Twin births at ‘all time’ highs, study reveals
12 March 2021 | 12:53 pm
The first ever comprehensive study on twinning rates shows that poorer countries account for the vast majority of the increased number of twins.
23 May 2021
Researchers say more countries need to sequence the SARS-CoV-2 virus genome. It would help speed up spotting and tracking of new variants like the Central African B.1.620.
1 Jun 2021
Online study aids used by US soldiers stationed at nuclear bases around Europe have been found to contain sensitive details. An investigation by Bellingcat uncovered the leak.
2 Jun 2021
The Israeli Antiquities Authority reveals the remains of a 2,000-year-old basilica that dates back to the era of King Herod, the biblical Roman-Jewish king who ruled Jerusalem two millennia ago, in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.
9 Jun 2021
The suspension of Twitter in Nigeria has begun to take its toll on the country's economy. Already, small businesses that rely on Twitter to reach their audience are feeling the pinch. Banks, fintechs, and other businesses have also suspended Twitter customer care support. NetBlocks, a global internet monitor, said each hour of Twitter clampdown costs Nigeria about $250,000 (N102.5 million), bringing the daily loss to N2.5 billion. GuardianTV takes a look at the highs and lows of Twitter ban on Nigeria's economy.
12 Jun 2021
A striker for Bundesliga side Stuttgart, Silas Wamangituka, has revealed his real identity. The player says that he was a victim of fraudulent practices by his former agent and Wamangituka is not his real name.
18 Jun 2021
Coming across a dead whale might not seem like finding treasure, but for a group of Yemeni fishermen that’s exactly what it was. In the whale’s belly they found a lump of ambergris, a hugely valuable waxy substance used in the making of perfume.
7 Jul 2021
The price of oil has hit its highest level in three years after the oil cartel OPEC and its allies called off planned talks on Monday over changes to global supplies. Russia and Saudi Arabia had been pushing to increase production after last year's supply cuts, but the United Arab Emirates disagreed. News that the virtual meeting had been abandoned sent oil prices higher in early trading on Tuesday. Also today, we look at how a shortage of rental cars is impacting holidaymakers in France.
15 Aug 2021
A new survey by Arab Barometer adds numbers to the narrative that COVID has led to a harsher reality for women in the Middle East and North Africa.
14 Aug 2021
Germany's public health body, the Robert Koch Institute, found that vaccines have a high level of effectiveness against the virus. German politicians are debating the best way to ramp up vaccinations in the country.
10 Aug 2021
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson insisted he is the "opposite of a 'not washing themselves' celeb" because he showers three times a day.
22 Aug 2021
A collar camera fitted to a dingo in Australia captures the dog's life on Fraser Island, as part of efforts to track and prevent interactions between people and the wild dogs. From posing for snap-happy onlookers to scavenging on the pristine sand of the world heritage site off Queensland's coast, the collar camera captured the daily life of the dog, also known as wongari, in close up detail for the first time, according to the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.
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