Egyptian restaurant hires adorable robot waiter to ease social distancing

Egyptian restaurant hires adorable robot waiter to ease social distancing

A restaurant in Cairo has hired a robot to assist in serving customers sitting indoors, as a substitute for traditional waiters.
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Fast and fearless! Six-year-old US boy is already a motocross giant

Fast and fearless! Six-year-old US boy is already a motocross giant

Gavin Sayers might be only six years old but he has won races in his home state and already performs motocross shows with his dad. The racing prodigy can jump ramps and ride a dirt bike on motocross tracks like a pro.
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8 y/o gymnast born without legs scores a perfect 10 in overcoming obstacles

8 y/o gymnast born without legs scores a perfect 10 in overcoming obstacles

8-year-old Paige Calendine was born without legs but has never seen it as a disability or an obstacle to her true passion of gymnastics.
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Bit by bit, coastal village adopts cryptocurrency, following six-figure sum donation in Bitcoin

Bit by bit, coastal village adopts cryptocurrency, following six-figure sum donation in Bitcoin

A remote village in El Salvador is using Bitcoin for financial transactions, after an anonymous donor gave a six-figure sum to them, on the condition the villagers would adopt the digital currency.
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 Watch this Florida sport stacking champion arrange cups in record time

Watch this Florida sport stacking champion arrange cups in record time

Jordan Neuman, a teenager from Plantation, Florida, has become an online sensation showing his skills at sport stacking.
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Modern tricks, ancient pitch! Sudanese freestyler shows his skills at Nubian Pyramids

Modern tricks, ancient pitch! Sudanese freestyler shows his skills at Nubian Pyramids

It might not be your regular football pitch, but the Pyramids of Meroe in the Sudanese region of Nubia is a setting that matches the jaw-dropping skills showed by professional freestyler Abdullah Emad.
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Brewery transforms heat waste to warm hundreds of flats

Brewery transforms heat waste to warm hundreds of flats

An Austrian brewery is supplying homes in Vienna with hot water and heating, by using the waste heat produced during the brewing process.
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Buenos Aires to pay COVID-19 patients to isolate

Buenos Aires to pay COVID-19 patients to isolate

Buenos Aires is planning on paying money to people, infected with coronavirus, to enable them to isolate. Opinions about this program vary, with some residents taking a critical stance, while others welcome the support.
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Ancient Chinese city seals gate amid worst flooding in decades

Ancient Chinese city seals gate amid worst flooding in decades

Shouxian, an ancient city in China, is under threat from flooding. China has been beset by torrential rainfall for weeks, causing destruction across the country. A barricade has been put up at Shouxian’s thousand-year-old gate, in a bid to protect...
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Lucky winners get free flight to Paris after staying awake for 45 hours in plane seats

Lucky winners get free flight to Paris after staying awake for 45 hours in plane seats

A Lithuanian airline gave away free flights to Paris to people who stayed in a plane seat for 45 hours.
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Jaffa streets on fire as hundreds clash with police over Muslim burial ground

Jaffa streets on fire as hundreds clash with police over Muslim burial ground

Protesters clash with police during renewed demonstrations against Tel Aviv's municipality's plan to build a homeless shelter over an old Muslim cemetery in Jaffa.
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Indian inventor creates 'Smart Defence Goggles' to remotely fire weapons up to 1.5km away

Indian inventor creates 'Smart Defence Goggles' to remotely fire weapons up to 1.5km away

Inventor Shyam Chaurasia has developed 'Smart Defence Goggles' that can operate and fire weapons up to 1.5 km away and demonstrated the technology at the Ashok Institute of Technology and Management in the northern Indian city of Varanasi.
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Watch the ancient town of Hasankeyf disappear in dam reservoir

Watch the ancient town of Hasankeyf disappear in dam reservoir

The historic settlement of Hasankeyf, in south-eastern Turkey, which was flooded by the construction of the Ilisu dam in recent years, is almost completely submerged.
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A diamond-studded COVID-19 anyone anyone?

A diamond-studded COVID-19 anyone anyone?

As wearing masks in public spaces has become the norm in many countries, fancy versions are beginning to pop up. The masks often cost several thousand USD, come with diamonds or are made of pearls.
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The streams by Russia’s Ural Mountains have turned orange

The streams by Russia’s Ural Mountains have turned orange

Russia may be facing an environmental crisis, as a copper mine has turned the streams by the Ural Mountains orange. A water neutralisation station was built next to the disused Lyovikha mine, but it reportedly overflows during heavy rains.
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Supercomputer in Japan rated as world’s fastest

Supercomputer in Japan rated as world’s fastest

A super-computer in Japan has been crowned the world’s fastest. ‘Fugaku’ consists of 432 units and is over 1,000 times faster than a general computer.
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Guatemalan teacher uses tricycle classroom to teach students during COVID lockdown

Guatemalan teacher uses tricycle classroom to teach students during COVID lockdown

