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Hot Off The Wires - 4th June 2021

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  • Global food prices jumped by 40% in May as compared with a year ago, according to a key United Nations gauge, suggesting that pandemic-induced inflation is accelerating.

  • United Airlines has bought 15 planes capable of travelling at twice the speed of modern airliners as it aims to bring back supersonic travel 18 years after Concorde’s final flight.

  • Antivirus company Norton has announced plans to add a feature to its LifeLock security software that will allow millions of people to mine cryptocurrencies without installing any extra programmes.

  • An influential parliamentary committee is to consider allegations of exploitative working practices at the delivery firm Hermes after couriers claimed they had been told to accept pay cuts or lose their delivery rounds.

  • Britain is poised to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with Norway as soon as Friday, boosting the UK's fish processing industry as well as service exports; further agreements with Iceland and Liechtenstein expected soon afterwards.


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According to Greek mythology, who defeated the Minotaur in its labyrinth in Crete?

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