Posts with the category “europe”

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Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95
September 6th, 2019
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said."It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the...  Read More
by James Koroma
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How the Cold War Space Race Led to U.S. Students Doing Tons of Homework
August 13th, 2019
How the Cold War Space Race Led to U.S. Students Doing Tons of Homework Middle-schoolers who trudge home each day with a 50-pound backpack and hours of homework would have had an easier time in 1901. ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last
July 16th, 2019
Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last Few monuments in the world are more recognizable than the Parthenon. Sitting atop a limestone hill rising some 500 feet above the Ilissos Vall...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies
June 30th, 2019
Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore has died at his home early Monday morning. The Guyanese-born British citizen took a med...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Progressive Teaching Methods Have Fuelled Rise In Poor Discipline And Bad Behaviour States England School Behavior Expert
May 12th, 2019
Progressive Teaching Methods Have Fuelled Rise In Poor Discipline And Bad Behaviour States England School Behavior Expert Progressive teaching methods have fuelled the rise in poor discipline, the Gov...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change
March 29th, 2019
Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change We know that Neanderthals were carnivores, with a diet that consisted primarily—if not exclusively—of meat. But a new study by resear...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs
February 12th, 2019
Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs While it took the engineering expertise of hundreds of engineers, scientists, and pilots to ensure that Russian cosmonauts could survive space itself...  Read More
by James Koroma
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France protests an economic catastrophe
December 9th, 2018
France protests an economic catastrophe The "yellow vest" protests have been "a catastrophe" for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrati...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth
November 17th, 2018
Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth Superintendent Catherine Ugorji is settling in for another 24-hour shift monitoring UN patrols in the troubled Malian city of Gao. This for...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Middle Ages was enlightened era not Dark Ages says British Library expert
October 17th, 2018
Middle Ages was enlightened era not Dark Ages says British Library expert It is popularly held as a period when Britain and the rest of the world fell into a deep decline. But according to the British...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs
October 12th, 2018
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died from Ebola, and cases of ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Cambridge University students vote against Remembrance Sunday motion over fears it glorifies war
October 10th, 2018
Cambridge University students vote against Remembrance Sunday motion over fears it glorifies war Cambridge University’s Student Union (CUSU) has voted down a motion to promote Remembrance Sunday amid ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark
September 30th, 2018
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark Far out in the Pacific Ocean, Ben Lecomte swam past a milestone this week.Lecomte, who’s attempting to become the first man to swim across t...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Modric wins FIFA player of the year award
September 24th, 2018
Modric wins FIFA player of the year award Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned world footballer of the year by FIFA.Modric was voted ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishop appointment
September 22nd, 2018
Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishop appointment The Vatican on Saturday announced it had signed a "provisional agreement" with China on the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on a...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record
September 16th, 2018
Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record                     Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge is the new marathon World record holder.Kipchoge smashed the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kime...  Read More
by James Koroma
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New Guinean Finger Chopper Used To Mourn The Dead
September 4th, 2018
New Guinean Finger Chopper Used To Mourn The Dead The death of a spouse has severe emotional repercussions, but for the women of New Guinea’s Danai tribe, it also can mean great physical pain. It is t...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Thousands of children forced to wait months for wheelchairs
September 2nd, 2018
Thousands of children forced to wait months for wheelchairs Thousands of disabled children are being forced to wait months for a wheelchair amid “alarming” NHS failures, charities have warned. New fig...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Why Nordic countries might not be as happy as you think
August 25th, 2018
Why Nordic countries might not be as happy as you think Nordic countries like Finland and Norway may regularly come out on top of world happiness indexes for wellbeing year-on-year - but new research ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought
August 17th, 2018
Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought By the time pharaohs like King Tut ruled Egypt, mummification was a codified practice that had started in the Old Kingdom period around ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Sleep deprivation fuels loneliness because tired people are socially repellent, say scientists
August 14th, 2018
Sleep deprivation fuels loneliness because tired people are socially repellent, say scientists   Sleep deprivation is fuelling the loneliness epidemic because overly-tired people are less sociable, a ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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4 Perennial Berries You Can Plant Once And Enjoy For A Lifetime
