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Sydney Morning Herald
Madi Robinson determined to sparkle in Diamonds comebackthat cost the midcourt star a place at last year's World Cup in Sydney. In Satu
Madi Robinson determined to sparkle in Diamonds comeback
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 hours ago
that cost the midcourt star a place at last year's World Cup in Sydney. In Saturday's Quad Series opener against South Africa in Auckland, Robinson returns. Her excitement is palpable, as it had been when the 28-year-old opened the package she... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dar Gets New British Envoyin a number of UK Government departments including the Department for Internati
Dar Gets New British Envoy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 hours ago
in a number of UK Government departments including the Department for International Development (DFID), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office. She also served as the Deputy Head of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ugandan MPs Robbed At GunpointFour Ugandan legislators Thursday night landed at Entebbe International Airport
Ugandan MPs Robbed At Gunpoint
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 hours ago
Four Ugandan legislators Thursday night landed at Entebbe International Airport empty-handed after armed men in South Africa waylaid them and three parliamentary staff on arrival for an official visit. The attackers snatched their passports and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UPDF Ambush Police in Boxing Leagueby surprise but federation confusion frustrated the boxer that even when he fle
UPDF Ambush Police in Boxing League
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
by surprise but federation confusion frustrated the boxer that even when he flew to Yaounde, Cameroon, he was late for the Africa Olympic trials. At Bombo, Kakande ferociously knocked out Police's veteran Richard Mukwaya, just in the first minute... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Gunmen Attack Uganda MPs in South AfricaKampala — Four MPs last night landed at Entebbe International airport empty-han
Gunmen Attack Uganda MPs in South Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
Kampala — Four MPs last night landed at Entebbe International airport empty-handed after armed men in South Africa waylaid them and three parliamentary staff on arrival for an official visit. The attackers snatched their passports, personal... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Midcourt stability crucial for Fernsthe Ferns will field new shooting and defensive combinations in the series, whi
Midcourt stability crucial for Ferns
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
the Ferns will field new shooting and defensive combinations in the series, which also features Australia and South Africa, the links to the two ends of the court have remained intact from last season, with Laura Langman, Grace Rasmussen,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
We Are Tired of Handshakes, We Want Money - Paralympiansto the aggrieved athletes, the ministry promised to pay them performance bonuse
We Are Tired of Handshakes, We Want Money - Paralympians
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
to the aggrieved athletes, the ministry promised to pay them performance bonuses if they won medals at last year's All Africa Games in Congo-Brazzaville, but they have received nothing to date and thus threatened to boycott this year's... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Global Stocks Decline Along With The Dollar, As Jackson Hole Beginsjust trying to get through the whole event risk” of Yellen’s speech, said Andy
Global Stocks Decline Along With The Dollar, As Jackson Hole Begins
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
just trying to get through the whole event risk” of Yellen’s speech, said Andy Ji, a Singapore-based currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. “But after that, what’s driving the market is back to the search for yield and it’s good for... Read more
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iol.co.za
How Zola Budd split the British cabinetthough she may be.’ He warned the move could lead to possible withdrawals by o
How Zola Budd split the British cabinet
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
though she may be.’ He warned the move could lead to possible withdrawals by other nations from the Olympics and the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, adding: ‘To give exceptional treatment to a South African national to enable her to avoid... Read more
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express
Israel sold arms to Argentina during Falklands Warexport market. The details emerged after the National Archives opened up recor
Israel sold arms to Argentina during Falklands War
