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China celebrates the Lunar New Year

By Juliane Girl / February 5, 2019

Yesterday, China welcomed the year of the pig with a stunning mixture of costumes, decorations, and traditional performances. Fireworks and lanterns lit up the sky accompanied by beautiful visuals of charcoal-spinning artists. Also, the traditional dragon dances took place all around China. The Chinese New Year is celebrated on February the 5th and festivities end […]

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10 Things to Know about Chinese New Year

By Juliane Girl / February 1, 2019

On Friday the 1st of February Dublin holds its 12th Chinese New Year Festival welcoming the year of the pig. The two weeks festival celebrates Chinese culture and its rich traditions. So, for you to be well prepared, Babylon Radio has put together a list of 10 facts you need to know about the Chinese […]

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Refugee Death Increase in Mediterranean Sea

By Juliane Girl / January 30, 2019

UNHCR published new figures showing an alarming increase in the refugee death rate in the Mediterranean Sea. An estimated 2,275 people died in 2018 trying to cross the sea from Africa to Europe which amounts to one death per 51 arrivals. Opposed to that, figures from 2015 show one person dying out of 269 arriving. […]

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Is Parmigiano perfect food?

By Francesco Iriti / January 29, 2019

Is Parmigiano perfect food? Parmigiano-Reggiano is a cheese that can only be made with extremely precise ingredients. There are only three ingredients: milk, salt, and rennet, the enzyme that curdles milk. There is Parmigiano’s taste: salty but sweet, grassy but nutty, sharp but rich. There’s its texture: hard but grainy, popping with white crystals. Parmigiano: […]

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Chinese New Year coming to Dublin

By Juliane Girl / January 28, 2019

What do people born in 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019 have in common? They‘re all born in the year of the pig which is the 12th and the last animal of the Chinese zodiac cycle. In Chinese tradition, zodiac signs are all named after animals such as rat, goat or tiger. Rather than changing monthly, […]

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Brazil dam disaster – survivors unlikely

By Juliane Girl / January 28, 2019

After the collapse of a dam in Brazil on Friday, the rescue team says there is a low chance of finding survivors. Meanwhile helpers found a bus containing several corpses bringing the death toll to an estimated number of 58 people. Brazilian officials say there are about 305 more people missing. Even though the search […]

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Guaidó declares himself interim leader of Venezuela

By Juliane Girl / January 24, 2019

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president on Wednesday denying current president Nicolás Maduro’s legitimacy. Following the political and economic crisis, Venezuela is struck with, thousands of people took to the streets supporting Guaidó and were met with police brutality. During the fierce protests on Tuesday and Wednesday, 14 people have reportedly been killed. […]

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Shutdown’s economic consequences

By Yvan Barbeau / January 23, 2019

Shutdown’s economic consequences  The economic consequences of the shutdown, which has gone on to become the longest in US history – it has recently entered its fifth week – it’s beginning to be subject to increasing study. Some experts indeed fear these consequences might grow so long as the crisis goes on. This is an […]

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32 days US shutdown affects FBI

By Juliane Girl / January 23, 2019

The US government shutdown has been going on for 32 days now and consequences for government employees become more and more visible. Many of them are forced to work other jobs in order to be able to pay their bills. However, at the moment, an agreement between Democrats and Republicans, which would put an end […]

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Taliban attacks Afghan military base

By Juliane Girl / January 22, 2019

On Monday the Taliban attacked a military base in the Afghan province of Wardak west of Kabul. The death toll estimates are over 100 with government officials refusing to confirm exact numbers. At a training center on the grounds of the base, the attackers blew up a captured Humvee loaded with explosives. The detonation caused […]

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