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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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Russians Facing ‘Russophobia’ Following Putin’s War on Ukraine
As the Kremlin continues its invasion of Ukraine, Russian people and businesses across the globe are experiencing suppression and hatred, culminating in what some are saying is an alarming rise of “Russophobia.” For instance, the...
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Small Team Braved Lava and Ash to Save Animals From Active Volcano
In a tale akin to Noah’s Ark, a group of rescuers braved Mother Nature herself to save helpless animals from the lava and ash of an active volcano.  Enduring scorching heat and suffocating ash from...
Former Prosecutor General Yoon Suk-yeol won South Korea's 2022 Presidential Election by a paper thin margin.
Yoon Suk-yeol Wins South Korea Presidential Elections by Paper-thin Margin
In a tight competition for the presidency of South Korea, conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol emerged victorious on Thursday, March 10. As the new president-elect, Yoon vows to take a more hawkish stance against North Korea...
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Rescue Efforts Underway for Starving Manatees in Florida
Manatees, or sea cows, are unusual marine mammals that graze on seagrass and other aquatic plants in warm, shallow waters. It’s hard not to love these large, gentle and slow-moving creatures. They may not be...
A physical exit point and compressor gas station of the Yamal–Europe gas pipeline in Poland. The 4,107-kilometer Yamal–Europe pipeline provides 40% of the natural gas to Europe, connecting Russia's Yamal Peninsula natural gas fields with Poland and Germany through Belarus.
Sanctions Hurt Europe and Make Russia Rich as Gas Prices Soar
On Thursday, March 3, gas was halted in the Yamal-Europe pipeline stretching from Russia to Germany amidst the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A day later, the pipeline resumed operations.  The stop highlighted problems that arise...
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The Giraffe – A Gentle Giant in Grave Danger
Standing tall at around 18 feet from head to hoof, the giraffe is an iconic symbol of Africa’s diverse wildlife, joining the likes of the African elephant, lion, hippo and rhino etc. One can easily...
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SWIFT Drops Russia But Sanctions May ‘Backfire’
As Russia’s war with Ukraine wages on, many parts of the world have launched financial sanctions against Moscow. SWIFT, the financial messaging system, has banned Russia from making business transactions. However, critics say the financial...
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Pets and Marijuana – How Cannabis Can Affect Our Creature Companions
Cannabis is already a dodgy subject among humans. While recently recognized for its medicinal value in many areas of the world, the fact remains that it is a psychoactive drug, whether it is legal or...
Kamila Valieva of Team ROC reacts after skating during the Women Single Skating Free Skating on day thirteen of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Controversy Looms Over Beijing Olympics as Health and Political Issues Surface
The Beijing Winter Olympics was mired by a myriad of controversies and scandals involving both athletes and VIPs during the 17-day event. Behind the red curtain of festive propaganda, the latest Olympics in the heart...
A newly discovered site near Mount Everest could be China's third largest lithium deposit.
Lithium Deposit Found Near Mount Everest, Potential Economic Boost for China
Chinese scientists believe that they have found a rich deposit of highly valuable lithium close to Mount Everest, potentially being China's third-largest deposit. While its value is yet to be determined, it could have ‘industrial...
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Russians Protest War in Ukraine, Thousands Arrested by Police
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tens of thousands of citizens on Thursday, Feb. 24 came out in more than 50 cities across the country to express their outrage at the war. Police have made...
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Third Planet in a Star System Far, Far Away
In February, scientists likely found a new planet called Proxima d, out in the neighboring star system of Proxima Centauri.  The discovery of another planet could bring more insight into other worlds, which could even...