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Nortwest Syria

War rages in northwest Syria and civilians are caught in the middle of the...

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concerned by the further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in northwestern Syria. Since mid-October fighting has intensified in several areas...
Iraq protests

What’s going on in Iraq these days?

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The short-term spark that set the protests off was the demotion of a prominent commander in the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service, or Golden Division, Abdel-Wahab al-Saadi. He was told to take...
Violence destruction Iraq

Terrorism risks placing Iraq on dangerous trajectory

“The deliberate killing of unarmed protesters by armed elements is nothing less than an atrocity against the people of Iraq,” said Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Secretary-General's Special Representative in the...
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Chinese cyber totalitarianism: facial recognition required to have a telephone line

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China has just taken a giant step forward in its ambitions to control everything that is done on the Internet, with the launch of a new "rights in cyberspace"...
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In China deepfakes become illegal and distributing them will be a criminal offence from...

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China takes seriously the proliferation of deepfakes, the famous videos that put the faces and even the voices of people in situations that are not real. As we know,...
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Armed groups kill Ebola health workers in eastern DR Congo

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The violence killed four workers responding to the Ebola outbreak and injured five others, at a camp in Biakato Mines, and an Ebola response coordination office, WHO said in...
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Russia considers banning mobile phones without Russian apps and software

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The Russian government has launched a new law requiring electronic devices to have pre-installed Russian apps and software if they are to be distributed in the country. The measure,...

Coral reefs degrade more and more every year: bad news for Nemo

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The beloved anemone fish popularized by the movies "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory" don't have the genetic capacity to adapt to rapid changes in their environment, according to a...
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Has the Climate Action Summit served any purpose?

Dozens of commitments were made at the Climate Action Summit 2019 hosted by the UN Secretary-General, in New York in September. Chief amongst them was a move by many countries...
World Food Programme

Can we feed the world and ensure no one goes hungry?

Thanks to rapid economic growth, and increased agricultural productivity over the last two decades, the number of people in the world who aren’t getting enough to eat has dropped...
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Tech tips to drive business success

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In the last decade, there have been many incredible technological developments that have completely transformed the business world. As a business owner, it is...
Tik Tok

The child grooming, the dark side of Tik Tok

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The 15-second music video application Tik Tok was the fourth most downloaded social application last year, but it proved to be a difficult year...
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What you should never do to remove ice from your car’s windshield

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With the arrival of the cold weather it is very important to have the windshield and wiper blades in perfect condition, especially in areas...
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When did the Milky Way engulf the Gaia-Enceladus galaxy?

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Researchers have pinpointed an early galactic merger that helped shape the Milky Way. The merger—a collision, actually—happened 11.5 billion years ago. That’s when a small...
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China is increasingly gaining control on media all around the world

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Over the past decade, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders have overseen a dramatic expansion in the regime’s ability to shape media content and narratives...
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New to League of Legends is a game, but not a video game

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Riot Games is diversifying its offering to be much more than the authors of a popular and almost mythical MOBA like League of Legends....
Melanie Perkins

Melanie Perkins, the Australian entrepreneur who founded Canva, is the new tech icon

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Canva is a design platform that was born in 2013 from the hand of the young Melanie Perkins. Seven years later, this portal is...

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