Fresh Air, for a price! Delhi bar sells oxygen to dodge air pollution

Fresh Air, for a price! Delhi bar sells oxygen to dodge air pollution

A bar in New Delhi is selling oxygen, promising better health amid the air pollution in the Indian capital.
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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...
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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Toe-riffic Iranian artist creates portraits with her feet in Sefidshahr

Toe-riffic Iranian artist creates portraits with her feet in Sefidshahr

Iranian artist Fatemeh Hamami Nasrabadi has been using her feet to create portraits of famous figures, including footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, for several years.
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Syrian refugee couple offers free meals to Lisbon's health workers battling COVID

Syrian refugee couple offers free meals to Lisbon's health workers battling COVID

A Syrian refugee couple who fled their war-torn country years ago is giving away free meals to health workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in Lisbon hospitals.
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