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Rami Makhlouf is Bashar al-Assad's cousin and Syria's richest man. Why have the two men, who grew up together, had… https://t.co/kAjG3cVgNeTwins Ervina and Prefina were born with the back of their heads joined together. Here's how a pioneering neurosurge… https://t.co/33H41w6h0xPresident Putin says a Russian vaccine for #coronavirus has been approved after less than two months of testing on… https://t.co/4uAOQivBfnDisease-carrying animals are more likely to adapt to survive in cities and on farmland, a new study reveals https://t.co/XtugALL3dx"Getting to the summit was an incredible moment, really quite emotional." Former soldier Neil Heritage has become… https://t.co/zKPIfej162Worldwide #coronavirus cases pass 20 million with the disease continuing to surge in many countries. Here's your d… https://t.co/A5QJK6EWsB"If you change the properties of the Southern Ocean you can actually change climate around the world."… https://t.co/UlbkosY0tQAt least 20 million people have now been infected during the coronavirus pandemic - with many more unconfirmed viru… https://t.co/K0Dz9WDnGD“I can go into a shop and see a very nice cream jumper… turns out it’s luminous pink.” Dawn’s eyes are working pro… https://t.co/Gd0UxF7y6G"Money is just a means to be able to hopefully go off and make a difference." Why tech entrepreneur @RSkellett doe… https://t.co/gy7pc1cjCxWhat an incredible story... Stephen was sent to prison for dealing drugs. By the time he'd left prison, he'd gained… https://t.co/h0qXBqOT3d
Retweeted by BBC World Service"People really are exhausted…it’s simply too much, the country’s on its knees.” @KimGhattas on the mounting anger… https://t.co/bFuTsHHNOMResearchers publish a list of which masks they found were the most and least effective at protecting us against cor… https://t.co/4wIK96B0yd
8/11
2020
Have you ever used a photograph or other object lying around as a bookmark? Emma Smreker scours used books for me… https://t.co/67wvh6uJg033 million views on TikTok. Rana was filming at the exact moment of the Beirut explosion https://t.co/6uyYWGmaIeVolunteers in Mauritius are scrambling to create cordons to keep leaking oil away from the island after a tanker ra… https://t.co/a0HWQV7ooqThere were almost no flights over the US directly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks - which gave scientists a rare c… https://t.co/9zQcP7V1pvMedical professionals in Ghana are desperate for vital PPE to help fight Coronavirus. But why is it not getting to… https://t.co/e0KNzHdmbV
Retweeted by BBC World ServiceAustralia has reported its biggest daily rise in #coronavirus fatalities. Here's your daily update in one minute… https://t.co/6Sl5ovHZD4"The quantities of vaccine needed will require a very rapid ramping up of production capacity at a global level."… https://t.co/sSg5a7HdWqIn 1975, mountaineer Junko Tabei made history by becoming the first Japanese woman to reach the summit of the world… https://t.co/hZyUdFN5VQVolunteers in Mauritius are scrambling to create cordons to keep leaking oil away from the island after a tanker ra… https://t.co/wbBxkKhqQ1
Retweeted by BBC World ServiceTwins Ervina and Prefina were born in the Central African Republic, with the back of their heads joined together.… https://t.co/yT1E4g1iDz"Hair is a great adsorbent for oil" MP Joanna Berenger is one of those donating her hair as part of a local effort… https://t.co/mqYqq2mQj0Local residents have won a campaign to stop two islands in the Maldives being turned into a luxury resort 🏝️ https://t.co/qzdyaw5zCGCombatting desert locusts: "In Kenya we have about 1000 people involved in the operation...working everyday" https://t.co/aiZEWrCE4f"What happened today was 'shock and awe' because they arrested not just Jimmy Lai but ...there have been seven peop… https://t.co/kfMRlBYU5d
8/10
2020
For many Americans, the world seemed straightforwardly divided by East and West during the time of the Cold War. Ev… https://t.co/UhopNDhdqIBrazil has recorded more than 100,000 deaths linked to Covid-19 - the world's second-highest figure - as the outbre… https://t.co/rpQyl3CO63What lessons can the decline of the Western Roman empire, over 1500 years ago, teach us today? @rajandatar asks… https://t.co/gBRRVrUdhOAfter the Amsterdam Mixed Choir performed in March, 102 out of the 130 choristers became ill. But is it the singing… https://t.co/d47wk5HMCC“I saw how the woman was really oppressed." How Beate Sirota Gordon helped get women's rights enshrined in the pos… https://t.co/034ZAz19kYThe US and UK are scrambling to try and develop technology strategies to avoid dependence on China. But is it alrea… https://t.co/YtylPfQkwV"I used to dread mealtimes, because that was the most difficult part of the day. It was very, very lonely." How do… https://t.co/RrWFnLqiYL75 years ago this week, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, killing countless civilians.… https://t.co/m3bkj6fftlThis week's #MusicLife is all about the power of production, with @jehnbeth @kellyleeowens @jessy_lanza & @TeiShi https://t.co/bf8xz8MaHL
