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Virus scare halts Assange extradition hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing in London was on Thursday adjourned until next week after the partner of one of the legal representatives reported suffering coronavirus symptoms.  “While the situation is uncertain, I accept hearing…
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Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with Covid-19

Young adults with underlying conditions such as morbid obesity, diabetes and hypertension are at the highest risk of being placed on a ventilator or dying from Covid-19, according to a study of 3,000 hospitalized patients aged 18 to 34. The analysis, published Wednesday…
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China adds 25 consecutive days without local Covid-19 cases

China has now reached 25 consecutive days without registering local Covid-19 infections, as the seven cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours all come from abroad, the authorities said. The China Health Commission detailed that the imported cases were diagnosed in the…
MozambiqueSociety

How Gorongosa National Park battles Covid-19 and not only

Gorongosa National Park, in central Mozambique, on the southern edge of the Great Rift Valley, is home to one of the largest wildlife reserves in Africa. But for park officials, protecting wildlife is just one of the many responsibilities they take. Socioeconomic…
MacaoSociety

UNESCO asks for clarification on buildings near the Lighthouse

UNESCO says it has asked China for clarification on issues raised by the Guia Lighthouse Safeguard Group. Concerned, “the construction of tall buildings in the vicinity” of the lighthouse, a monument classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site This is what is read…
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Lawyer pressured to abandon case of young detainees in Shenzen

HM spoke to the lawyer for one of the detainees in Shenzhen who admitted he was pressured not to represent his client. In Portugal, the Liberal Initiative party questioned the Government about the case of students with Portuguese nationality, considering that Lisbon must…
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WWF denounces food waste while 820 million people go hungry

More than 820 million people worldwide are starving or food insecure, while food waste results in environmental costs of 700 billion dollars and social expenses of 900 billion, according to WWF. “Reducing food waste represents a crucial opportunity to relieve…
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Planet has lost almost 70% of wildlife since 1970

The planet has lost in less than 50 years more than two-thirds of its vertebrates and the tropical regions of Central and South America are the hardest hit, with a collapse that reaches 94%, according to a report from the World Fund for Nature ( WWF) Human activity and…