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Nearly 300 migrants rescued off Libya: aid group

Madrid, Spain | AFP | A migrant group said Friday it had rescued nearly 300 migrants off the coast of Libya over the previous 24 hours. “More than 300 people safe on board the #OpenArms,” the Proactiva Open Arms organisation tweeted. The organisation added that it had rescued people on …

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Millions of O2, SoftBank customers hit by glitch

London, United Kingdom | AFP | UK mobile phone operator O2 and Japan’s SoftBank said Thursday that tens of millions of their customers were unable to use data due to a glitch with sofware made by Sweden’s Ericsson. The outage wreaked havoc across Britain, with millions of drivers unable to …

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Did 6kg of plastic ocean trash kill this whale?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A dead sperm whale that washed ashore recently in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials say. Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip-flops. The discovery has caused …

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Global HIV prevention conference kicks off in Spain

Scientists explain why they haven’t found an HIV vaccine yet Madrid, Spain | FLAVIA NASSAKA | A global HIV conference opened on Oct.22 in Madrid, Spain bringing together researchers to discuss strides made in prevention of infections. Dubbed HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) 2018, the week long event which  happens …

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Five migrants die off Morocco as Spain searches for more boats

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, the Spanish coastguard said Thursday after rescuing more than 180 others, while they searched for another two boats with dozens aboard. Rescue boats, helicopters and planes from southern Spain carried out a series of rescue operations …

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