Day: August 2, 2020

Atomic weapons more powerful 75 years after Hiroshima

August 2, 2020

The explosive yield — the amount of energy released when a nuclear weapon detonates — has grown exponentially since 1945 when bombs flattened the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   Densely-populated megacities of the 21st century mean a nuclear attack could wreak even more horrific damage than inflicted on Japan, as signs point to […]

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Ethiopia makes progress on embattled reform: Official

August 2, 2020

Despite daunting challenges, the multi-faceted Ethiopian reform is destined to succeed in building a unified, a multi-cultural democratic society that would boost the country’s global reputation, a top official said.   Nigusu Tilahun, the press secretary for the Office of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, who visited Anadolu Agency’s office in the capital Addis Ababa for […]

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Pakistan: Teen suicides trigger debate on online gaming

August 2, 2020

Saad*, 18, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his residence in southwestern Pakistan earlier this month.   His brother says the teenager committed suicide after missing a task on a famous online video game.   Over the next few days, three other youths reportedly committed suicide across the country for the same reason, […]

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Doctors plight mounting in Bangladesh amid pandemic

August 2, 2020

The misery of doctors and frontline staff in the war against the novel coronavirus is surging in Bangladesh with at least 92 physicians having died due to the disease.   The country reported 2,199 more infections as of Saturday with 21 additional deaths as the virus shows no indication of slowdown, according to the health […]

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Many sections of Indian society disapprove Kashmir annexation move

August 2, 2020

Describing Aug. 5, when India annexed Jammu and Kashmir region, a day of “betrayal” and “blackest day”, a pro-India Kashmiri politician said people were seething with anger against the move.   A member of Indian parliament, representing Kashmiri’s oldest political party the National Conference (NC), Hassnain Masoodi said oppressive machinery has prevented people to show […]

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