Facebook changes its name to Meta as part of company rebrand

Facebook has announced a rebrand of the company, renaming it Meta, to bring together its different apps and technologies. In an announcement at the Facebook Connect conference, founder Mark Zuckerberg said legacy apps like Facebook and Instagram will now be part of the new metaverse-focused parent company. It comes as the social media giant deals […]

Labour MP Rosie Duffield to skip party’s conference ‘due to threats’ amid calls for end to ‘factionalism’ and ‘intolerance’

A Labour shadow minister has called for an end to “factionalism” and “intolerance” following reports a female MP will miss the party’s conference on security advice. Rosie Duffield, the Labour MP for Canterbury, has told the Sunday Times she will stay away from the party’s gathering in Brighton later this week. According to the newspaper, […]

Denver mayor seeking $5M to give vaccinated city workers bonuses

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is asking the City Council for $5 million to give bonuses to city employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt from vaccination. Time is running out for the roughly 2,000 municipal workers who as of Sept. 3 either hadn’t gotten their shots or hadn’t been approved for an exemption […]

The Taliban are poised to name a supreme leader and map out their government.

The Taliban are preparing to set out their new Islamic government imminently, naming Haibatullah Akhundzada, the insurgency’s top religious leader, as the country’s supreme authority, according to a Taliban official. Although the group swiftly seized final control of the country this month, the Taliban have spent more than a decade preparing to take power by […]