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What Happened to Afghanistan: A Summary

What Happened to Afghanistan? Recent news broke out that the Taliban has regained control in Afghanistan – this after 20 years of US intervention, thousands of deaths, and around USD 1 trillion dollars spent. This article chronicles what happened. About Afghanistan. A mountainous landlocked country in Central and South Asia, Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan… Continue reading What Happened to Afghanistan: A Summary

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Microsoft Launches First Asia Pacific Public Sector Cyber Security Executive Council

Microsoft launches first Asia Pacific Public Sector Cyber Security Executive Council across seven markets in the region. Consisting of policymakers and influencers from Brunei, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, supported by cybersecurity professionals, the council aims to accelerate public-private partnerships in cybersecurity, share threat intelligence and build a strong and coordinated response against… Continue reading Microsoft Launches First Asia Pacific Public Sector Cyber Security Executive Council

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China Records First Human Case of Bird Flu Strain

China records first human case of bird flu strain: In an article by Reuters, a 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu is confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu – H10N3, confirms the National Health Commission in Beijing. The Zhenjiang resident was hospitalized on April… Continue reading China Records First Human Case of Bird Flu Strain

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World Health Assembly to Focus on Ending COVID-19

An article published by the World Health Organization reveals that the World Health Assembly (WHA) will focus on ending the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for the next one. The 74th session will stress the urgency of ending the current pandemic and preventing the next one by building a healthier, safer and fairer world. Over the… Continue reading World Health Assembly to Focus on Ending COVID-19

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Microsoft, JA Asia Pacific and CloudSwyft to Bring Opportunities

Microsoft Opportunities: Microsoft has partnered with JA Asia Pacific, the world’s largest youth-serving non-profit organization, and CloudSwyft, a leading cloud-based learning platform provider, to launch a regional skilling program aimed at bringing skills resources and accelerating paths to employment for more than 60,000 people in Asia Pacific. Launching in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and… Continue reading Microsoft, JA Asia Pacific and CloudSwyft to Bring Opportunities

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World Health Organization Lists Additional COVID-19 Vaccine

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine: World Health Organization lists additional COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use and issues interim policy recommendations. In an article released by the World Health Organization, it revealed that it listed the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for this vaccine to be rolled out globally. The Sinopharm vaccine is… Continue reading World Health Organization Lists Additional COVID-19 Vaccine

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Thousands Attend Wuhan Music Festival

Wuhan Music Festival (sourced from Reuters): thousands of people attended the first day of the Wuhan Strawberry Music Festival last Sunday. The first day of the five-day May Day national holiday was swarmed by spectators in the central Chinese city. Read: Thousands of revelers attend Wuhan music festival, article by Reuters. Festivals are now making… Continue reading Thousands Attend Wuhan Music Festival

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April 22 is Earth Day

This coming April 22, Thursday, is Earth Day – an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The momentous event started in 1970 and, since then, has mobilized one billion individuals and gathered more than 75k partners. The website, EarthDay.Org, provides more details regarding the event. “EarthDay.Org’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate… Continue reading April 22 is Earth Day

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WHO: What You Need to Know About Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine

In a newsletter, the World Health Organization (WHO) releases ‘The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know’ detailing interim recommendations from the WHO Strategic Advisory of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) for the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine (AZD1222). The WHO article answers the following questions. Here are some highlighted questions. Is it safe?… Continue reading WHO: What You Need to Know About Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine

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World Wildlife Fund Shares Deforestation Statistics

Deforestation Statistics: The World Wildlife Fund, in a press release, revealed that 166,000 square miles – roughly the size of California - have been lost to deforestation worldwide, between 2004 and 2017. “More than 166,000 square miles of forest habitat—an area roughly the size of California—were lost to deforestation in the tropics and subtropics between… Continue reading World Wildlife Fund Shares Deforestation Statistics