8/9
2020
From tiny orchids to giant tree ferns - New Guinea has been found to have the greatest plant diversity of any islan… https://t.co/dpn1roxTP5Meet the grandparents who went viral after modelling clothes discarded at their launderette. Listen to the full in… https://t.co/udctxA0bWoAlbert Camus’ novel The Plague, set in the Algerian city of Oran, was published more than 70 years ago but seems mo… https://t.co/pOScJpTsnGAre live concerts gone for good during the coronavirus pandemic? https://t.co/pmGqBTAqxL"If I was 5 minutes late, maybe I wouldn’t have survived." Lebanese footballer Edmond Chehade was caught up in the… https://t.co/M5R3jtTVNx"Scary faces started appearing, with blood dripping from their eyes and gnarly teeth." Nina is completely blind.… https://t.co/itBBI55zrp⚽️ After 30 years of waiting to be compensated for their heroics at the Italia 90 World Cup outing, the members of… https://t.co/h01OrRWPnS
Retweeted by BBC World Service"I felt it was a message from God." Much of this Greek Orthodox church in Beirut was completely ruined in the expl… https://t.co/E7g5BbSw56Nana grew up in Ghana but dreams of travelling abroad. But is the grass always greener? Her sister Adjoa was raised… https://t.co/H5Q78NVMkq
8/8
2020
President Bolsonaro’s critics accuse him of underplaying the impact of coronavirus on the Amazon region and even ex… https://t.co/P68At9qyNqRaised apart in Ghana and Germany, sisters Nana and Adjoa had very different childhoods. Now Adjoa has returned hom… https://t.co/QEPFaxPUoZ⚽On the latest #BBCWF podcast⚽ 🇱🇧 Lebanon international Edmond Chehade tells us how he was caught in the blast tha… https://t.co/3p1sQijEIF
Retweeted by BBC World ServiceThe number of confirmed #coronavirus cases has now passed 19 million. Here's your daily update in one minute ⏰… https://t.co/JamPU5qwleMosques in Lagos are due to reopen for some services today, after four months under lockdown https://t.co/g5AjsnOJ4eMore than a million coronavirus cases have now been confirmed in Africa. But @AndrewWJHarding explains why the nu… https://t.co/L556BZn2BjNobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has written a letter of solidarity to Mubarak Bala, who was arrested in April and hasn'… https://t.co/s6SJhKjdtKHow might your genes affect how you react to coronavirus? A UK study has been launched to find out https://t.co/46jsDBdE7BAfter anti-government demonstrations in Beirut on Thursday night, a former MP who quit the government says he has n… https://t.co/xNobXsjDBVFree rent and food parcels: That's how this Kenyan landlord is helping his tenants through the coronavirus pandemic… https://t.co/W4V5GRQi99More than 100 children in Indonesia have died from Covid-19. https://t.co/Jd6MhProhY"The racism in this country still exists, that's why I support Black Lives Matter" https://t.co/zYVjvxqXzt
8/7
2020
Tuesday's explosion in Beirut threw Dr Stephanie Yacoub to the floor - just as she was getting ready to deliver a b… https://t.co/gL8T4VTqwLAfter the deadly explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut, there's anger and disbelief that explosive material was… https://t.co/sdz5BsDCMhWinter is coming. So what does that mean for the rate of Covid infection? https://t.co/kg5bCUsRFm🏏NEW #BBCSTUMPED PODCAST🏏 - How @Irelandcricket plotted England's downfall in Southampton - @TheRealPCB CEO Wasim… https://t.co/D2soT5q9wI
Retweeted by BBC World ServiceWhy did India came last out of 42 countries in a recent study about remote-working readiness? https://t.co/iG37niZX6bEurope, Australia and the Philippines are all experiencing a jump in #coronavirus cases. Here's your daily update… https://t.co/YA5Ye7A7EOFacebook deleted the post - a clip from an interview President Trump gave to Fox News - saying it contained "harmfu… https://t.co/J8s5HDDuQVShinji Mikamo lost everything when the nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima 75 years ago - except his father's wat… https://t.co/c4QTLZLUpQ"I have a dream that every human being should have access to a clean sustainable toilet anytime, anywhere they need… https://t.co/xDHNR1oIEs"This is unacceptable in the 21st century for hard-working people to endure this... The hurt is unbelievable. I cry… https://t.co/BpNNLdXJ0zMali's Cliff of Bandiagara is a Unesco world heritage site. But recent conflicts between Islamic State and the Mali… https://t.co/KQuuES1ypZ"This will not be the last very unpleasant, horrible pandemic we face... If we don't learn lessons from this one, w… https://t.co/49sSio5YJO
