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Darren Maung

Darren is an aspiring writer who wishes to share or create stories to the world and bring humanity together as one. A massive Star Wars nerd and history buff, he finds enjoyable, heart-warming or interesting subjects in any written media.
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India Contemplates Blocking Sales of Sub-$150 Phones By Chinese Phone Makers
According to a recent Bloomberg report, India is considering restricting the sale of smartphone devices, in the sub-$150 range, manufactured and sold by Chinese smartphone makers. The move would negatively affect Chinese phone makers like...
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Two Years Following Devastating Explosion in Beirut, Lawsuits Arise Against Lebanon’s Political Elite
On Aug. 6, 2020, the crisis-stricken country of Lebanon was rocked by a massive explosion that devastated the capital city of Beirut, resulting in the deaths of more than 200 people. Two years following the...
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Russian Rocket to Launch Iranian Satellite to Be Used to Support Invasion of Ukraine
On Aug. 9, Russia will be launching a new satellite from Iran as part of a deal between the two countries. The satellite is intended for surveillance of Iran’s borders, among other things, but Russia...
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US and Indonesia Perform Joint Military Exercises as Tensions With China Heighten
On Aug. 3, the U.S. and Indonesia held their annual joint military exercises on the island of Sumatra alongside other countries as tensions with Beijing rose.  Since 2009, the U.S. and Indonesia have held an...
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China Criticized Over Uncontrolled Crash of Long March 5B Rocket
On Saturday, July 30, Malaysians bore witness to what appeared to be a meteor shower in the night sky. In reality, it was reported to be the remains of China’s recently launched Long March 5B...
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McKinney Fire Rages in California, Blaze Approaches Oregon Border
On Sunday, July 31, the McKinney fire in California surged drastically, burning through 50,000 acres and growing to become the state’s largest fire of 2022, breaking the previous record set by the Oak Fire.  The...
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Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Strikes Philippines, Five Dead and 130 Injured
On Wednesday, July 28, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the northern Philippines, killing five and injuring 130 others. The quake, which could be felt as far away as Manila, severely impacted local infrastructure, toppling and cracking...
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Scientists Believe They Have Uncovered the True Origins of the Black Death
Centuries before pandemics like COVID-19 dominated the news, the Black Death devastated Europe and Asia, killing around 50 million people between 1346 and 1353 — it is one of the darkest chapters in human history....
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General Motors CEO Confident They Will Beat Elon Musk’s Tesla in the EV Market by 2025
Since 2017, Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors (GM), has remained confident that the automaker will beat out Elon Musk’s Tesla in the electric vehicle (EV) market by 2025, despite Tesla’s huge lead. Barra’s vision...
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Firefighters Continue to Fight the Massive Oak Fire in California
On Monday, July 25, in California, firefighters began pushing back the wildfire known as the Oak Fire. The initial blaze started on Friday, July 22, is threatening the Yosemite National Park and has forced thousands...
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New Report Reveals How ‘Unallocated’ Land Is Being Exploited in the Brazilian Rainforest
A recent report published by Brazilian think-tank Igarape Instituté revealed the growing destruction of the Amazon rainforest at the hands of what they say are “environmental criminals,”  and law enforcement appears to be incapable of...
Buddhist Monk Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov Mysteriously Shows Signs of Life Decades After Death
In Buryatia, Russia, there is a Buddhist temple which holds the preserved body of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov — a monk whose body has miraculously resisted decay almost a century after his death. The body has been...