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Dean Verberckmoes: Four-year-old Belgian boy who disappeared last week found dead in Netherlands

The body of a four-year-old Belgian boy who disappeared last week has been found in the Netherlands, Dutch police have announced. Hours earlier, police had issued an alert that Dean Verberckmoes had been abducted. He had been reported missing by his family after his babysitter failed to drop him off at his grandparents’ house. Dutch […]

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Microsoft finds destructive malware capable of wiping off user data

Destructive malware capable of wiping data has appeared on dozens of computer systems at Ukrainian organizations, including government agencies, non-profits and technology organizations, Microsoft warned. The disclosure is an added worry for Ukrainian government agencies after many of their websites were hacked this week and replaced with threatening messages to Ukrainians that their data had […]

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Norway blows up hydro dam to restore river health and free migratory routes for fish

Norway blew up a hydro dam to restore river health and free migratory routes for fish. The 1916 built seven-metre high dam in the small town of Fåvang, in Innlandet, east Norway, has not been in use for more than 50 years. The Tromsa River is a tributary of the Lågen River, which feeds into […]

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Deltacron? New Covid-19 variant yet to be officially named discovered in Cyprus

A new coronavirus variant nicknamed “Deltacron” has been discovered in Cyprus, local media reported on Saturday. The variant has a similar genetic background to the Delta variant, as well as some of the mutations from Omicron, explained Dr. Leondios Kostrikis, the head of the laboratory of biotechnology and molecular virology at the University of Cyprus. […]

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Study finds people who are obsessed with celebrities to be less intelligent

A new research claims that those who are obsessed with Hollywood gossip and A-list celebrities aren’t very intelligent. According to the study, published in BMC Psychology late last year “there is a clear correlation between celebrity worship and poorer performance on cognitive tests” evaluating both reading and numeracy. About 1,763 Hungarian individuals took a 30-word […]

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Pope Francis criticises couple for choosing to have pets instead of children

Pope Francis criticized couples who choose to have pets instead of children as selfish, arguing that their decision to forgo parenthood leads to a loss of “humanity” and is a detriment to civilization. The Pope made the comments on Wednesday while speaking to a general audience about Saint Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father. Francis was lauding […]

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Italian cops nab mafia boss after Google Maps sighting in Spain

An Italian mafia boss who has been on the run for decades has been arrested after he was spotted on Google Maps. Gioacchino Gammino, 61, was found in Galapagar, Spain, where he was living under the name Manuel. A Google Street View shot showing a man resembling Gammino standing in front of a grocery shop […]

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Kosovo bans cryptocurrency mining to curb electricity shortage after blackout protests

Kosovo has banned the mining of cryptocurrencies to curb electricity use as it grapples with an energy crisis caused by soaring global prices. The government says security services will identify and clamp down on sources of cryptocurrency mining. The mining is energy intensive and involves verifying digital transactions to get cryptocurrencies as a reward. While […]

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France: New law forces car ads to tell people to walk, cycle, carpool or use public transport

A new law in France is forcing carmakers to supplement ads with messages about greener transport alternatives. The law requires the mention of one of three statements in any given advert. Roughly translated, these are “For short journeys, walk or cycle,” as well as “think about carpooling” and “Take public transport daily.” These messages must […]

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EU flag removed from Arc de Triomphe in Paris after right-wing criticism

Giant European Union flag displayed at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to mark France taking on the bloc’s presidency has been removed after it was criticised by right-wing politicians. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen said “replacing” the French flag at the monument was an attack on the country’s identity. A government minister said the […]

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Denmark announces ambitious 2030 target to make domestic flights free of fossil fuel

Denmark’s government has announces 2030 as target to make domestic flights fossil fuel free. In her New Year’s address, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she wants to “make flying green”. However she acknowledged that the solutions to reach her target were not yet in place. Denmark is aiming for a 70% cut in overall carbon […]

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New Year fireworks display kill at least three people across Europe, scores others injured

Fireworks have killed three people and injured scores others in Europe despite bans being in place against their use. In the Netherlands, a 12-year-old boy was killed and another seriously injured watching an adult set off a home-made device, local media reported. Dutch police have arrested a man. In Germany, a 37-year-old man was killed […]