World’s Oldest-Known Figurative Paintings Discovered in Borneo Cave

World’s Oldest-Known Figurative Paintings Discovered in Borneo Cave

Hidden in a remote cave buried in the inaccessible rainforests of Indonesian Borneo, a series of rock art paintings are helping archaeologists and anthropologists to rewrite the history of artistic expression. There, scientists have found, enterprising painters may have been...
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CFL launches season ticket drive for new Halifax-based team

CFL launches season ticket drive for new Halifax-based team

The Canadian Football League and the organization hoping to bring a franchise to Atlantic Canada have launched a season ticket drive and name-the-team contest, despite the uncertainty of where the team will play.Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Amb...
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Cameroon School Kidnappings Are Reported Amid Secession Battle

Cameroon School Kidnappings Are Reported Amid Secession Battle

DAKAR, Senegal — Numerous students were kidnapped from a boarding school early Monday in a part of Cameroon where separatists are waging a violent battle to break away and form their own country. The students were kidnapped either late Sunday...
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Could 3-D Printing Save Music Education?

Could 3-D Printing Save Music Education?

Kaitlyn Hova is many things: a violinist, a web developer, a designer, a composer and a neuroscientist. And it was the blurring of these interests that bore a clear and clever idea. As music programs are being slashed from school...
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Africa: Urgent Action Needed to Combat Poisoning From Artisanal Gold Mining in Africa – WHO

Africa: Urgent Action Needed to Combat Poisoning From Artisanal Gold Mining in Africa – WHO

Photo: World Bank Group Women artisanal miner in Ethiopia´s Benishangul-Gumaz Región. Ministers, officials and health experts from across Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations met to push forward action to halt the damaging effec...
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President Kovind, PM Modi, top leaders greet nation on Diwali, emphasise on harmony, victory of good over evil

President Kovind, PM Modi, top leaders greet nation on Diwali, emphasise on harmony, victory of good over evil

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other political leaders on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights. “Wishing all fellow citizens a happy and...
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UN postal agency issues special Diwali postage stamp to commemorate festival of lights

UN postal agency issues special Diwali postage stamp to commemorate festival of lights

United Nations: India on Wednesday thanked the UN Postal Administration for issuing special postal stamps to commemorate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. The United Nations Postal Administration issued a special event sheet on October 19 to commemorate t...
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Boeing issues bulletin on 737 Max planes after one crashed in Indonesia

Boeing issues bulletin on 737 Max planes after one crashed in Indonesia

Boeing has issued a bulletin to companies that operate its 737 Max planes a week after one crashed into Indonesia’s Java Sea and left 189 people dead.Those companies could include Air Canada and WestJet, both of which continue to operate such...
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Africa: Constitutional Court Protects Land Rights

Africa: Constitutional Court Protects Land Rights

press release South Africa’s highest court has delivered two landmark decisions protecting women’s rights to equality and land ownership, as well as the rights of communities living in mining areas. The first ruling ensured that an elderly woman co...
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Peru ‘baby trafficking ring’: Ex-police chief held

Image copyright Twitter/@FiscaliaPeruImage caption The office of Peru’s Prosecutor-General released photos of some of those detained in the raid Police in Peru say they have busted a suspected baby trafficking ring in the southern city of Arequipa. Among...
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