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Youths use Facebook to ease farmers’ burden

Publication date 22 September 2020 | 22:43 | ICT

The pandemic has affected everyone in the world in some way, but some have been hit harder than others.



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  • Samlot farmer strikes gold with unique banana chips

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  • US feminists fear for rights after death of iconic justice Ginsburg

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg racked up numerous wins in the fight for women’s rights long before she joined the US Supreme Court, but her death Friday puts at risk one of American feminists’ key victories: the right to have abortions.

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    Metal creatures made from bike chains, spokes and discarded shocks beckon people over to take a selfie and chat with the artists, low-income repairmen who turned to artwork after their wages took a hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Data reveals large drop in e-cigarette use among US youths

    The number of American middle and high schoolers using e-cigarettes declined dramatically in 2020 compared to last year, an official report showed Wednesday.