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Greek villages evacuated as forest fire rages

Six villages and two monasteries were evacuated after the fire broke out on Wednesday evening near the village of Schinos on the Gulf of Corinth, some 90 kilometres (56 miles) west of Athens, a spokesman told AFP.

Diplomatic push for Gaza truce as Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire

Talks aiming to end the bloodshed continued after US President Joe Biden urged a "significant de-escalation" while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to push on until the military campaign reaches its objective, "to restore quiet and security" for Israelis.

Twitter drops image-cropping algorithm after finding bias

The messaging platform said it found the algorithm delivered 'unequal treatment based on demographic differences' with whites and males favored over Blacks and females, and 'objectification' bias that focused on a woman's chest or legs, described as 'male gaze.'

Bitcoin tumble slows with help from Elon Musk

The virtual currency fell to almost $30,000 -- less than half the record value it reached last month -- before climbing back over $39,500 around 2000 GMT. It was still above its level at the start of the year.

US allows Pfizer vaccine in fridge for a month

The US Food and Drug Administration said it had made the decision "based on a review of recent data submitted by Pfizer," and will allow vials of the vaccine to be stored at refrigerator temperatures of 2-8 degrees Celsius (35-46 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to one month.