Author: Victoria Johnston

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A former lawmaker and political exile Darío Ramírez from Venezuela who now lives in Panama, recently proposed to his girlfriend under unusual circumstances. He met his fiancé, Maryangel Espinal, in church a year and a half ago, so it made sense to him to propose in a religious setting. So he decided to use his […]

In the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi recently celebrated the opening of its Louvre museum with a fireworks display, complemented with performance artists and colourful projections. French President Emmanuel Macron was the guest of honour at the event. The UAE capital is positioning itself as a city of cultural tourism with a display of hundreds […]

In the US, two-year-old Gideon Purchase has overcome stage 4 cancer with breakthrough treatment at a children’s hospital in Tennessee. His healthy appearance and happy personality hide the arduous battle he fought for most of his brief 2 years of life. When Gideon was 6 months old, he lost his appetite, began to sleep poorly, […]

In London, a catering business is turning surplus artisan produce into high-quality, affordable meals. Although the vast majority of the UK’s retail sector food waste comes from supermarkets, it’s a problem that impacts independent artisan food suppliers too. The scale may be small, but the quality from these suppliers is high. Everything from specialist cheeses […]

Older people around the world are proving that later life can be anything but dull.In the UK, John Lowe, a former prisoner of war in Japan, took up ballet at the age of 79. By the time he approached his 90th birthday, Lowe was dancing professionally, rehearsing at his local dance school three times a […]

The James Dyson award for student innovation was recently awarded to the designer of a range of clothes that expand to fit growing babies and toddlers. The clothes fabric is inspired by the ancient art of origami and the London-based designer Ryan Yasin has developed a durable, lightweight, pleated fabric based on principles he studied […]

In Northern Israel, scientists are working on a European project aimed at developing drought-tolerant tomatoes. The aim behind the project is to find a tomato that would require 90% less irrigation than ordinary varieties, would be extremely resistant to drought, taste good, have a nice texture and provide a steady yield. The experiment involves growing […]

In County Cork, Ireland, a group of breast cancer survivors have found that dragonboat racing can be an ideal form of physical and mental therapy. Dragonboats are long canoe-like boats, and each dragonboat carries 18 people — 16 paddlers, a drummer, and a helmsman or helmswoman — for an evening of fun on the waters […]

Reverend Baden Stanley speaks to Wendy Grace on the topic ‘Finding the place of peace when we have overstretched our limited energy’.

In Italy, an international team of scientists have launched an unprecedented exploration project in the waterways beneath the city of Venice using swarms of autonomous underwater robots. The project has designed three different bio-inspired robot species: an aPad robot floating on the water surface, an aFish swimming in shallow waters and an aMussel robot covering […]


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