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Hundreds rally in Bangladesh over writer’s death in prison

About 300 students and activists have rallied in Bangladesh’s capital to denounce the death in prison of a writer and commentator who was arrested last year on charges of violating a sweeping digital security law that critics say limits free speech.

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Denied Death Rights of Sri Lankan Minority

For most people, the effects of COVID-19 are already painful enough. The fear of contracting the virus, the fear of spreading it to others, the fear of seeing loved ones suffer, the fear of someone close dying. But for Sri Lankan Muslims and Christians,

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Six million people at Risk of Lung Damage

About six million people aged over 65 in England are at high risk of lung damage and asthma attacks because of toxic air, according to a new report. The new report by two of the UK’s leading respiratory charities finds that a quarter of all care homes and a third of all GP practices and hospitals in England are in places where particulate pollution exceeds the limits recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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U.S. Officially Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

Experts on U.S. climate diplomacy say the administration has been laying the groundwork for its new emissions pledge since the fall. It’s expected to draw on research from nonfederal analysts and think tanks that continued work on the issue during the Trump years when U.S. climate progress carried on in cities, states, and boardrooms while it languished in Washington.

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Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites

Facebook (FB) has barred Australians from finding or sharing news on its service, a dramatic escalation of a fight with the government that may have wide-ranging consequences both in the country and around the world.

Aerial view of the slum of Koreil and surrounding neighborhoods of Dhaka. Dhaka is chocked by its 16 min residents. 400,000 people migrate from farmlands to Dhaka every year 70% of them quote environmental shock as a main reason for migration. These families usually end up in the poorest, most flood-prone areas of the city where they live in a constant fear of another flood. Photo by Frank Sedlar
Throwaway Living

In August 1955, Life magazine published a large photo of a happy family. Father, mother, and daughter are all standing around a table, smiling with their hands thrown in the air. Around them, as if suspended in anti-gravity, fly dozens of disposables: plates, trays, utensils, and napkins. .

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Protestors in Myanmar, mourning to a young death

It seems that Qatar is also in negotiations to normalise its relations with Israel, following the recent normalisation of ties between the Jewish state, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain (August 2020).

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Can COVID-19 vaccines stop transmission?

As countries roll out vaccines that prevent COVID-19, studies are underway to determine whether shots can also stop people from getting infected and passing on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Vaccines that prevent transmission could help to bring the pandemic under control if they are given to enough people.

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India remembering the black day of Pulwama attack

When the whole world was celebrating the day of love, Valentine’s Day on 14th of February 2019, the brave soldiers of India were attacked by terrorists in Jammu, leaving the country in shock. This attack killed 40 CRPF soldiers. February 14th is thus also considered a black day in Indian history.