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    How the tiny Baltics pioneer cutting-edge high-tech in combating COVID-19

    Kaunas, Lithuania Breaking News 31 May 2020

    The malady of public health, known as COVID-19, has turned into a great opportunity for some Baltic startups. A self-driving smart disinfectant robot created by a Vilnius-based startup has been a success in Honk Kong and other startups have had similar success too. Read more

  • Spain is the only European country that has kept children confined at home since march 13th

    Barcelona, Spain Breaking News 31 May 2020

    How is confinement affecting children? We will talk with families who are living since more than one month ago with their children confined at home, to see what they do in their daily life, how they have adapted, and the feelings that children experiment under confinement. For April 27th Spanish... Read more

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    The menace of Fake News and how it impacts our fight against COVID19.

    New Delhi, India Research 31 May 2020

    The spread of fake news, while not unique nor new, in times of COVID19 has caused immense emotional and physical strain on administrators, healthcare professionals, and law enforcement agencies. This article will explore what is categorized as fake news with regards to COVID19, how it is impacting... Read more

  • The Music of Corona: Refugee Youth Orchestra Program in Athens finds a way to keep playing

    Athens, Greece Cultural 31 May 2020

    "Life as we know it may have stopped, but creativity never stops, especially for kids." A youth refugee music school in Greece goes way beyond online to reach its students and keep the music going. One teacher even found a creative way to replace a broken violin string, under the strict lockdown... Read more

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    WHO believe concoctions do have a chance

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Business, Finance, Current Affairs, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Investigative Reporting, Breaking News 31 May 2020

    There is an unstoppable tug-of-war between the concoctions and WHO. Read more

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    Strong Africa concoctions a living WHO nightmare

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Business, Finance, Politics, Current Affairs, Natural Disasters, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Medical, Investigative Reporting, Research, Breaking News 31 May 2020

    Caption: Health Products Association (HPA) of Southern Africa chairlady Maria Ascencao. Photo courtesy of HPA By GODFREY SIGWELA AFRICA has been one of the preferred venues for conducting scientific research in view of finding vaccines. Killer diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Ebola are some of... Read more

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    Amphan the killer Super Cyclone took 85 lives in Odisha & WB

    Bhubaneswar, India ( Odisha & West Bengal) Climate Change 31 May 2020

    Little more than one year the poorest state of India Odisha has witnessed two two severe cyclones pushing the economy as well as the progress for several countries. For the first time the administration has to face two to three calamities simultaneously. The bounty of natural state Odisha has... Read more

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    NASA and SpaceX gear up for first US astronaut launch in almost a decade

    Cape Canaveral, United States of America Arts & Books 31 May 2020

    I will be on hand to cover the historic launch of two astronauts via a Space X vehicle today. I also covered the attempted launch on Wednesday as well. Read more

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    UK's first spaceport planned in sleepy north coast of Scotland village

    Tongue, United Kingdom Business, Current Affairs, Technology, Science & Environment 31 May 2020

    In August 2018, the UK government announced that they had selected a site near Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland, UK to be the site of the UK's first spaceport. For the crofters (farmers) of nearby Melness, who jointly own the site, it's 'Rockets Galore' - as the spaceport will turn a sleepy north coast... Read more

  • A Billion Reasons To Believe In Pan Africanism .

    Harare, Zimbabwe Business, Finance, Politics, Current Affairs, Arts & Books, Research, Social, Cultural, Breaking News 01 Jun 2020

    Pan-Africanism is a worldwide intellectual movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all people of African descent. ... At its core Pan-Africanism is "a belief that African peoples, both on the continent and in the diaspora, share not merely a common history, but a... Read more

  • I am a freelance Journalist seeking for International News Agencies/NGO to be your correspondent

    Harare, Zimbabwe Business, Finance, Media Training, Investigative Reporting, Breaking News, Climate Change 01 Jun 2020

    I am a Freelance Journalist based in Zimbabwe with more than 7 years in print and online media seeking for International News Agencies/NGO to be your correspondent . I am holder of Alison diploma in Journalism and Thomson Foundation certified journalism courses. Email... Read more

  • Fred Willard, Fernwood 2 Night and were the 1970s a Golden Age of TV or a wasteland of mindless dreck?

    Winnipeg, Canada Entertainment & Celebrity 01 Jun 2020

    (Plentiful links can be supplied upon request) By Rob McKenzie Fred Willard died this month, at age 86. On my social media feeds I noticed that when people paid tribute to his work, they often pointed to the brief yet memorable run of Fernwood 2 Night. Fernwood ran for 65 syndicated episodes in... Read more

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    Pangolin trafficking rampant in India

    Bhubaneswar, India( Athagrah Near Cuttack) Science & Environment 03 Jun 2020

    Pangolin trafficking enroute to China The seziure of pangolin along with her baby have unveiled the trafficking of these cute animals countrywide. However the forest officials along with the investigating agencies of the land are now after the business nexus of this tiny critter. However some... Read more

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    Praised for its coronavirus response, Ghana has botched a meningitis outbreak killing over 50

    Tamale, Ghana Health & Fitness 05 Jun 2020

    Ghana has received global praise for how it has handled the coronavirus outbreak. It was one of the first African countries to close schools and borders and to ban mass public gatherings. On a continent with low levels of coronavirus testing, Ghana has embarked on aggressive contact tracing and... Read more

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    Another Nuclear Arms Race

    Westford, United States of America Politics, Current Affairs, Research, Risk Analysis 05 Jun 2020

    Loopholes in the New Start treaty accelerated a nuclear arms race for high-quality tactical weapons. These weapons are intended for use in conventional battles. More worrisome, it’s happening in a degrading geopolitical but hypercompetitive environment. The US-China economic decoupling provides... Read more

