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  1. Designated Covid hospitals were overwhelmed by a winter wave that started in October, leading to thousands of patients being turned away multiple times.
  2. ChatGPT is a free program that generates text in response to a prompt. It has gained wide popularity since its debut in November, while raising concerns about copyright and plagiarism.
  3. PayPal’s stock has been battered by the slowdown in growth in payments volume on its platform after the pandemic began to recede.
  4. To make the meaningful change the growing climate crisis demands, it is the next generation of thinkers that will lead the fight into the future
  5. Canada has already started restricting Chinese investment in its critical minerals sector, ordering three Chinese firms to divest from a trio of junior lithium explorers in early November.
  6. The world’s No 2 DRAM maker is cutting output and capex as it awaits a recovery in the second half of the year.
  7. China’s Caixin/S&P Global manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 49.2 in January, up from 49 in December, data released on Wednesday showed.
  8. Charlene An posted on social media that she was travelling in a taxi with friends after a night out in Bangkok when they were stopped, searched and had to pay US$820 before they were allowed to leave.
  9. Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai has shot to mainland social media prominence after an introspective, 44-second message he posted on the short-video app, Douyin, garnered him nearly a million new followers in just six hours.
  10. IMF chief economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas believes that China’s reopening will provide a global economic boost, most notably in Asia where many economies are closely linked.