These weird Christmas gifts prove that it’s the thought that counts

Brian Mansfield / Twitter / Alamy It goes without saying that Christmas shouldn’t be all about the presents, but when the presents include mosquito nets and real skulls, they can be hard to ignore. I’m sure we’ve all opened up a gift with a long-forgotten meaning or seemingly unnecessary purpose …

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Rohingya refugees disembarked after spectacular rescue in Indonesia | News from the Rohingya

Medan, Indonesia – A standoff involving a boat carrying Rohingya refugees and the Indonesian Navy ended in a dramatic rescue that lasted 18 hours due to heavy rains and high seas. The refugees – mostly women and children – were disembarked in Lhokseumawe, in Aceh province, northwest Indonesia, in the …

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Can a personal loan help build your credit history?

LOS ANGELES – December 30, 2021 – (Newswire.com) iQuanti: If you’ve ever tried borrowing money, like taking out a personal loan, you know that your credit history and credit rating can play a big role. This is because some lenders use your credit history to assess your risk as a …

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Two Indian photographers win first and second prizes

For the 22nd year in a row, UNICEF Germany organized the international UNICEF Photo of the Year competition. It honors photos and photo sets by professional photojournalists who exceptionally document children’s personalities and circumstances. To participate in the competition, photographers must be nominated by an internationally renowned photography expert. An …

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Low vaccination rates are a concern amid the COVID outbreak in Africa

Low vaccination rates are a growing concern amid a new wave of COVID-19 infections in Africa, where nearly 227,000 deaths have been reported, according to the Africa CDC’s COVID-19 dashboard. Only 20 African countries had vaccinated at least 10% of their population by mid-December, according to the United Nations. Access …

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US Coronavirus: 2021 ends with record new Covid-19 cases and likelihood of an even higher increase after the holidays

The average daily number of Covid-19 cases reached 265,427 on Tuesday – a new pandemic record, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The previous record of 251,989 was set on January 11. It comes as Covid-19 pediatric hospitalizations increase and millions of children prepare to return to school next …

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Brokerages Expect Investar Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ISTR) to Report Earnings of $ 0.55 per Share

Analysts expect Investar Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ISTR) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $ 0.55 for the current quarter, according to Zack. Two analysts have released estimates for Investar’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate being $ 0.56 and the lower estimate being $ 0.55. Investar reported earnings per …

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Canada Child Benefit Still Needed Alongside National Child Care System, Minister Says

But even when the average fee hits the government’s target of $ 10 a day by 2026, Gould says there will still be households that will need the Canada Child Benefit to pay the bills. That’s why Gould says she doesn’t see the benefit disappearing from the federal toolbox for …

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UNICEF brings glaring imbalance in global deployment of Covid-19 vaccine in Irish cities – Connacht Tribune – Galway City Tribune:

The total number of fully vaccinated people in Uganda – with its population of nearly 46 million – is the same as that of Galway. But in the vast African state, that’s just 0.45% of the population. It’s the shocking analogy deployed by UNICEF this week to show how vulnerable …

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