8/6
2020
Many were left homeless in Beirut last night, including Samah Hadid, whose apartment was destroyed in the blast https://t.co/8Ic9tPLeqr“I threw my sari into the ring… It was something I had to do with every fibre of my creative journey." Behind the… https://t.co/r1Ut9B2m9A"I lost my hearing for a few seconds. I knew something was wrong." Homes destroyed, over 100 dead and more than 4,… https://t.co/Gd2AuTvTZwAbandoned at six months old, a victim of sexual harassment in the kitchen, and a recent breast cancer survivor.… https://t.co/FkXj2BbEF6The number of global deaths from #Covid19 has now passed 700,000. Here's your daily update in one minute ⏰… https://t.co/c8Ne5TlxPkMerdan Ghappar disappeared in Xinjiang seven months ago. Then his family started getting messages which gave an ext… https://t.co/vSEjqmnqHLAt least 100 people are known to have died and thousands more are injured following the enormous blast in Beirut:… https://t.co/sVmBNFmwMGThe man who can’t feel pain The woman who feels cold as hot Explore the weird and wonderful world of the senses… https://t.co/bTOp9aYzXDHow did an app attract millions of users but come to be seen as a national security risk in just two years?… https://t.co/C0ZjT316Ej"The idea that there's a wave of inevitable dementia coming is... incorrect. We can do something about it and preve… https://t.co/OjqAFmdfjIThousands of whales and dolphins die every year after becoming stranded on beaches - is noise pollution partly to b… https://t.co/srOeXBf8PZBollywood actor @vidya_balan has changed the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema with her choice of female-oriented… https://t.co/XBmPU8U09P"Everybody is shell-shocked". People in Beirut try to process the impact - personal and political - of the massive… https://t.co/P5Y9OjNUpM
8/5
2020
Beirut explosion has killed dozens and injured thousands, officials say, with hospitals struggling to cope Latest:… https://t.co/G5JdAay1Bw
Retweeted by BBC World ServiceWe want to hear from American voters... ⚫Who are you planning to support in the upcoming US election and why? ⚫… https://t.co/n8LcEfRMpO
Retweeted by BBC World ServiceHow can the cruise industry come back after the coronavirus pandemic? https://t.co/Hkpw5spnPP"The Amazon is a huge carbon sink... we are reaching a tipping point in terms of the size of the area we have alrea… https://t.co/tpCmt55JDDLockdown has been reimposed for millions of people in the Philippines after a rise in #coronavirus cases. Here's… https://t.co/TGsRJUThsBGlobally more than 18.3 million infections and 694,00 deaths have been recorded from Covid-19. Follow the latest:… https://t.co/AMmu7kY07eEugene borrowed 1000 Kenyan Shillings (9 USD) from one of the many loan apps available in Kenya. When he was a day… https://t.co/OzW1wY1guJ
Retweeted by BBC World ServiceHow widespread is caste bias in Silicon Valley? #WorklifeIndia https://t.co/9VcUapeWXhIndia reports 803 deaths and more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases https://t.co/GJ3hf5O3YV"It's the hardest thing I've ever had to endure in my life." Mayra became the first Covid-19 patient in the US to r… https://t.co/jz9H2MAvRpNew Covid-19 study finds low transmission rates in Australian schools. But researchers say testing is still vital https://t.co/WpIZwpQ1B5
8/4
2020
'As a woman, taekwondo has taught me how to carry myself, how to defend myself.' 🥋 🇳🇬 Meet Humble, one of a growi… https://t.co/l2sjKVAtSr
Retweeted by BBC World ServiceThe Salar de Uyuni is a stunning pristine salt flat high in the Andes - it is also the world's biggest lithium depo… https://t.co/TkeLoiaHbX"The space for civil liberties is shrinking in Zimbabwe in an alarming manner... we have a constitutional right to… https://t.co/ufzP8rsmBlThe government in Vietnam has been praised for its handling of the #coronavirus crisis, while death rates may be un… https://t.co/0g6QaNAzcBDoctors in Zimbabwe say the official Covid-19 numbers are heavily underestimated and warn the country could soon se… https://t.co/1hjoS0z6S7Globally more than 18 million infections and 689,00 deaths have been recorded from Covid-19. Follow the latest: 📱… https://t.co/V1pCeuX5e1They have nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram and have featured in the Taiwanese edition of Vogue https://t.co/aXuFPXkZvT
8/3
2020

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