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Namibia Economist
Law, not culture, is Europe’s answer to Islam, a pundit saysAs one of America’s veteran observers of international affairs, Robert D. Kapla
Law, not culture, is Europe’s answer to Islam, a pundit says
Namibia Economist / Posted 11 hours ago
As one of America’s veteran observers of international affairs, Robert D. Kaplan loves to delve into vast cultural, religious and geopolitical themes. The subjects touched on by his books and essays have included the social capital provided by Islam... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Shapes of Violence, 1Editor's Note The realities of violence, whether in Nigeria, other African cou
Shapes of Violence, 1
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Editor's Note The realities of violence, whether in Nigeria, other African countries, or indeed in rich countries such as the United States as well, are often far more complicated than the stereotypes that often prevail among those observing them... Read more
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The Hindu
World View column by Samir Saran on EU needs a reality checkRumours of the death of the European project are, as Mark Twain would have put
World View column by Samir Saran on EU needs a reality check
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
Rumours of the death of the European project are, as Mark Twain would have put it, vastly exaggerated. The importance of European powers and the contribution of the European Union (EU) in recent years are indelible. It was evident that even as the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Zanzibar Conducted Re-Election Without Mainland?TANZANIA'S 52nd celebration of the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar is on Tuesd
Why Zanzibar Conducted Re-Election Without Mainland?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
TANZANIA'S 52nd celebration of the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar is on Tuesday 26th April, 2016. Some of you were there when the two nations united to form the new nation which is called the United Republic of Tanzania or simply Tanzania. We thank... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
South Africa: an essential guideHaving visited South Africa every year since I was born, I have been fortunate
South Africa: an essential guide
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
Having visited South Africa every year since I was born, I have been fortunate enough to witness its miraculous transformation from a bitterly divided racial mess into what Archbishop Desmond Tutu called a “Rainbow Nation”. Just two decades after the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UK Refuses Visa to Daughter of 'Dying' Malawi MumThe UK Home office has refused to grant a visa to the daughter of Mrs Vera Godf
UK Refuses Visa to Daughter of 'Dying' Malawi Mum
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
The UK Home office has refused to grant a visa to the daughter of Mrs Vera Godfrey who is suffering from advanced cancer and now under respite care in a UK hospice. Speaking to BBC, Mrs Godfrey, who moved to the UK from Malawi over a decade ago,... Read more
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Business Wire
Millicom International Cellular: Millicom's Q1 2016 Results, 26 April 2016L- LEUDELANGE, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millicom International Cellular S.A. (S
Millicom International Cellular: Millicom's Q1 2016 Results, 26 April 2016
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
L- LEUDELANGE, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millicom International Cellular S.A. (STO: MIC) (NASDAQ: MICC) Key highlights of Q1 2016 (i) · Revenue of $1.53 billion - organic service revenue up 4.1% (ii) · Adjusted EBITDA (iii) at $550 million, organic... Read more
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BlackNews.com
Heritage Box Collaborates With Afrikan Gems On Afro-Centric Gift Boxes For Mother's DayNationwide — Heritage Box is partnering with newly launched company, Afrikan Ge
Heritage Box Collaborates With Afrikan Gems On Afro-Centric Gift Boxes For Mother's Day
BlackNews.com / Posted 3 days ago
Nationwide — Heritage Box is partnering with newly launched company, Afrikan Gems, to offer authentic afro-centric Queen Edition gift box sets in honor of Mother’s Day. Heritage Box is a subscription box service created to provide children of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, publi
Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, "The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development," that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, publi
Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, "The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development," that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warnschange fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humani
World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warns
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 5 days ago
change fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humanitarian crises that follow, the UN’s head of disaster planning has warned. Robert Glasser, the special representative of the secretary general for disaster risk... Read more
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examiner.com
Shakespeare scholar Andrew Dickson on the 400th anniversary of the bard's deathstage and all the men and women merely players, obviously Shakespeare enjoyed
Shakespeare scholar Andrew Dickson on the 400th anniversary of the bard's death
examiner.com / Posted 6 days ago
stage and all the men and women merely players, obviously Shakespeare enjoyed writing about us, somehow understanding each of our foibles and quirks. And we all enjoy reading (about) him. Scholar and all around academic, wit and extraordinary... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
