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Are the Olympics cancelled?

A senior Japanese ruling party official said on Thursday that cancelling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, dropping a bomb on a hot-button issue and sending social media into a frenzy. The Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee responded with a statement saying all those involved in preparing […]

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COVID19 CASES IN INDIA SURGE 2,00,000

Indians scrambled on Thursday to secure beds in hospitals for relatives stricken with coronavirus as infections surged to a daily record, overwhelming medical facilities and drying up oxygen supplies. A massive second wave of infections is centred on the rich state of Maharashtra, which makes up a quarter of the tally, and is spreading wider […]

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Documentary Review: Seaspiracy

For Parents Parents need to know that Seaspiracy is a stunning documentary about the harm of commercial fishing practices. Lots of violence to animals and animal harm is shown. We see blood, gore, and the live killing of many sea creatures like dolphins, whales, sea turtles, shrimp, sharks, and other fish, like salmon. Animated recreations […]

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No fans in stands

Empty stands have been the new normal for tennis since last year due to COVID-19 restrictions but top men’s players like Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic said they still find it difficult to maintain their intensity during matches in the absence of fans. The professional circuit was shut down for several months last year before […]

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One more point to Slytherin!

If you’re a Harry Potter fan and also a researcher of snakes, the chances are you will be allowed in the House of Slytherin.  No surprises here then that when Harry Potter books lovers discovered a new species of snake, they named him after Salazar Slytherin. A new green pit viper species discovered in a […]

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Book review: Know Gandhi in few sentences

We all know that Gandhiji refused to cheat in the exam, but do you know he stole once? And he was so overcome with guilt that he asked for forgiveness?  These and many more motivating anecdotes from the life of one of the greatest men on earth has been bound in a book.  With his […]

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Egyptian Messi lookalike thrills soccer-loving orphans

They may not be meeting the real Lionel Messi, but Islam Battah’s resemblance to the Barcelona footballer is so uncanny, that the children at an orphanage in the Egyptian city of Zagazig swarm around him in delight anyway. Seeing the excitement his presence causes at such events, the 27-year-old Egyptian painter is happy to pose […]

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Suit Up!

 A college science professor and an aerospace data analyst were named on Tuesday to round out a four-member crew for a SpaceX launch into orbit planned later this year billed as the first all-civilian spaceflight in history. The two latest citizen astronauts were introduced at a news briefing live streamed from the Kennedy Space Center […]

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India posts record COVID-19 cases, 13-fold jump over two months

India’s second wave of coronavirus infections continued to swell as it reported a record 115,736 new cases on Wednesday, a 13-fold increase in just over two months and raising pressure on the government to expand its vaccination campaign. The federal government has asked states to decide on local curbs to control the spread of the […]

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World’s Largest Painting Sells For $62 Million

British artist Sacha Jafri has had an incredible year. In September, he set the record for creating the world’s largest painting. Last week, the painting was sold for $62 million, which Mr. Jafri will give to charity. Mr. Jafri is a 44-year-old artist from England. Last year, as the coronavirus  spread and many countries went […]