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© ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves after appearing in a court in Lahore, Pakistan. Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, has left the country and is traveling to London for medical treatment. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)
Ants in a formicarium devour a live worm at the "Just Ants" shop in Singapore September 13, 2020. Picture taken September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell
A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) speaks to his family members, using a robot named 'Mitra' at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Yatharth Super Speciality Hospital in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, September 15, 2020. Picture taken September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Ambati Rayudu plays a shot en route to his half-century against Mumbai Indians in the IPL opener. - IPL | BCCI
How the word “loot” (Hindi word for plunder) took root in the English language
Protection of wildlife equals protection of humans
A fruit which saved Sri Lankans from starvation
© Provided by Associated Press The stands around the Central Court of the Foro Italico are empty during a match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Italy's Salvatore Caruso, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The tournament at the Foro Italico was rescheduled from May because of the pandemic and is being played without fans in attendance. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, trainees work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. After months of decline in exports of its garment products, Bangladesh’s economy is showing signs of recovery. The Asian Development Bank in a new report said Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the country's economy's comeback was encouraging and it is expected to grow by 6.8 percent in the current fiscal year ending in June if this recovery sustains. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
People run out of a smoke shop with smoking instruments after breaking in as police arrive on June 1 in New York City, New York.

George Floyd: Music industry to take part in ‘Blackout Tuesday’ in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests

June 2 (Independent) - Some of the leading names in the music industry are participating in “Blackout Tuesday” amid calls for change in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Protests erupted around the US after a video emerged showing a white Minnesota police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis. In solidarity with the...

Albert Uderzo with his creations Asterix (r) and Obelix

Albert Uderzo: Asterix co-creator and illustrator dies aged 92

25th March (BBC) - He created the famous stories - about the adventures of Gaulish warriors fighting the Roman Empire - with his friend René Goscinny in 1959. As well as illustrating the series, Urderzo took over the writing following Goscinny's death in 1977. The books have sold 370 million copies worldwide, in dozens of languages, and several stories have...

The most anticipated buildings set to shape the world in 2020

The most anticipated buildings set to shape the world in 2020

January 5 (CNN) - The past year in architecture has been filled with milestones, from the completion of Africa's tallest building to the opening of Europe's first underwater restaurant. We also watched in horror as Notre Dame burned, gained new "supertall" skyscrapers and lost industry giants like I.M. Pei and César Pelli. But at the dawn of a new decade, it seems fitting to look ahead at the structures set...

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