MOV native pens book for kidsDavid Harrison, now living in Mooresville, N.C., is a Parkersburg native and a
MOV native pens book for kids
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
David Harrison, now living in Mooresville, N.C., is a Parkersburg native and a 1965 graduate of Parkersburg High School. Harrison grew up in south Parkersbrug, attending Rayon Grade School and Franklin Junior High School. He moved to Edison Junior... Read more
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Business Wire
Boston Public Library to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death with Two Exhibitions in Fall 2016BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespear
Boston Public Library to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death with Two Exhibitions in Fall 2016
Business Wire / Posted 7 days ago
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, and Boston Public Library and the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center will honor the Bard’s lasting legacy with two exhibitions at the Central Library this fall, as... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Questioning the Conventional Narrative On African Irregular MigrantsMany people from African countries, especially the youth, leave their homes in
Questioning the Conventional Narrative On African Irregular Migrants
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Many people from African countries, especially the youth, leave their homes in hope for a better life. The Global North contributes to these migration movements in various direct and indirect ways, from destroying the livelihoods of farmers and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Our Stomachs Will Make Themselves Heard'When it comes to food justice, environmentalism and ecological practices, Thoma
'Our Stomachs Will Make Themselves Heard'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
When it comes to food justice, environmentalism and ecological practices, Thomas Sankara was way ahead of his time. In recent weeks, news of food crises in countries across Africa has been intensifying. In Ethiopia, for example, international... Read more
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Herald Sun
Shakespeare’s legacy continues to live onJAMES COOK only had a small library on the Endeavour as he sailed the seas in s
Shakespeare’s legacy continues to live on
Herald Sun / Posted 7 days ago
JAMES COOK only had a small library on the Endeavour as he sailed the seas in search of land to claim. There was room enough for some books on navigation, geography and science but the only literary book he is thought to have brought on the voyage... Read more
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The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Prof. explores complexities of race and religionThe JHU Veritas Forum hosted a discussion in Shriver Hall on Saturday called Id
Prof. explores complexities of race and religion
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter / Posted 8 days ago
The JHU Veritas Forum hosted a discussion in Shriver Hall on Saturday called Identity Crisis: A Discussion of Race, Religion, and What Makes Us Who We Are, which highlighted the complexity of human identity. The talk featured an interview with... Read more
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dna
Wipro posts muted Q4 figures; aims $15 billion revenue by 2020Wipro, India's third-largest IT firm, has reported a 1.6% drop in its March qua
Wipro posts muted Q4 figures; aims $15 billion revenue by 2020
dna / Posted 8 days ago
Wipro, India's third-largest IT firm, has reported a 1.6% drop in its March quarter net profit to Rs 2,235 crore due to pressure on margins even as it aims to double revenue to $15 billion (nearly Rs ​99,791.25 crore) by 2020, while its board... Read more
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Business Wire
Aircraft Lighting Systems Market Report 2015- United Technologies Corp, Honeywell International, B/E AerospaceDUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the
Aircraft Lighting Systems Market Report 2015- United Technologies Corp, Honeywell International, B/E Aerospace
Business Wire / Posted 9 days ago
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Aircraft Lighting Systems Market: Interior Lighting (Fuel Panel Lighting, Ceiling, Floor, Reading Lighting) Exterior Lighting (Navigation, Taxi Lights, Runway Turnoff... Read more
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dna
Wipro aims $15 billion revenue by 2020since taking over as the CEO as a "special moment", Wipro CEO and Board member
Wipro aims $15 billion revenue by 2020
dna / Posted 9 days ago
since taking over as the CEO as a "special moment", Wipro CEO and Board member Abidali Z Neemuchwala said he had met 70 of its top 100 clients in the past few weeks. "Our ambition is to be $15 billion by fiscal 2020 with 23% operating margins.... Read more
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Technode
Analyse Asia Podcast: Connectography And Connectivity Is Destiny With Parag KhannaParag Khanna, senior research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Polic
Analyse Asia Podcast: Connectography And Connectivity Is Destiny With Parag Khanna
Technode / Posted 9 days ago
Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, joined us to discuss & launch his latest book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilisation” from Asia first. Our conversation began with his new maxim... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
We may have doomed the Neanderthals with our nasty human diseaseschange and competition over prey from Homo sapiens all may have played roles.
