Burkinabe women displaced by Islamist militants tell of how they pay for food with ‘survival sex’ in UN camps

Burkinabe women displaced by Islamist militants tell of how they pay for food with ‘survival sex’ in UN camps

Women who escaped deadly attacks by Islamist militants, who have triggered one of the world’s fastest-growing displacement crises, say they go for weeks without food. But their ordeal, they said, didn’t end there: in places of supposed refuge, local men demanded sex from them in exchange for humanitarian assistance. Eight...

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World journalists’ body slams Thailand’s new anti-freedom of expression laws

World journalists’ body slams Thailand’s new anti-freedom of expression laws

Thailand’s government has implemented a new regulation under Section 9 of the Royal Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations that prohibits any supposed distortion of information that causes misunderstanding during an emergency situation. The International Federation of Journalists condemns the new regulation and urges the Thai government to repeal...

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Martin Odegaard wants return to Asernal but Madrid is demanding $59 million to let him go

Martin Odegaard wants return to Asernal but Madrid is demanding $59 million to let him go

Martin Odegaard is claimed to be keen on making a return to Arsenal this summer, with Real Madrid’s asking price revealed. According to ESPN, while the Galacticos remain keen on keeping the Norwegian going into the new season, it is known that he favours a return to North London. Odegaard...

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Modern cuisine researchers revisit ancient cookery to unlock secrets of past recipes

Modern cuisine researchers revisit ancient cookery to unlock secrets of past recipes

To better understand how past cooking relates to modern data, researchers have dived into experimental archaeology. Starting in 2014, researchers cooked various recipes in store-bought unglazed ceramic pots every week. Over the course of a year, they used the same pot to cook the same recipe 50 times, then switched...

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How stem cells work to repair raptured heart tissues, increase blood flow

How stem cells work to repair raptured heart tissues, increase blood flow

All cells and tissues are constantly telling each other what they need and whether they’re stressed through molecular signalling. “When you lose a chunk of cells in a heart attack, you lose part of that conversation,” explains Charles Murry, an experimental pathologist and director of the Institute for Stem Cell...

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Heart attacks: Injured hearts can be revived with stem cells instead of drugs

Heart attacks: Injured hearts can be revived with stem cells instead of drugs

Twenty years ago, cardiologist and stem-cell scientist Piero Anversa published an exciting paper. He was then a prominent researcher at New York Medical College in Valhalla, and his data in mice showed that injured hearts could regenerate with the help of stem cells taken from bone marrow – contrary to...

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Arsenal told Onana among top five keepers in Europe, no need to waste money on Sheffield’s Ramsdale

Arsenal told Onana among top five keepers in Europe, no need to waste money on Sheffield’s Ramsdale

Comments by ex-Arsenal favourite and current Ajax chief Marc Overmars have given the Gunners encouragement to reverse their transfer course. Arsenal were the subject of intense speculation linking them with Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale recently. The England international has suffered back-to-back relegations, though that has reportedly not deterred the...

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US military changing war strategies after a war game exposed its vulnerability

US military changing war strategies after a war game exposed its vulnerability

The US military put its warfighting strategy to the test in a wargaming exercise last fall and it did not go well, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Hyten has said and multiple defence outlets reported the feeling of distraught. “Without overstating the issue, it failed...

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Covid nationalism: Regions where cases soar are the places where next variant will emerge

Covid nationalism: Regions where cases soar are the places where next variant will emerge

As I write, mass fatalities from Covid-19 have begun in Africa. Overall, only 1.1 per cent of people in low-income countries have received at least one vaccine dose. In my own Liberia, the proportion of people who have had both doses is just 0.18 per cent. Recorded cases in the...

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US Senate initiates legislation to shield local journalism from economic distortions

US Senate initiates legislation to shield local journalism from economic distortions

The United States Senate has initiated legislation that once past, will cushion small media houses and their employees, against the adverse effects of economic disruptions such as those resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic roughly two years ago, economies in the world have been...

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