Ten-year-old busker is banned from Dutch shopping centre after ‘driving people round the bend’ playing Frere Jacques ‘120 times an hour’ on his recorder

‘I hear ‘Father Jacob’ one hundred and twenty times in an hour,’ the shopkeeper said to NH Nieuws. ‘At some point you can no longer shut yourself off and then you really won’t hear anything else. I often sit in the back of my office, otherwise I will go crazy.’

Demand for banknotes is growing at the fastest pace in a DECADE – despite widespread cash bans to stop the spread of coronavirus

The Australian Financial Review temporarily halted the printing of its Domain magazine at the end of March, as the first COVID-19 lockdowns began, but is resuming printing in August. 

Teens React To President Trump’s Threat To Ban TikTok In United States: ‘Nothing Is Like TikTok!’

TikTok told CBS News that it is committed to protecting the privacy of its users, and an executive for the company posted a video message to users Saturday, thanking them for the support and adding, “We’re not planning on going anywhere.”

Trump Signs Executive Order to Ban Federal Agencies From Hiring Foreign Workers Over Americans

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to prioritise hiring American residents (as well as green card holders) over foreign workers. The order also requires federal agencies to complete an internal audit to ensure they don’t appoint foreign technical workers to competitive service, replacing American citizens.

India Bans Chinese Baidu Search, Weibo in Second Round of Tech Purges, Reports Suggest

The border dispute between the two countries, which has effectively never been settled, took a turn for the worse when Chinese and Indian soldiers faced off in the desolate Ladakh region. India said that 20 soldiers where killed in face-to-face combat (firearms are banned from the border as a confidence-building measure) while China has not […]

Donald Trump vows TikTok ban if no US sale deal reached by September 15

Microsoft and TikTok parent ByteDance gave the US government notice of intent to explore a preliminary proposal for Microsoft to purchase the TikTok service in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer also backed the sale, while a senior White House adviser raised concerns about a sale to […]

US Goal Was Not to Force Sale of TikTok US, But Ban App, China’s ByteDance Says in Internal Letter

The letter, which was reported by Chinese media and confirmed by the source, was sent only to ByteDance’s Chinese employees after news that ByteDance was negotiating sale of parts of TikTok to Microsoft Corp prompted online criticism of the firm and its top management.

I’m A Celebrity star and Soccer AM host Jimmy Bullard banned from driving

Viewers saw him ask Jake: “What the f**k is this p***k doing in here? What’s he offering?’ Why the f**k are you in here? What are you? What sort of skill have you got?”

Government lifts ban on export of all ventilators

An official statement, issued on August 1, has said that this decision came on the heels of India continuing to maintain a progressively declining low rate of case fatality of Covid-19 patients, which means that fewer numbers of active cases are on ventilators.

ByteDance says goal of US was to ban TikTok app rather than force a sale

The letter, which was reported by Chinese media and confirmed by a source to Reuters, was sent only to ByteDance’s Chinese employees after news that ByteDance was in talks to sell parts of TikTok to Microsoft Corp prompted online criticism of the firm and Zhang.