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10 years into Syrian revolution, no peace in sight

10 years into Syrian revolution, no peace in sight

World
BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 12 (UPI) -- Ten years after the start of a revolution, Syria is in ruins and in danger of collapse. While President Bashar al-Assad has survived the war and remains in power, there is no solution in sight to restore peace and end the population's suffering. Syria's descent started with small peaceful protests on Jan. 26, 2011, influenced by waves of "Arab Spring" uprisings that toppled then-President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Advertisement Months later, it was the turn of Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi, who was captured, beaten and killed by fighters in his home city of Sirte that October. In Syria, protesters quickly grew in number. The major protests that broke out on March 15, marking the start of the revolution,...
Covid curbs scandalous, says Revolution Bars chief

Covid curbs scandalous, says Revolution Bars chief

Business
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How coronavirus is driving a revolution in travel

How coronavirus is driving a revolution in travel

Science
Barriers closed a stretch of Deansgate, Manchester's main thoroughfare, to motor vehicles on Saturday.Elsewhere in the city, new pedestrian walkways and pop-up bike lanes have appeared. It is part of a nationwide effort to create more space for social distancing as the country gradually begins to lift the coronavirus restrictions.Glasgow, Leicester, York and Brighton have also created new space for walking or cycling this week.And dozens more UK towns and cities plan to do so.On Friday, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said he would be shutting some of the busiest roads in the city. He said his plan to close large swathes of London to cars and vans would create one of th...
India Post delivers Rs 412 cr cash in doorstep banking revolution

India Post delivers Rs 412 cr cash in doorstep banking revolution

Finance
The lockdown has set off a banking revolution. Irrespective of which bank you have an account with - in a city or a village without a branch - you can call the local post office and ask it to deliver cash. In as little as 10-15 minutes, the postman or postwoman will reach your home. For this, you need not have an account with the post office. Between March 24 and April 23, post offices across India delivered Rs 412 crore in over 21 lakh such transactions, mostly in rural and unbanked areas, through a network of 1.36 lakh post offices which have been equipped with 1.86 lakh handheld AePS devices. “This has been made possible due to AePS facility of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) through which one can withdraw money at the doorstep even if he or she has an account in any other bank,” said P...
Robotic surgeons set to spark ‘revolution in healthcare’

Robotic surgeons set to spark ‘revolution in healthcare’

Technology
By Noel Phillips, Sky News reporter Surgeons operating on patients while controlling robotic arms could become a new norm in hospitals.The assistance of robots in surgical rooms are predicted to transform the way operations are performed by allowing surgeries to be carried out as keyhole procedures. As the use of robotic surgery becomes more popular, an increasing number of medics are being trained in how to use them. They allow doctors to perform complex techniques using a minimally invasive approach.Consultant colorectal surgeon Jonathan Morton is among a handful of physicians who have tried out the machinery. Image: Surgeon Jonathan Morton is among those who have tried out the technol...