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Gustavo Petro Taking Oath as Colombia President in Historic Shift

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s first leftist president will be sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and heralding a turning point in the history of a country haunted by a long war between the government and guerrilla groups. Sen. Gustavo Petro, a former member of Colombia’s M-19 guerrilla group, won the presidential election in

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Oxfordshire firefighters warn parents after unnecessary blazes

FIREFIGHTERS have warned parents to talk to their children about the dangers of starting fires. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service reported that Witney Fire Station attended two blazes ‘that simply didn’t need to happen’. The first was caused by a bonfire getting out control, setting three acres of grass alight in New Yatt. The fire

Football fundraiser for the Kelly Jackson Memorial Fund

ORGANISERS of a fundraising event in memory of a beloved member of the community have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support shown. Kelly Jackson, who was born with spina bifida, died in April 2020, with a recent football fundraiser collecting money for charity. Spina bifida is when a baby’s spine and spinal cord doesn’t develop properly

Bartholomew School boys bake cakes

Boys at Bartholomew School in Eynsham earned full marks - for cake making. Fifty-six of them aged from 11 to 16 took part in a competition in 1965 and their cakes were later eaten by a group of elderly people who were guests at the school. Read again: Visit The White Hart for its delicious

Nine memorable photos of 1980 in Oxford the year Andy Warhol visited

It was the year when the city welcomed celebrities including pop artist Andy Warhol and comedy actor John Inman. It was the end of the line for the MG at Pressed Steel in Cowley, while St Swithun's Church in Kennington staged a flower festival. Read again: Have your say on the Covered Market staying open

David Calvin Thomas was known as Mr Wallingford

Every town has its personalities, and David Calvin Thomas certainly left his mark on Wallingford. He was a school teacher, an amateur actor, a prominent local councillor and town mayor and featured regularly in the columns of our sister paper, the Wallingford Herald. We were reminded of his long and impressive contribution to the town

Doughnut Time opens in Oxford’s Westgate giving away free doughnuts

HUNDREDS of people turned up to the Westgate shopping centre in Oxford for the opening of a new doughnut shop. Doughnut Time, a sweet-treat chain, opened the new store in the unit between Rituals and the library, and opposite Urban Outfitters. The shop celebrated its opening yesterday (August 6) by giving out free doughnuts and more than 500

World

Rihanna, ASAP Rocky Take Pre-Sunrise Walk in NYC 12 Weeks After Son’s Birth

Late night or early morning? Rihanna and ASAP Rocky were spotted in a New York City park around 4 a.m. ET on Sunday, August 7. The new parents, who welcomed their first son in May, wore casual outfits for their pre-sunrise stroll. The “Diamonds” singer, 34, paired her baggy jeans with green and white sneakers

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Science & Tech

Eating disorders are mostly observed in elderly population

Eating disorders are psychological situations defined by extreme and continuous disturbances in eating, which is associated with stressful thoughts and emotions. They can affect physical, psychological, and social conditions. There are various types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, pica, and rumination disorder. Our body

No, the human brain did not shrink 3,000 years ago, study

Human brain size nearly quadrupled in the six million years since Homo last shared a common ancestor with chimpanzees, but human brains are thought to have decreased in volume since the end of the last Ice Age. The timing and reason for this decrease is enigmatic. A new study by the University of Nevada, Las

Dwarf galaxies of Earth’s second closest galaxy cluster are free of dark matter halos

The standard model of cosmology suggests that a halo of dark matter particles surrounds most galaxies. However, this halo of dark matter is invisible, but its mass exerts a strong gravitational pull on galaxies in the vicinity. A new study by the University of Bonn (Germany) and the University of Saint Andrews (Scotland) challenges this

Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria found in neonates from low- and middle-income countries

Sepsis is a primary cause of mortality in newborns, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite the fact that neonatal sepsis is a significant public health issue in LMICs, it is still unknown how, when, and where newborn infants acquire infections that could be fatal. Additionally, it is still unclear what variables led to

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Gustavo Petro Taking Oath as Colombia President in Historic Shift

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s first leftist president will be sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and heralding a turning point in the history of a country haunted by a long war between the government and guerrilla groups. Sen. Gustavo Petro, a former member of Colombia’s M-19 guerrilla group, won the presidential election in

Senate Democrats Pass Biden’s Health and Climate Bill

WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. The estimated $740 billion package heads next to the House, where lawmakers

9 Wounded in Shooting Outside Cincinnati Bar: Police

CINCINNATI — At least nine people were wounded — none critically — in a shooting outside a Cincinnati bar early Sunday, police there said. Most of the victims suffered wounds to their lower halves, Lt. Col. Mike John of the Cincinnati police told news outlets. A police officer fired at a suspect who fled the