We may have doomed the Neanderthals with our nasty human diseases
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 9 days ago
change and competition over prey from Homo sapiens all may have played roles. Another thing that may have helped kill off the Neanderthals in Europe? Infectious diseases, carried by humans who left Africa and made their way to Europe. That's... Read more
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CNET
For this pilot, flying isn't just a job, it's incredible (Q&A)You don't need to convince Mark Vanhoenacker that flying is amazing. Of course,
For this pilot, flying isn't just a job, it's incredible (Q&A)
CNET / Posted 10 days ago
You don't need to convince Mark Vanhoenacker that flying is amazing. Of course, it helps that he's a British Airways (aka BA) pilot, but flying isn't just part of his job. For him, it's a sincere passion that's only satisfied by sitting behind the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Giwa's Group Should Wait Till 2018'The first university graduate to play for the senior national team of Nigeria,
'Giwa's Group Should Wait Till 2018'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The first university graduate to play for the senior national team of Nigeria, Dr. John Oganwu, has advised aggrieved members of the Nigeria football family to sheathe their sword in the interest of the nation, and wait to contest elections in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Focus On Justice for Lake Victoriaby a long dead British explorer, Lake Victoria is owned in part by Kenya, Ugand
Focus On Justice for Lake Victoria
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
by a long dead British explorer, Lake Victoria is owned in part by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and is the largest lake in Africa. It is the second largest freshwater lake in the world, with a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres. Only Lake... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Scholars Laud Nation's Energy Development Efforthydroelectric power plant in the country. In an exclusive interview with The E
Scholars Laud Nation's Energy Development Effort
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
hydroelectric power plant in the country. In an exclusive interview with The Ethiopian Herald, Indian Andhra University Geography Department Professor T Anuja said that the area has a natural topography that has allowed the Ethiopian government... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What Lies Behind Africa's Lack of Access and Unreliable Power SuppliesAfrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network, recently released
What Lies Behind Africa's Lack of Access and Unreliable Power Supplies
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network, recently released a report highlighting Africa's electricity challenges. Power shortages can hamper socioeconomic development, but they also have implications for health and education. The... Read more
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Business Insider
How Brazil's corruption scandal is actually a big opportunitypocketed the extra cash and bribed politicians and Petrobras executives to keep
How Brazil's corruption scandal is actually a big opportunity
Business Insider / Posted 12 days ago
pocketed the extra cash and bribed politicians and Petrobras executives to keep quiet. The scandal — the investigation of which came to be known as "Operation Carwash" — was so blatant and implicated such prominent political figures that it... Read more
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Denver Post
Google to give training to 1 million Africans to boost jobsGoogle is scaling up its digital skills training programs to accommodate a mill
Google to give training to 1 million Africans to boost jobs
Denver Post / Posted 12 days ago
Google is scaling up its digital skills training programs to accommodate a million Africans in the next year, aiming to deal with high unemployment numbers on the continent. The U.S. tech giant plans to train 300,000 people in South Africa, a... Read more
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The New Yorker
Letter from Los AngelesHarrison Gray Otis, the first successful editor and publisher of the Los Angele
Letter from Los Angeles
The New Yorker / Posted 12 days ago
Harrison Gray Otis, the first successful editor and publisher of the Los Angeles Times and in many ways the prototypical Los Angeles citizen, would seem to have been one of those entrepreneurial drifters at once set loose and energized by the Civil... Read more
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The Atlantic
How Islam Created Europethe world surrounding the Mediterranean, or Mare Nostrum (“Our Sea”), as the Ro
How Islam Created Europe
The Atlantic / Posted 13 days ago
the world surrounding the Mediterranean, or Mare Nostrum (“Our Sea”), as the Romans famously called it. It included North Africa. Indeed, early in the fifth century A.D., when Saint Augustine lived in what is today Algeria, North Africa was as... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
PC Sales Are a Dumpster Fire: This Company Did Better Than Mosttablets were created. Falling PC shipments are nothing new. Gartner notes that
PC Sales Are a Dumpster Fire: This Company Did Better Than Most
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 13 days ago
tablets were created. Falling PC shipments are nothing new. Gartner notes that this is the sixth consecutive quarter of PC shipment declines. While it was an ugly report all around, and there are no clear winners in the struggling PC market,... Read more
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The Age
We may have doomed the Neanderthals with our nasty human diseaseschange and competition over prey from Homo sapiens all may have played roles.
