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    Protests in Tunisia

    Tunis, Tunisia Politics 20 Jan 2018

    Hundreds of people took to the streets on Sunday over the government's latest decision to raise prices and impose more taxes. As protests are spreading nationwide, going violent and clashes erupt between protestors and police forces, a young man died on Monday night in a city near the capital.... Read more

  • Philippines Shutters Critical Media Outlet

    Manila, Philippines Politics 22 Jan 2018

    The Philippines SEC closed a vociferous critic of President Duterte on Monday in a move that is likely to cement his perception as a dictator. The decision to close the closely followed Rappler is likely to reinforce perception that the Philippines is a dangerous place politically and physically for... Read more

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    Liberia: Inauguration of ex-soccer star George Weah as President

    Dakar, Senegal Politics, Sports 22 Jan 2018

    I plan visiting Liberia and covering the inauguration of George Weah on Jan 22. I will be available to do stories/ features, etc for any media Read more

  • Berguitta Cyclone Coverage

    Port Louis, Mauritius Natural Disasters 22 Jan 2018

    Berguitta cyclone hits Mauritius and Reunion Island. Local and international experts predicting a direct hit. Contact @paydesk for print, radio and tv coverage. Read more

  • Appeals Verdict in Brazilian Ex-President Lula's Corruption Case to be Announced

    Porto Alegre, Brazil Social 23 Jan 2018

    On Jan. 24, a regional appeals court in Porto Alegre, Brazil, will announce its verdict on ex-President Lula's appeal of his conviction last year in a corruption case. Sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison, Lula is free pending appeal, and leading the polls for Brazil's presidential election later... Read more

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    Formal indictment of suspected sub marine murderer. Police says it was planned

    København, Denmark Current Affairs 24 Jan 2018

    The suspect in the case of the murder of Swedish Journalist Kim Wall has been formally charged now and a trial date is moving closer. Police says they are charging Peter Madsen with planning the murder and want life in prison - perhaps the special Danish term "forvaring" that is open ended.... Read more

  • Video: Syrian baker expands production after surge in demand for traditional bread

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom Current Affairs, Food & Drink, Social, Cultural, 360 Videography 26 Jan 2018

    A Syrian baker is expanding his operation in Edinburgh after a surge in demand for his traditional bread. Abdullah Razzouk, who fled Syria in 2009 before setting set up in Taza Bake in Scotland in August 2014, uses a 5000-year-old recipe for the Khobez bread. He is also introducing Manakesh,... Read more

  • The death of Lavender - Xylella - How it will could change the English garden.

    Littlehampton, United Kingdom Science & Environment 26 Jan 2018

    Xylella (Xylella fastidiosa) The science Xylella fastidiosa (X. fastidiosa) is a bacterium which causes disease in a wide range of woody commercial plants such as grapevine, citrus and olive plants, several species of broadleaf trees widely grown in the UK, and many herbaceous plants. The... Read more

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    Barcelona is not Catalonia

    Barcelona, Spain Politics, Current Affairs, Social 26 Jan 2018

    After a heated confrontation between Catalonia and Spain, the catalan society seems to be back on track with its normality amidst a political framework that is still as complicated as usual. Among different discussions about the future of the region and whether independence can be achieved... Read more

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    Presidental Elections in Czech Republic

    Prague, Czech Republic Politics 27 Jan 2018

    There are currently 9 candidates for the position of the next Czech president. First round of elections will take place 12.-13. of January. If none of the candidates will win over 50% of votes, two strongest candidates will meet in the second round 26.-27. of January. I can cover both events, make... Read more

  • Three Foreigners Doing Business In Guangzhou

    Guangzhou Shi, China Business 31 Jan 2018

    This work was finished in September 2017. Movie clips of Three Foreigners Doing Business in Guangzhou: https://youtu.be/c5Y0l18JeGc According to "The History of the Port of Guangzhou," Panyu (Guangzhou's original name) began to grow as a port city in the Qin and Han dynasties (before Christ). As... Read more

  • Is the Resistance Freeing Women to Speak About Sexual Harassment?

