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New Zimbabwe
Zim: Government by vulturesalong the banks of the Save River. After extensive sampling and trenching he re
Zim: Government by vultures
New Zimbabwe / Posted 5 minutes ago
along the banks of the Save River. After extensive sampling and trenching he reported back to his superiors in South Africa that the find was of little value and should not be pursued. In 2006 he packed up his camp and went back to his home... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
How come our govt doesn’t get this?for weekend imbibing. We are now having to import everything from fruits to mai
How come our govt doesn’t get this?
New Zimbabwe / Posted 5 minutes ago
for weekend imbibing. We are now having to import everything from fruits to maize; it’s a far cry from our bread basket African jewel status of 1980.Advertisement Farming is dead along with it downstream industries. Our leaders watched with... Read more
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DW
Judgment on Habre sets good precedent |President Abdoulaye Wade. Wade made no attempt to prosecute Habre, despite a ma
Judgment on Habre sets good precedent |
DW / Posted 39 minutes ago
President Abdoulaye Wade. Wade made no attempt to prosecute Habre, despite a mandate Senegal had received from the African Union in 2006 to open proceedings against him. For many years, it looked as if Hissene Habre was to be yet another... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Has No Vision for Ghana - Nana Addofive years, because of good, strong leadership, Cote d'Ivoire is today the numb
President Has No Vision for Ghana - Nana Addo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 40 minutes ago
five years, because of good, strong leadership, Cote d'Ivoire is today the number one investment destination in Africa. "They are growing at 9% a year and we are growing at 3.9%. Last year, Cote d'Ivoire earned over $12 billion in... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Can the Socceroos become world beaters under Postecoglou?by success on the pitch. In international play, the European and South America
Can the Socceroos become world beaters under Postecoglou?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 43 minutes ago
by success on the pitch. In international play, the European and South American countries are as dominant as ever, while Africa has made little progress and Asia has perhaps regressed. Nor is there any evidence that poorer countries have become... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
NZ to NY in a hop? Airbus touts new jet to Air NZthe plane maker said it had done "a fair amount of work with Air New Zealand'.
NZ to NY in a hop? Airbus touts new jet to Air NZ
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 53 minutes ago
the plane maker said it had done "a fair amount of work with Air New Zealand'. Airbus executive vice president for Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific Christopher Buckley said the ULR version of the plane was an ``interesting vehicle'' for Air New... Read more
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Daily News
Islamic finance industry sees growthpivotal point to note is that the interest in Islamic Finance among non-Muslim
Islamic finance industry sees growth
Daily News / Posted 54 minutes ago
pivotal point to note is that the interest in Islamic Finance among non-Muslim countries such as the UK, Luxembourg, South Africa and Hong Kong has been quite progressive. This was disclosed in the Islamic Finance Country Report 2016 presented by... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide townN-word in grade school, a daughter was called "Aunt Jemima," and another child
Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted an hour ago
N-word in grade school, a daughter was called "Aunt Jemima," and another child was told by fellow students to "go back to Africa." The school district treated the taunts with indifference, she said. School officials have repeatedly denied... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide townN-word in grade school, a daughter was called "Aunt Jemima," and another child
Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted an hour ago
N-word in grade school, a daughter was called "Aunt Jemima," and another child was told by fellow students to "go back to Africa." The school district treated the taunts with indifference, she said. School officials have repeatedly denied... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Strauss to lead Springboks into new eraStrauss will captain South Africa in a three-Test home series against Ireland d
Strauss to lead Springboks into new era
Daily Telegraph / Posted an hour ago
Strauss will captain South Africa in a three-Test home series against Ireland during June, new national coach Allister Coetzee announced Monday in... Read more
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The Columbian
Rape allegation, racism shines spotlight on Idaho townN-word in grade school, a daughter was called “Aunt Jemima,” and another child
Rape allegation, racism shines spotlight on Idaho town
The Columbian / Posted an hour ago
N-word in grade school, a daughter was called “Aunt Jemima,” and another child was told by fellow students to “go back to Africa.” The school district treated the taunts with indifference, she said. Close community School officials have... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Big win for Kutting Edge Lady Kingsfor the realtors. Rounding out the U15 scoring stats for the week were Emma To
Big win for Kutting Edge Lady Kings
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted an hour ago
for the realtors. Rounding out the U15 scoring stats for the week were Emma Torkoff, with two, and Ryan Bionda, from Orillia Power, and Africa Wagg, each with a pair, and Rachelle Shaver with a single for Infinite Designs Scrapbook Studio and St... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
IOC should postpone Rio Olympics, but it won'tbecomes a Zika-carrying missile. And there is no cure. "Bringing a variant of
IOC should postpone Rio Olympics, but it won't
Orlando Sentinel / Posted an hour ago
becomes a Zika-carrying missile. And there is no cure. "Bringing a variant of the Zika virus to South Asia or parts of Africa can be a disaster," van Teijlingen said. He might have added another warm-weather locale — Florida. The WHO points... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
Bulls hooker Adriaan Strauss to lead Springboks into new eraADRIAAN Strauss will captain South Africa in a three-Test home series against I
Bulls hooker Adriaan Strauss to lead Springboks into new era
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted an hour ago
ADRIAAN Strauss will captain South Africa in a three-Test home series against Ireland during June, new national coach Allister Coetzee announced Monday in Stellenbosch near Cape Town. The hooker succeeds veteran centre Jean de Villiers, who retired... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Hundreds risk life and limb chasing cheese in the UKthe world studying cheese. "I've been travelling for the past 11 months and I'
Hundreds risk life and limb chasing cheese in the UK
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted an hour ago
the world studying cheese. "I've been travelling for the past 11 months and I've been studying cheese in Norway, South Africa, Italy, France, Brazil and Mongolia and I'm on my way to Switzerland tomorrow but I thought I would stop in England to... Read more
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DW
Leaders of Egypt's journalist union to face trial for 'harboring fugutives' |draconian clampdown on freedom of expression," said Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy
Leaders of Egypt's journalist union to face trial for 'harboring fugutives' |
DW / Posted an hour ago
draconian clampdown on freedom of expression," said Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International. The three were charged "harboring suspects against whom an arrest warrant has... Read more
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DW
Hissene Habre victims welcome ex-Chad dictator's life sentence |dictatorship gathered in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to hear his sentencing.
Hissene Habre victims welcome ex-Chad dictator's life sentence |
DW / Posted an hour ago
dictatorship gathered in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to hear his sentencing. Habre's case was heard by the Extraordinary African Chambers, a special criminal court established by the African Union under a special deal with Senegal. "The feeling... Read more
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The Courier Mail
One-armed surfer knocks off another Aussieannounced he would be taking a personal year in February. He also indicated he
One-armed surfer knocks off another Aussie
The Courier Mail / Posted an hour ago
announced he would be taking a personal year in February. He also indicated he would likely surf at Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa, where he survived a shark attack while competing in a final against fellow-Australian Julian Wilson last... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
Remembering 2008of Pakistan, he could do worse than look back at successful tours of England an
Remembering 2008
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted an hour ago
of Pakistan, he could do worse than look back at successful tours of England and Australia in 2008 when he coached South Africa Mickey Arthur and Graeme Smith oversaw possibly the finest period in South African Test cricket since readmission We... Read more
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Daily Mail
Dogs who could soon sniff out malaria - with help from Bill Gatesthis article Last year, there were 214 million malaria cases and an estimated
Dogs who could soon sniff out malaria - with help from Bill Gates
Daily Mail / Posted an hour ago
this article Last year, there were 214 million malaria cases and an estimated 438,000 deaths - 90 per cent of those in Africa, with pregnant women and children under five the most vulnerable. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has made a... Read more
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Queensland Times
Duo has a mountain of work ahead preparing for trekpair of Lockyer friends, it is the truth. Allison Robinson and Minaji Fell are
Duo has a mountain of work ahead preparing for trek
Queensland Times / Posted an hour ago
pair of Lockyer friends, it is the truth. Allison Robinson and Minaji Fell are busy preparing to trek Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, the largest free-standing mountain in the world, to help raise funds for charity. "We are raising funds for Rafiki... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
One-armed surfer knocks off another Aussieannounced he would be taking a personal year in February. He also indicated he
One-armed surfer knocks off another Aussie
Daily Telegraph / Posted an hour ago
announced he would be taking a personal year in February. He also indicated he would likely surf at Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa, where he survived a shark attack while competing in a final against fellow-Australian Julian Wilson last... Read more
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Daily Maverick
The Soweto Uprising: Share your experiences, pictures and perspectivesWednesday 16 June 1976 was a day that would change South Africa, when some 10,0
The Soweto Uprising: Share your experiences, pictures and perspectives
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 hours ago
Wednesday 16 June 1976 was a day that would change South Africa, when some 10,000 black children and teenagers took to the streets of Soweto to protest against being forced to study in Afrikaans, the language of their white oppressors. As apartheid... Read more
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Daily Maverick
We love to be afraid of the futureworld inundated with garbage and riven by ecological collapse, in which food is
We love to be afraid of the future
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 hours ago
world inundated with garbage and riven by ecological collapse, in which food is scarce and fertile soil is exported from Africa to the rich world. John Brunner is famous for almost perfectly predicting the world of 2010 in his 1968 book Stand on... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Remembering Apartheid’s botanical diplomacy at the Chelsea Flower Showat University of Basel. Her research is concerned with political histories of p
Remembering Apartheid’s botanical diplomacy at the Chelsea Flower Show
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 hours ago
at University of Basel. Her research is concerned with political histories of plants, gardening and museums in South Africa. The Royal Horticultural Society announced yesterday that the SANBI-Kirstenbosch display had won a gold medal at the... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Al-Maite Fail: When the hole in your head just won’t quitTo say that international perceptions about South Africa are presently not good
Al-Maite Fail: When the hole in your head just won’t quit
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 hours ago
To say that international perceptions about South Africa are presently not good is an understatement. Our economy has been on a steady decline and we tend to be recognised for our scandals – Marikana, Nkandla, Nenegate and the fact that our Finance... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Age of Uncertainty, 2016: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique… and the USwithout losses? This regional mismatch is untenable. Mozambique for a time was
Age of Uncertainty, 2016: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique… and the US
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 hours ago
without losses? This regional mismatch is untenable. Mozambique for a time was regarded as the poster child for growth in Africa, logging 14% for several years. Now, it needs money from the IMF. But isn’t there some history here that we should... Read more
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WA Today
Cheers as former Chad dictator Hissene Habre found guilty of crimes against humanityspecial court in Senegal on Monday. A defiant Habre raised his fist and shoute
Cheers as former Chad dictator Hissene Habre found guilty of crimes against humanity
WA Today / Posted 2 hours ago
special court in Senegal on Monday. A defiant Habre raised his fist and shouted to his supporters: "Long live independent Africa! Down with France-Africa!" Civil party lawyer Alain Werner with former Chad prisoner Souleymane Guengueng after the... Read more
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Adelaide Now
One-armed surfer knocks off another Aussieannounced he would be taking a personal year in February. He also indicated he
One-armed surfer knocks off another Aussie
Adelaide Now / Posted 2 hours ago
announced he would be taking a personal year in February. He also indicated he would likely surf at Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa, where he survived a shark attack while competing in a final against fellow-Australian Julian Wilson last... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Thousands honor loved ones at Battle Creek’s Fort Custer for Memorial Dayhe really wanted to be on ship so he joined the Navy. However when he was deplo
Thousands honor loved ones at Battle Creek’s Fort Custer for Memorial Day
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 hours ago
he really wanted to be on ship so he joined the Navy. However when he was deployed, everything changed. “He got to north Africa and they gave him a backpack and a rifle, he said,” said Anderson. “He said ‘What’s this?’ They said ‘You’re part of... Read more
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The Age
Cheers as former Chad dictator Hissene Habre found guilty of crimes against humanityHabre in Dakar on Monday. Photo: AP A defiant Habre raised his fist and shout
Cheers as former Chad dictator Hissene Habre found guilty of crimes against humanity
The Age / Posted 2 hours ago
Habre in Dakar on Monday. Photo: AP A defiant Habre raised his fist and shouted to his supporters: "Long live independent Africa! Down with France-Africa!" His wife wept and his backers called him a defender of Africa as the 73-year-old Habre was... Read more
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The Star
AirAsia mulls sale of leasing opsunit’s first few years, before expanding towards US$100mil as it taps into dema
AirAsia mulls sale of leasing ops
The Star / Posted 2 hours ago
unit’s first few years, before expanding towards US$100mil as it taps into demand for planes from airlines in China and Africa.” On June 1, BOC Aviation, an arm of the Bank of China, is scheduled to debut on the Hong Kong stock exchange after... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Cheers as former Chad dictator Hissene Habre found guilty of crimes against humanityHabre in Dakar on Monday. Photo: AP A defiant Habre raised his fist and shout
Cheers as former Chad dictator Hissene Habre found guilty of crimes against humanity
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 hours ago
Habre in Dakar on Monday. Photo: AP A defiant Habre raised his fist and shouted to his supporters: "Long live independent Africa! Down with France-Africa!" His wife wept and his backers called him a defender of Africa as the 73-year-old Habre was... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
S. Korean firms sign deals worth more than US$3 mln with African partnersKwang-tae NAIROBI, May 30 (Yonhap) -- More than 20 South Korean companies sign
S. Korean firms sign deals worth more than US$3 mln with African partners
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 2 hours ago
Kwang-tae NAIROBI, May 30 (Yonhap) -- More than 20 South Korean companies signed deals worth more than US$3.1 million with African partners, mostly Ugandan firms, by capitalizing on President Park Geun-hye’s African tour, South Korea’s presidential... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
Park arrives in Kenya to promote trade, businessMay 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrived in Kenya on Mon
Park arrives in Kenya to promote trade, business
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 2 hours ago
May 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrived in Kenya on Monday on the third leg of her swing through Africa meant to boost business opportunities with the continent that has a huge growth potential. Park was greeted by Kenyan... Read more
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Boston Globe
Sweden sees historic gender balance shifta sex ratio of 100. Swedish officials say the shift is mainly due to men catch
Sweden sees historic gender balance shift
Boston Globe / Posted 2 hours ago
a sex ratio of 100. Swedish officials say the shift is mainly due to men catching up with women in terms of life expectancy. The arrival of tens of thousands of unaccompanied boys from Afghanistan, Syria, and North Africa is also having an i... Read more
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asianage
China hails ‘brotherly’ Africa ties after racist adChina and Africa are “good brothers” and China respects all people regardless o
China hails ‘brotherly’ Africa ties after racist ad
asianage / Posted 2 hours ago
China and Africa are “good brothers” and China respects all people regardless of race, the government said on Monday after a detergent maker apologised for an advert showing a black man bundled into a washing machine that many called racist. Foreign... Read more
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asianage
China hails �brotherly' Africa ties after racist adChina and Africa are “good brothers” and China respects all people regardless o
China hails �brotherly' Africa ties after racist ad
asianage / Posted 2 hours ago
China and Africa are “good brothers” and China respects all people regardless of race, the government said on Monday after a detergent maker apologised for an advert showing a black man bundled into a washing machine that many called racist. Foreign... Read more
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The Indian Express
Proposal to turn FTII into ‘Digital Media Univ’Stunts. Each course will have 15-20 students, with 30 per cent of the seats re
Proposal to turn FTII into ‘Digital Media Univ’
The Indian Express / Posted 2 hours ago
Stunts. Each course will have 15-20 students, with 30 per cent of the seats reserved for students from Southeast Asia and Africa. These courses will be offered by different schools: School of Media Management and Communication, School of... Read more
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The Telegraph
President voice in assuage-Africa cryon Monday. (Prem Singh) New Delhi, May 30: The Narendra Modi government today
President voice in assuage-Africa cry
The Telegraph / Posted 2 hours ago
on Monday. (Prem Singh) New Delhi, May 30: The Narendra Modi government today turned to its top diplomat to soothe angry African students upset over racial crimes but failed to convince them to drop a planned street protest tomorrow amid worries... Read more
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Daily Maverick
AfricaGoodluck, bad luck story: Can President Buhari risk arresting his predecessor,
Africa
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 hours ago
Goodluck, bad luck story: Can President Buhari risk arresting his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan? Simon Allison covers for the Daily Maverick, having cut his teeth reporting from Palestine, Somalia and revolutionary Egypt. He loves news... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Is it time to rethink local government?is the deadline for political parties to submit their councillor candidate list
Is it time to rethink local government?