express / Posted yesterday
export market. The details emerged after the National Archives opened up records from 1984 and 1985 from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. CW Long, the UK Foreign Office's then head of the Near East and North Africa region, wrote in one of... Read more
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Raw Story
The link between uranium from the Congo and Hiroshima: a story of twin tragediesOn August 6 – Hiroshima Day – I participated in a groundbreaking event at the S
The link between uranium from the Congo and Hiroshima: a story of twin tragedies
Raw Story / Posted 2 days ago
On August 6 – Hiroshima Day – I participated in a groundbreaking event at the South African Museum in Cape Town entitled The Missing Link: Peace and Security Surrounding Uranium. The event had been organised by the Congolese Civil Society of South... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Paralympian Stars Out to Restore Namibian PrideNambala, the current T13 200m world champion; T11 athlete Ananias Shikongo who
Paralympian Stars Out to Restore Namibian Pride
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Nambala, the current T13 200m world champion; T11 athlete Ananias Shikongo who won three gold medals at last year's All Africa Games; and T11 athlete Lahja Ishitile who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Namibia's other athletes... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Paralympians Threaten to Snub Rio Over Bonusesfrom Rio. The team claim that they haven't received payment for the past four
Paralympians Threaten to Snub Rio Over Bonuses
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
from Rio. The team claim that they haven't received payment for the past four major events - two world championships, All Africa Games and Commonwealth Games, where they won medals. "We feel left out. Nobody takes us seriously. We depend on sport... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
New Software Policy to Boost Innovation in Offingeconomy may soon be a reality in Uganda if Cabinet approves a free and open sof
New Software Policy to Boost Innovation in Offing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
economy may soon be a reality in Uganda if Cabinet approves a free and open software being developed. Speaking at the 7th Africa Conference on Open Source Software at the Commonwealth Resort in Munyonyo on Monday, Mr James Saaka, the executive... Read more
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SKY News
Zola Budd Citizenship Row Split Governmenta world record for the 5,000m aged just 17. But athletics authorities refused
Zola Budd Citizenship Row Split Government
SKY News / Posted 2 days ago
a world record for the 5,000m aged just 17. But athletics authorities refused to recognise the achievement as South Africa was excluded from international competition because of apartheid. In an attempt to get around the boycott, the Daily... Read more
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Daily Mail
Extraordinary moment Mary Decker comes face to face with Zola Buddone woman stood in her way: Zola Budd. The shy 18-year-old, who was brought up
Extraordinary moment Mary Decker comes face to face with Zola Budd
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
one woman stood in her way: Zola Budd. The shy 18-year-old, who was brought up on a farm in a remote area of South Africa at the height of Apartheid, was white, slight and famous for running barefoot – but at extraordinary speed. THE RACE... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
African migrants bear brunt of discrimination but remain positive: surveyMigrants from Africa bear brunt of discrimination but remain positive, Australi
African migrants bear brunt of discrimination but remain positive: survey
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
Migrants from Africa bear brunt of discrimination but remain positive, Australians Today survey finds By Andrew Markus, Monash University The broad finding of the Scanlon Foundation's latest survey of Australian attitudes, Australians Today,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mauritius to Hold 2016 Africa Partnership ConferenceFollowing the success of the Mauritius Africa Partnership Conference in 2014, t
Mauritius to Hold 2016 Africa Partnership Conference
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Following the success of the Mauritius Africa Partnership Conference in 2014, the Board of Investment will be hosting the Africa Partnership Conference 2016 in collaboration with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) at the... Read more
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CNBC
Will closer ties to China rescue South Africa’s government?China is South Africa's largest single trading partner, according to the World
Will closer ties to China rescue South Africa’s government?
