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Biden: George Floyd’s death was a racial turning point in the U.S.

George Floyd's death "marked a turning point" regarding racial justice in the U.S., President Joe Biden said Tuesday. Biden signed four executive orders that dealt with racial equality. He credited Floyd's murder, by a police officer who knelt on the victim's neck for nearly nine minutes, with having a monumental impact, per the Daily Mail. "Those eight minutes … Continue reading Biden: George Floyd’s death was a racial turning point in the U.S.

Woman without hands and feet wrote 12 novels totaling more than 2 million words

The internet, a computer and a wooden stick prepared by her father opened windows for Zhang Lulu, a physically challenged woman in Zhaobao, Luoyang city, Henan province. Holding the stick in her mouth to tap the keyboard, the 27-year-old has written 12 novels totaling 2 million words over the past decade. One of the novels … Continue reading Woman without hands and feet wrote 12 novels totaling more than 2 million words

5 common myths about coronavirus vaccines debunked

Margaret Keenan has become the first person in the UK to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. Following approval for the Pfizer jab and another major breakthrough from Moderna, there is hope in sight for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. But along with these developments comes heaps of information – and unfortunately, myths. Together with FullFact, ITV News has compiled the most common … Continue reading 5 common myths about coronavirus vaccines debunked

Nigeria mourns one of its prominent Emirs

Jere community in Kaduna state is in mourning following the death of its emir. The late traditional monarch, Sa'ad Usman, has been buried according to Islamic rites on Wednesday. Emir Usman, prior to his death, had served as the secretary to the government of Kaduna Death of Dr Sa'ad Usman, the emir of Jere community … Continue reading Nigeria mourns one of its prominent Emirs

Nigerian footballer in Italy diagnosed with coronavirus

An Italian-Nigerian professional footballer named King Paul Akpan Udoh has reportedly emerged as the first footballer to be diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus. King Paul Udoh, 22, was reported to have been diagnosed with deadly corona-virus on Thursday, February 27, and he has been quarantined according to various reports. He started his professional career at … Continue reading Nigerian footballer in Italy diagnosed with coronavirus

Jeff Bezos donates ‘generously’ to save the world

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, has made the second largest charitable gift in recent history. The Amazon founder is giving $10 billion to a new initiative that will fund programs to combat the effects of climate change, he said in an Instagram post on Monday. The Bezos Earth Fund comes after years of criticism that the … Continue reading Jeff Bezos donates ‘generously’ to save the world

Prevalence of child marriage around the world

  Child marriage is actually very common. More than 650 million women and girls alive today were married before their 18th birthday. Twenty-one per cent of young women (20-24 years old) around the world were child brides. And while child marriage is most prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, it also takes place in high-income countries. The god news is: global … Continue reading Prevalence of child marriage around the world

Zidane squashes rumors that Real Madrid is collapsing

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has painstakingly achieved results since taking reins of power at the Santiago Bernabeu, winning trophies and competing from a position of strength against formidable opponents in the Liga, Champions League and Club World Cup, among others, but the living legend says he doesn't agree with what critics think of his … Continue reading Zidane squashes rumors that Real Madrid is collapsing