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UN Agency Launches Program to Restore Afghan Livelihoods

The pace and extent of Afghanistan’s economic downturn has been in free fall since the Taliban took control of the country in mid-August 2021. Most affected are the country’s 38 million people, many of whom are unable to support themselves. A recent assessment by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) …

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Reclaiming the Pro User Market

It is not easy to satisfy the pro market, aka the market for professional electronic users such as film editors or photographers, while also satisfying general users, aka the ‘mass market’. That’s what happened to Apple, which was later accused of focusing more on general users, and forgetting about pro …

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Johnson and Ardern Agree to Anglo-New Zealand trade deal

Britain and New Zealand have agreed a trade deal that removes tariffs on a variety of goods. Britain expands economic ties around the world after leaving the European Union. The deal was cemented late Wednesday at a telephone conference between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his New Zealand counterpart, …

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Free Books for Squid Game Winners in Peru

A South Korean-produced TV drama, Squid Game, tells the story of a number of desperate adults, competing in a child’s game that can end in death. They join the game in order to get a chance to get out of their huge debt burden. The film has been a huge …

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Iran Holds Annual Air Force Exercise

Iran, Thursday (21/10), began its annual air force drills across the country, a week after holding its massive air defense drills. State TV reported that bombers, fighter jets, and attack and reconnaissance planes would participate in the drill, which involves heavy weapons including laser-guided missiles. The TV also said all …

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Vatican Updates ‘Click to Pray’ App

The Vatican states “Click to Pray 2.0” offers a better digital worship experience. The latest version brings new functions, including a “personal prayer planner” that allows users to schedule their daily prayer activities and receive reminders of times to pause mundane activities and turn attention to God. Father Frederic Fornos …

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Egypt to Increase Desalination Capacity 4-fold in 5 years

Water-scarce Egypt will more than quadruple its desalination capacity by granting concessions to private companies from the state budget to build 17 facilities in the next five years with sustainable solar energy. The plan fits with Egypt’s efforts to diversify freshwater sources for its fast-growing population as the country faces …

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