Month: February 2020


Ireland confirms first case of coronavirus

Health authorities in Ireland on Saturday confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus and said it was associated with travel from an affected area in northern Italy, Trend reports citing Reuters. The patient, a man in the eastern part of the country, is receiving appropriate medical care, Ireland’s health department said in a statement. The […]

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There is no dodging the demographic crisis – VoxEurop (English)

In parts of Europe, emigration poses a much bigger challenge than immigration. A few decades from now, writes Slavenka Drakulić, Croatia will be a country of old people with nobody left to take care of them. And instead of real solutions, politicians offer nothing but empty promises and patriotic slogans. Back in December, many were […]

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Coronavirus: Italy death toll rises to 21 as UK confirms 20th case – live updates | World news

Whilst the first person-to-person transmission within the UK may come as a shock to many, it was really only a matter of time. It is increasingly clear that SARS-COV2 is capable of being spread by people showing very mild, or perhaps completely unnoticeable symptoms, which has allowed it to escape the lockdown in China, albeit […]

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Negative ads and appeals to black voters

Ben Kamisar 32m ago / 3:16 PM UTC On the South Carolina airwaves: Negative ads and appeals to black voters WASHINGTON — With just one day to go until South Carolina’s pivotal Democratic presidential primary, the Palmetto State’s ad wars are heating up. Philanthropist and billionaire Tom Steyer has blanketed the state to the tune […]

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Lady Gaga transforms into an intergalactic punk in video for new single ‘Stupid Love’

Lady Gaga has unveiled the first single from her forthcoming fifth album, and an accompanying video in which she transforms into an intergalactic punk warrior. “Stupid Love” is a disco-inspired pop track that brings to mind Gaga’s earlier, more electronic work. Its video sees the Oscar winner dressed in a hot-pink, space-age ensemble, as she […]

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NYC resident being tested for coronavirus after traveling to Italy

A New York City resident is now being tested for the coronavirus — after the person recently traveled to Italy, the city revealed Thursday. The patient reported symptoms of the virus, but further details on their identity and timing of their travels and illness were unclear. City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot said the number of […]

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U.S. House passes anti-lynching legislation after bill spent over a century in Congress

WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday passed legislation that would make lynching a federal hate crime, more than 100 years since the first such measure was introduced in Congress. H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, was approved on a 410-to-4 vote. Only a handful of lawmakers — three Republicans and one independent — voted […]

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Rachel Riley returns to Countdown and brings baby Maven with her

Rachel Riley brought the family along for her first day back at work (Picture: Instagram) Rachel Riley has officially returned to work on Countdown – but was totally upstaged by bringing her adorable baby girl Maven along with her. The maths whizz was leading lady of the mental arithmetic favourite was seen beaming alongside her […]

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Let’s prevent post-partum depression and provide care to those in need — Global Issues

Credit: Patrick Burnett/IPS Opinion by Ifeanyi Nsofor (abuja) Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Inter Press Service Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor is a medical doctor, the CEO of EpiAFRIC, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch ABUJA, Feb 25 (IPS) – Recently, Nigerian feminist author Ukamaka Olisakwe spoke about her post-partum depression after giving birth in […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says it was ‘horrifying’ the debate didn’t have any climate change questions. Bernie Sanders agrees.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) watched Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, and one thing stood out to her. “Not a single climate change question,” she tweeted. “Horrifying.” One of the participants, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), agreed, responding, “A disgrace.” The Democratic candidates don’t shy away from talking about climate change on the campaign trail; billionaire investor and […]

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