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Snapshot: Mount Sinabung’s eruptions engulf local villages

Mount Sinabung, located on North Sumatra erupted again on 13 August 2020, making it the 8th time it has erupted according to Gulf News. The volcano, which had been dormant for 400 years, has been active since an eruption in 2010. The eruption released a large plume of dust and ash over 3 miles into …

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Snapshot: China’s air pollution halved during lockdown.

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NASA’S analysis saw a drastic reduction in nitrogen dioxide as a result of burning less fossil fuels due to a strict lockdown of the epicentre of the pandemic. China is known to be the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gasses, causing China’s use of fossil fuels to be central in tracking climate change.  With such …

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Snapshot: Discrediting Witness Testimony – The Mandela Effect

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Those of us familiar with Episode V of the Star Wars saga may recall the iconic quote by Darth Vader as “Luke, I am your father.” However, the actual quote is, “No, I am your father.” This inaccurate recollection of events by a group of people is known as the Mandela Effect.   The term was originally …

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Snapshot: Brexit: Is farming going to be another victim?

From 2021, Farmers will no longer benefit from the Common Agricultural Policy which funds UK agriculture at £3.5 billion annually. The Agriculture Bill provides the legislative framework for the replacement agricultural support schemes. The Government have described it as ‘landmark legislation to boost productivity and reward environmental improvements for decades to come.’ An amendment tabled …

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Snapshot: Have you not heard? Renting clothes is so in

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High-end department store Selfridges has recently introduced clothing rental in order address environmental and ethical concerns rife in the fashion industry. The store has established a 5-year sustainability plan to adapt to new ways of living and to hopefully change consumer mindset of owning single-use clothes which inevitably end up in landfills. The reduction in …

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Snapshot Update: Wiley vs. Katie Hopkins… Double standards?

Last month, UK rapper Wiley’s stream of anti-Semitic posts on social media resulted in a permanent ban from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, as well as a police investigation. Rightfully so. However, the likes of Katie Hopkins — a white British commentator whose entire career is built on rampant Islamophobia, anti-Blackness and anti-Semitism — continue …

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Snapshot: The Slipper Revolution, a political crisis

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Violent protests in Belarus broke out following the elections that allowed president Aleksandr G. Lukashenko to remain in power winning 80% of the vote. With protestors demonstrating against the falsified elections and arresting political opponents, Lukashenko has been criticised as “Europe’s last dictator.” Demonstrations have coined the name Slipper Revolution as an aim to squash …

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Snapshot: Afghanistan government set to release the final 400 Taliban prisoners

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Eighty prisoners were reportedly released on Thursday the 14th of August 2020, said officials, with some of their crimes including attacks on Afghans and foreigners. This was only the beginning of the releases as the Afghan government plan to release 400 Taliban prisoners in total in order to pave a way for long-delayed peace talks. …

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Snapshot: Nightingale Courts erected to cure justice

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The government has found a solution to reduce the insurmountable build-up of cases due to COVID-19. Recent data released by the Ministry of Justice shows that the Magistrates’ Courts face a backlog of 480,000 cases and crown courts at about 41,000. The temporary Nightingale Courts can be found in 10 locations around England and Wales …

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