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The week in news #182 – 2020JUL27 … 2020AUG02

For this 182nd week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: more casualties at Darfur, a Great White kills in Maine, gold price hits record, the spot where Van Gogh created his last art, etc.

As mentioned before, most contents are curated (in either English or Portuguese) via Feedly, LinkedIn Daily Rundown or Wikipedia’s Current Events.

  • Monday, 2020.Jul.27:
    • More than 60 killed in fresh attacks in Sudan’s Darfur region [Deutsche Welle]
    • Gold price hits record high on new fears for the economy [CNN Business]
    • Philippines’ Duterte says cannot confront China over maritime claims [Reuters]
  • Tuesday, 2020.Jul.28:
    • Maine shark attack: US woman killed by great white [BBC]
    • Sony’s A7S III is the ultimate 4K video camera, 5 years in the making [Digital Trends]
    • Miró, Rembrandt and Banksy head Sotheby’s $193m auction [ARTnews] [New York Times]
Great white shark - (c) Shutterstock, 366230828

Great white shark

  • Wednesday, 2020.Jul.29:
    • Turkey approves social media law critics say will silence dissent [Reuters]
    • Ecuador on alert over huge Chinese fishing fleet off Galapagos Islands [BBC]
    • MacKenzie Scott gives $1.7bn to historically black colleges and other groups [New York Times]
    • Borowitz Report: Aliens issue statement asserting that sex does not spread the coronavirus [The New Yorker]
    • Anthony Fauci explains why the US still hasn’t beaten covid [Wired]
    • US to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany [CNN]
  • Thursday, 2020.Jul.30:
    • Donald Trump suggests delay to 2020 US presidential election [BBC] [The Guardian]
    • US economy suffers worst quarter since WWII, as GDP shrinks by 32.9% [The Guardian]
    • Google One will backup iOS or Android devices for free [The Verge]
    • Simulating quantum ‘time travel’ disproves butterfly effect in quantum realm [Science Daily]
    • Exact spot of Van Gogh’s last art, from hours before suicide, may have been found [Design Taxi]
    • Four tips on leading distributed (or semi-distributed) teams [Quartz]
    • The Finalists of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2020 [Fubiz]
    • Malik B, The Roots founding member, dies at 47 [Spin]
    • How to get Brian May’s Red Special tones from a Strat or Les Paul [Guitar World]
Brian May and his Red Special guitar

Brian May and his Red Special guitar

  • Saturday, 2020.Aug.01:
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