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Month: October 2022

Brazil Election: Lula makes comeback

It is a stunning comeback for a politician who could not run in the last presidential election in 2018 because he was in jail and banned from standing for office. Brazil has taken a turn to the left as former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva beat far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the presidential election.

Barrage of Russian strikes on Ukraine soil

Loud explosions were heard across the Ukrainian capital in the early morning as residents prepared to go to work. Some of them received text messages from the emergency services about the threat of a missile attack, and air raid sirens wailed for three straight hours. A massive barrage of Russian strikes on Monday morning hit

Ginger for a healthy living

Ginger is a spice with a very strong taste. Ginger contains gingerol, a bio-active substance that helps to reduce symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. This substance also helps to reduce swollen joints. Ginger also contains shoagol, a substance with an analgesic effect that also helps against cancer and heart disease. Zingiberene in ginger is

Workers broken out of Apple’s largest iPhone assembly factory in China

The city of about 10 million people was partially locked down as a result, as China continues to use strict lockdown measures to deal with Covid. Workers have broken out of Apple’s largest iPhone assembly factory in China after a Covid outbreak forced staff to lockdown at the workplace. It is not clear how many

Grain shipment from Ukraine despite Russian pull-out

12 ships loaded with grain left its Black Sea ports on Monday, despite Russia’s withdrawal from a key deal facilitating exports. Moscow pulled out from the deal after a drone attack on its Black Sea Fleet in the annexed Crimea peninsula. Kyiv has not admitted responsibility for the attack, saying Moscow had long planned to

Keeping the world warn below 2.8C

Looking at the impact on temperatures, the study finds that with the current policies in place, the world will warm by around 2.8C this century. Mindful of the fact that the world’s attention has been elsewhere since climate diplomats met in Glasgow last year, this week has seen a flurry of reports underlining the fact

Heatwaves France and Spain

Heatwaves have become more frequent and more intense, and last longer, because of human-induced climate change. The world has already warmed by about 1.1C since the industrial era began and temperatures will keep rising unless governments around the world make steep cuts to emissions. Parts of France and Spain are seeing an unusually warm late

COP27 summit

UN climate summits are held every year, for governments to agree steps to limit global temperature rises. They are referred to as COPs, which stands for “Conference of the Parties”. The parties are the attending countries that signed up to the original UN climate agreement in 1992. The world is warming because of emissions produced

Putin suspends grain exports deal

In late July the un and Turkey brokered a deal establishing safe corridors for ships from Ukraine through the Black Sea, and Ukraine has since exported more than 9m tonnes of grain. When russia invaded Ukraine in February, it took hostage a big chunk of the world’s cereal trade. Russia’s naval blockade of Ukraine’s ports

US military cyber team’s defence of Ukraine

The infiltration of computer networks had for many years been primarily about espionage – stealing secrets – but recently has been increasingly militarised and linked to more destructive activities like sabotage or preparation for war. Russia failed to take down Ukrainian computer systems with a massive cyber-attack when it invaded this year, despite many analysts’