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Myanmar: The people who are on the streets deserve the world’s full support

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The future of Myanmar depends on the momentum of its people and the international community, which can exert pressure on the military for a dialogue with the NLD party to share power. The people...

Rapid COVID-19 tests work as well as quarantine for travel – research

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(Reuters) - Rapid antigen tests on arrival after travel can be just as effective as quarantining to stop imported cases of COVID-19, according to new research which the travel industry hopes will convince Britain...

India reports new coronavirus variant as daily deaths reach year’s high

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India reported a new variant of the coronavirus on Wednesday as it struggled with the highest single-day tally of new infections and deaths this year. The variant, described by officials as a “double mutant”, has...

Colorado supermarket shooter kills 10, including police officer

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A gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, killing 10 people, including the first police officer to arrive on the scene, before the bloodied suspect was arrested in the second...

Coronavirus – Time to be alert again

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It seems Covid-19 battle isn't over yet. There is a sharp spike in the cases of this viral disease in different countries including neighbouring countries India. The risk of spread of the coronavirus has surged due...

Can Democracy Survive Under the Communist Rule?

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Recently, the number of communist nations increased by 1 to 6 after Nepal, the landlocked Himalayan country, joined Cuba, China, North Korea, Laos, and Vietnam. CPN-UML led by Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli and Maoist Centre...

Myanmar Buddhist group signals break with authorities after bloody crackdown

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Myanmar’s most powerful Buddhist monks’ association called on the junta to end violence against protesters and accused an “armed minority” of torture and killing innocent civilians since last month’s coup, media said on Wednesday. In...

Germany, Italy, France suspend AstraZeneca shots amid safety fears, disrupting EU vaccinations

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Germany, France and Italy said on Monday they would suspend AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots after several countries reported possible serious side-effects, but the World Health Organization (WHO) said there was no proven link and people...

India reports biggest daily jump in COVID-19 infections this year

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India reported the year’s biggest daily increase in COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with 25,320 new infections, a day ahead of a lockdown in the western state of Maharashtra, the epicentre of the renewed surge. The...

‘Peak twins?’ – Scientists say IVF means more being born now than ever before

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More twins are being born now than ever before, largely due to rising use of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and other assisted reproduction techniques, the first global study of human twinning has found. With about...







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Save the elephants

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Last week a barasingha strayed into a field in Panchkula. She ate a ball of wheat only to find it was a homemade bomb...

How fashion is killing the planet

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It's not just what you eat that is killing the earth and all its inhabitants. It is also what you wear. Every time you buy...

World Stroke Day, 29 October 2020

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Stroke is a major cause of disability and death globally that disproportionately affects people in low- and middle-income countries. Worldwide, stroke is the second...

Compassion: Key to happiness

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Compassion is not a hobby or something you do in a good mood or when you are well fed or with your friends, It...