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60 people died in Nepal for the rain

Nepal Army and police personnel have so far rescued 1104 people from several places across the country with 185 alone from Kathmandu. 60 people died for rain, floods and landslides. At the momente 35 are still missing. The monsoon is still active and the rainfall will continue for two to …

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Manhattan spent hours in the dark

About 72,000 have been left without power in Manhattan at around 7pm of last Saturday. This caused problems for subway riders, tourists and even a Jennifer Lopez concert. All power has been restored after around 3 hours. There were no reports of injuries.

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The reason we rarely see smiles in art history

Why we rarely see people smiling in old paintings? Today, we perceive smiling as an indication of friendliness, happiness or affection. We might at first think that in the last centuries it was normal for people to avoid showing off their bad teeth. In fact, poor dental hygiene was so …

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Visa and Mastercard may Soon exit Russia

New Russian payment system laws could lead the world’s largest credit and debit card companies Visa and Mastercard to exit the country’s market, the Kommersant business daily reported on Friday. Russian lawmakers are now considering new legislation that will in effect prohibit international payment systems from refusing to process transactions …

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US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine

The Federal Trade Commission has approved an approximately $5 billion fine for Facebook. The reason is that Facebook did not do anything to avoy that the associate company Cambridge Analytica used more than 80 million datas of its user data. This settlement would mark by far the largest penalty against a …

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Dr. René Favarolo

Dr René Favarolo was an Argentine cardiac surgeon best known for his pioneering work on coronary artery bypass surgery. Coming from an Italian family, he was born on July 12th 1923. He founded the nonprofit Favarolo Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery.  By the year 2000, Argentina was submerged in an economic and political …

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Trump against Facebook money

“If Facebook wants to make a new money it must become subject to all Banking Regulations”, those are Trump’s words about the announced Libra by Facebook, the new cryptocurrency. “I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and …

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Putin and Ukraine’s Zelenskiy Discuss Ending Conflict

For the first time Putin and Zelenskiy had a conversation after his election as Ukraine’s president. They held a telephone conversation on Thursday and discussed settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the return of prisoners. The Kremlin said the phone call between Putin and Zelenskiy had been initiated by …

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Women’s World Cup – and the winner is… USA!

Thousands of supporters gathered along Broadway in New York City on Wednesday to celebrate with the US Women’s National Team following its fourth World Cup title. The soccer team won its second consecutive World Cup when it beat the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday in France.

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