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BTS: New album BE ‘authentic’ but takes ‘few risks’, say critics

BTS: New album BE ‘authentic’ but takes ‘few risks’, say critics

Entertainment
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Osiris-Rex: Nasa probe risks losing asteroid sample after door jams

Osiris-Rex: Nasa probe risks losing asteroid sample after door jams

Science
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AA auction risks stalling as rivals eye joint offer

AA auction risks stalling as rivals eye joint offer

Business
Two of the putative bidders for the AA are in talks about joining forces in a move that could undermine shareholders' hopes of a hotly contested bidding war for Britain's biggest breakdown recovery service.Sky News has learnt that Warburg Pincus is holding preliminary discussions about partnering with a consortium comprising two other buyout firms - Centerbridge Partners and Towerbrook Capital Partners. The talks have yet to result in a definitive agreement, but if the three firms do formally team up, it would leave Platinum Equity as the only publicly declared potential counterbidder to the consortium.Apollo Global Management had been contemplating an offer, but is understood to have switched its interest to participating in a potential refinancing of the AA's £2.65bn debt mountain.The li

Experts flag risks in India’s use of rapid tests for virus

Technology
NEW DELHI, India -- In June, India began using cheaper, faster but less accurate tests to scale up testing for the coronavirus — a strategy that the United States is now considering. These rapid tests boosted India’s testing levels nearly five-fold within two months. But government numbers suggest some parts of the country might have become over reliant on the faster tests, which can miss infections. Experts warn that safely using them requires frequent retesting, something that isn’t always happening. Cases surged faster than labs could scale up testing once India’s harsh lockdown was relaxed. So far authorities have rationed the use of the more precise molecular tests that detect the genetic code of the virus. But on June 14, India decided to bolster these with faster tests that screen
Coronavirus: Obesity increases risks from Covid-19, experts say

Coronavirus: Obesity increases risks from Covid-19, experts say

Health
Being obese or overweight puts you at greater risk of serious illness or death from Covid-19, experts say after examining existing studies.The review of evidence by Public Health England found excess weight put people at greater risk of needing hospital admission or intensive care.And the risk grew substantially as weight increased.The release comes ahead of an expected government announcement of new measures to curb obesity.Dr Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at Public Health England, said the current evidence was clear, that being overweight or obese puts you at greater risk of serious illness or death from Covid-19, as well as from many other life-threatening diseases."Losing weight can bring huge benefits for health - and ...