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Shiv Sena attacks 'secular' ally Congress

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 17 (ANI): As the issue of renaming Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar snowballs into a controversy, Shiv Sena ...

Interference Forces BBC to Stop Airing Show on Pakistani TV

ISLAMABAD - Britain's BBC's Urdu Service Friday ended its contract for its half-hour, five-day-a-week television news show on a Pakistan's ...

South Africa failed to get its act together on vaccines: here's how

South Africa has an estimated population approaching 60 million. To achieve herd immunity against COVID-19, the government recently set the ...

Vampire finches: how little birds in the Galapagos evolved to drink blood

For most people, the word "vampire" brings to mind Dracula or perhaps slayers such as Blade or Buffy; or maybe ...

Capitol attacks may jeopardise public access to democratic institutions

Washington DC's Capitol building has been placed under extremely tight security since supporters of Donald Trump overran its halls. Their ...

Uganda election: Museveni social media ban caps violent campaign

Forty-eight hours before Ugandan voters went to the polls the country's Communications Commission (UCC) imposed a social media blackout. It ...

Climate change: what would 4C of global warming feel like?

Another year, another climate record broken. Globally, 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year ever recorded. This was all ...

Why you should consider adding classical music to your exercise playlist

For many people, an essential part of any exercise regime is the music that accompanies it. Whether you're a runner, ...

Digital hoarders: we've identified four types - which are you?

How many emails are in your inbox? If the answer is thousands, or if you often struggle to find a ...

The Capitol siege recalls past acts of Christian nationalist violence

Christian imagery loomed large on Jan. 6 as the "Stop the Steal" rally morphed into a mob siege. A group ...

What you need to know about the new COVID-19 variants

Editor's note: Two new strains of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 called B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 have been found in the ...

Astronauts are experts in isolation, here's what they can teach us

Being forced into isolation and confinement creates a number of potentially stressful demands. However, we might be able to learn ...

Synced brains: how to bond with your kids - according to neuroscience

Many people across the world are still living under tough restrictions or lockdowns because of the pandemic, staying home as ...

Ammonite: the remarkable real science of Mary Anning and her fossils

This story contains spoilers for AmmonitePalaeontologist Mary Anning is known for discovering a multitude of Jurassic fossils from Lyme Regis ...

Why the alt-right believes another American Revolution is coming

The alt-right, QAnon, paramilitary and Donald Trump-supporting mob that stormed the US Capitol on January 6 claimed they were only ...

Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils

For years, conventional wisdom has held that roots don't grow as deep in hard soil because it's just too difficult ...

Trump's Twitter feed shows 'arc of the hero,' from savior to showdown

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.The big ideaI've analyzed over 30,000 tweets from Donald Trump's ...

Is it curtains for Clive? What COVID means for populism in Australia

What can we make of Clive Palmer?This week, he announced his United Australia Party (UAP) would not contest the upcoming ...

Pasha 91: Blunders that left South Africa trailing in the vaccine stakes

The South African government has announced plans to vaccinate about two-thirds of its population against COVID-19 by the end of ...

Four tips for learning language through film and TV

Films and TV shows can be great tools to help you become a more competent speaker of another language. By ...

Brexit trade problems: what's gone wrong and can it be fixed?

Queues of lorries at borders and empty supermarket shelves confirm what most already knew: the EU-UK ...

Pursuing Tesla's electric cars won't rev up VW's share price

Volkswagen's chairman, Herbert Deiss, has been struggling to bring the company's stock price back to its previous heights since he ...

Scotland is ready to run the May elections, despite the pandemic

Important Scottish parliament elections are scheduled for May 2021 and the expectation is that the Scottish National Party will emerge ...

Nigeria's State Houses of Assembly need a greater online presence

Nigerians are now more active online than ever. Data from the National Communications Commission and independent bodies suggest that the ...

Why a green electricity grid depends on weather forecasts improving

Boxing Day 2020 was so blustery that more than half of the UK's daily electricity was met by wind power ...

Does reopening schools cause COVID-19 to spread? It's complicated

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.The big ideaWe found that schools can reopen for in-person ...

The perils of associating 'white' with 'privilege' in the classroom

White privilege - the social advantage that benefits white people over others simply on account of skin color - has ...

COVID is changing the way we work - and for disabled people too

Remote working was the most requested but refused accommodation for disabled people in the workplace before the pandemic. Since COVID-19, ...

Vaccines alone aren't enough to eradicate a virus - lessons from history

Smallpox killed countless millions - 300 million people in the 20th century alone - before it was finally declared eradicated ...

Color, COVID and the Coup

President Donald Trump's second impeachment was swift and decisive, just one week after he incited a violent white supremacist mob ...

How Will Africa Remember Donald Trump Here Is How.

Viewpoint by Azu IshiekweneUS President Donald Trump may have lost re-election but he would be escorted out of the White ...

Real political reform must follow a consultative, coherent process

David Muir argues the Federal Government must put an end to the ad hoc process, or lack of process, that ...

Why rangers in the Congo's Virunga national park are under attack

Armed men have killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of ...

Vaccinations in secret: Media miss public safety issue

Screengrab from ABS-CBN News' Youtube account.IT CAME straight from the horse's mouth. Last December 26, President Rodrigo Duterte announced in ...

South Carolina editorial roundup- Jan. 16, 2021 - The Sumter Item

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Irish exports increased by 17 percent in November

DUBLIN, Ireland - A major increase in the export of medical and pharmaceutical products has boosted Ireland's balance of trade. ...

Orders for Nissan Magnite vehicles in India stands at 35,000

BANGALORE, India - Following an earlier report of 36 units of the Nissan Magnite being delivered on a single day ...

U.S. stocks dive as demand for U.S. dollars intensifies

NEW YORK, New York - Wall Street ended the week on a negative note Friday with all the major indices ...

Near-$2 trillion stimulus package announced by Biden

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday (local time) announced a USD 1.9 trillion plan to revive the ...

Biden stimulus proposal fails to boost stocks in Asia

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks were mixed on Friday despite U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announcing a $1.9 trillion stimulus package ...

House prices in 70 major cities in China record increases

BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- China continued to see a generally stable housing market in December, with home prices in ...

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