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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Officials: Gunmen kill 32 at ceremony in Afghan capital

Gunmen opened fire Friday at a ceremony in Afghanistan's capital attended by prominent political leaders, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens more before the two attackers were slain by police, officials said. 
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on its website. Afghanistan's upstart IS affiliate has declared war on the country's minority Shiites. Many of those at the ceremony were Shiites because it was commemorating the 1995 slaying of Abdul Ali Mazari, the leader of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazaras, who are mostly Shiite.

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When sea ice ages, the salt sinks into the ocean, leaving fresh, drinkable water on top. Charlotte Naqitaqvik collects a teapot of water at her family’s hunting camp in Nuvukutaak, near the community of Arctic Bay in northern Canada.


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Angkor, Cambodia

If you love the eerie beauty of abandoned places, you need to visit this ancient Buddhist monastery. Ta Prohm temple became part of the jungle once the Khmer Empire fell in the 15th century.

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What's the award for being best dentist? A little plaque.


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Friday, March 6, 2020

Italy is Headed for Multiple Coronavirus Disasters—and Maybe a Baby Boom

Springtime in Rome seems to be the only annual event not on hold in Italy because of the coronavirus. Flowers and trees are bursting with life, birds are singing mating songs, and the sunsets are intoxicating, made even more so by the obvious drop in pollution. But in the two short weeks since Italy’s coronavirus epidemic jumped from three isolated cases in Rome to more than 3,000 across the country, Italy has gone through a collective crisis. And while it may take years to get over, it already has pulled the nation together.

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Giridarshan Trek Calendar


Its not too late to start


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A polar bear inspects a car near Kaktovik, Alaska. Melting sea ice is driving more bears onto land in search of food—just as thawing and flooding ice cellars are forcing more Alaskans to store fish and meat outside

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Paris, France

It's rare that we'd consider a city as beautiful as anything found in nature, but if any city gets our vote, it's Paris. From the Seine to the pastel sunsets behind the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées all lit up at night—Paris, je t'aime.

Thats Life


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Growing Crops with Sea Water

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Germany: Thousands of protesters demand EU open borders

Thousands have gathered in Berlin to demand that German Chancellor Angela Merkel change her stance and support the opening of the EU borders to migrants. Migrants are attempting to cross into Greece from Turkey.
Thousands of protesters gathered in Berlin on Tuesday in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's official residence to demand the opening of the border between Turkey and the European Union.

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Giridarshan's Bhutonde Torna moonlight trek on 7,8 March


We will meet at swargate ST stand on 7th March at 3 pm and travel to Bhutonde khind via ST bus, have dinner and start our trek, we will reach Torna fort till early morning and take some rest. On 8th morning we will have breakfast and climb down Torna fort, have lunch and return to Pune till 6 pm

You should bring Saturdays dinner, bedding, extra dress, 2 waterbottles and a torch with you
Avoid wearing shorts, do not bring disposables, wear treking shoes and a suncap.

Trek fee Rs 800/-

Booking till 6 March

Call 9850520058

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The village of Newtok, Alaska, population 380, is sinking as the permafrost beneath it thaws. On a summer bird hunt, four Yupik boys—from left, Kenyon Kassaiuli, Jonah Andy, Larry Charles, and Reese John—cross a flooded walkway.


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Igazu Falls, Brazil

No wonder this was named one of the new natural seven wonders of the world—Igazu Falls is the world's largest waterfall system, so there's definitely no shortage of views here. With 275 different drops, it's awe-inspiring from every vantage point.

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What do you call a boomerang that never comes back? A stick.

Forest Fires


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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Iran on war footing against coronavirus as outbreak kills 77

Semiofficial news agencies in Iran are reporting that the head of the country’s emergency medical services is now ill with the coronavirus.
Tasnim and ILNA news agencies, as well as other Iranian media outlets, reported on Tuesday that Pirhossein Koulivand had come down with the new illness.
They offered no other immediate details.

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Best Picture of 2019

The indigenous Aymara population harvests and sells salt crusted on the surface of Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni salt flat, while lithium—a lucrative resource—is dissolved in brine found deep underground.



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Kyoto, Japan

The Daigo-Ji Temple attracts crowds during cherry-blossom season, but the fall foliage provide an equally stunning backdrop for the historic buildings. One pagoda dates all the way back to 951.

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I'm thinking about removing my spine. I feel like it's only holding me back.

Sacrifice


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Wheel of Musical Impressions with Ariana Grande

One Drive

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

At least 50 people were killed in attacks by armed 'bandits' on villages in Nigeria's northern Kaduna State on Sunday, local officials said.

At least 50 people were killed in attacks by armed 'bandits' on villages in Nigeria's northern Kaduna State on Sunday, local officials said.
"So far 50 bodies have been recovered but the figure is not conclusive and is very likely to rise as rescue efforts are still under way," Zayyad Ibrahim, a lawmaker in the Nigerian parliament, told AFP on Monday.
Local counsellor Dayyabu Kerawa said the attacks were in retaliation for villagers allegedly assisting local military operations against the so-called bandits.

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Have you heard of the band 923 Megabytes? Probably not, they haven't had a gig yet.

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Amalfi Coast, Italy
Imagine gazing out over these sweeping views with a limoncello in your hand. Now that's amore.

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Incahuasi, “House of the Inca” in Quechua, was an island when Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni salt flat was a lake in prehistoric times. A remnant of a volcano, it’s covered in cacti, some towering 40 feet, and fossilized algae. Extracting lithium from under the salt flat is certain to alter the spectacular landscape.

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Kaushiki Chakraborty



Suze Orman says investors should rejoice at Dow's 1,000-point tumble

Author and personal-finance expert Suze Orman had a simple two-word answer to the question of how to react to a market that just shed more than 1,000 points Monday, then nearly 900 more points Tuesday, on the back of growing uncertainties, including the spread of the coronavirus outbreak:
"I rejoice."
Orman said Monday on CNBC that investors should stay the course and explained why she thinks investors worried about their retirement savings after a historic downturn for the Dow Jones Industrial Average should welcome such selloffs.
Responding to a question about Monday’s selloff, Orman explained it this way:

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Incahuasi, “House of the Inca” in Quechua, was an island when Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni salt flat was a lake in prehistoric times. A remnant of a volcano, it’s covered in cacti, some towering 40 feet, and fossilized algae. Extracting lithium from under the salt flat is certain to alter the spectacular landscape.

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Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

When a prehistoric lake dried up, it left behind these awe-inspiring salt flats. Bright white salt formations make you feel almost as if you're walking on clouds.

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What do you call a man with no arms and no legs in a pool? Bob.

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River of the World

How liberty dies?