    Scranton, United States of America Social 31 Jan 2018

    Our Radio show: Perspectives - Veterans and Families Today, political action and sexual harassment with a coed, a married and pregnant activist and Martin and me https://soundcloud.com/wkcv-lp-908850132/perspectives-veterans-and-families-host-hal-donahue-and-martin-vasquez-episode-11 Read more

  • Extremism rise in Pakistan

    Karachi, Pakistan Politics 31 Jan 2018

    Religious extremists factors given tough time to elected government, recently federal Government faced tough time during sit-in of 22 days in capital city Islamabad over issue related slightly amendment in oath by member of parliament. Sit-in continued 22 day and ended after mediation chief of army... Read more

  • Home for the Dead

    New Delhi, India Current Affairs 31 Jan 2018

    Close to India's most sacred Ganges river lies a home where many come to stay for a 90 day period. The condition of their stay: They must die within the stipulated period. Hindus believe if they die in Varanasi, considered among the most ancient cities in the world, there will be no rebirth. I have... Read more

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    Suppressing electoral violence in Zimbabwe

    Harare, Zimbabwe Current Affairs 31 Jan 2018

    Violence has been woven through the intricate fabric of Zimbabwe’s political history in various forms which include murder, beatings, rape, death threats, abductions, arbitrary arrests, torture, forced displacement, property damage, harassment, intimidation and terror. It has been used as the weapon... Read more

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    CHESS A RESPITE FOR THE DISABLED IN UGANDA

    Kampala, Uganda Social 31 Jan 2018

    It is a hot Wednesday afternoon in Kamwokya, a Kampala Suburb and after having my lunch meal I decide to maraud the city in search of fresh air. For some unsound reason, my intuition directs me to Mengo another Kampala suburb. As one loyal to my instincts, I concur and Mengo it is. As I... Read more

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    Uganda makes sudden u-turn against genetically modified crops

    Kampala, Uganda Science & Environment 01 Feb 2018

    Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has refused to sign a bill to allow commercial production of genetically modified crops arguing that GMs threaten the existence of indigenous crops and he questioned the monopoly patent rights given to seed producers. Ugandan is on the record for having the most... Read more

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    A Well Packaged 2017 Budget, Road to Recovery

    Ikeja, Nigeria Finance 01 Feb 2018

    • MAN, IOPN, and NEPC tasks FMITI, FG on the Need for a National Policy on Packaging. • Government Policies Inimical to the Growth of the Packaging Industry. It is no longer news that the prevailing economic recession in Nigeria has led to an unprecedented high inflationary trend, with the... Read more

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    Anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting

    Montréal, Canada Current Affairs 02 Feb 2018

    On Jan. 29, 2017, Alexandre Bissonnette opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City, killing six and injuring several other faithful with kids among them. A year after, commemorations will be held in Quebec City. Bissonnette's trial will start in March 28, 2018. Despite much outcry, he will not be... Read more

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    CHP Congress

    Ankara, Turkey Politics, Current Affairs 04 Feb 2018

    The biggest opposition party in Turkey, the Republican's People Party (CHP) will hold its party congress on 3-4 February in Ankara. This will give important insights on how the CHP plans to campaign for the upcoming elections both municipal and presidential. Even if these are scheduled for 2019,... 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

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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

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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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    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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    campaign to free Kaavin, a male elephant in the Islamabad zoo.

    Islamabad, Pakistan Social 03 Jul 2018

    After the tragic tic death of the female elephant suzi in Lahore zoo, the animal right group is now running the campaign to free Kaavin, a male elephant in the Islamabad zoo. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1408796/lahore-zoos-darling-suzi-dies-31/ The worldwide right group appeal of the Pakistan... Read more

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