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    Novartis bribery scandal rocks Greek political and media climate

    Athina, Greece Business 21 Feb 2018

    With help of FBI Greek prosecutors have been conducting a Novartis bribery inquiry for more than a year. Investigators believe that Novartis overcharged the Greek state for medicines in collaboration with government officials who received kickbacks, bilking taxpayers some €3 billion ($3.7... Read more

  • EALA PARLIAMENT KICKS OFF IN KAMPALA UGANDA

    Kampala, Uganda Current Affairs 23 Feb 2018

    EALA Parliament kicks off in Kampala City with lots of issues to discuss, including regional business and how to help their local communities produce what products that are marketable. Read more

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    Entire family (23 people) removed from cruise ship after brawl.

    Eden, Australia Cultural 23 Feb 2018

    From the ABC: "An entire family group who were removed from a Carnival cruise after a brawl overnight were involved in other incidents during a 10-day South Pacific cruise, Carnival Australia says. The company confirmed that the 23 people taken off the Carnival Legend by police were members of... Read more

  • Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea

    PyeongChang, South Korea Current Affairs 24 Feb 2018

    I will be in PyeongChang covering the Olympics for the Washington Post. I will be following the North Korean athletes as well as monitoring the orchestra and other parts of the delegation, as well as doing general news. Happy to do two-ways for radio/television from the games venue as available. Read more

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    Florida school shooting

    Parkland, United States of America Current Affairs 24 Feb 2018

    Seventeen students and staff died, and 14 were injured, in America's latest gun massacre - at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida. As chilling new details emerge of the life and character of gunman Nikolas Cruz, 19, the grieving families have begun to bury their dead - and the... Read more

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    Mobile World Congress

    Barcelona, Spain Technology 27 Feb 2018

    I’ll be covering the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry (26 February – 1 March). Available for Video Rushes, Photography, Interview, Live Phoner for Radio, Skype for TV, News Gathering. Read more

  • The Tales of Saudi Female Tour Guides - Powerful Female Narraitves of Saudi Culture, Histroy And Ar

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Current Affairs, Film & Theatre, Cultural, 360 Videography 28 Feb 2018

    The ancient villages and venerable holy cities have been for centuries the emblem of Saudi culture and lifestyle. Since the 90s women in Saudi have been providing tours unofficially and unlicensed while mentoring young male tour guides who then get official licenses more easily. Indeed, female... Read more

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    Interview to Brenda Milner (99 years old) founder of neuropsychology

    Montréal, Canada Science & Environment 28 Feb 2018

    Interview to Brenda Milner (99 years old) founder of neuropsychology. Milner has been called the founder of neuropsychology,[and has proven to be an essential key in its development. She received the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience “for the discovery of specialized brain networks for memory and... Read more

  • Central Punjab, the hub of Child Pornography

    Lahore, Pakistan Investigative Reporting 28 Feb 2018

    Punjab, the largest province of Pakistan has emerged as a hub of the trade of children pornography and the images related to the sexual abuse of children. In a recent few months at least two culprits have been nabbed, involved in recording and online posting the sex videos of children. In most of... Read more

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    GREECE: How much suffering is enough suffering? Two years since informal refugee camp was shut down

    Athina, Greece Social 28 Feb 2018

    Two years are passing since one of the biggest humanitarian crisis on European ground in last decade took place. Some 15.000 people were trapped in a border between Greece and Macedonia living in tents under snow and rain for months. “We had no blankets in tent, while outside was snowing. The... Read more

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    Romania ranked last in EU according to Democracy Index 2017

    București, Romania Politics 28 Feb 2018

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    Ethiopia ends ban on nationals overseas employment in Middle Eastern Nations

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Investigative Reporting 28 Feb 2018

    Ethiopia has after a four year ban allowed it's nationals to be employed in Middle Eastern nations. The ban was put in place in 2014 after grisly reports of abuse of Ethiopian migrant workers countries like Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. the end of the ban is expected to benefit hundreds of... Read more

  • Asian Martial arts in Tunisia

    Tunis, Tunisia Sports 28 Feb 2018

    The martial arts of Asian origin are popular among the Tunisian people and are the number one in terms of the number of those who come to them because of the sport of ethics. Questions: Why did you choose Asian sport, which is far away from Tunisia instead of choosing another sport, for example... Read more

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    Bans on extramarital and gay sex proposed in Indonesia

    Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia Current Affairs, Social, Cultural 28 Feb 2018

    http://www.simonroughneen.com/asia/seasia/indonesia/bans-on-extramarital-and-gay-sex-proposed-in-indonesia-rte-world-report/ Indonesian parliamentarians will vote soon on measures which include criminalizing not only gay sex but all sex outside marriage between men and women... Read more

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    text/video interview of Dawa Yongzam Sherpa

    Kathmandu, Nepal Entertainment & Celebrity 28 Feb 2018

    Dawa Yongzam Sherpa completed a rigorous course run by the Swiss-based International Federation of Mountain Guides, often described as a Ph.D. in mountaineering. The prestigious qualification has been awarded to around 6,000 people worldwide and just 50 men in Nepal, despite climbing being a... Read more

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    Romania's for Western part are close to travelling by bike over a single weekend between 2 countries.

