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Sweden Rejected Covid-19 Lockdown – Could Ireland Learn From its Maverick Approach?

Sweden was the only major European country to reject lockdown and leave most of its bars, restaurants and shops open during the Covid-19 crisis. Ireland took the least maverick route…

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Education

Switching on cancer gene could treat heart disease

Researchers trying to turn off a gene that allows cancers to spread have made a surprising U-turn. By making the gene overactive and functional in the hearts of mice, they…

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Health

Remdesivir: Covid-19 Cure?

Remdesivir is an investigational antiviral drug being developed by Gilead Sciences for the treatment of Covid-19 and Ebola virus infection. The drug is currently not approved. The US Food and…

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History

They Fought and Died for America – Then America Turned Its Back

A quarter million Filipinos served for the U.S. in WWII, only to have their rights stripped at war’s end. Now, the last survivors are fighting for what’s rightfully theirs. Patrick…

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Food & Drink

This German supermarket’s shelves are filled with food other stores won’t sell

A Berlin store sells expired, mislabelled and oddly shaped food at heavily discounted prices. Farms, wholesalers and retailers donate or sell their surplus food to the store. The store prevented…

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Technology

Ransomware: To Pay Or Not To Pay

We’ve all seen the movie: the steely eyed law enforcement officer draws a deep breath and says firmly “we don’t negotiate with terrorists. Ever.” But the fact is, we do….

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Technology

After the Notre Dame fire, scientists get a glimpse of the cathedral’s origins

Researchers hope to study the building’s history, the medieval climate and more. The “forest” of Notre Dame was one of Olivier de Châlus’ favorite places. That dense lattice of timbers…

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Lifestyle

Revolutionising the Industry: Women in Film and Television and its Fight for Gender Equality

Despite the remarkable advancements that have been made for women’s rights, one substantial pocket of society still lags behind the rest: film and television. It is no secret that there…

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Top Stories

Dermot Shea – the Next NYPD Commissioner

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea is the successor to Commissioner James O’Neill —  set to lead the largest, and one of the oldest, police forces in the United States, Mayor Bill…

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History

Over the Horizon: Aerial Photos of the USSR’s Giant Nuclear Detection System

The DUGA over-the-horizon radar was one of the most important elements of the early warning system against an American nuclear attack on the USSR. More expensive to build than the…

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NASA is getting ready for the first all-female spacewalk — again

After postponing what would have been the first all-female spacewalk in March, NASA announced on Friday that it will finally make history this month by sending two women on an…

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A Year on Mohammed bin Salman ‘gets pass from World Leaders’ on Khashoggi Murder

Weeks after journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom’s crown prince attended the G20 summit in Argentina to an apparent cool reception. During the official…

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Jacques Chirac, former French president, dies aged 86

The former French president Jacques Chirac, a self-styled affable rogue who had one of the longest political careers in Europe, has died aged 86. For several years he had suffered…

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Technology

Built in Scotland – ‘World’s Most Powerful’ Floating Tidal Turbine

Work has started in Scotland to build what is described as the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine. Companies based in Orkney, Dundee, Cupar and Motherwell are involved in the…

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How green is Greta Thunberg’s transatlantic trip?

Greta Thunberg has set sail for New York, avoiding a plane journey for environmental reasons, but will her transatlantic trip really be 100% zero carbon? The Swedish climate activist, 16,…

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Features

Two Gardaí receive awards from Spain’s Guardia Civil

Two members of An Garda Síochána were awarded the ‘Merit Order Cross of the Guardia Civil’ in Mallorca, Spain for their work concerning organised crime. Among the honoured were  Detective…

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World News

Police Uniforms from Around the World

When you travel around the world you discover that each nation has its own particular sense of fashion and style. You can see it in the highstreets and in the…

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World News

Macron surrender to yellow vest protesters to cost €10bn

Tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost €8bn-€10bn, the French government has said. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told…

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Two Nuns Stole $500K From Catholic School To Go Gambling In Vegas

Two nuns from a Southern Californian Catholic church are under suspicion of having embezzled school funding up to an amount of $500,000. Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang…

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Technology

Rudy Giuliani accuses Twitter of bias for hyperlinking text

Last week, Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump’s lawyers, tweeted an attack on Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia investigation, accusing the special counsel of timing his filing just as the president…

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The Tribe That Killed An American Missionary Are Deeply Hostile To Outsiders. This Is Why

A week has passed since US-born missionary John Allen Chau was killed with bow and arrows by an isolated community of hunter-gatherer people living on North Sentinel Island in the…

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Spelling of Bridge Name Finally Fixed After 50 Years

A New York City bridge is set to finally have the spelling of its name amended after it has been misspelt for more than 50 years. The Verrazzano-Narrows bridge which…

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Twitter Recommends All Users Change Their Passwords

Following the discovery of a bug that exposed user’s passwords to the risk of being stolen, Twitter has recommended that all users change their password, as well as changing their…

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Museum In France Discovers Over Half Of Its Collection Are Fakes

A museum in the south of France has made the shocking discovery that over half of its collection of paintings believed to be originals are fakes. The Étienne Terrus Museum…

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