We may have doomed the Neanderthals with our nasty human diseases
The Age / Posted 14 days ago
change and competition over prey from Homo sapiens all may have played roles. Another thing that may have helped kill off the Neanderthals in Europe? Infectious diseases, carried by humans who left Africa and made their way to Europe. That's... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Oil prices and the MENA regionOil prices have dropped sharply since June 2014, bringing to an end the four-ye
Oil prices and the MENA region
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
Oil prices have dropped sharply since June 2014, bringing to an end the four-year period of relative price stability. The size and speed of the decline has been significant but not unprecedented. Over the last four decades, five episodes of price... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Radical Islam in Europeparticularly France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. But the real Salafist thrus
Radical Islam in Europe
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
particularly France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. But the real Salafist thrust in Europe began in the 1990s at the hands of former members of the Salafist wing of Algeria’s opposition Front Islamique du Salut (FIS), or Islamic Salvation Front.... Read more
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iol.co.za
Mistrial a measure of justiceIt's an uphill battle prosecuting heads of state as government machinery often
Mistrial a measure of justice
iol.co.za / Posted 15 days ago
It's an uphill battle prosecuting heads of state as government machinery often shields them from trial, but dismissal isn't all bad, writes Angela Mudukuti. The recent dismissal of the main Kenyan cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC)... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Deadly ‘Crypto’ pathogen lures US researcher to UQthe neglected diseases list – but the deadly fungal pathogen has lured an Ameri
Deadly ‘Crypto’ pathogen lures US researcher to UQ
News-Medical-Net / Posted 15 days ago
the neglected diseases list – but the deadly fungal pathogen has lured an American scientist all the way to The University of Queensland. “It doesn’t have a catchy name like Zika or Ebola, so it’s not getting the attention it deserves,” Associate... Read more
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The Record
Google to offer digital training to one million AfricansGoogle Inc. is scaling up its digital skills training programs to accommodate a
Google to offer digital training to one million Africans
The Record / Posted 16 days ago
Google Inc. is scaling up its digital skills training programs to accommodate a million Africans in the next year, aiming to deal with high unemployment numbers on the continent. The U.S. tech giant plans to train 300,000 people in South Africa, it... Read more
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iol.co.za
Google will train a million AfricansJohannesburg - Google is scaling up its digital skills training programmes to a
Google will train a million Africans
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
Johannesburg - Google is scaling up its digital skills training programmes to accommodate a million Africans in the next year, aiming to deal with high unemployment numbers on the continent. The US tech giant plans to train 300 000 people in South... Read more
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redOrbit
Humans helped kill off Neanderthals with STDs and other diseases, study showsApril 11, 2016 by Chuck Bednar Research published earlier this year suggested
Humans helped kill off Neanderthals with STDs and other diseases, study shows
redOrbit / Posted 16 days ago
April 11, 2016 by Chuck Bednar Research published earlier this year suggested that Neanderthal genes might have boosted our immunity and given us allergies, and now new... Read more
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iol.co.za
SA is moored to a shaky presidential pontoonFrom the inception of his presidency Jacob Zuma has only presented SA with cont
SA is moored to a shaky presidential pontoon
iol.co.za / Posted 17 days ago
From the inception of his presidency Jacob Zuma has only presented SA with controversies of a deeply moralistic nature, writes Devi Rajab. Have the Guptas really gone? When will Zuma go? South Africa feels like a tiring tea party at the end of which... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zim to Host Afrigeoss Symposiumhas made planning for disasters, agricultural activities and related issues vit
Zim to Host Afrigeoss Symposium
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
has made planning for disasters, agricultural activities and related issues vital for states and governments. In light of this, the Group on Earth Observation was established with the aim of fostering international collaboration in exploiting... Read more
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WA Today
We may have doomed the Neanderthals with our nasty human diseaseschange and competition over prey from Homo sapiens all may have played roles.