Gerardo Ixcoy is a teacher from Santa Cruz del Quiche in Guatemala, approximately 160 kilometres (99 miles) from Guatemala City, the country's capital. Gerardo travels many kilometres every day through the hills on his mobile tricycle classroom, w...
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Armed civilians patrol streets to enforce COVID-19 measures in Guatemala

Armed civilians patrol streets to enforce COVID-19 measures in Guatemala

Armed civilians are patrolling the streets of a Guatemalan town. They say they want to ensure residents adhere the COVID-19 to curb the spread of the virus.
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Sea foam and heavy winds create 'snowy' scene in Cape Town

Sea foam and heavy winds create 'snowy' scene in Cape Town

Foam transformed Cape Town’s promenade into a snow-like landscape, as gusts of wind blew in sea spray from the crashing waves.
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Chinese breakdancing toddler becomes social media celebrity

Chinese breakdancing toddler becomes social media celebrity

His father, Xiao Chen, a professional dancer, says the toddler’s passion for dancing was noticeable from the start. He would mimic dance moves when the music was on and did his first flip turn when he was around 13-15 months. Xiao has shot to fame...
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Governor opposes burials of COVID-19 victims at giant cemetery in Iraq

Governor opposes burials of COVID-19 victims at giant cemetery in Iraq

One of the world’s biggest cemeteries, Wadi al-Salam, has been thrust into the centre of a dispute in Iraq. Governor, Louay Al Yasiri, opposes the burying of coronavirus deceased from other regions at Wadi al-Salam, because he believes it spreads ...
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Brides-to-be protest coronavirus wedding restrictions in Italy

Brides-to-be protest coronavirus wedding restrictions in Italy

Brides-to-be protested coronavirus restrictions for weddings in Italy. Weddings can only take place with fewer guests, no buffet is permitted, and attendees have to wear protective masks.
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See the world’s next largest model train set in Bispingen

See the world’s next largest model train set in Bispingen

A model railroad in the Lower Saxony's Bispingen, Germany, is set to break the record as the world’s largest train set. As seen on Wednesday, the model has more than 12,000 square metres and the train tracks are reportedly 600 metres longer than t...
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Wuhan raises flood alert level as severe rainfall batters China

Wuhan raises flood alert level as severe rainfall batters China

Over the last few weeks Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the COVID-19 outbreak, has been battered by heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. Authorities have raised the emergency flood response from Level III to Level II and more severe weather ...
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 Injured leopard seal found by locals and rescued in Argentina

Injured leopard seal found by locals and rescued in Argentina

An injured leopard seal was rescued when locals found it at a beach in Argentina. The rare seal had a gash near its tail but could be released back into the wild after receiving treatment.
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Italian couple set up tree-top social distancing friendly restaurant amid COVID-19 crisis

Italian couple set up tree-top social distancing friendly restaurant amid COVID-19 crisis

A couple in Italy has set up a tree-top restaurant that lets customers dine at a social distance amid the coronavirus crisis.
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Girl climbs windmill to send homework via Internet during lockdown

Girl climbs windmill to send homework via Internet during lockdown

With the schools shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak and reduced access to the Internet in rural areas, many children have had to adapt to keep up with their studies in creative ways.
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Archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old ‘map stone' in Mexico

Archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old ‘map stone' in Mexico

Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered a 2,000-year-old rock that seems to have served as a map. The petroglyph was found in the Colima region, is covered in markings, which archaeologists believe illustrate the geographical features of the region.
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Shanghai brings public phone booths back to life as mini 5G base stations

Shanghai brings public phone booths back to life as mini 5G base stations

China Telecom has installed Mini 5G transceivers on top of more than 100 public telephone booths in Shanghai allowing passersby to enjoy high-speed 5G Internet within 150 metres (492 feet).
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'Cuddle curtain’ lets nursing home residents hug their families

'Cuddle curtain’ lets nursing home residents hug their families

The Reminiscence nursing home allows residents to hug their loved ones by using the curtain complete with plastic sleeves at their front door to prevent the risk of contagion. After months of isolation, relatives are finally able to visit and hold...
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100-year-old woman goes on hunger strike for right to die

100-year-old woman goes on hunger strike for right to die

One-hundred-year-old Helene Wuillemin started a hunger strike nine days ago to claim her right to die due to old age, despite not suffering from any major ailments. "Freedom is the motto of France but freedom is limited," she said at her home, bef...
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Octocopter aims to change city aviation

Octocopter aims to change city aviation

A Chinese entrepreneur has developed a double-seat mini-helicopter which, as he claims, can change police aviation and rescue operations in Dongguan, in the south of China. As seen in footage from Monday and drone footage from Wednesday, the so-ca...
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Baby on board! 3-year-old skating sensation cruises through Brighton

Baby on board! 3-year-old skating sensation cruises through Brighton

Three-year-old Autumn California Bailey loves her skateboard and has become an Internet sensation. The fearless toddler learnt how to skate through watching YouTube videos and now hits Brighton’s skateparks on a regular basis.
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The next Coltrane? Ghanaian woman mimics saxophone with hands and lips

The next Coltrane? Ghanaian woman mimics saxophone with hands and lips

Joyce Edze can imitate the sound of a saxophone with her bare hand and lips. The 22-year-old, whose stage name is REjoyce, says it is a talent she developed during childhood but forgot about until five years ago.
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A protective face mask for water?

