Squawking bird blows the whistle on fake video trying to tilt Ecuador election

A widely shared video appeared to show Colombian guerrillas backing a candidate – but an ornithologist spotted something awry

An attempt to influence the Ecuadorian elections with a fake video purportedly showing leftwing guerrillas endorsing one of the candidates was thwarted by a ground-dwelling bird and a keen-eared ornithologist.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:00am
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Climate crisis pushing great white sharks into new waters

Shift is caused by the heating of the oceans and other wildlife is suffering more attacks

The climate crisis is pushing great white sharks into new waters where they are causing populations of endangered wildlife to plunge, new research has shown.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:00am
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Robinhood sued by family of stock trader who killed himself

Alex Kearns ran in front of a train after being told of $730,000 loss he thought family would have to repay

The family of a 20-year-old stock trader who killed himself have sued the broker Robinhood for his death, citing its “misleading communications” that caused their son to panic over what he wrongly believed were huge market losses.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:16am
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Twitter concerned for staff in India after row over account removals

Company refused government request to remove more than 1,000 accounts linked to farmer protests

Twitter has expressed concern for the safety of its employees in India after the company’s refusal to comply with a demand from the Indian government to remove more than 1,000 accounts connected to the farmer protests in the country.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:08am
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Olympics volunteers resign over president's remarks about women

Yoshiro Mori of Tokyo organising committee under growing pressure to step down as anger grows

Hundreds of people who signed up to volunteer at the Tokyo Olympic Games have resigned in protest against derogatory remarks about women made by the Games’ organising committee president, Yoshiro Mori.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 4:25am
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Mary Wilson, co-founder of the Supremes, dies aged 76

Singer with Motown band whose hits included Where Did Our Love Go? dies in Las Vegas

Mary Wilson, the co-founder of the Motown band the Supremes, has died age 76. Wilson’s publicist said she died suddenly at her Las Vegas home. No cause of death was given.

The Motown founder, Berry Gordy, said he was “extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family”.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 4:02am
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'Invisible killer': fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds

Pollution from power plants, vehicles and other sources accounted for one in five of all deaths that year, more detailed analysis reveals

Air pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil was responsible for 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, a staggering one in five of all people who died that year, new research has found.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 3:00am
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Autism in India: how a pioneering jobs scheme is opening up opportunities

Company says adapting recruitment processes for neurodiverse groups disproportionately affected by unemployment has led to increased innovation

Talking to people can be difficult for Rishabh Birla, but his last job demanded he did a lot of it. He has autism and finds making eye contact uncomfortable. For Birla, the rules of conversation are puzzling and he sometimes veers off course, alarming the other person.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 1:30am
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Trump prosecutors pitch to the public in made-for-TV impeachment trial

Democrats hope harrowing audio and video from Capitol attack will make plain what no legal argument might deny

The lethal Capitol invasion by Donald Trump supporters that is at the heart of the former president’s second impeachment trial happened more than a month ago. But Democrats leading the prosecution of Trump are counting on an element of surprise.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:02am
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I've spent most of my life in extreme poverty. I really want to see change

Anthony Kalulu, a farmer in Uganda, says he has reason to doubt will to help the world’s poorest after the pandemic

Being poor, black and from sub-Saharan Africa is the hardest thing you can ever be. But that is what I am.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:15am
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