    București, Romania Cultural 28 Feb 2018

    People in Timisioara(RO) are anxious to be able to travel to Serbia by bike. Up to know only 37km of the track are ready, stopping short of reaching Serbia. Many hope that they will soon go by bike from Timisoara, in West Romania to Zrenjanin, Serbia visiting by bike 2 countries in over a single... Read more

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    INterview with BAT ROmania new boss

    București, Romania Business 28 Feb 2018

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  • Nam Du Island, Southern Vietnam

    Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam Cultural 28 Feb 2018

    The ban on foreigners visiting the Vietnamese island of Nam Du and its surrounding archipelago of 21 unspoiled islets in the Gulf of Thailand has been lifted again. https://e.vnexpress.net/projects/the-most-beautiful-islands-in-vietnam-you-cant-visit-3547642/index.html I will travel there... Read more

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    Toilet Man Of India

    Jaipur, India Social 01 Mar 2018

    An estimated 2.3 billion people worldwide live without toilets... and 60% of them are Indians. One in every two people in Indian defecates in the open, according to the most recent Indian census. This week, we meet one man who is taking on the epic challenge of India’s sanitation crisis..... Dr... Read more

  • Iranians interested in Albania

    Tiranë, Albania Investigative Reporting 01 Mar 2018

    Iranians looks like are interested in Albania. Data coming from Alexa.com show that two of the most important news outlets in Albania have a growing audience from Iran, strange for a Balkan country and not adding it never happened before. Read more

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    Russian Presidential Exelction 2018

    Moskva, Russia Politics 19 Mar 2018

    The election campaign will start later but we already have some qs and inputs such as - will Mr. Putin will run for it, who will be his opponents (or "opponents") etc. I can start to tell about it right now and anyway I'll be here at the Election Night :) Last 3 elexx I was an election officer so... Read more

  • The Biz Lounge

    London, United Kingdom Finance 30 Mar 2018

    I produce a daily 2 minute video for UK investors in stocks - looking at a particular stock, and 'big boss' focus - from business, sports, showbiz, etc. The aim of the videos is to make investing ideas available to non-professional investors in a friendly and easy to access format. Read more

  • Far-Right Set to Win Costa Rica's Elections

    San José, Costa Rica Politics 31 Mar 2018

    Elections will take place this week in Costa Rica, with a tropical version of Trump (http://bit.ly/2CX5d8j) currently leading the polls. A runoff vote will be held in April. The far-right and the religious parties are taking the lead, with frontrunners Juan Diego Castro and Fabricio Alvarado,... Read more

  • Albania between dams and tourism

    Tiranë, Albania Science & Environment 31 Mar 2018

    Albanians are largely discussing whether dams or tourism is more important in the country when 500 new dams are planned to being build in national parks. Read more

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    Tuition Assistance Provided to Children of Visually Impaired

    Monrovia, Liberia Investigative Reporting 01 Apr 2018

    MONROVIA, Montserrado – Primary school education is one of the building blocks of life. However, for children living in poverty in Liberia, the likelihood of accessing and completing their primary school education cycle is substantially reduced. Those chances are even worse for children of... Read more

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    Bucharest eat with strangers trend

    București, Romania Cultural 05 Apr 2018

    Got an idea about an piece on a new trend that's gaining speed in Bucharest. Peer-to-peer dining. It's about bringing strangers into your home and cooking for them for a fee. I know a person who is developing this endeavor. He's very passionate about cooking, and this allows him to both exercise... Read more

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    Haley Viloria Surprising the world With its extraordinary body flexibility in the Cirque Du Soleil

    Liège, Belgium Cultural 11 May 2018

    Viloria is a young talented American artist daughter of Venezuelan father and American mother, at 25 years of age, has seven surprising the world with its extraordinary body flexibility. He has worked in important circuses of international renown, such as Cirque du Soleil. The secret of her... Read more

  • 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Littlehampton, United Kingdom Cultural 26 May 2018

    Bespoke story and/or images about the flower show, from Celebraty apperances to the best of the gardens. This year the RHS have made three smart moves for 2018: first, a new evening opening on Friday 25 May (8-10pm) which will give more people a chance to enjoy a balmy (fingers crossed)... Read more

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    The Right Snuff!

    München, Germany Cultural 30 Jun 2018

    Bavaria: The Snuff Capital of the World. Bavarians are wonderfully fun-loving, traditional-culture-loving people who enjoy all manner of sensual delights, among them beer, folk music, and snuff. Snuff has a centuries-old tradition here and there are quite a few different words for it in the local... Read more

  • CALCUTTA RESCUE: SAVING LIVES AND MORE

    Toronto, Canada Story Location is India Medical, Social 30 Jun 2018

    The story of Calcutta Rescue will resonate with readers who (appreciate that a sincerely well-intentioned non-governmental organization can work wonders when given the opportunity and when its organizers have unparalleled determination. Calcutta Rescue has operated in Kolkata and parts of rural... Read more

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