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Elon Musk becomes first person ever to lose $200b

Elon Musk was the second person ever to amass a personal fortune of more than US$200 billion, breaching that threshold in January 2021, months after Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos. The Tesla chief executive has now achieved a first of his own:…

US imposes Covid testing for visitors from China

The US has become the latest country to impose Covid testing on visitors from China, after Beijing announced it would reopen borders next week. Italy, Japan, Taiwan and India also announced mandatory tests, but Australia and…

US winter storm traps New York State residents in cars

At least 28 people have died in western New York State, most of them in Buffalo, as a monster winter storm continues to batter North America. A state official said some people had been trapped in cars for more than two days…

Dozens dead as big freeze grips North America

At least 38 deaths have now been linked to a severe Arctic freeze that continues to pummel the US and Canada. Officials say 34 people died across the US, with the worst-hit area being the city of Buffalo, in New York state.…