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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...
Greta Thunberg

Do companies believe actually in sustainability?

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It is a long, long, long way but more and more actors are involved in the climate challenge. Probably that is only a small step but, actually, it's a...
Marijuana in college hits maximum

College students use marijuana at highest level in 35 years

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College students’ use of marijuana in 2018 reached its highest level in the past three-and-a-half decades, research finds. Vaping of marijuana and of nicotine both doubled between 2017 and 2018,...
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The benefits of working with a top precision metal supplier

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Sourcing the right precision metals can make all the difference to the profitability and success of your project. You want to know you’re buying...
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Is tart cherry juice concentrate the best recovery drink right now?

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Montmorency tart cherry juice has gained a reputation as a recovery drink among elite and recreational exercisers, with research suggesting...
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On average, there is about one ‘marsquake’ on Mars per day

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On November 26 2018, the NASA InSight lander successfully set down on Mars in the Elysium Planitia region. Seventy Martian days later, the mission’s...
Wuhan coronavirus

Coronavirus is not a pandemic … yet: 77,362 cases and more than 2,600 deaths

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“Does this virus have pandemic potential? Absolutely, it has. Are we there yet? From our assessment, not yet,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told...
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Guitar tuners II

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Pedal Tuners This format is the king of live performance for several reasons: first one is that it can be integrated into our pedalboard, another...
Fat around arteries

Maybe we need fat around arteries after all

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New evidence suggests that the fat around our arteries may play an important role in keeping those blood vessels healthy. The finding could affect how...

Mindfulness has been shown to have benefits in treating conditions such as anxiety and...

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Merely a brief introduction to mindfulness helps people deal with physical pain and negative emotions, a new study by researchers at Yale, Columbia, and...

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