US Open women’s final draws bigger audience than men’s decider on ESPN

The U.S. Open women’s final between Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez attracted a bigger audience on ESPN than the men’s clash featuring calendar year Grand Slam-chasing Novak Djokovic and Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, the U.S. sports channel said. The Saturday broadcast of the women’s final peaked at 3.4 million viewers while the men’s final, which saw […]

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“You Bloody Fool”: Duck Starts Cursing After Learning To Imitate Human Speech

Move over parrots: scientists have stumbled across an impersonating bird whose repertoire goes well beyond demanding a cracker.An Australian musk duck was able to memorise and reproduce sounds and speech — imitating the noise of a door slamming and someone muttering the phrase “You bloody fool”. Biologist Carel ten Cate says he found it “hard […]

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Norway’s Telenor says Myanmar unit sale plan followed junta’s pressure on surveillance tech

Norwegian telecom firm Telenor is selling its Myanmar operations to avoid European Union sanctions after “continued pressure” from Myanmar’s military junta to activate intercept surveillance technology, the company’s Asia head said. Telenor (TEL.OL) announced in July it would sell its Myanmar unit to Lebanese investment firm M1 Group for $105 million, prompting an outcry from […]

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