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    Sanctions On North Korea Have The Opposite Effect

    Westford, United States of America Politics, Current Affairs, Research, Risk Analysis 05 Jun 2020

    North Korea has managed to build a completely functional nuclear program during 50 years of sanctions. Their continued progress through the pandemic and the economic slowdown will ensure they never negotiate again. Read more

  • Lockdowns and cessation of movements in Kenya are spreading Covid19 more than they should help prevent its spread

    Nairobi, Kenya Current Affairs 06 Jun 2020

    One million residents of Eastleigh in Nairobi Kenya who have been put on a total lockdown to curb the spread of covid19 are at war with the government and authorities over their current state. Citizens under lockdown cant access food and other basic needs prompting them to engage in demos which put... Read more

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    Uruguay, the country where the coronavirus does not prosper

    Montevideo, Uruguay Breaking News 07 Jun 2020

    After 80 days of the first cases detected, Uruguay remains with a very low rate of infection and only 22 deaths. The most surprising thing is that Uruguay never had a mandatory quarantine. With two borders between two giants, such as Argentina and Brazil, the latter as the global focus of the... Read more

  • Will Portugal bite a big chunk of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean, again, or give it away to China?

    Lisbon, Portugal Science & Environment 07 Jun 2020

    The 2020 UN Conference will take place in Lisbon (June 2-6) and Ocean is on top of the agenda, even beyond the Goal 14. Based in Lisbon and well immersed in the Blue Economy at large, from the industry perspective as well as from the academic, tourism and recreational segments; please refer to my... Read more

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    Dead Bodies Piling Up in Morgues in Ghana.

    Tamale, Ghana Health & Fitness 09 Jun 2020

    Dead bodies have begun piling up in Ghana's morgues including the Pantang Hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching, and the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgues in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions of Ghana. The leadership of the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana has said dead bodies are now "made... Read more

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    Covid-19: Ghana Government Evacuates Stranded Ghanaians

    Tamale, Ghana Current Affairs 09 Jun 2020

    The Government of Ghana is from today May 23 evacuating its citizens stranded in foreign countries back to Ghana. The evacuation starts with some 245 Ghanaians who are illegally living in Kuwait. Ghana government granted a special request to the Government of Kuwait to deport these... Read more

  • Company born out of Lockdown

    London, United Kingdom Business 16 Jun 2020

    With Lockdown reshaping ways of both retail and working for good, and several businesses have been set up under lockdown, which one way or another may be here to stay. What? The focus of the piece is Lockdown Gardener, was set up in response to the garden centres being forced to close and many... Read more

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    Silkworm farming is becoming a goldmine to rural Rwandan Women

    Kigali, Rwanda Business 18 Jun 2020

    Mukamusoni is smilling as she counts money from her monthly payment from the sales of silkworm cocoons,she rears silkworms and feeds them mulberry leaves. her life has changed as she has built a house managed to send her older son to university from the income she gets from the produce of these... Read more

  • Reporting from Spain

    Barcelona, Spain Current Affairs 20 Jun 2020

    Hello, I'm a freelance journalist based in Barcelona available to report on coronavirus or other topics for international media. If would like to pitch here some story ideas in case you are interested. Thanks!! -Manufacturing coffins against the clock Catalan coffin factories are multiplying... Read more

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    IMPACT: COVID-19, THE BROKEN TIES as DEAD FUNERALS TAKE OVER GHANA.

    Kumasi, Ghana Cultural 20 Jun 2020

    Funerals are sacred among all the major ethnic groups in Ghana with some level of reverence accosted to the dead. Most families after observing a “compulsory one week celebration” of a deceased usually schedule the final funeral rites for at least one month to allow adequate preparation for the... Read more

  • REGIONAL PANDEMIC

    Mt Elgon Forest, Kenya Science & Environment 26 Jun 2020

    The east African region is at a great risk of phasing an acute food shortage in the next 10-15 years. This has largely been contributed to by the migration of bees from Kenya: Uganda and Tanzania to tropical forests as a result of heavy chemical use on farms. Bees are the chief agents of pollination... Read more

  • Clinical trial coronavirus Spain

    Barcelona, Spain Breaking News 30 Jun 2020

    Good afternoon, I am a freelance journalist based in Barcelona. Considering the current situation in Spain in reference to the coronavirus, I wanted to send you a proposal in case you are interested (you can see some samples of my work in my website: nurivilcom.wordpress.com). The report... Read more

  • How are the most vulnerable people in society living coronavirus outbreak? An old nun story

    Barcelona, Spain Breaking News 30 Jun 2020

    A noon activist reflecting her life and work in the midst of coronavirus epidemy Summary Mari Pau Trayner Vilanova is a noon, 84 years old, who fights actively for the rights of the noons inside the Church. In fact, she devoted her life to struggle for a change inside the Church. Although her... Read more

  • A Bandana And A Prayer: Stories From Workers Braving COVID-19 in Dakar

    Dakar, Senegal Science & Environment, Medical, Social, Cultural, Breaking News, Travel 30 Jun 2020

    A curfew and social distancing have taken the African city that never sleeps by storm. The roads are empty by 7 and the local markets are like ghost towns. Meet the men and women braving the virus to try to keep a roof over their children's heads. A taxi driver, a fish seller, and an Imam tell their... Read more

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    How Covid19 Is Impacting In Ghana

    Tamale, Ghana Current Affairs 30 Jun 2020

    The impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is being felt in every facet of life. Jobs, relationships and education are all feeling the pressure from a pandemic that is ravaging every corner of the globe. In Ghana. the situation is not different. All education institutions have been closed,... Read more

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