In the bliss of quietude, a Bard finds emotive odes

The Song of Silence: A Collection of Poems by Soumya Menon Published by Red River Staff Reporter, Auckland, January 5, 2021 ‘The Song of Silence’ was conceptualised during the beginning of Covid-19 in March 2020 when several countries started imposing lockdowns and home quarantine; and people across the globe started reeling under the numbing pressure of the unknown. The book…

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Epidemiologist warns of Covid Variant spread in New Zealand

Sourced Content Wellington, January 5, 2021 The new Covid-19 variant found in the UK is set to become more prevalent across the world due to its more transmissible nature, an Epidemiologist says. Six cases of the recently identified UK variant have been found in New Zealand’s managed isolation facilities over the past three days. Professor Michael Baker said that the new strain was…

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British Court halts Wikileaks Founder Assange’s extradition to US

 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017 (Reuters Picture by Peter Nicholls)   Announcing her verdict, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange should not face extradition to the US to answer charges of espionage over the leak of thousands of classified documents. Suicide a strong possibility…

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