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Zika virus: health experts fear Carnival festivities will lead to spread

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th November 2017

Millions of tourists, likely not wearing protective garment, will descend on Brazils coastal cities during the peak breeding season for mosquitoes Health experts in Brazil have warned that this years Carnival celebrations could exacerbate the spread of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illnes with possible links to a serious birth defect in babies. In early […]

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Archaeologists find ancient tomb in Peru hinting at human sacrifice

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th November 2017

Researchers at the northern coastal site of Chotuna-Chornancap a seat of power for three cultures are analyzing remains, including two footless children Archaeologists in Peru have found more than a dozen mausoleum suggesting human sacrifice at sprawling ruins on the northern coast, a seat of power for three ancient cultures and the possible centre of […]

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The Canada experiment: is this the world’s first ‘postnational’ country? | Charles Foran

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th October 2017

When Justin Trudeau said there is no core identity , no mainstream in Canada, he was articulating a uniquely Canadian philosophy that some find bewilder, even reckless but could represent a revolutionary new model of nationhood As 2017 begins, Canada may be the last immigrant nation left standing. Our government believes in the value of […]

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Zika epidemic limiteds promote’ violence against females’ advises report

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th October 2017

Amnesty International accuses governments in Latin America of dangerous levels of discrimination against females by restricting contraception and abortion The Zika epidemic in Latin America highlights dangerous levels of discrimination against women in reproductive healthcare, according to a report released today by Amnesty International. In a study of restrictions on contraception and abortion, the human […]

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Zika virus risk at Rio Olympics ‘negligible’, says Yale report

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th October 2017

Risk of infection very low indeed, despite concerns heightened by first case in Europe of newborn affected by the virus Spain has reported what is said to be the first birth in Europe of a newborn with Zika virus-related brain damage, according to the health authority in Catalonia, where the child was born. The mother, […]

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Lagoons of mercury and human sacrifices- after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan exposes its treasures

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th September 2017

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexicos birthplace of the gods, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth are being revealed to the world In 2003, a tunnel was detected beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the wreckings of Teotihuacan, the […]

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‘Proud to be Mexican’: Satisfy the newborn whose huge image gazes over the border

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd September 2017

The art installation emerged last week near Tecate, highlighting controversy over Trumps proposed wall but Kikitos family would rather stay in Mexico The toddler seems to grip the top of the steel fence as he peers into America, his attention focused on something north of the border. The expression is playful but his scale- 65 […]

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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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