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Spanish archaeologists dig up dozens of mysterious tiny human figures

 

Dozens of tiny flint figures were found by scientists working in Jordan, thousands of years after they were likely used in funerals and memorial ceremonies.

The dozens of tiny human figures were found by Spanish archaeologists surrounding human remains and are believed to have been used in rituals to celebrate the dead more than 10,000 years ago, according to a press statement from Spain’s Superior Council of Scientific Investigations, or CSIC, and its affiliated Milá and Fontanals Institution for Humanities Research.

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Movie review: ‘The King of Staten Island’

 

If you haven’t found Pete Davidson funny after six years on “Saturday Night Live,” two hours watching his semi-biographical film “The King of Staten Island” likely won’t change your mind.

Prolonged adolescence, arrested development,and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have become cultural mainstays for the generation who have grown up post-9/11, and Davidson is a member of that group. Davidson, who lost his father in the 9/11 attacks, has struggled with severe depression, a struggle mirrored in this Judd Apatow-produced Amazon special, available for streaming.

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Zimbabwean farmers get tech savvy to stay in business

 

HARARE, Zimbabwe—Quickfresh co-founder Rumbidzai Mbambo makes daily runs supplying fresh produce to her growing list of clientele. Today is no different.

Before winding up the last of her scheduled deliveries and returning to the warehouse in Waterfalls, the 27-year-old Mbambo sets course for Glen View, a high-density suburb in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.

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VIDEO: Endangered Maine senator (Susan Collins) calls for focusing coronavirus relief on small businesses

 

Employers with more than 300 employees might get kicked out of the Paycheck Protection Program, if one senator succeeds.

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From smoker to marathon woman: Brazil woman (Sara Velloso) completes six of the world’s biggest races

 

The Abbott World Marathon Majors comprises six of the world’s largest marathons, stretching from Berlin to Tokyo. It’s a feat for any runner, let alone one who once deemed herself a sedentary smoker.

Brazil native Sara Velloso, an avid smoker for 17 years, is now, at 52, an accomplished competitor in the six-marathon stretch.

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VIDEO: Fauci warns a coronavirus vaccine is not guaranteed

 

The nation could see thousands more cases of coronavirus, the country’s top infectious disease specialist said Tuesday.

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Locust swarm destroys crops in Kenya as millions face hunger

 

A swarm of desert locusts following a poor harvest season has added to fears about a lack of food for millions in Kenya, as the country grapples with the effects of COVID-19. 

The desert locusts—in the worst invasion in Kenya in 70 years, according to the United Nations—have destroyed huge swaths of crops and pasture in the region, said farmer Joyce Mutinda, but the extent of the damage cannot yet be determined since new swarms are spreading.

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WATCH: Stars gather for online festival to combat hunger in Amazon rainforest

 

More than a million Brazilians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, many of them indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest.

And to help them, a group of musicians and celebrities from around the world will come together for an online music festival.

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