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IN DEPTH: Huge Container Ship Blocks Suez Canal

A massive container ship got stuck in the middle of the Suez Canal on Tuesday, blocking traffic in a very important shipping area. It’s not known how long it will take to free the ship and open the canal again. What is the Suez Canal? The Suez Canal is a man-made waterway in Egypt which […]

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Philadelphia Will Go Dark to Protect Birds

Starting April 1, many of the skyscrapers and other buildings in Philadelphia will be going dark at night. Though the move will cut down on energy use, the main goal of the effort is to help protect migrating birds. Why do birds Migrate? Many kinds of birds migrate twice a year, raising a family in […]

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Vaccine Trials for Kids

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents United States of America New clinical trials showed that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine elicits “100% efficacy and robust antibody responses” in adolescents from 12-15 years old, the drug company announced Wednesday. The trial included 2,260 trial participants; the results are even better than earlier responses from participants […]

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Free salmon to anyone named Salmon creates ruckus in Taiwan

How far would you go for free food? Well, there are a few people who are ready to change their names to get a dish of free salmon… actually there are almost 200 of them! The rush to change the names was so much that the government authorities had to issue a statement urging people […]

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Who’s Bhavani Devi? India’s first ever fencer to reach Olympics

In a country where cricket is a religion, it’s difficult for other sports like basketball and hockey to make a place for themselves let alone chess and gymnastics. But fencing is far fetched even in this aspect. CA Bhavani Devi became the first ever Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics, and looking at how fledgling […]

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In depth: Three countries rush to claim an underwater mountain

There’s a huge mountain range on earth which is not shown in any map you would see. And a number of countries have already started to fight over its ownership.  What is this hidden gem? Hidden below the North Pole in the Arctic region is Lomonosov Ridge. It is a vast mountain range running from […]

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This ceramic bowl at yard sale is worth more than $500,00!

You never know what you may get at a yard sale. A man who bought a ceramic bowl for $35 (approximately Rs2,500) in a yard sale unknowingly became an owner of an artefact which is worth $500,000 (approximately Rs 3,63,22,450). The white bowl adorned with cobalt blue paintings of flowers and other designs is about […]

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Valentine’s Day: Different traditions around the world

We all celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14 as the day of love. Of course, it’s celebrated in honour of Saint Valentine but do you know a few strange and different traditions related to this day around the world. Let’s find out… Argentinians don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in February, but “the week of sweetness” in […]

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Messi’s last minute goals save Barca in Copa

Initially, it seemed Barca fans were in for a disappointment as they thought that this year too the football team would exit Le Copa without even entering the quarter finals. Granada already had scored 2 goals and Barcelona with nil goals in the first 88 minutes of the match. Then Messi happened, and the destiny […]

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In depth: What’s happening in Myanmar?

The military took over the government of Myanmar, after removing the country’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. President Win Myint has also been detained. Sui Kyi held the post of state counselor, a position like prime minister, in Myanmar. She’s the leader of political party National League for Democracy (NLD). The recent developments  Myanmar’s […]