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Lost cities# 6: how Thonis-Heracleion resurfaced after 1,000 years under water

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st September 2017

Ancient Egypts gateway to the Mediterranean submerged and buried under layers of sand is an eerie reminder of how vulnerable cities are to natures forces He stood for centuries at the very edge of ancient Egypt, gazing down imperiously upon the trading ships as they blew in from the Mediterranean. His name was Hapy: divinity […]

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Revealed: reality of life working in an Ivanka Trump clothing factory

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th September 2017

Workers complain of verbal abuse, impossible targets and poverty pay even worse they have to live away from their children The reality of working in a factory create clothes for Ivanka Trumps label has been laid bare, with employees speaking of being paid so little they cannot live with their children, anti-union intimidation and women […]

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We require change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th September 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a revolt against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, unavoidably, the Counter-Reformation. We remember them, sort of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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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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Surrogate mother who sold same babies twice sentenced for scam

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th September 2017

French woman known merely as Aurore dedicated suspended sentence for victimizing two gay couples who hired her A French tribunal has given a one-year suspended incarcerate sentence to a woman is guilty of victimizing two lesbian couples who hired her as a surrogate mom. The female has been named merely as Aurore. Surrogacy is illegal […]

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I’m treating pregnant women with Zika and this is what it’s like | Christine Curry

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th September 2017

Some females decide on termination. Others carry on, despite the risks. With so much about the virus still unknown, its a journey for both doctors and patients As a medical student, I recollect reading books about the early days of the HIV epidemic and wondering what it was like for physicians to take care of […]

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Maternal demises worldwide declined by half, yet shocking inequalities remain

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th September 2017

Study in Lancet presents a womans lifetime opportunity of succumbing from childbirth is one in 36 in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to one in 4,900 in richer countries The number of women succumbing from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal […]

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Emergence of populist leaders threatens republic, says Human Rights Watch

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th September 2017

Trump, Putin and Erdoan among world leaders accused in HRWs 2017 world report of usurping rule of statute and fostering global culture of intolerance The rise of populist leaders such as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin poses a dangerous threat to human rights that could promote global abuses around the world, Human Rights Watch has […]

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‘ We pray that this clinic remains open ‘: India’s surrogates dread adversity from embryo forbidding

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th September 2017

A new law stopping Indian girls carrying newborns to term for foreigners has devastating effects on women at a Gujurat clinic and couples from across the world In the reception of the Akanksha fertility clinic, Dr Nayna Patel has an article pinned to the wall. Anand clinic makes milestone with 1,001 st baby, the headline […]

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14 -year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th September 2017

Judge backs UK mother in allowing body of teenage daughter, who died of cancer, to be preserved in US a process her estranged parent opposed A 14 -year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically […]

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