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Death toll rises from air strikes in Gaza and rocket fire on Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza on Wednesday and Palestinian militants fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and the southern city of Beersheba in the region's most intense hostilities in years. Read More


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Top U.S. fuel pipeline edges toward reopening as gasoline shortages worsen

(Reuters) - The top U.S. fuel pipeline, which has been disabled by a cyberattack for six days, sent workers to manually release some stored supplies on Wednesday as fuel shortages across the Southeast worsened and motorists fumed. More »


'A hell out here': COVID-19 ravages rural India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India's coronavirus death toll crossed a quarter million on Wednesday in the deadliest 24 hours since the pandemic began, as the disease rampaged through the countryside, overloading a fragile rural healthcare system. More »


How can we stop the next pandemic? Here's what a WHO panel recommends

GENEVA (Reuters) - A new transparent global system should be set up for probing disease outbreaks, empowering the World Health Organization to deploy investigators at short-notice and reveal findings, a COVID-19 pandemic review panel said on Wednesday. More »


Amazon wins court fight against $303 million EU tax order

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Amazon on Wednesday won its fight against an EU order to pay about 250 million euros ($303 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg as Europe's second highest court dealt a blow to the bloc's efforts to make multinational corporations pay more tax. More »


Uber, Lyft want more public subsidies to meet California EV mandates

(Reuters) - California clean-air regulators want nearly all trips on Uber and Lyft ride-hailing platforms to be in electric vehicles, mandating costly measures that the companies call unrealistic without more public subsidies for EVs. More »


Futures slip with focus on inflation report

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures slipped on Wednesday as investors cautiously awaited inflation data that could force the Federal Reserve to reconsider its ultra-loose monetary policy. More »


Exclusive-China planning new crackdown on private tutoring sector - sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is framing tough new rules to clamp down on a booming private tutoring industry, aiming both to ease pressure on school children and boost the country's birth rate by lowering family living costs, sources told Reuters. More »


Analysis: Cyberattack exposes lack of required defenses on U.S. pipelines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The shutdown of the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline by a ransomware attack highlights a systemic vulnerability: Pipeline operators have no requirement to implement cyber defenses. More »


Exclusive: Tesla seeks entry into U.S. renewable fuel credit market - sources

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc is seeking to enter the multi-billion dollar U.S. renewable credit market, hoping to profit from the Biden administration's march toward new zero-emission goals, two sources familiar with the matter said. More »


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