August 12th, 2018
4 Perennial Berries You Can Plant Once And Enjoy For A Lifetime Many of us living off-the-grid have a robust garden to supplement the homestead’s food supply. Usually, the garden relies on annual plan...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Denmark issues first face veil fine after tussle
August 4th, 2018
Denmark issues first face veil fine after tussle Police in Denmark fined a 28-year-old woman for wearing a full face veil, the first time a punishment was meted out since it became illegal on Wednesda...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Lemur extinction: Vast majority of species under threat
August 2nd, 2018
Lemur extinction: Vast majority of species under threat Almost every species of lemur, wide-eyed primates unique to Madagascar, is under threat of extinction. That is the conclusion of an internationa...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Zimbabwe’s Transitional Election: An Opportunity to Rebrand
July 28th, 2018
Zimbabwe’s Transitional Election: An Opportunity to Rebrand Zimbabwe will elect Emmerson Mnangagwa as the new president this month. Amidst global  trends of divisive politics, Zimbabwe will hope to bu...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Italy restricts vehicle access to the Dolomites to protect mountains from excessive tourism
July 24th, 2018
Italy restricts vehicle access to the Dolomites to protect mountains from excessive tourism Italian authorities have started restricting motor traffic into the Dolomite mountains during summer to prev...  Read More
by James Koroma
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France Beats Croatia In World Cup Final
July 15th, 2018
France Beats Croatia In World Cup Final France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps' si...  Read More
by James Koroma
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France strikes back against Netflix to protect its cultural exception
July 14th, 2018
France strikes back against Netflix to protect its cultural exception France has long defended its ‘exception culturelle'  with subsidies, quotas and tax breaks to protect French films, music and tele...  Read More
by James Koroma
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The Louisiana Purchase Was Driven by a Slave Rebellion
July 3rd, 2018
The Louisiana Purchase Was Driven by a Slave Rebellion Children in pens. The overwhelming stink of human waste. Auctions at which human bodies were prodded, compared, and purchased. It was all in a da...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp merger welcomed by unions
June 30th, 2018
Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp merger welcomed by unions Unions have welcomed a merger between Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp which will create Europe's second-biggest steelmaker. The deal will mean Indian-...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before his birth
June 20th, 2018
Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before his birth The builders of Britain’s ancient stone circles like Stonehenge were using Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the Greek ph...  Read More
by James Koroma
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African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty
June 15th, 2018
African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty Geneva — Gambia's Vice President and Minister for Women's Affairs, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, says trade has been a strategic tool for reducing p...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Pope to oil execs: World must convert to clean fuel
June 9th, 2018
Pope to oil execs: World must convert to clean fuel Pope Francis has told oil executives the world should convert to renewable fuels, calling the continued search for fossil fuels "worrying".The pope ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Japanese whaling programme slaughtered 122 pregnant minke whales on barbaric and illegal hunt
May 30th, 2018
Japanese whaling programme slaughtered 122 pregnant minke whales on barbaric and illegal hunt Animal rights activists have expressed outrage after a report on Japan’s “scientific whaling” programme sh...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth
May 22nd, 2018
Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth and has invited the bloc of former British colonies to send observers to its general elections set for this year...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Zimbabwe CEO Makes Prestigious Young Global Leaders List
May 10th, 2018
Zimbabwe CEO Makes Prestigious Young Global Leaders List The chief executive of Zimbabwe's EcoCash Natalie Payida Jabangwe has been named Young Global Leader (YGL) by the influential Swiss--based Worl...  Read More
by James Koroma
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The Huge Appetite Of Louis XIV
May 1st, 2018
The Huge Appetite Of Louis XIV When French King Louis XIV died in 1715, his stomach was reportedly twice the size of the average human. Louis was known for his voracious appetite, but little did he kn...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Remembering the Prince of Mathematicians: Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
April 30th, 2018
Remembering the Prince of Mathematicians: Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss Born 241 years ago on April 30, Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss is often described as the "Prince of Mathematicians" and hailed for hi...  Read More
by James Koroma
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5 Weird Stories from the History of Embalming
April 23rd, 2018
5 Weird Stories from the History of Embalming More than 5,000 years ago the Ancient Egyptians developed the first embalming rituals to preserve lost loved ones. But, let’s get real. Mummies may last a...  Read More
by James Koroma
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India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12
April 21st, 2018
India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12 India's cabinet has approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Narendra Modi, the prime minister, held a...  Read More
by James Koroma