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NYC-based insurance underwriting platform Kalepa raises $14M Series A led by Inspired Capital

Kalepa, an insurance underwriting platform based out of New York, has raised a $14 million Series A funding round led by Inspired Capital, with participation from previous investor IA Ventures. Also p

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Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 7.18 mln: Africa CDC

FILE PHOTO: A local isolation ward for patients with COVID-19 in Machakos, Kenya. /CFP image The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 7,182,710 as of Friday afternoon, the Afri

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Four injured after Tokyo commuter train stabbing: report

A man was on the run after stabbing several passengers Friday evening on an Odakyu Electric Railway commuter train in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward, reported Kyodo News Agency, citing police.Four people were

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Arizona's top elections official is calling for a probe of Trump and his allies over 'intense efforts to interfere' with ballot counting

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is calling for an investigation into former President Donald Trump and his allies over "intense efforts to interfere" with the co

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Kenya's COVID-19 cases top 173,000 as deaths hit 3,326

FILE PHOTO: A local isolation ward for patients with COVID-19 in Machakos, Kenya. /VCG The number of COVID-19 infections in Kenya surpassed the 173,000 mark on Tuesday amid a spike in daily ne

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Kenya's COVID-9 infections reach 172,491 as deaths hit 3,287

FILE PHOTO: A local isolation ward for patients with COVID-19 in Machakos, Kenya. /VCG The number of COVID-19 infections in Kenya rose to 172,491 on Sunday as the country's ministry of health

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Brazil's Helio Castroneves wins 4th career Indy 500

Helio Castroneves of Brazil celebrates after becoming the fourth driver in history to win the Indianapolis 500 auto race four times at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, U.S., May 30, 2

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Merchant commerce platform Pine Labs valued at $3 billion in new fundraise

Pine Labs, a startup that offers merchants payments terminals, invoicing tools and working capital, said on Monday it is raising $285 million in a new financing round as the nearly two-decade-old firm

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Africa's COVID-19 infections surpass 4.5 million mark

FILE PHOTO: A local isolation ward for patients with COVID-19 in Machakos, Kenya, July 28, 2020. /VCG The number of COVID-19 infections in Africa has surpassed the 4.5 million mark, as the con

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Kenya's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 2,500 mark

FILE PHOTO: A local isolation ward for patients with COVID-19 in Machakos, Kenya, July 28, 2020. /VCG The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Kenya surpassed the 2,500 mark on Monday as th

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Six people killed after 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia

File Photo: TOPSHOT – EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Rescuers search for survivors at a collapsed building in Mamuju city on January 15, 2021, after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s

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Japan's central bank kicks off experiments in issuing digital currency

The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. /CFP The Bank of Japan (BOJ) began experiments on Monday to study the feasibility of issuing its own digital currency, joining efforts by other

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USGS: 5.9-magnitude quake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A truck drives over the fractured road caused by an earthquake South of the New Zealand town of Ward on the South Island, November 14, 2016. /VCG An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 jolted K

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Temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients built in HKSAR

An internal view of the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Center in Hong Kong, China, January 20, 2021. / Photo by the China Central TelevisionChief Exe

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UK becomes first Western country to roll out COVID-19 immunizations

The United Kingdom began its massive rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, the largest immunization program in UK history. The vaccine will be given first to frontline health workers, nursing

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Disney laying off 28,000 theme park workers

00:53 It is one of the world’s favorite theme parks.But not even the Magic Kingdom can ward off the coronavirus. Walt Disney Co. is laying off 28,000 workers at its U.S. theme parks.Mo

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Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 32,722

FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia's Minister of Health Lia Tadesse is seen inside a medical ward under preparation to treat COVID-19 patients at St. Peter's hospital on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia