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Fresh good news that fills you with warmth and hope
Dubai has become the first city in the world to use K9 police dogs to detect COVID-19 cases among travelers at the terminals. Samples are taken in collaboration with partners from Dubai Health Authority, and results are made available in less than a minute! The trained K9 dogs can sniff out the possibility of infection in just a few seconds.READ MORE AT LOVIN DUBAI
Eva Barilaro grew her hair for the first time in 10 years amidst a fierce battle with alopecia. When she asked her boyfriend to shave her head, she wasn’t expecting that he would shave his too in the act of solidarity with her. She posted the video online, which went viral with over 11 million views. Many viewers shared similar stories of how the story reminded them of cancer struggles faced by their dear ones.READ MORE AT MIRROR
‘Iba Yan’, a public service show in the Philippines, has been mobilizing resources to help people who have been severely impacted by the pandemic by airing their compelling stories on television. They featured the struggles of drag queens whose earning has been affected by the COVID-19 scenario. They also held a benefit concert featuring dramatic performances by drag queens to raise money and awareness for the LGBTQ community.READ MORE AT STARMOMETER
Positive news stories that will put a smile on your face
Ajith Kumar reads three newspapers, one in English and two in Tamil, every day since the beginning of the lockdown to spot genuine stories of people who need help. Since March, he has helped many families, including a differently-abled artist who was running out of money and a generous donation to a barber’s family who dies by suicide due to poverty. His intent is to eliminate middlemen and directly route resources to families in need.READ MORE AT TOI
David and Loretta Bowen, both aged 90 years, have been married for seven decades. Recently Loretta was admitted to the hospital for colon surgery, and David was beside himself as he couldn’t visit her owing to the COVID-19 restrictions. However, when she was discharged, they reunited at their home with long-lasting hugs, which were captured and shared online by the granddaughter to show how their love is still going strong.READ MORE AT MSN
NASA recently made a Twitter announcement alerting citizens that a visual spectacle awaits them in the night skies on Aug 2, 2020. Saturn, Jupiter, and the moon were aligned in a way that both the former planets were clearly visible post-sunset in the skies. Many netizens captured breathtaking photos with special cameras and posted them on Twitter to share the beauty with the world.READ MORE AT HT
New Zealand was the first country to allow women to vote in 1893 and the first country to have a world leader opt for maternity leave in 2018. It has now passed an Equal Pay Amendment Bill that ensures that women in female-dominated industries receive the same remuneration as men in different but equal-value work. The bill helps level the playing field and ensures men and women are valued equally for similar work.READ MORE AT KINDLING
Giuseppe Paterno was born just before the Great Depression and later joined the Naval Force during the second World War. Since the focus was on rebuilding nations, Giuseppe Paterno had to trade education for jobs to support his family. However, he managed to pursue his dream 70 years later when he walked up the stage to collect his degree in History and Philosophy at the University of Palermo, becoming Italy’s oldest and dearest graduate!READ MORE AT MSN
When adopting dogs and pups, people often turn away from taking in senior and disabled dogs as they require much greater attention and concern. However, a couple in New York has come forward to adopt over 20 senior and special needs dogs so they can find a loving home. They have invested $55,000 to customize their home to the needs of their furry friends.READ MORE AT NEWS LAGOON
Daisy Dinero was working at her usual spot when Joseph walked up to her to ask for water and her most ardent prayer. Daisy mentioned that she needed to collect enough tips to get her car fixed since it had run out of battery, and she needed to jump it every time she wanted to use the vehicle. Joseph accompanied Daisy to an auto-repair shop and got her car fixed, leaving her utterly grateful.READ MORE AT FAITH POT
Jenny McLaughlin was reported missing on July 17, triggering an intensive search for her. She survived for two weeks in the woods by drinking puddle water and eating wild berries. Even though she saw signs of wild bread and coyotes, she kept her calm, and the idea of seeing her loved ones kept her going. Finally, a team rescued her, and she is now home and recovering from her injuries.READ MORE AT ATLANTIC
Rob Kenney, an amazing dad, started a YouTube channel called ‘Dad, How Do I?’ to help netizens with tutorials on how to fix routine things like unclogging a drain or getting a clean shave. Having experienced a fractured childhood where his father was disinterested and unavailable, Rob’s life focus has been on raising good adults. This channel is his way of sharing practical content and being a supportive father figure whom netizens can rely on.READ MORE AT HINDUSTAN TIMES
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