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New Zealand will give free menstrual products to decrease period poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is going to implement a new policy - students will receive free menstrual products from June, to decrease the period poverty that limits access to education.
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Suicide rates for young women are increasing in Japan

For one decade, Japan worked to bring down suicide rates across the country - now, COVID-19 threatens to reverse this progress by creating a new category of people who are vulnerable.
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The Habsburg Empire: Is the nation-state national and the empire imperial?

Gábor Egry, Director-General at the Institute of Political History and principal investigator of Horizon 2020 funded project NEPOSTRANS, dissects the ideologies that shaped and outlived the Habsburg Empire.
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WHO recommends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for all age groups

The World Health Organisation have suggested that the Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine can be safely used for all age groups, including those aged 65 and over.
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WHO team in China confirm that COVID-19 came from animals

The WHO team in China have confirmed through their investigation that it is "extremely unlikely" the virus leaked from a lab in Wuhan.
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The app going up against centuries of education inequality

Nishat spoke to Tania Rosas who launched O-lab, the app created to fight education inequality for Indigenous students.
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Israel will give Palestinian doctors their first 5,000 vaccines

Israel has agreed to give the first 5,000 vaccine doses to Palestinian medical workers - but only if they live in annexed east Jerusalem, while the West Bank and Gaza remain without vaccines.
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Indian farmers continue to protest controversial agricultural reforms 

Prime Minister Modi cut the internet in many districts where Indian farmers continue to protest agricultural reforms, which would enable corporate takeovers of small farms while lowering crop value.
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Overcoming the fear of local government digital transformation

Glen Ocsko, head of local government at Made Tech, discusses why local council departments do not need to live in constant fear of technological innovation.
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Small hydropower dams in Brazil threaten marine biodiversity

The University of Washington found that small hydropower dams in Brazil are potentially damaging river connectivity and marine biodiversity - what's going on?
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Holocaust survivors show researchers the lifelong impact of trauma

With eyewitness awareness of how six million Jewish people lost their lives, aging Holocaust survivors have carried an impossible burden - now, researchers are attempting to document the lifelong impact of trauma.
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AstraZeneca CEO discusses the European Commission vaccine feud

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot spoke to Antonello Guerrera about the ongoing vaccine feud - with the Commission receiving 60% less than expected, raising tense questions about why.
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Israel’s vaccine data suggests that Pfizer is performing at the expected 95%

New vaccine data from Israel suggests that the double-dose of Pfizer is performing at the expected rate of 95% efficiency - with the possibility that it is performing even better than that being further investigated.
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European Commission to create “transparency mechanism” for vaccine exports

In response to the AstraZeneca feud, EU officials are creating a "transparency mechanism" for vaccine exports - which would indirectly hold companies accountable for fulfilling their agreed contracts.
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Twitter whistleblowers discussed COVID-19, one month before Government declaration

Researchers are looking into Twitter whistle-blowers who raised concerns about suspicious 'pneumonia' cases, one month before the Chinese Government announced the existence of COVID-19.
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Why lack of encryption is putting public data at risk

Jon Fielding, Managing Director, EMEA Apricorn, explains what public sector organisations need to do to avoid breaches and losses by properly securing both data and device.
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Active air purification technology can safely disinfect indoor spaces

Andrew Hobbs, CEO of Better Indoors, is currently engaging parliamentarians to discuss the need to utilise air purification technology to safely disinfect the air and surfaces in indoor spaces.
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New data shows that Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine is 50.4% effective

The São Paulo Government and Butantan Institute revealed that the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine is 15.6% less effective than officials previously suggested.
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European Commission gives 24 grants to COVID-19 plasma projects

The projects will happen in 14 Member States and the United Kingdom, with 36 million in funding to get COVID-19 plasma to patients - boosting their immune response to the virus.
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Government allocates £4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000 amid third UK lockdown.

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