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IKEA And LEGO Collaborate To Create BYGGLEK, Playful Storage

SWEDEN—IKEA and LEGO have collaborated to create a playful storage solution, BYGGLEK, which will be available to purchase at IKEA retail shops in the U.S. and Europe (except Russia) starting October 1. BYGGLEX boxes contain one set of three small boxes, two sets of bigger boxes, and one set of LEGO bricks. The boxes have LEGO studs on the top...

Study Shows Disparity Between Men, Women Taking Blood Pressure Drugs

BOLOGNA, ITALY—A University of Bologna study published in a scientific journal revealed data that may prove women taking the drugs to reduce high blood pressure are at more risk for heart failure than men. Beta-blockers are a class of medications that reduce high blood pressure. According to one study, there is a disparity in the effects between male and...

Times Higher Education Releases World University Rankings 2021

LONDON — On Wednesday, September 2, Times Higher Education (THE) announced the World University Rankings for 2021. THE, formerly known as The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), provides a large and diverse worldwide university ranking. “This year’s ranking analyzed more than 80 million citations across over 13 million research publications and included survey responses from 22,000 scholars globally,” their website...

Kushner Takes First Commercial Flight From Israel To The U.A.E

ABU DHABI, U.A.E.—President Donald Trump's Senior Advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, led a group of senior U.S. and Israeli officials on the first commercial flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E), on Monday, August 31. Flight 971 on an El Al Boeing 737 took off from Ben Gurion International Airport for a flight time of...

UCSF Research Points To Inhalable Antiviral To Combat COVID-19

SAN FRANCISCO—UCSF scientists may have discovered the world's first prophylactic solution against Covid-19, which would be used in the form of a nasal spray or inhaler, as stated in a press release on Monday, August 11. The team of scientists who belong to the Walter lab at UCSF were able to engineer synthetic nanobodies that when tested, prevent the...

Trump Strikes Diplomacy Agreement Between Israel And UAE

WASHINGTON D.C.—On Thursday, August 13th, President Donald Trump announced from the Oval Office he had secured a landmark agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to Trump, the two countries have agreed to a "full normalization of relations" in exchange for Israel fully suspending their plan to annex the occupied West Bank Territory. If this agreement goes through,...

Two Florida Men Arrested For Selling “Miracle Cure”

COLOMBIA—Two Florida men wanted in the United States on a charge of selling bleach as a "miracle cure" or "MMS" for the COVID-19 and other diseases illegally, Colombian top prosecutor Fiscalía Colombia announced in the evening on Tuesday, August 11 Fiscalía Colombia, a Colombian prosecutor tweeted with a video and announced on August 11 that Mark Grenon, 62, and his...

Lebanese Prime Minister And Cabinet Resign

BEIRUT—The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diab and his cabinet announced today they will step down from office. In his August 10th televised speech, Diab said he would take "a step back" in order to "fight the battle for change alongside ." Diab's cabinet declared their resignation earlier today. These resignations follow the most violent weekend in the city in nearly a...

At Least 17 People Dead In Airplane Crash

KOZHIKODE— An airplane carrying 190 people crashed while landing in the Kozhikode International airport (CCJ) in India on Friday, August 7.  The flight IX 1344 of Air India Express was repatriating Indians who had been stranded abroad due to COVID-19 from Dubai to Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, when the accident happened. According to the Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep S....

Explosions Impact Lebanese Capital Beirut

BEIRUT—The capital of Lebanon was impacted by explosions on Tuesday, August 4. Two explosions occurred at the city's waterfront around 11:30 a.m. The second explosion, which was larger than the first, overturned cars, shattered window glass, and collapsed an entire building. According to the Lebanese Minister of Health, Hamas Hassan, more than 73 people are confirmed dead and 2,750 are...
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