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Hard Numbers: Northern Ireland has a government – finally!

Hard Numbers: Northern Ireland has a government  – finally!

13,000: Some 13,000 people participated in Bangkok's 1.6-mile "Run Against Dictatorship" on Sunday, calling for the ouster of prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the ex-army chief who remains at the helm despite last year's disputed elections. It was the largest public rebuke of Prayuth since 2014 when he took over in a coup and began cracking down on opposition.


3.8: Africa's economy is slated to grow at a rate of 3.8 percent in 2020, outperforming the projected worldwide growth rate of 3.4 percent. South Sudan and Rwanda are expected to experience the biggest economic gains, according to the Brookings Institution.

3: After three years of political stalemate, Northern Ireland's two main parties have reached a power-sharing agreement. The nationalist Sinn Fein party, which supports reunification with the Republic of Ireland, and the Democratic Unionist Party, advocating closer ties to the rest of the United Kingdom, opted to form an 'imperfect' coalition government rather than drag the country through another election.

300,000: More than 300,000 civilians have been displaced by fighting between Libya's warring parties – the self-appointed Libyan National Army and militias loosely allied with the UN-backed government. The groups have now agreed to a ceasefire, raising hopes for the cessation of fighting that has drawn in Turkey and Russia, both vying for strategic and economic influence in the region.

Carbon has a bad rep, but did you know it's a building block of life? As atoms evolved, carbon trapped in CO2 was freed, giving way to the creation of complex molecules that use photosynthesis to convert carbon to food. Soon after, plants, herbivores, and carnivores began populating the earth and the cycle of life began.

Learn more about how carbon created life on Earth in the second episode of Eni's Story of CO2 series.

On Tuesday night, you can finally watch Trump and Biden tangle on the debate stage. But you TOO can go head to head on debate night .. with your fellow US politics junkies.

Print out GZERO's handy debate BINGO cards and get ready to rumble. There are four different cards so that each player may have a unique board. Every time one of the candidates says one of these words or terms, X it on your card. First player to get five across wins. And if you really want to jazz it up, you can mark each of your words by taking a swig of your drink, or doing five burpees, or donating to your favorite charity or political candidate. Whatever gets you tipsy, in shape, or motivated, get the bingo cards here. It's fight night!

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GZERO Media, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Eurasia Group, today hosted its second virtual town hall on the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine and the challenges of its distribution.

The panel was moderated by New York Times science and health reporter Apoorva Mandavilli and featured Gates Foundation's Deputy Director of Vaccines & Human Immunobiology, Lynda Stuart; Eurasia Group's Rohitesh Dhawan, Managing Director of Energy, Climate & Resources; Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman; and Gayle E. Smith, the president & CEO of ONE Campaign and former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Watch the full video above.

Join us today, September 29th, at 11 am ET for a GZERO Town Hall livestream event, Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic, to learn about the latest in the global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Watch here at 11am ET: https://www.gzeromedia.com/events/town-hall-ending-the-covid-19-pandemic-livestream/

Our panel will discuss where things really stand on vaccine development, the political and economic challenges of distribution, and what societies need to be focused on until vaccine arrives in large scale. This event is the second in a series presented by GZERO Media in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Eurasia Group.

Apoorva Mandavilli, science & global health reporter for the New York Times, will moderate a conversation with:

  • Lynda Stuart, Deputy Director, Vaccines & Human Immunobiology, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Rohitesh Dhawan, Managing Director, Energy, Climate & Resources, Eurasia Group
  • Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Gayle E. Smith, President & CEO, ONE Campaign and former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development

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700,000: An additional 700,000 Syrian children may go hungry this year due to the combined effects of the war-ravaged country's economic implosion, as well as coronavirus restrictions, pushing the total number of food-insecure kids in Syria to over 4.6 million, according to Save the Children. Two thirds of surveyed children have not eaten any fresh fruit in three months.

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