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Virtual yacht sells for $650,000 and other tech news
LJ Rich looks at the best of the week's technology news stories. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 4:31am 

50 Cent apologizes for mocking Madonna's photos
50 Cent is sorry for poking fun at Madonna. 
© 2021 CNN 4:02am 

'West Side Story' reimagines the original in Steven Spielberg's vibrant showcase for its stars
The new "West Side Story" doesn't entirely answer the most obvious question, which is why essentially remake a 60-year-old classic. Director Steven Spielberg nevertheless justifies the effort as a dazzling showcase for this generation's talent, in a film whose ties to lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died last month, adds to its emotional resonance. 
© 2021 CNN 4:02am 

-Light Painting Inspiration Is Easily Found Says Nikolay Trebukhin
-Someone is hacking receipt printers with 'antiwork' messages
-US challenges Nvidia takeover of chip designer Arm
-Engadget Podcast: Dorsey leaves Twitter and a dive into Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chips
-Why Pinduoduo is putting all its profit into agriculture
-The best apps for runners that help you plot routes, track runs, and adjust music to your pace
-Need a doctor? Google can now help you find places that accept your health insurance

Uber to pay $9m in sex-assault report settlement
The ride-hailing firm has resolved a long-standing row with California officials over its records. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 3:21am 

-France signs weapons mega-deal with UAE as Macron tours Gulf
-UPDATE 1-Vaccine makers should plan to adjust COVID-19 jabs - WHO
-UPDATE 2-Lebanon's information minister quits to ease Saudi dispute
-Kurdish activists enter grounds of chemical weapons watchdog
-UN expert: Contemporary forms of slavery exist in Sri Lanka

Lord Alan Sugar received abusive anti-Semitic letters
Patrick Gomes' messages were "deeply derogatory towards the Jewish faith", Essex Police says. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 2:33am 

Moxon & Gale among 16 to leave Yorkshire
Director of cricket Martyn Moxon, coach Andrew Gale and all members of the coaching staff are among 16 people to leave Yorkshire amid the racism scandal. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 2:32am 

Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering
A gene editing technique may prevent the slaughter of animals not needed by the livestock industry. 
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Thailand: Newspaper rebuked over 'hunts Africans' headline
The country's Covid-19 taskforce admonished the paper by saying it was a "poor choice of words." 
© 2021 BBCWorld 2:32am 

Austria ruling party picks Nehammer for chancellor
Karl Nehammer is chosen as party leader and next chancellor in a bid to end days of turmoil. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 2:31am 

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Alec Baldwin: 'I would never point a gun at anyone and then pull the trigger, never'
In an interview with ABC that aired Thursday, Alec Baldwin shed light on what happened in the moments prior to the fatal shooting on the set of the film "Rust" that claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. 
© 2021 CNN 4:02am 

TV OT: Joyful holiday viewing, plus Netflix celebrates ... going to the movies?
Oh, the weather outside is...pleasant, actually. But I live in Los Angeles. If you don't: Bundle up. It's time for TV OT. 
© 2021 CNN 4:02am 

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-'Pokémon Go' can now run on iOS at higher frame rates
-Umamicart bags $6M to deliver traditional Asian ingredients right to your home
-Amazon's one-day sale knocks up to 30 percent off 2022 Tile trackers
-Uber to pay $9m in sex-assault report settlement
-Want to trade in your smartphone? Take these steps first: Talking Tech podcast
-Microsoft reverses Windows 11 changes that made it hard to switch browsers
-WHO says measures used against delta should work for omicron
-Fuel in tap water alarms Pearl Harbor military families

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-German broadcaster suspends workers amid antisemitism probe
-Kosovo man charged with joining extremist group in Syria
-South Africa battles Omicron fear and jab jitters

Stokes scores 42 for England on final day of last Ashes warm-up
Ben Stokes scores 42 but there are failures for the other England batters on the final day of their intra-squad Ashes warm-up match in Brisbane. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 2:32am 

Rangnick says he could stay on as Man Utd boss
Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick does not rule out staying on as manager beyond his initial six months in charge. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 2:32am 

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Euro 2020 final disorder: Ticketless thugs 'could have caused death' at England v Italy game
"Ticketless, drunken and drugged-up thugs" could have caused death at the Euro 2020 final as they attempted to storm Wembley Stadium says an independent review. 
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