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August 3, 2020 | Via Sky News

Trump ‘Backs’ Microsoft Buyout of TikTok

The Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok could be sold to Microsoft after an apparent change of mind by US President Donald Trump. On Friday, Mr Trump said he intended to ban TikTok from the US because of concerns about the data of American users and he appeared to dismiss the idea of a takeover by a US company.

August 3, 2020 | Via Al Jazeera

SpaceX Crew Dragon Astronauts Splash Down in Gulf of Mexico

SpaceX has safely delivered two astronauts back to Earth for NASA, following an historic two-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS). With the help of four white and orange parachutes, test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at 18:48 GMT on Sunday. As soon as the capsule hit the water, the recovery crews went to work on retrieving the parachutes and saving the capsule.

August 3, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Victoria to throw One in Seven of its Workers out of Employment

Australia’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis will be dragged backwards by swingeing restrictions on industry in Victoria that will see half a million workers in the state thrown out of employment, economists say. This is about a seventh of the workforce in Victoria, which contributes a quarter of Australia’s economic output and was the fastest growing state in the nation before the Covid-19 outbreak.

August 3, 2020 | Via Reuters

Afghan Forces Besiege Prison Seized by Islamic State Fighters

Afghan security forces laid siege to a prison seized by Islamic State fighters in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, with at least 24 people killed after the militants’ overnight assault led to a mass jailbreak. After detonating a car bomb at the entrance on Sunday evening, IS gunmen overran the prison where many IS militants captured during a campaign in the past month were being held, along with Taliban fighters and common criminals.

August 3, 2020 | Via CBS News

Finnish Prime Minister Marries Longtime Partner

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced Sunday that she had married her longtime partner and former Finnish soccer player, Markus Räikkönen. The pair have been together 16 years and have a 2-year-old daughter together, the government said. Marin, a Social Democrat, posted an announcement on Instagram and wrote “of all the people, you’re right for me” to Räikkönen.

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