Lebron James breaks nearly 40-year-old record to becomes NBA’s leading scorer
08 February 2023 | 11:23 am
In his 20th season at 38 years old, 'The King' is the new career scoring king of the NBA with 38,390 points. LeBron James has done it. James became the National Basketball Association's all-time leading scorer on Tuesday (7 February), passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's career total of 38,387 points.
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New data shows Chinese economic growth slowing, with property investment in steep decline and youth unemployment at a record high. Also, the US Federal Reserve confirms its "hawkish pause" policy, keeping interest rates steady for now but planning for more hikes. Finally, economists name an unlikely culprit for persistent Swedish inflation: Beyoncé.
The papers continue to headline on the Greek migrant drowning disaster as many dailies point the finger at Europe's indifference to the crisis. Also: Boris Johnson is lambasted in the British papers after a parliamentary committee report just about calls him a liar. In France, doctors hail results from the world's first successful brain surgery in-utero. Finally, a new Rubik's Cube world record is set in 3.13 seconds!
People fleeing Russia's war in Ukraine have brought migration to Germany to a higher level than ever before.
The flood of people leaving the German Catholic Church has accelerated, breaking another new record in 2022. Numerous sexual abuse scandals are believed to be in part to blame.
NBA Player Russell Westbrook has re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers on a two-year, $7.9 million deal. After making almost $47 million last season, Westbrook’s new deal amounts to the biggest pay cut ever in league history. Westbrook surpasses the $30 million pay cut taken by Blake Griffin a few years back.
A Nigerian man has completed more than 200 hours singing, another managed a 100-hour live video on Instagram, while a masseuse's bid to massage people for 75 hours ended in exhaustion.
The ongoing heatwave in the northern hemisphere highlights the critical importance of reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to renewable energy sources. REN21, a think tank specialising in energy policy, closely monitors the progress of renewable power on an annual basis. According to their global report for 2022, renewable energy achieved a record share of 30% in electricity generation, but still faces challenges in sectors such as heat and fuel.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson broke the record for the highest paycheck for a single movie. Actors in Hollywood are either paid in full up front, or receive an initial portion, with a percentage of the movie's earnings promised.
The extreme temperatures across continents are no surprise, say NASA's top scientists. They believe there’s a "50-50 chance" that 2023 will be the hottest year on record, with next year likely even warmer.
Temperatures in Greece are expected to rise above 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) over the next couple of days, as much of the world grapples with extreme heat this summer.
Media reports say that Saudi side Al Hilal have made a world record bid for PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.
Lionel Messi broke a record previously held by Tom Brady following his highly-publicized move to Inter Miami. The Argentine superstar brought his storied soccer career in Europe to an end after nearly two decades playing at the pinnacle of the sport. Messi’s popularity for being one of the greatest soccer players of all time followed him across the pond.
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As emerging technologies like artificial intelligence transform industries, Europe's largest economy is eager to catch up with the US and China. Will it succeed?
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