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Rose seeds from Syria: the refugee family cultivating a new life

Guardian, UK Roses are used to flavour many popular Syrian foods and drinks Sweet-smelling success for Syrians who have settled in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley is dampened by growing anti-Syrian sentiment by Jenny Gustafsson in the Bekaa valley; photographs by Alia Haju When the plastic bucket is filled with roses, Nahla al-Zarda takes it into the … Continue reading

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Political March to the Gallows

Island By ASGAR HUSSEIN A drowning man, it is said, will clutch at a straw. This perhaps explains President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to reactivate the gallows. As the presidential election looms closer, he may have imagined that such a move will bolster his battered reputation. Looking at it cynically, his decision to execute drug traffickers … Continue reading

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The Truth About Julius Caesar and “Caesarean” Sections

Myth: The Caesarean section procedure ultimately derives its name from Julius Caesar, who is often (falsely) claimed to have been the first baby born via Caesarean. It’s hard to pinpoint where exactly this story started, though a 10th century document is the likely culprit. The Suda, a Byzantine-Greek historical encyclopaedia, is one of the earliest records citing Caesar as … Continue reading

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The mystery of sneeze

By S. H. Moulana It is actually considered as one of science’s big mysteries but experts explain what a sneeze is and why eyelids shut down in response. Sneezes are involuntary, it is explained, and small particles like pollen or dust float up your nose and irritate your membrane and it triggers a whole series … Continue reading

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UN Secretary General knee-deep in waters while the planet sinking!!

It is happening (Original Title – Daily Mirror) We must stop Tuvalu from sinking and the world from sinking with Tuvalu – UN Secretary General António Guterres The TIME magazine has pulled off a coup of sorts. For its latest cover it has got United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres knee-deep in waters in the Polynesian … Continue reading

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