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‘My brother-in-law murdered my sister after dark web of lies began to unravel’

When Jessica Patel’s body was found lifeless and covered in duct tape in her home, her family assumed her tragic death had been the result of a burglary gone wrong. The house was ransacked and Jessica’s belongings were all over the floor. Her throat crushed from strangulation. Her devastated sister Minal Patel tried to comfort […]

Sport

Tom Brady is now 3-1 when throwing three interceptions in a playoff game

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady played in his 44th playoff game on Sunday. For the fourth time, Brady threw three interceptions in a single-elimination setting. He’s 3-1 in those four games. All of Sunday’s picks came after Tampa Bay had built a 28-10 lead, allowing the Packers to make it extremely interesting down the stretch. Brady’s […]

Lifestyle

Why we need detailed tumor profiling

Researchers from the University Hospitals in Zurich and Basel, ETH Zurich, University of Zurich and the pharmaceutical company Roche have set out to improve cancer diagnostics by developing a platform of state-of-the-art molecular biology methods. The “Tumor Profiler” project aims to derive the comprehensive molecular profile of tumors in cancer patients, which has the potential […]

Business

Exporter sets up Dutch firm to avoid bureaucracy

A leading skateboard distributor has set up another business in the Netherlands to avoid paying tax twice on exports after Brexit. Shiner’s operations director said it would spend about £530,000 operating a base outside Rotterdam. Some firms said current custom systems were “not fit for purpose”, causing significant delays at the border. The prime minister […]

Technology

Cyberpunk 2077 modders are massively improving player customisation

In the world of Cyberpunk 2077, you can swap out your boring, run-of-the-mill human bones for an endoskeleton at the drop of a hat. It’s so quick and painless, you won’t even know it’s happening. No, seriously: when you decide to install some cyberware at the Ripperdoc, almost nothing happens. The lack of a cutscene […]

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Gangs ditch drug dealing for illegal puppy breeding as it’s ‘easier to hide’

Organised crime gangs are switching from selling drugs to ­puppies because it’s easier to evade the law, a charity has revealed. The lockdown has seen an ­unpreced- ented demand for puppies which has prompted illegal breeders to set up operations all over the country. And campaigners believe stolen dogs are being used for illegal unlicensed […]

Sport

Josh Allen: I didn’t perform well enough for this team

Bills quarterback Josh Allen had a splendid season, but he did not have a splendid AFC Championship Game. Allen went 28-of-48 for 287 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the 38-24 loss that sent the Chiefs to the Super Bowl. He also took four snaps and picked up an intentional grounding penalty that illustrated […]

Lifestyle

‘Attitude of gratitude’ keeps older people in Japan feeling hopeful as they age

Older people in Japan have an “attitude of gratitude” which keeps them feeling hopeful despite the challenges of aging, a new study says. Feeling thankful and grateful for the care and support they have had during their life helps pensioners in the country to be more optimistic, even when they experienced difficulties and were anxious […]

Business

TikTok vulnerability, now fixed, could have exposed user profile data

A recently discovered vulnerability on the short-form video app TikTok would have allowed a cyberattacker to access user data, including phone numbers, Check Point Research found. TikTok has since fixed the vulnerability in its “Find Friends” feature, which would have allowed potential bad actors to build a database of user information to conduct malicious cyberactivity, […]

Technology

First look at Vietnam and its leader Lady Triệu in Civilization 6

Firaxis has released a deep dive video revealing Vietnam for Civilization 6. Vietnam, which is part of the New Frontier Pass due out 28th January, is led by Bà Triệu, also known as Triệu Thị Trinh or Lady Triệu. Bà Triệu fought against the occupation of northern Vietnam by the Wu Kingdom in the early […]