Unicef: Quarter of a million children close to starving in Nigeria

Unicef: Quarter of a million children close to starving in Nigeria

As UNICEF gains access to areas ravaged by Boko Haram, the UN children’s agency has urged last July the need for support in delivering aid to almost 250,000 children. Out of the 244,000 children suffering from ‘severe acute malnutrition’ in Borno this year, an estimated 49,000 children – almost 1 in 5...

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Poland now largest foreign community in the UK

Poland now largest foreign community in the UK

The latest estimates from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that Poland is now the most common non-UK nationality of the British population, followed by India and Pakistan. The Annual Population Survey (APS) revealed that in 2015 Poland was the birth country of 831,000 UK residents. These are greater...

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Italy Earthquake claims 250

Italy Earthquake claims 250

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy communities and its confirmed to have claimed 247 lives at the time of writing. 270 injured and 247 deaths were tallied in on Thursday, 25th of August. “The town isn’t here anymore”, the mayor of Amatrice said.  Historic sites were damaged or completely...

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Singaporean nuTonomy’s first Self-Driving Trial in the World

Singaporean nuTonomy’s first Self-Driving Trial in the World

Singaporean company nuTonomy rolled out trial no-cost rides in a section of Singapore. They beat global competitors to first place in using self driving vehicles in public. This Thursday August 25, the first self-driving cars carrying public citizens in the world will be operating in Singapore. nuTonomy has received backing...

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China plans manned moon radar

China plans manned moon radar

The Chinese government has unveiled plans to build a permanently manned radar station on the moon to monitor Earth.    The feasibility study which would cost $2.4 million and include a 50-metre-tall radar capable of monitoring larger sections of the Earth than conventional satellites, is being funded by China’s National...

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Sweden considers begging ban

Sweden considers begging ban

Sweden has considered bringing in a ban on begging following the example of other Nordic nations. Sweden has seen a surge in begging recently which has been partly attributed to the arrival of 4000 vulnerable EU migrants mostly from Bulgaria and Romania. According to a poll by the Swedish newspaper...

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Wild dog meat should be on Asian menus, says Australian researcher

Wild dog meat should be on Asian menus, says Australian researcher

Vice-President of the Australasian Wildlife Management Society, Dr Ben Allen argues that wild dog cross breeds’ carcasses could be sold for food instead of going to waste. Feral wild dogs disrupt cattle and sheep farming and can also kill farm dogs. “We’ve got no idea how many wild dogs are...

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Malaria resurgence as Venezuela reopens borders with Colombia

Malaria resurgence as Venezuela reopens borders with Colombia

Venezuela and Colombia have agreed on gradually opening their borders last week, with more than 150’000 people making the crossing last weekend during 13-14 of August. The number of migrants is reported (in Spanish) by Colombia’s foreign ministry to be “a little more than 58’000 people have crossed the...

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Turkey will not let go of EU Visa freedom deal for holding refugees

Turkey will not let go of EU Visa freedom deal for holding refugees

Come October, Turkey could walk from an EU deal for keeping over 3.1 million Syrian refugees within its borders if Turkish citizens do not receive EU free travel visas. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview to german newspaper Bild that “it can’t be that we implement everything that...

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Ukraine and Russia on high alert following ‘terrorist attack’ in Crimea

Ukraine and Russia on high alert following ‘terrorist attack’ in Crimea

Ukraine has placed its armed forces near Crimea on high alert Thursday (11 August), as the tensions between Russia and Ukraine exploded after Putin accused the Ukrainian military of mounting armed assaults in the long disputed peninsular. The FSB (Russia’s central security service) claimed that it had stopped “terrorist attacks”...

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