People & Places

Bill Gates could soon become the world’s first trillionaire

Bill Gates

Bill Gates is already the world’s richest man but that’s chump change compared to what he could be in the ...

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‘Father of Pac-Man’ Masaya Nakamura dies

The founder of video game company Bandai Namco, which released cult game Pac-Man, has died at the age of 91, ...

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China’s father of Pinyin writing system dies aged 111

Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, who created the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman ...

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Bambi artist Tyrus Wong dies aged 106

Tyrus Wong, the artist whose works inspired the Disney film Bambi, has died aged 106. A Chinese immigrant, Mr Wong’s ...

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New Year delayed by one second

A “leap second” will be added to this year’s New Year’s countdown to compensate for a slowdown in the Earth’s ...

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