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Month: June 2020

Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Five reasons why it is so bad in Yemen
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Image copyright AFP Image caption Yemen’s health facilities have been devastated by five years of war Coronavirus could spread faster, wider and with deadlier consequences in Yemen than many other countries in the world, the UN says. Here’s five reasons why.1. It is a country still at warSince 2015, Yemen has been devastated by conflict,…

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How a city known for high crime rates and racial tensions kept its protests non-violent
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Protests against systemic racism and police brutality in America continue to call for justice after the police murder of George Floyd on May 25. Floyd’s death catalyzed an uprising of voices that are pushing forward the national narratives around policing and public safety. There is a widespread, growing call to defund and dismantle America’s long-militarized…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Rumours, fear and rising Covid deaths in Pakistan
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Image copyright JPMC Image caption Medics treating people at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in Karachi Doctors in Pakistan are warning that the country’s already weak healthcare system could soon be overwhelmed by coronavirus patients. So far, with fewer than 2,000 deaths, the outbreak hasn’t been as deadly as some initially feared. But with the…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Alarm over ‘invasive’ Kuwait and Bahrain contact-tracing apps
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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Users of the “BeAware Bahrain” app are required to register with a national ID number Kuwait and Bahrain have rolled out some of the most invasive Covid-19 contact-tracing apps in the world, putting the privacy and security of their users at risk, Amnesty International says.The rights group found the apps…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Iran fears second wave after surge in cases
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Image copyright EPA Image caption A health ministry poll suggested only 40% of Iranians believed in social distancing Iran has reported a record daily increase in the number of coronavirus cases, stoking fears of a second wave in the Middle East’s biggest outbreak.The health ministry said 3,574 new Covid-19 infections were recorded on Wednesday -…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: The misinformation circulating in Africa about Covid-19
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students at a Madagascar school down Covid-Organics before classes begin As coronavirus cases spread through African countries, misleading information continues to be shared on social media and online. Here are some of the stories that have been widely shared recently. 1. The ‘plot’ to stop Africa developing its own…

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Quarantine Kit: How Jack Ritchie Of Bearcubs Stays Balanced In Isolation
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“Quarantine Kit” features interviews with our favorite actors, musicians, chefs, athletes, and artists about their personal methods for killing time, staying fit, and keeping social distance during isolation. I’ve been jamming out to Bearcubs on a near-daily basis since we went into lockdown. I’ve yet to find another artist that perfectly captures the isolation we’ve…

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Quarantine Kit: How Jack Ritchie Of Bearcubs Stays Balanced In Isolation
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“Quarantine Kit” features interviews with our favorite actors, musicians, chefs, athletes, and artists about their personal methods for killing time, staying fit, and keeping social distance during isolation. I’ve been jamming out to Bearcubs on a near-daily basis since we went into lockdown. I’ve yet to find another artist that perfectly captures the isolation we’ve…

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How to Open Your Eyes and Make the Most of Life
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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust I was asleep for the first thirty-two years of my life. I was jolted awake when my daughter was born unable to sustain her own breath. I sat beside her in the NICU helplessly every day for…

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The Covid-19 lockdown has opportunities for India’s realty sector – Quartz
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The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up monumental challenges for India’s real estate industry.The sector, which has been struggling with a slowdown for the past five years, had started seeing some green shoots of recovery earlier this year. However, the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown that ensued has led to a slump in sales, halt in…

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De Blasio still collects $9,000-a-month in rent
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De Blasio is still collecting $9,000-a-month from three rental properties he owns in Park Slope because ‘his tenants are employed and can pay’ while small business owners and commercial landlords bleed dry for as long as NYC stays closedDe Blasio owns two buildings in Park Slope which contain three separate apartments He and his wife collect…

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