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Canada launches probe into Titanic sub tragedy

Canadian authorities said Friday they would launch an investigation into the loss this week of the Titan submersible along with five people onboard during a dive to the Titanic wreck.. The Canadian-flagged Polar Prince cargo vessel towed the Titan out to sea last weekend but lost contact with it about an hour and 45 minutes after the submersible launched into the ocean depths.

Superstar yogi Sadhguru: 'The age of yoga has come!'

Superstar yoga teacher Sadhguru has more than 10 million followers online and he sees no limit to how many people will become adherents in the coming years. . This generation and the coming generations are really ready for yoga," he said. 

UK launches mortgage help as interest rate soar

Britain on Friday unveiled help for millions of cash-strapped homeowners facing soaring mortgage costs in a cost-of-living crisis, after the Bank of England unexpectedly hiked interest rates to a new 15-year peak.. UK banks mostly offer mortgages with a fixed interest rate for a set period -- typically two to five years -- but after expiry this becomes variable or a new rate is set in line with prevailing market conditions.

Man pleads guilty in UK over Vietnamese migrant deaths

A Romanian man accused of being a ringleader of a people smuggling operation pleaded guilty on Friday to the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants, who were found dead in a lorry in southeast England.. Draghici pleaded guilty to the charges at London's Old Bailey court and will be sentenced at a date to be fixed.

Squatting Russian diplomat sparks standoff in Australia

A mystery Russian diplomat with a penchant for loungewear and cigarettes on Friday sparked a national security standoff between Canberra and the Kremlin, defying Australia's efforts to kick him off a messy building site near parliament.. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Friday described the diplomat -- who has been filmed leaving the shed to smoke cigarettes -- as "some bloke standing in the cold on a blade of grass in Canberra".

The ship sank. Or did it? Titanic misinformation swirls

The Titanic inspired a tear-jerking blockbuster and expeditions to its watery gravesite -- including a fatal one this week -- but viral TikTok videos peddle a stunning conspiracy theory: the ship never sank.. He alluded to an oft-repeated conspiracy theory that the company that built the Titanic purposely sank the Olympic, another one of its ships, as part of an elaborate insurance fraud.

Bison reintroduced to Canada's Banff thrive again

Wild bison that once numbered in the tens of millions in North America before being hunted almost to extinction are once again thriving in a pocket of western Canada.. Between 30 and 60 million bison once roamed North America.

Climate finance summit wraps up eyeing bigger progress

A global summit seeking to overhaul the international financial system wraps up Friday after taking small steps towards easing the debt burden of developing nations weighed down by climate and economic crises.. The V20 group of countries on the climate front lines -- which now includes 58 member nations -- has said restructuring the global financial system to align with climate targets must be completed by 2030.

Titan sub: what is a 'catastrophic implosion'?

A "catastrophic implosion," such as that believed to have destroyed the Titan submersible, would have happened with incredible force and speed given the crushing water pressure on the floor of the ocean.. In an implosion caused by a defect in the hull or for some other reason, the submersible would collapse in on itself in milliseconds, crushed by the immense water pressure.