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Good news for Africa’s Great Green Wall

We live in a globalized world, where the degradation of land in the Sahel has implications not just on people living there, but for humanity as a whole. Just look at the European migration

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Lockdowns and increased risk of exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

A growing body of research, including several recently published papers and reports, shows that the indoor environment is a significant source of our exposure to air pollutants. Although strict regulations in several countries have spurred dramatic improvements in outdoor air quality, indoor air remains largely unregulated.

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Three of the most active banks in financing oil exports from Ecuadorian amazon- an environmentally destructive industry with a long track record of trampling on indigenous people’s rights- have agreed to cease important parts of their financial supports after pressure from NGOs and a devastating oil spill in 2020.

Economic upheavals in modern global history have often been succeeded by promising periods of reinvention and revival.

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26 Jan: India’s Big Vaccination Day

After the 10-month dark tunnel that upended millions of lives in 2020, a shed of light has given hope to people in 2021. India is all set to kick off what is touted to be the world’s largest vaccination drive against Covid-19 on January 16.

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02 Jan: A ground-breaking move in Argentina

Argentina’s Congress has become the largest Latin American country to legalise abortion after its senate approved the historic law change by votes in favour on Wednesday after hours of debate in the Senate.

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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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Nicaragua: The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

Nicaragua is still one of Latin America’s least developed countries, where access to basic services is a daily challenge. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic plus the violence that has prevailed in the last years, job losses, a fall in consumer and business confidence, and a decline in labour-intensive sectors

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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).

February 22, 2021
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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.

February 19, 2021
National Security Guard soldiers inspect the site of a blast near the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. A “very low intensity” device exploded Friday near the Israeli Embassy in the Indian capital, but there were no injuries and little damage, police said. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)

The low-intensity bomb that went off near the Israel embassy on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road in New Delhi on Friday evening, may have been put together by an amateur, possibly guided by a cyber handler abroad, counter-terror officials said.

February 5, 2021
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For the first time since India first celebrated Republic Day on January 26, 1950, there will be two parades in India’s capital Delhi next week.

January 27, 2021
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After the 10-month dark tunnel that upended millions of lives in 2020, a shed of light has given hope to people in 2021. India is all set to kick off what is touted to be the world’s largest vaccination drive against Covid-19 on January 16.

January 26, 2021
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During the late 1990s, Taiwan was often touted as a best-case scenario of democratization. Despite internal national identity divisions, its authoritarian past, and the military threat from China, Taiwan went through a remarkably smooth and peaceful democratic transition.

January 26, 2021
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Effect of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef

The health of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystem, is in a critical state and deteriorating as climate change warms the waters around it, an international conservation group said, warning that more than a third of the world’s heritage sites are similarly threatened.

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