We may have doomed the Neanderthals with our nasty human diseases
WA Today / Posted 17 days ago
change and competition over prey from Homo sapiens all may have played roles. Another thing that may have helped kill off the Neanderthals in Europe? Infectious diseases, carried by humans who left Africa and made their way to Europe. That's... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Locals: Exciting new move for travel agency - IndulgeKay Rogers (left) and Catherine Membery have rebranded their travel company. Ph
Locals: Exciting new move for travel agency - Indulge
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 17 days ago
Kay Rogers (left) and Catherine Membery have rebranded their travel company. Photo/John Borren As a young woman for whom geography was not a strong point and who had barely travelled, since becoming a travel agent Kay Rogers has navigated her way... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New study suggests that Neanderthals across Europe may have diseases carried out of AfricaA new study suggests that Neanderthals across Europe may well have been infecte
New study suggests that Neanderthals across Europe may have diseases carried out of Africa
News-Medical-Net / Posted 18 days ago
A new study suggests that Neanderthals across Europe may well have been infected with diseases carried out of Africa by waves of anatomically modern humans, or Homo sapiens. As both were species of hominin, it would have been easier for pathogens to... Read more
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New Kerala
Neanderthals may have diseases carried out of Africa - newkerala.com #47730April 11 : A recent study suggests that Neanderthals across Europe may well hav
Neanderthals may have diseases carried out of Africa - newkerala.com #47730
New Kerala / Posted 18 days ago
April 11 : A recent study suggests that Neanderthals across Europe may well have been infected with diseases carried out of Africa by waves of anatomically modern humans or Homo sapiens. As both were species of hominin, it would have been easier... Read more
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PhysOrg
Neanderthals may have been infected by diseases carried out of Africa by humansSimon Underdown A new study suggests that Neanderthals across Europe may well h
Neanderthals may have been infected by diseases carried out of Africa by humans
PhysOrg / Posted 18 days ago
Simon Underdown A new study suggests that Neanderthals across Europe may well have been infected with diseases carried out of Africa by waves of anatomically modern humans, or Homo sapiens. As both were species of hominin, it would have been easier... Read more
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Aljazeera
Once upon a time in the cosmopolitan eastIn the city of my childhood Ahvaz, in Southern Iran, where I was born and raise
Once upon a time in the cosmopolitan east
Aljazeera / Posted 19 days ago
In the city of my childhood Ahvaz, in Southern Iran, where I was born and raised, a modest Armenian church and its adjacent school and community were gently woven into our neighbourhood in the old part of the city. The church was on Ardeshir Street,... Read more
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The Atlantic
Switzerland: By One Measure Still the Biggest Tax Havenaround town on a warm day, perhaps for a perfectly good reason (you’re a celebr
Switzerland: By One Measure Still the Biggest Tax Haven
The Atlantic / Posted 20 days ago
around town on a warm day, perhaps for a perfectly good reason (you’re a celebrity trying to avoid paparazzi, you ran out of sunscreen), and you’ll probably invite suspicion. Because it looks like you might rob a bank. Related Story The release... Read more
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