure | IT PRO

The news that Insteon, purveyors of Internet of Things (IoT) smart home products, had shut down in April will have come as an unpleasant surprise to its erstwhile customers. The servers went offline, as did the website’s support pages. Although a group of customers have endeavoured to resurrect the cloud functionality of Insteon devices by […]

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US

Spartanburg Co. lake closed after drainage failure kills fish

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said an unintended drainage of Lake Edwin Johnson killed all the fish in the lake and it will be closed until summer 2024. According to DNR, the draining incident occurred as the dam and water control structure were undergoing extensive renovations to […]

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Science

‘Communications failure’: UCP minister tells reporters to stop asking about essay award

A UCP MLA shook her head in frustration and said “wow” while walking away from a microphone Friday, as the fallout continued over an “abhorrent” essay that her government awarded. Whitney Issik, minister of environment and parks, twice told reporters to stop asking her questions about the controversy. She is the first UCP minister to […]

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Science

Kim hides embarrassing failure as North Korea’s botched nuclear missile launch exposed

In March this year, the North Korean military launched its Hwasong 17 ICBM, which they claimed to be one of their greatest military achievements yet. They claimed that the test was a success, with a state media report describing the launch as a “powerful nuclear war deterrent”. However, experts now believe that this missile, which […]

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World

Domino’s failure to crack Italy’s brutally mocked as ‘outrageously overconfident’

The move to Italy for Domino’s was a brave one, and seven years after moving to Milan in 2015 trying to lure local customers away from traditional Pizzerias, the last of its 29 stores has today shut its doors for good. Domino’s were unable to overcome the traditional and local pizzerias from the birthplace of […]

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Finance

The UK government’s venture fund has a problem — with failure and success

It is fitting that the taxpaying public gets to hear a candid appraisal of the government’s pandemic venture capital fund by accident. What limited information there is about the £1.1bn portfolio of 1,190 start-up companies in the Future Fund has been published somewhat reluctantly, in dribs and drabs. But minutes from the audit committee of […]