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Brexit might bring trouble for Ireland

Many people in Ireland, both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, worry that Brexit might bring back old tensions again and even rekindle violence. They worry that it will bring back the physical border with its manned posts or security cameras. In the late 20th century the border was the front line in a conflict known as “the Troubles”. On one side stood the republicans, …

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Week in Review (Oct 2nd – Oct 6th)

Las Vegas shooting A man killed 58 people in as Vegas during a country music festival on Sunday last week. Another 500 people were injured trying to flee the scene. Stephen Paddock shot from the window of a hotel suite and he fired for 9 to 11 minutes before he was stopped. When the first shots came many festival goers believed it to be firework …

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Week in Review (Oct 09th – 13th)

California wildfires The death toll of people that died in the wildfires that ravage northern California has climbed to 31 victims. This number makes it the deadliest wildfire in California since 1933. Officials warned that the conditions might worsen even further. Forecasters predict that winds will pick up on Friday again that could fan the flames even further. The biggest threat is in Napa Valley …

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Are Roboshops the future?

In the future shopping for groceries might be different from the way we know now. A Swedish start up, Wheelys, works together with China´s Hefei Unversity of Technology to overhaul the shopping experience. They predict that in future everyone, from big retailers to small communities, will employ their own mobile, automatic grocery. The technologies are already there – self-driving cars, mobile payment and wireless tagging …

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Chemical surgery might change our lives

Precise chemical surgery has been performed on embryos by a Chinese team at the Sun Yat-sen University to alter their DNA and remove diseases. They were able to alter a single error out of three billion features of our genetic code. They did this on lab-made embryos, which have not been implanted. This medical procedure my one day treat a series of inherited diseases or …

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Week in Review Sept 25th – 29th

Saudi Arabian women allowed to drive A decree was issued late on Tuesday by Saudi Arabia´s king allowing women to drive a car. This would end a longstanding ban on female drivers. The ban is supposed to be lifted in 10 months. A committee will be formed especially to look into how to implement the decree. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world …

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Week in Review 18.09. – 22.09.

Hurricane Maria follows in the footsteps of Irma Yet another hurricane has wreaked havoc in the Caribbean. The hurricane made landfall on Dominica late on Tuesday and then made its way to neighbouring Guadeloupe. The people on the French island have been warned to seek shelter and stay inside. Hurricane Maria roughly follows the path Irma took earlier this month. That means the hurricane is …

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Week in Review (11th – 15th Sept)

Rohingyas flee from Myanmar Rohingya Muslims are targeted as part of a security operation in Myanmar. UN human rights chief calls it a textbook example for ethnic cleansing. More than 300.000 people have fled to Bangladesh already. The military in Myanmar justifies the violence by calling it a reaction to attacks by Rohingya militants a few weeks ago. They also deny the allegation they would …

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Update on Hurricane Irma and Mexico

Hurricane Irma blasts up the west coast of Florida. More than 3.4 million homes are without power and parts of Miami are under water. Over 6.3 million people have been told to evacuate before the storm. The main airports were closed on Monday, making transportation almost impossible. Although the hurricane has been downgraded from category three to one but still the winds are strong and …

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