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‘Millions of children could die unless the world wakes up to what’s happening here’

‘Millions of children could die unless the world wakes up to what’s happening here’

World
Her name is Salwa. She is five years old and weighs just three-and-a-half kilograms.In the middle of the world's worst humanitarian disaster, now hit by coronavirus and a crisis of funding too, this is what childhood looks like. Our cameraman found Salwa with her parents and siblings in the mud hut that is the family's third home in her short life. Image: Yemen's funding has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic "My daughter suffers from severe malnutrition," her father tells us. "She is five years old and was always like this."Now she is in a bad condition and our situation is much worse because of the war and coronavirus. We are trapped in our houses and we cannot afford 100 Yemeni Rials (less than 20p) for food for one day. ...
UNICEF: Millions of Yemeni children on ‘brink of starvation’

UNICEF: Millions of Yemeni children on ‘brink of starvation’

World
June 26 (UPI) -- Millions of children in Yemen already suffering under five years of conflict risk being pushed to "the brink of starvation" amid the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations warned Friday as it appealed to the international community for more than $ 460 million. UNICEF said in a new report published Friday that the number of malnourished children under five years of age could increase by 20 percent to around 2.4 million, or half of all Yemeni children in this demographic, while an additional 30,000 children could develop life-threatening acute malnutrition in under half a year's time. Advertisement Another 6,600 children under five could die from preventable causes by the end of 2020, representing an increase of 28 percent, the report said. "Countless childhoods have been...
Court: Montana family owns dinosaur fossils worth millions

Court: Montana family owns dinosaur fossils worth millions

Technology
An appeals court has ruled dinosaur fossils worth millions of dollars unearthed on an eastern Montana ranch belong to the owners of the land's surface rightsBy AMY BETH HANSON Associated PressJune 23, 2020, 7:03 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHELENA, Mont. -- Dinosaur fossils worth millions of dollars unearthed on a Montana ranch belong to the owners of the land’s surface rights, not the owners of the mineral rights, a U.S. appeals court ruled. The June 17 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2016 decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters of Billings that found dinosaur fossils were part of the surface estate, not the mineral estate, in cases of split ownership. The surface rights where the fossils were found are ow
Zoom booms as pandemic drives millions to its video service

Zoom booms as pandemic drives millions to its video service

Technology
Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family while tethered to their homes during the pandemicBy MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology WriterJune 2, 2020, 9:39 PM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSAN RAMON, Calif. -- Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family while tethered to their homes during the pandemic. Tuesday's release of the once-obscure company's financial results for the February-April period provided a window into the astronomical growth that has turned it into a Wall Street star. Zoom's revenue...
Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

Science
After spending 17 years underground, millions of cicadas will be emerging in parts of the United States. Periodical cicadas are expected to come out in early summer across southwest Virginia, parts of North Carolina, and in West Virginia.The last time the cicadas emerged in many of those regions was in 2003 and in 2004, though some areas saw an emergence in 2013.As many as 1.5 million of the insects can emerge per acre of land. While they are some of the longest-lived insects in the world, periodical cicadas a spend almost their entire life underground as what entomologists call "nymphs". They live in the soil and feed on tree roots for periods of either 13 or 17 years depending on the species, according to Virginia Tech univers...