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Mexico’s ancient city guards its secrets but excavation reveals new mysteries

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th September 2017

An eight-year project at Teotihuacn, once the western hemispheres largest city, failed to locate its rulers tomb but findings offered tantalising clues to its origins For decades, the hunt for a royal mausoleum at the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacn has gripped archaeologists trying to unravel the secrets of the kingdoms extraordinary political power. It […]

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Zika epidemic has peaked and may run its course within 18 months, say experts

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th September 2017

Researchers have created a model of the virus, currently circulating in more than 35 countries in the Americas, to investigated how the outbreak will play out The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America is likely to run its course within the next 18 months, according to a study by researchers in the UK and US. […]

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Mexico’s lost generation of young girl robbed of innocence and education

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

Study uncovers rising number of Mexican daughters in relationships and matrimonies with older men and castings fresh light on causes of child wedding in Latin America Hundreds of thousands of young girls across Mexico are being driven into relationships and marriages with older men, denying them a childhood and an education, new research reveals. Of […]

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Trump’s Mexico bashing may backfire if peso plunge forces poor migrants north

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th August 2017

In Mexico it is known as el efecto Trump : a onslaught of tauntings and tweets that rattle the economy and hammer the peso. For the president, it is part of a strategy to pressure companies to move jobs back to the United States. Mexicos job will be to suck it up, accept the millions […]

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Museum of Tomorrow: a captivating invitation to imagine a sustainable world

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th August 2017

Rio de Janeiros new museum, concentrates on notions rather than objects, ecology more than technology, is a little trippy, a little hippy, very worthy but rarely dull Jutting diagonally into the sky from the old port of Rio de Janeiro is an other-wordly edifice that looks like a cross between a solar-powered dinosaur and a […]

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Brazilian analyse boosts theory that Zika causes birth defect

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th August 2017

Tests on two pregnant women suggest a link between the virus and microcephaly but concrete proof is still lacking Scientists in Brazil have saw the Zika virus in the amniotic fluid surrounding two newborns in the womb who were diagnosed with microcephaly, increasing the likelihood that the virus is a cause of the rare birth […]

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Canada urged to quell discrimination against women after fall in UN ranking

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th July 2017

The country fell from first to 25 th in the United Nations gender equality ranking, inspiring a call for action from 14 non-profit organizations Activists have called on Canadian leaders to introduce concrete policies to confront discrimination against women and girls after the country fell from first to 25 th in the United Nations gender […]

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Trump’s Mexico bashing may backfire if peso plunge forces-out poor migrants north

Published in Odd and Fun on 6th July 2017

In Mexico it is known as el efecto Trump : a bombardment of tauntings and tweets that rattle the economy and hammer the peso. For the president, it is part of a strategy to pressure companies to move tasks back to the United States. Mexicos job will be to suck it up, accept the millions […]

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Gay couple in oppose to bring ‘triplings’ home to New Zealand

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th July 2017

Friends of the couple put up crowd-funding page to help pay for hospital fees and travel to obtain passports so they can leave Mexico Friends of a lesbian couple from Auckland are raising money to help them bring triplings home from Mexico to New Zealand. Triplings are three newborns born from the sperm of one […]

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Spain apprehends man known as ‘The Nurse’ for forced abortions on Colombia rebels

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th July 2017

A former fighter with the Farc guerrilla group is accused of carrying out more than 500 forced abortions on female members of the group Spanish police have arrested a man accused of performing more than 500 forced abortions on women fighters belonging to Colombias rebel guerrillas. The human, known as The Nurse and described by […]

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