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Panasonic Employees Brighten Filipino Village With Solar Lanterns

Panasonic Corporation, under its 100,000 Solar Lanterns Project donated 100,000 solar lanterns to the world’s non-electrified areas on the occasion of the company’s 100th anniversary in 2018. Solar lanterns with handmade shades have been donated since 2013 as a part of the “Cut Out the Darkness” project. To present, more than 1,200 shade designs have been sent by users to ...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Missed Diwali

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who was in Delhi addressing a Townhall in Delhi IIT last month, wished everyone a “Happy Diwali” but said on his Facebook account that he missed being in India at this time. Diwali is India’s largest festival of lights and many Americans are familiar with Diwali, which is held within Indian communities across the nation. Mark ...

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224 Killed in Egypt Air Crash of Russian Metrojet, False Claims Emerge

While a Russian Metrojet airline’s Airbus A321 crashed in Central sinai, Egypt killing 224 passengers aboard, some intriguing claims have been made by muslim outfits taking claims for the crash, entirely unrelated and unrealistic. One group affiliated to Islamic State in Egypt claimed that it had brought down the plane in retaliation for airstriked conducted by Russian airstrikes killing hundreds ...

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Islamophobia Costs US Loss of Ahmed as Qatar Gains

The boy who handcuffed and jailed for displaying his home-made digitial clock deemed to have been mistaken a bomb by a class teacher in IOrving Texas will move to Qatar, which has offered him scholarship for his further studies. Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim boy whose arrest has sparked allegations of Islamophobia in the US, has finally accepted a scholarship ...

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Music Emanates from Trash Segregated and Re-cycled Here

The orchestra of young musicians from Cateura slum in Paraguay are different from the world famous big bands as they come from poor families which live on separation of garbage. Undaunted by their surroundings, they had hit upon the idea of recycling the trash into music instruments. So, they did and excelled in forming their own orchestra group. A fork, ...

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2015 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 will be given to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011. The Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 to save democracy from collapse due to ...

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Watch Live 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Announcement

Amid expectations that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 may go to Japan, watch it live at the Nobel Foundation’s official website HERE.   While the Nobel Peace Prize last year went to India and Pakistan not for ending their rivalry but providing room for child’s right to education and advocating their rights. This year, the shift may be on ...

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2015 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Japan?

In an unprecedented bonanza to Japan, more Nobel Prizes in history would have been given to one country in a year with the Nobel Peace Prize slated to be given to Hiroshima bomb survivors and peace advocates from the country that suffered the worst Nuclear bombing in history. While the Nobel Literature for 2015 went to the Belarusian author Svetlana ...

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India Considered Air Strikes on Pakistan After 26/11, Says Former Pak Minister

According to a former Pakistan Minister, Khursheed Kasuri who revealed a surprising story on how India had planned an air strike against Pakistan post 26/11 attacks. He was Pakistan’s foreign minister during 2002-2007 under President Pervez Musharraf. Former minister also claimed that a US delegation led by Senator John McCain had asked him how the Pakistani military would respond if ...

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Sheffield positioned as UK’s leading ‘Music City’

Sheffield has the potential to be the UK’s leading Music City, according to a new report commissioned by the University of Sheffield. A report titled “Music: A snapshot of Sheffield’s music sector”, was compiled by Sheffield’s Sensoria Festival, based on Sheffield’s famous musical heritage. The report has outlined how Sheffield is a leading Music City with 788 organisations active in the ...

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Mummification Prevalent in Bronze Age Britain: Study

Based on microscopic bone analysis of British skeletons, researchers said Britons too mummified their dead during the Bronze Age and they practised exotic, novel and bizarre funerary rituals, said archaeologists at the University of Sheffield. Dr Tom Booth analysed skeletons at several Bronze Age burial sites across the UK and a collaborative team from the University of Sheffield found that ...

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Syrian Refugee Kicked by TV Reporter Gets Job in Spain

  The whole world was in shock when a Hungarian TV camerawoman kicked a Syrian refugee holding his son in hands and was tripped. While the camerawoman was promptly fired by the TV News outlet, the repeated portrayal of the shocked father and boy remained tainted in the minds of many. Finally, the news is that the Syrian migrant, Osama ...

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Meet Ahmed Mohamed, 14, Whose Handcuffed Arrest for Digital Clock Shocked World

People are saying "#IStandWithAhmed" after boy arrested when homemade clock mistaken for bomb http://t.co/jQneTbNIme pic.twitter.com/pxdVVvBsSQ — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 16, 2015 Like any other school kid, Ahmed Mohamed worked on his class project adding extra gadgets and making a digital clock with wires attached to a small motor and it could have passed off as one of many ...

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Tsunami Heading to Southern California post-Chile Earthquake

  RT RT_com: #CHILE #Earthquake First video apparently shows tsunami wave hitting streets http://t.co/bmWAeMjbEe pic.twitter.com/v2vaf3nJKi … — Safety & Security (@dyaalertas) September 17, 2015 Following 8.3 magnitude earthquake that jolted Chile’s northern coast, a tsunami warning has been issued and authorities said within one hour the waves may reach the coast including the southern coast of California. In all 5 ...

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Chile EarthQuake: Nazca Plate Behind Seismic Thrust, says USGS

The September 16, 2015 M 8.3 earthquake west of Illapel, Chile, occurred as the result of thrust faulting on the interface between the Nazca and South America plates in Central Chile, said US Geological Survey. Considering the latitude of the earthquake, the Nazca plate is moving towards the east-northeast at a velocity of 74 mm/yr with respect to South America, ...

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Massive 8.3M Earthquake Jolts Chile, Tsunami Warning Issued

  A powerful earthquake shook the Chilean capital of Santiago, prompting tsunami alarms. Photos: http://t.co/7jWdTyuxic pic.twitter.com/xMPtFcUqvM — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 17, 2015 A massive earthquake measuring 8.3 magnitude on Richter Scale hit Chile’s coast causing panic and severe damage to building triggering a tsunami warning that was issued toevacuate residents in the Andean nation’s coastal areas. The tremors ...

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Refugees have to be dealt with as human beings, stresses senior UN official

Refugees have to be dealt with as human beings, and the broader migrant community, including economic migrants, cannot be dismissed “with a wave of the hand,” the top United Nations official dealing with migration said on Wednesday. Peter Sutherland, the Special Representative for International Migration, told a press conference in Geneva: "The obligation and responsibility to refugees and persons in ...

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Google Offers Matching Donations to Help Refugees as UNHCR Struggles to Keep Alive 80000 Others

Amid mounting pressure on governments unable to support migrants forced upon them due to refugee deaths and dead infants washed ashore, Google has given a momentum to raise donations to help refugees and migrants. Last week, Google announced 1 Million Eurosas donation to frontline organizations working on refugee problems in Europe, especially the Syrian migrants. Now the tech giant has ...

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Hajj Accident Again, 107 Killed Including 2 Indians, 237 Injured

While last year’s Hajj went off incident-less, this year’s Hajj has begun with a crane collapese that killed 107 pilgrims, including Two Indians in the holy city of Mecca on Friday, 10 days before the Hajj. Confirming the news, Indian consulate in Jeddah said 15 more Indians have been injured in the incident and are rushed to hospitals in the ...

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