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Dangerous products remain for sale on Wish

Dangerous products remain for sale on Wish

Technology
Products that could cause electric shock or fires remain for sale on Wish.com despite being highlighted in a BBC Watchdog investigation.Hair clippers and a hair dryer were among items flagged on Wednesday. They are still available on Wish's site.The US company's failure to remove them was "extremely concerning", the charity Electrical Safety First's chief executive Lesley Rudd said.Wish said sellers on its platform were responsible for their goods' safety.But it has not responded to a question about why it has not removed the listings now the matter has been brought to its attention.Shoppers warned against buying cheap electronics onlineAmazon and eBay 'listing unsafe toys for sale'The dangerous items highlighted in the BBC's Watchdog programme, on Tuesday evening on The One Show, included...
NASA prepares most sophisticated Mars rover for ‘dangerous’ landing

NASA prepares most sophisticated Mars rover for ‘dangerous’ landing

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- NASA will spend the next three weeks preparing its biggest and most sophisticated Mars rover, Perseverance, to make a dangerous seven-minute landing Feb. 18 on the Red Planet. At stake is a multinational effort to find evidence of life on Mars and the planned return of rock samples the rover will drill out of the Martian surface. Advertisement The rover and its landing system have an updated system called terrain relative navigation. The last NASA rover mission to Mars, Curiosity in 2012, had a similar system, but Perseverance's is better -- using its computer brain, maps and cameras to pick a safe landing site, said Allen Chen, a lead engineer on the mission. The landing process "is replete with danger," Chen said in a briefing for the media Wednesday. "Th...
Covid: ‘Most dangerous time’ of the pandemic, says Whitty

Covid: ‘Most dangerous time’ of the pandemic, says Whitty

Health
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Thousands of Rohingya refugees being moved to ‘dangerous’ remote island

Thousands of Rohingya refugees being moved to ‘dangerous’ remote island

World
The Bangladesh government is moving thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island - despite human rights groups' calls to stop the process.Bhasan Char, which emerged from the sea less than 20 years ago, is exposed to annual flooding and cyclones during the monsoon season, which lasts for five months of the year. Parts of the island, which is about 21 miles off the coast of Bangladesh, get submerged during the rains and tidal channels can be seen cutting across the island. Image: The refugees will be taken to the island overnight On Thursday, 11 coaches carrying Rohingya refugees left Cox's Bazar, home to the world's biggest refugee camp, to head to the island, where they are expected to arrive on Friday...
British troops deployed to war-torn Mali for UN’s most dangerous peacekeeping mission

British troops deployed to war-torn Mali for UN’s most dangerous peacekeeping mission

World
British soldiers have arrived in Mali to join the world's most dangerous UN peacekeeping mission in the war-torn west African country.The 300 troops from the Light Dragoons and Royal Anglian Regiment will work alongside 16,000 peacekeepers from 56 different countries. Their role will be to provide specialist long-range reconnaissance for the United Nations mission, gathering intelligence in areas of the country hard to reach. Image: The British troops will work side-by-side with 16,000 peacekeepers from 56 different countries. Pic: Ministry of Defence In recent months, security has deteriorated in Mali.Two-and-a-half thousand civilians were killed over the past year and the effects of climate change - rising temperatures and migrating...