Myanmar’s Shadow Civilian Government Pledges to Grant Rohingya Citizenship on Return to Power — Radio Free Asia

Myanmar’s shadow civilian government on Friday pledged to grant citizenship to the country’s ethnic Rohingya if it regains power from the military, as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held talks with the junta about the ongoing political crisis prompted by its February coup d’état.

In a rare news conference, the National Unity Government (NUG) comprised of Myanmar’s ousted elected leadership said that it plans to amend the country’s constitution to give citizenship to the mostly Muslim ethnic group that was the target of a brutal military crackdown in Rakhine state in 2017.

Source: Myanmar’s Shadow Civilian Government Pledges to Grant Rohingya Citizenship on Return to Power — Radio Free Asia

Brazil’s Amazon deforestation reaches record level for May – The Washington Post

Preliminary government data released on Friday has raised concern that the coming dry season will see even more deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon than last year’s surge of cutting.

The area deforested in May, determined based on satellite images, jumped 41% compared to the same month in 2020, according to daily alerts compiled by the National Institute for Space Research’s Deter monitoring system.

That data is considered a reliable leading indicator for more complete calculations released at year end.

May marks the beginning of the dry season in the Amazon, when deforestation tends to spike. Deforestation in the month reached 1,180 square kilometers (456 square miles), the most for any May in at least five years. April and March figures also topped all prior readings for those respective months since the 2015-2016 start of the data series.

Source: Brazil’s Amazon deforestation reaches record level for May – The Washington Post

Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds | Arctic | The Guardian

Sea ice across much of the Arctic is thinning twice as fast as previously thought, researchers have found.

Arctic ice is melting as the climate crisis drives up temperatures, resulting in a vicious circle in which more dark water is exposed to the sun’s heat, leading to even more heating of the planet.

The faster ice loss means the shorter north-eastern shipping passage from China to Europe will become easier to navigate, but it also means new oil and gas extraction is more feasible.

Source: Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds | Arctic | The Guardian

CDC: Rate of COVID-19 hospitalization rising in adolescents, teens –

Among hospitalized adolescents, nearly one-third required intensive care unit admissions and 5% required invasive mechanical ventilation. Of the hospitalized adolescents and teens, nearly 30% had no underlying conditions. “Much of this suffering can be prevented,” Walensky said, noting that adolescents and teens older than age 12 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Source: CDC: Rate of COVID-19 hospitalization rising in adolescents, teens –

vegan broccoli pasta

Honey Lemon Chai

Nothing can be more satisfying than a bowl of pasta for dinner. But rather than having it with a creamy sauce, add some roasted vegetables, toasted pine nuts and dash of olive oil for a healthier option. This dish, although quite light will leave you full and satisfied for hours.

Broccoli Pasta :
PREP TIME : 10 mins COOK TIME : 20 minsTOTAL TIME : 30 mins


  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 80g pitted black olives
  • 65g sun-dried tomatoes
  • 200g penne pasta
  • 50g toasted pine nuts
  • handful of fresh basil
  • lemon juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of oil from the sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 chilli flakes
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • *5 tbsp of reserved pasta water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Cut the broccoli into small florets pieces and…

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الحياة والدراجة

حلم الدرويش

والحياة كنهر مُتدفق لا ينظر للخلف ولا يتوقف ، وليس أمامك سوى أن تتعلم السباحة فى النهر قبل أن تُلقى بنفسك فيه وإلا فأن مصيرك المحتوم هو الغرق والفناء ، وسيستمر النهر فى طريقه ولن يُبالى بك أو بغيرك من الغرقى ، هو يمضى فى طريقه المرسوم وأنت يجب أن تسير فى طريقك المَأمُول . العزيمة والإصرار والصبر والعمل ، أشياء ومُحفزات تساعدك فى رحلتك نحو الأهداف فتحلى بها ولا تُهملها أبداً ، وكذلك الشغف والعلم كلاهما يلعب دور الزاد والوقود المُحرك للفرد والمجتمع نحو التطور والاِرتقاء لما هو أفضل . الثقة فى النفس ومُداومة التجريب والتَعلُم تصنع التقدم والإتقان فى ما تفعله ، مع ضرورة التَقبُل والتسليم بأن التطور سيأتى بشكل تدريجى ويحتاج لبعض الوقت والمجهود والتركيز .

دراجة طائرة نحو القمر

الدراجة والتوازن

نتعلم من قيادة الدراجات أن التوازن والتبديل المُستمر هو أساس الحركة الميكانيكية للدراجة ، وكذلك فى حركة سير الحياة يجب أن تحظى بالتوازن بين أشياء…

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Quotes From Creative Writers

Exhortations With Shazzy

I sit here wondering how I managed to write posts for four consecutive days. Participating on the WINTERABC2021 challenge afforded me an opportunity to discover skills which I never knew existed. We are four days into the challenge and fatigue is already kicking in but I am willing to see how far I can stretch my creative juices.
For the past week, creatives turned their imaginations into reality. I learnt that creativity is contagious, the more time you spend writing and working on your ideas, the more you perfect your craft.

Below I quoted some of female bloggers who participated on the challenge. My motto in life is to inspire women to be the best version of themselves and to maximize their potentials. Malala Yousafzai said, “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to…

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Google translation of introduction: Triumph Cliff, Today, Europe would have looked different if Wilhelm had not conquered England at Hastings in 1066. In Falaise, in the north of France, his native castle invites you to really get to know this character.

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Falaise, 2016

Azi, Europa ar fi arătat altfel dacă Wilhelm n-ar fi cucerit Anglia, la Hastings, în 1066.

La Falaise, în nordul Franței, castelul său natal te invită să cunoști cu adevărat acest personaj.

Renumele burgului i se datorează integral. Filiația sa este banală, era fiul ilegitim al marelui duce al Normandiei și al fiicei unui de tăbăcar din sat. Tatăl său, Robert le Diable, a plecat în pelerinaj la Ierusalim și nu s-a mai întors, așa că Wilhelm a început lupta din copilărie. Mai întâi, lupta de a-și recupera bunurile, fiind bastard, apoi implicarea în revoltele din ținut. S-a născut chiar aici, în acest castel impunător, unde a prins contur aspirația sa de a cuceri Anglia.


Așadar, să nu vă mirați. Turiștii englezi sunt majoritari și în jur auzi vorbindu-se doar engleza, ca și cum ai fi complet separat de Franța. Prima impresie a fost ca mă aflam într-o…

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