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HT Aero, a flying car startup backed by Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng Inc, said on Tuesday it has raised over $500 million in its latest funding round. The startup, founded in 2013 and previously called Xpeng Heitech, raised the new money from IDG Capital, 5Y Capital, Xpeng and others in this funding round, it said in a statement. HT Aero said it would use the funding to develop technologies and expand its workforce.
Top news and what to watch in the markets on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
The first lunar rocks brought back to Earth in decades show the Moon was volcanically active more recently than previously thought, Chinese scientists said Tuesday.
WarnerMedia International has appointed well-respected Canal Plus executive Vera Peltekian as VP and commissioning editor of original production for France. Based in Paris, Vera will commission original programming for HBO Max. Peltekian will join the company in November and will be part of HBO Max’s pan-regional team responsible for commissioning and producing drama, comedy, documentary […]
Streams of lava have laid waste to more than 742 hectares (1,833 acres) of land and destroyed almost 2,000 buildings on La Palma since the volcano started erupting on September 19.About 7,000 people have been evacuated from their homes on the island, which has about 83,000 inhabitants and forms part of the Canary Islands archipelago off northwestern Africa.Last week, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the island, the Spanish National Geographic Institute said.
The debt-free, cash-free deal consists of an initial sum of £87m, with a further deferred £14m.
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Thirty days on, the eruption activity at La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano shows no signs of slowing, with video from the morning of October 19 showing a “lava river” and rising ash.By Sunday, October 17, at least 1,956 structures had been destroyed by lava flows covering 811.8 hectares, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program.Disruption to air traffic over the weekend persisted into Monday, the local carrier Binter Canarias said, though La Palma airport was open on Tuesday, latest updates said.Roger P Frey, who resides on La Palma and posts updates to the site idafe.com, recorded this video. Credit: Idafe.Com via Storyful
COVID cases, deaths and hospitalisations are all increasing on a weekly basis, government figures show.
The singer admits she still loves junk food and insists losing weight has not stopped her eating what she loves.
Number 10 laid out 18 investment deals, which are set to support growth in sectors such as wind and hydrogen energy, sustainable homes, and carbon capture tech.
North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, setting off alarm bells across the region.The launch was reported by military officials in South Korea and Japan, and comes just after South Korean envoys met with U.S. officials to discuss the nuclear standoff on Monday.Pyongyang has ramped up its military activity dramatically in recent weeks, and Tuesday's launch marks its latest missile test.The missile was launched shortly after 10 a.m. local time from the sea in the vicinity of Sinpo, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said,where North Korea keeps submarines as well as equipment for test firing missiles.It wasn't clear if it was fired from a submarine or from a test barge.News of the launch quickly overshadowed a major arms fair taking place in Seoul, and pulled Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida away from several scheduled events.Kishida called the missile tests "regrettable" while South Korea's national security council called an emergency meeting, and urged Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table.In a statement, the U.S. military called Tuesday's launch "destabilizing," but said it did not pose an immediate threat.Analysts suggest Pyongyang's latest tests aim to match or surpass South Korea's own quietly expanding arsenal.Pyongyang has decried what it calls double standards by Seoul and Washington as it faces international sanctions over its weapons program.
A woman who threatened to file a police report against her ex-boyfriend for molest and threatened to disseminate nude photos of him was jailed for six months on 19 October 2021.
Streams of lava have laid waste to more than 742 hectares (1,833 acres) of land and destroyed almost 2,000 buildings on La Palma since the volcano started erupting on September 19. About 7,000 people have been evacuated from their homes on the island, which has about 83,000 inhabitants and forms part of the Canary Islands archipelago off northwestern Africa. Last week, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the island, the Spanish National Geographic Institute said. Since before the eruption, tremors were registered constantly in La Palma.
Portuguese authorities seize a 5.2-tonne haul of cocaine from a Spanish-registered sailing ship, arresting two Spanish citizens and a Peruvian. of on the docks
World number one Djokovic, level on 20 Grand Slam titles with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, declined to reveal his vaccination status again this week and said he was unsure if he would defend his Australian Open title as authorities work out COVID-19 restrictions for the tournament.Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said he doubted any unvaccinated athletes would be allowed into the country, let alone Victoria which hosts the Australian Open in Melbourne.Victoria recently introduced a vaccine mandate for professional athletes, without clarifying whether it would cover those coming from abroad or other Australian states.Andrews suggested the mandate did cover international athletes and said there should not be special arrangements for athletes coming to compete at high-profile events.
Sri Lanka on Tuesday backed down from ambitious plans to become the world's first completely organic farming nation, reversing a ban on imports of chemical fertiliser.
Activists on Tuesday called for the postponement of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as China prepared to receive the Olympic flame, a day after a protest disrupted the lighting ceremony in Olympia.
Emerging with his first album, Gentle Bones, and accompanied by the voices of fellow Asian collaborators, Joel Tan showcases a different side of himself with a new brand of positivity.
Boris Johnson and his Cabinet have arrived at London's Science Museum for the Global Investment Summit, where the prime minister is set to announce £9.7 billion of new overseas investment in the UK.