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 hours ago
is the deadline for political parties to submit their councillor candidate lists to the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC). It’s a key step in the run-up to voting day. And clinching a councillor’s post is lucrative. Exactly how... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Habré’s historic conviction sends mixed messages to African dictatorsSimon Allison covers Africa for the Daily Maverick, having cut his teeth report
Habré’s historic conviction sends mixed messages to African dictators
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 hours ago
Simon Allison covers Africa for the Daily Maverick, having cut his teeth reporting from Palestine, Somalia and revolutionary Egypt. He loves news and politics, the more convoluted the better. Despite his natural cynicism and occasionally despairing... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Born to Terror: A glimpse into the future of jihadismresponse. The increasing support for right-wing parties in Europe and the ever-
Born to Terror: A glimpse into the future of jihadism
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 hours ago
response. The increasing support for right-wing parties in Europe and the ever-present areas of weak governance in Africa support that view further. The Caliphate may eventually be dismantled, and the Islamic State may be defeated, but... Read more
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Daily Maverick
SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS Crude shenanigans: Was the sale of strategic fuel reserve a fire-pool of a transaction?Joemat-Pettersson spun as “significantly boosting the balance sheet of the SFF”
SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS Crude shenanigans: Was the sale of strategic fuel reserve a fire-pool of a transaction?
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 hours ago
Joemat-Pettersson spun as “significantly boosting the balance sheet of the SFF”. The question now is where did/will South Africa go to replenish our strategic oil reserve and at what cost? Also, will President Zuma’s recent visit to Iran yield... Read more
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Perth Now
Backlash over gorilla shootingwith the zoo posting a birthday message on its Facebook page. The species is n
Backlash over gorilla shooting
Perth Now / Posted 3 hours ago
with the zoo posting a birthday message on its Facebook page. The species is native to the dense forests of central Africa where they are believed to number around 100,000. Conservationists consider the apes to be critically... Read more
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Perth Now
Warne comparison sits uncomfortably with ZampaPremier League, 24-year-old Zampa is en route to the Carribean for Australia’s
Warne comparison sits uncomfortably with Zampa
Perth Now / Posted 3 hours ago
Premier League, 24-year-old Zampa is en route to the Carribean for Australia’s ODI tri-series with the Windies and South Africa. “There’s only ever going to be one Shane Warne,” Zampa said. “The attributes he had, how strong he was, his... Read more
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Perth Now
Mum reacts to gorilla controversyweek, with the zoo posting a birthday message on its Facebook page. The specie
Mum reacts to gorilla controversy
Perth Now / Posted 3 hours ago
week, with the zoo posting a birthday message on its Facebook page. The species is native to the dense forests of central Africa where they are believed to number around 100,000. Conservationists consider the apes to be critically endangered.A... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Mauritania: No longer world's slavery capitalMauritania, the West African country long thought to be home to the world's hig
Mauritania: No longer world's slavery capital
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 3 hours ago
Mauritania, the West African country long thought to be home to the world's highest percentage of enslaved people, no longer holds that lamentable title, according to a report released late Monday. The Walk Free Foundation's slavery index says the... Read more
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The News-Herald
Home runs, heat from Kieran Lovegrove help Lake County Captains beat TinCaps, 5-4the Fort Wayne (Ind.) TinCaps at Classic Park in he finale of a four-game serie
Home runs, heat from Kieran Lovegrove help Lake County Captains beat TinCaps, 5-4
The News-Herald / Posted 3 hours ago
the Fort Wayne (Ind.) TinCaps at Classic Park in he finale of a four-game series. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound native of South Africa who grew up in Southern California ran in from the bullpen to the mound in the top of the ninth inning with his team... Read more
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