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Heathrow Airport says UK border gates affected by 'systems failure'

Britain's busiest airport, Heathrow, said on Friday that a systems failure is affecting the e-gates which allow people to cross the border in the airport, adding that the issue was also affecting other points of entry.
#britain #heathrow #airport

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Autistic teen from Ballito in KZN impresses SA with his artwork

A teenage boy from Ballito, north of KwaZulu-Natal, living with autism is trending on social media because of his beautiful drawings and paintings.
#kwazulunatal #ballito #sa

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China frees Canadians after Huawei CFO leaves, ending crisis

In a sudden resolution to a diplomatic crisis between the United States, China and Canada, a top Huawei Technologies executive flew home as China released two jailed Canadians.
#canada #china #huawei #technology

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Kenya bans 'blasphemous' film about gay lovers

Kenyan authorities on Thursday banned a documentary about two gay lovers, calling it "unacceptable and an affront to (the) culture and identity" of a deeply Christian country that has long criminalised homosexuality.
#kenya #gaylover #homosexuality

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European clubs call for talks with FIFA amid plans for biennial World Cup

The European Club Association has said it is willing to "engage" with FIFA over potential changes to the international calendar but has hit out at world football's governing body for its attempts to introduce a biennial World Cup.
#worldcup #europeanclubs #fifa #biennialworldcup

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Elon Musk says chip shortage only 'short term'

Tesla boss Elon Musk on Friday said that a global semiconductor shortage hitting car firms especially hard would be overcome soon.
#tesla #elonmusk #chip #globalsemiconductor

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iPhones may need redesign as EU pushes for universal charger

Apple may have to redesign its iPhones to use USB-C charging ports under draft rules from the European Union aimed at cutting waste and simplifying life for consumers owning multiple devices.
#iphone #iphone13 #europeanunion #usb #chargingports

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UK vaccine policy is sending wrong messages, Africa CDC says

The UK’s refusal to recognise Covid-19 vaccines administered in most parts of the world tells other countries it isn’t ready to work internationally on ways to end the pandemic, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
#uk #vaccine #africacentres #covid19

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Silicon Valley-founded Chipper Cash hoping to displace cash-send players in SA with no fees

Silicon Valley-founded Chipper Cash launched in South Africa on Wednesday.
#silliconvalley #chippercash #southafrica

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Jailed Russian opposition leader slams Google, Apple as Putin 'accomplices'

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused Google and Apple Thursday of acting as the Kremlin's "accomplices" after the companies removed his voting app during the country's parliamentary election last week.
#russia #alexeinavalny #kremlin #google #apple

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