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US and Iran

Tensions are rising with Iran after two tankers — one carrying oil and the other transporting chemicals — were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said that US is not preparing a war against Iran but but he did say the US …

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Mohamed Morsi, ousted Egyptian president, dies in court

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically-elected leader (in 2012), has died in court, where he had been granted a request to make a statement. Once the court adjourned, he fainted and passed away. He  was ousted by the army in 2013 and had remained in custody since then.

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US descovers bidet 300 years later….

The bidet was born in France. The word “bidet” means a little horse, a pony, to indicate the position that people use to wash themselves.It became soon not so popular in France where the hygiene was not the main concern (the Sun King Luigi XIV only washed 3 times in …

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Portugal wins the Nation League

Portugal has won the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament, beating the Netherlands 1-0 in Sunday’s final for its second title in three years. Gonçalo Guedes scored the winner early in the second half to give Portugal its first trophy since the 2016 European Championship.

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Lhakpa Sherpa walking around the Everest

Lhakpa Sherpa, nepalese living in Connecticut, holds the women’s world record for Mount Everest summits, 9 times on the top of the world. For the 10 months of the year when she’s not guiding people up the world’s tallest mountain, Sherpa washes dishes at a Whole Foods and takes care …

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#NASAMoonTunes

Nasa is planning to go back to the moon in 2024. Just like any road trip needs a soundtrack, so does a spaceflight. With the ashtag #NASAMoonTunes on Twitter is possibile to chose a song and suggest it to Nasa so they can add it to the astronauts’ playlist. NASA …

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Hong Kong protests

The central Chinese government wants extradiction from Hong Kong. Traditionally Hong Kong, ex English colony, has its hown autonomy and extradiction is not allowed. The city has its own laws and its residents enjoy civil liberties unavailable to their mainland counterparts. The changes will allow for extradition requests from authorities …

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Marcela y Elisa

It’s a movie directed by the Spanish Isabel Coixet based on the true story of Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sánchez Loriga (2019 film). A very tender story of two girls who became first friends and then lovers in the Spain of the end of the 19th century. Elisa decided …

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Venezuela’s exodus reaches 4 million

The number of Venezuelan migrants and refugees stood at about 695,000 at the end of 2015. Three and a half years later – with Venezuela immersed in a seemingly intractable social and political crisis – that number has “skyrocketed” to more than 4 million. About half of that total have sought shelter …

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Russian journalist arrested for drug

A Russian journalist known for investigating corruption among Moscow city officials has been charged with large-scale drug trafficking, but his lawyer, his employer and colleagues say he has been framed. The journalist, 36-year-old Ivan Golunov, was detained in central Moscow on Thursday on his way to a meeting with a source when illegal …

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