International

The Oh Ohlympics!
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ub Fri, 07/23/2021 - 08:46

The opening ceremony inside eerily empty stadium seats. Let the weirdness begin. The first reviews of the fan-less Olympics are in, and after watching The Parade of Nations on television we can say this event may be somewhat underwhelming.

But as they say, the show must go on. This term is used to say that an event must continue even though there are problems, and boy there sure is, the elephant in the stadium... The global pandemic.

Bonobo Blues
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ub Thu, 07/22/2021 - 04:33

There is a difference between Bonobos and chimpanzees. Although they look very similar and both share 98.7 percent of their DNA with humans making the two species our closest living relatives. Bonobos are usually a bit smaller, leaner and darker than chimpanzees.

Their society is also different bonobo groups tend to be more peaceful and are led by females. They also maintain relationships and settle conflicts through sex.

Make Español Great Again #MEGA
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ub Mon, 07/12/2021 - 10:05

All of the nations and territories that have Spanish as their majority language are ArgentinaBoliviaChileColombiaCosta RicaCuba

Another Unfinished War
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ub Fri, 07/02/2021 - 13:06

This is not the first time American troops have lost lives and pulled out before completing their mission, There was Korea, Vietnam, etc.

GLOBAL LIFE EXPECTANCY

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/02/2021 - 08:26
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The United Nations estimates a global average life expectancy of 72.6 years for 2019 – the global average today is higher than in any country back in 1950. According to the UN estimates the country with the best health in 1950 was Norway with a life expectancy of 72.3 years.

WPFI 2021
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ub Thu, 05/20/2021 - 08:54

The 2021 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders #RSF shows that journalism, the main vaccine against disinformation, is completely or partly blocked in 73 percent of the 180 countries ranked by the organization.

Global Crosstown Traffic Jam
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ub Thu, 03/25/2021 - 11:03

There is a jumbo traffic jam on the Suez Canal A giant container ship blocks one of the most important highways of global trade.

The Suez Canal is a human-made waterway that cuts north-south across the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt. It connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, making it the shortest maritime route to Asia from Europe. Since its completion in 1869, it has become one of the world’s most heavily used shipping lanes.

The King Can Cry
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ub Thu, 02/25/2021 - 05:33

The White House is now pointing fingers at the King of Saudi Arabia, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman for killing Jamal Khashoggi.

Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian dissident, author, columnist for The Washington Post, and a general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel. He was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 by agents of the Saudi government, according to reports.

Scotland Bound Trump?
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ub Mon, 01/04/2021 - 16:18

So he's thinking about moving to Scotland? Perhaps the self-described law and order politician wants to avoid the long arm of the law.

Here are some facts we’ve collected and believe would be beneficial if he's thinking of making the move—they are, at least, things he would’ve liked to have had a better understanding of before he moved. But some might word to the wise tips and tricks he might not have thought about before moving to Scotland.

Better Together
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ub Fri, 12/04/2020 - 08:53

According to Reuters news service, for the first time in music history, 197 musicians – one from each country – have formed an orchestra, hoping to exemplify how people can transcend physical and cultural borders to come together.

In May 2019, 57 of the 197 members reportedly met at Abbey Road Studios in London to lay the groundwork for the song.

Musicians from every country form Earth Orchestra to record unique song http://reut.rs/2Ieg818