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England to remove another ‘discriminatory’ barrier to blood donation
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England to remove another ‘discriminatory’ barrier to blood donation

England is set to remove an “outdated, unnecessary and actively discriminatory” question from blood donor forms, which campaigners say has predominantly affected Black communities’ ability to give blood. It comes after UK-wide changes in June made it easier for sexually active gay and bisexual men to give blood — overturning a ban that originated during…MORE

‘I’m just trying to survive’

‘I’m just trying to survive’

His messages are a mix of uncertainty and terror — with glimmers of hope. He is gay, a convert to Christianity and a member of the Hazara ethnic minority — three groups that have been historically persecuted by the Taliban. The 32-year-old man went into hiding after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August,…MORE

Dubai Expo presents a facade of 192 nations at peace. The reality is never far from the surface
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Dubai Expo presents a facade of 192 nations at peace. The reality is never far from the surface

Spend a few hours wandering the manicured walkways of the Expo 2020 grounds and the world — or at least this sanitized version in the Dubai desert — feels at peace and in harmony. But, for many nations, it’s all a façade. A record 192 countries are represented at this year’s postponed Expo — up…MORE

Afghan evacuee flights to the US from Ramstein Air Base in Germany resume

Afghan evacuee flights to the US from Ramstein Air Base in Germany resume

Flights of Afghan evacuees from Ramstein Air Base in Germany to the US resumed Saturday after pausing for weeks due to confirmed cases of measles amongst evacuees. One flight left the base Saturday with a few hundred evacuees headed for Philadelphia, a spokesman for the 86th Airlift Wing told CNN. Five more flights are expected…MORE

‘Once-in-a-generation’ find reveals microscopic fossil in amber
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‘Once-in-a-generation’ find reveals microscopic fossil in amber

Let’s hear it for the trailblazers. This week, the winners of the Nobel Prize in physics, medicine, chemistry and literature were announced, as well as the Nobel Peace Prize. The research, discoveries and contributions of these individuals cannot be understated — they can change lives, enhance understanding and shift perspectives. Scientists Syukuro Manabe and Klaus…MORE

UN says access to a ‘clean, healthy’ environment is a human right
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UN says access to a ‘clean, healthy’ environment is a human right

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) acknowledged Friday that access to a “safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment” is a basic human right for the first time. Despite criticism from some countries, including the United States and United Kingdom, ahead of the UNHCR session, the new resolution — proposed by Costa Rica, the Maldives,…MORE

A group of little-known killer whales have been identified as big hunters of the sea
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A group of little-known killer whales have been identified as big hunters of the sea

Swimming deep in the Pacific Ocean, a group of little-known killer whales that eat large sea mammals including grey whale calves has been found, researchers say. In a recently-published catalog, researchers from the University of British Columbia examined 13 years of photo-identification data and more than 100,000 photographs taken off North America’s west coasts. What…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

Must-watch videos of the week

Capt. Kirk cracks Anderson Cooper up with his real-life trip to the final frontier, a “Hamilton” star sends a history teacher a message, and surveillance videos across Colorado capture an “event of a lifetime” on camera. These are the must-watch videos of the week. Space: The final frontier William Shatner, known for playing Capt. Kirk…MORE

The Draconid meteor shower peaks October 8. Here’s how to watch
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The Draconid meteor shower peaks October 8. Here’s how to watch

The Draconid meteor shower is expected to peak on Friday, October 8, and last through October 10, bringing with it a drizzle of meteors for dedicated stargazers. The Draconids are notoriously “sleepy” showers, only producing five meteors per hour most years, according to EarthSky. This weekend’s shower is expected to be that sort of “slow…MORE

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