A protective face mask for water?

A German company has designed a mask that is supposed to protect its wearer in the water. Robert Cirjak, Wibit Sports Founder & CEO, says the idea came to them, as due to COVID-19 there is an increasing demand for protective water masks.
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30 km on horseback for a mobile signal: 7-year-old Argentinian takes homework very seriously

30 km on horseback for a mobile signal: 7-year-old Argentinian takes homework very seriously

Seven-year-old Jeremias travels 30km on horseback every day to submit his homework. After schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jeremias had to get creative to stay in touch with his teacher. He now rides his horse to a hill, where he ca...
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'This will become a trend' - Chennai studio introduces faceprint masks

'This will become a trend' - Chennai studio introduces faceprint masks

A photo studio in Chennai's Pallavaram locality found an innovative way of turning the face mask into an original and personalised product. Anto Amalraj, an owner of STM studio, makes masks with a print or photograph of the person wearing it, from...
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Five year old boxing prodigy from Nigeria touted as next Mayweather

Five year old boxing prodigy from Nigeria touted as next Mayweather

A boxing talent from Nigeria, Ayomide Adeyemo is being dubbed the next Mayweather as he shows off his boxing talents at just five years old.
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Turkey's rubbish imports have left the country on the verge of an environmental crisis

Turkey's rubbish imports have left the country on the verge of an environmental crisis

Turkey is on the verge of an environmental crisis due to its rubbish imports. Europe is sending its rubbish, including non-recyclable waste, to Turkey, since other countries, such as China or India, have applied stricter regulations.
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Nursing home uses glassed cart to keep elderly in touch with relatives

Nursing home uses glassed cart to keep elderly in touch with relatives

A nursing home in the Dutch city of Vlaardingen has been using a glassed cart for family visits which were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Poor neighborhood locked down after dozens of COVID-19 cases detected

Poor neighborhood locked down after dozens of COVID-19 cases detected

Argentinian authorities began an operation to close down Villa Azul, a poor neighboorhood in Quilmes near Buenos Aires.
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Food shortages caused by COVID-19 lockdown threaten vulnerable children in Afghanistan

Food shortages caused by COVID-19 lockdown threaten vulnerable children in Afghanistan

Soaring food prices caused by Afghanistan's coronavirus lockdown threatened large parts of the population struggling to feed themselves
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The ‘Tiger King’ may be in prison, but the ‘Lion Whisperer’ is also in trouble

The ‘Tiger King’ may be in prison, but the ‘Lion Whisperer’ is also in trouble

South Africa’s very own ‘Tiger King’, the ‘Lion Whisperer’ says he is struggling financially. Kevin Richardson aka the ‘Lion Whisperer’, is a YouTube personality who is known for his close interaction with lions. Due to coronavirus, his 1300ha gam...
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Gelato shop keeping it cool with tear gas flavoured ice cream

Gelato shop keeping it cool with tear gas flavoured ice cream

A bitter taste common in the clashes between protesters and the police can now be tried in an ice cream parlour in Hong Kong. Sogno Gelato, an anti-government shop in Tsuen Wan, is offering customers the inside scoop with tear gas flavour ice cream.
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Seafood restaurant puts diners in 'bumper boat' tubes to ensure social distancing

Seafood restaurant puts diners in 'bumper boat' tubes to ensure social distancing

An ingenious solution to the social distancing measures has caused the Ocean City, Maryland seafood restaurant Fish Tales to go viral online after its visitors were filmed entering the restaurant in oversized inner tubes resembling bumper boats.
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'Corona-style' hairdo helps raise awareness of disease in Kenya

'Corona-style' hairdo helps raise awareness of disease in Kenya

A hairdo resembling the shape of the novel coronavirus is having a comeback in Kenya. Once out of fashion, the spiky braids are having a comeback as they are more affordable than going to a salon and raise awareness of the virus at the same time.
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Argentinean company develops robot that disinfects with UV rays to fight COVID-19

Argentinean company develops robot that disinfects with UV rays to fight COVID-19

Argentinean company, UV-Robotics, has developed an autonomous robot that can disinfect various environments by using UV rays. The robot can eliminate viruses, bacteria and parasites. Development was completed in just 20 days, so it could assist in...
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Brewery gives away FREE BEER to locals as COVID cuts sales

Brewery gives away FREE BEER to locals as COVID cuts sales

The Willinger Brewery has gifted hundreds of bottles of free beer to customers after they remained unsold due to the coronavirus restrictions. Locals were seen picking up their bottles in the town of Willingen in Hessen.
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