CNBC / Posted 2 days ago
China is South Africa's largest single trading partner, according to the World Trade Organisation. The ANC's 2015 discussion documents say that bilateral "trade volumes … have far surpassed the value of USD $400 billion [in that year]," and the party... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
UVA Alerting Students about Reported RobberyVirginia The earthquake that rocked central Virginia five years ago on August
UVA Alerting Students about Reported Robbery
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 2 days ago
Virginia The earthquake that rocked central Virginia five years ago on August 23, 2011 is helping communities across the commonwealth prepare for another disaster. The earthquake that rocked central Virginia five years ago on August 23, 2011 is... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
Louisa County High School Football Team Forced to Let Go of TraditionVirginia The earthquake that rocked central Virginia five years ago on August
Louisa County High School Football Team Forced to Let Go of Tradition
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 3 days ago
Virginia The earthquake that rocked central Virginia five years ago on August 23, 2011 is helping communities across the commonwealth prepare for another disaster. The earthquake that rocked central Virginia five years ago on August 23, 2011 is... Read more
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express
Campaign to fast-track British citizenship for Zola Budd split the Thatcher governmenta world record for the 5,000m at the tender age of 17. But athletics authoriti
Campaign to fast-track British citizenship for Zola Budd split the Thatcher government
express / Posted 3 days ago
a world record for the 5,000m at the tender age of 17. But athletics authorities refused to recognise her feat as South Africa was excluded from international competition because of its apartheid policy. GETTYMr Howe felt the fast-tracking of... Read more
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walesonline
How much countries around the world pay Olympic gold medal winnersMAP scheme as a way to reward and hopefully provide further incentive for athle
How much countries around the world pay Olympic gold medal winners
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
MAP scheme as a way to reward and hopefully provide further incentive for athletes to win in the South East Asian (SEA), Commonwealth, Asian and Olympic Games. That Schooling is the first Singaporean gold medallist means this is the only time the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Seeking Power Through Back Doorby Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa and Reserve Bank Governor John Mangudya w
Seeking Power Through Back Door
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa and Reserve Bank Governor John Mangudya which was convened by an organisation called Africa Confidential in London. Their primary objective for making that trip was to come and countervail the efforts to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Supreme Court Delivers Good News for Infidelswho are to provide services. He further said the action was not only abolished
Supreme Court Delivers Good News for Infidels
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
who are to provide services. He further said the action was not only abolished in England, but shortly afterwards in most Commonwealth jurisdictions. Its continued presence was questioned in South Africa in 1944, but it formed part of a common... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Top Five Rio Marathon Runner Says Tanzanians Can Achieve Olympics SuccessKipchoge, who won the race, Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa who finished second and Ame
Top Five Rio Marathon Runner Says Tanzanians Can Achieve Olympics Success
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Kipchoge, who won the race, Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa who finished second and American Galen Rupp, who interrupted the East African party, clinched the third position. He not expected to reach that position as there were over dozen runners, most of... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
British Embassy: UK is not visa-freeannouncement of the new visa policy for 3 countries around the globe. The count
British Embassy: UK is not visa-free
Manila Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
announcement of the new visa policy for 3 countries around the globe. The countries include Philippines, Republic of South Africa, and Rwanda. According to the reports, the announcement was made after a series of meetings held with the Rt. Hon... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dream Team VI As Metaphor2003 - European Junior Championships 400m bronze; 2005 - European U23 Champions
Dream Team VI As Metaphor
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
2003 - European Junior Championships 400m bronze; 2005 - European U23 Championships 400m silver, (4x400m silver); 2006 - Commonwealth Games 400m gold; 2007 - IAAF World Championships 400m gold, (4x400m bronze). World Athletics Final 400m silver;... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Tying the knot in SA full of hitchesForeigners coming to South Africa to marry face all sorts of challenges, despit
Tying the knot in SA full of hitches
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
Foreigners coming to South Africa to marry face all sorts of challenges, despite the revenue "wedding tourism" brings in. Marriage officers across South Africa complain about the tortuous Home Affairs procedures involved. Three contacted said they... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Experts Converge in Nairobi On Status of University Educationof students, research outputs and innovation. Among the speakers at the forum
Experts Converge in Nairobi On Status of University Education
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
of students, research outputs and innovation. Among the speakers at the forum will be Inter-university Council of East Africa Executive Secretary Alexander Lyambabaje who will look at Higher Education in East Africa: Creating an Educational... Read more
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International Business Times
Sporting success UK style: Immigration, investment and great individualswho was too sick to travel when they moved to Europe to be with their grandmoth
Sporting success UK style: Immigration, investment and great individuals
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
who was too sick to travel when they moved to Europe to be with their grandmother in Holland. He has stayed all his life in Africa. As for Mo, "I thought Holland and England were the same country." Had he stayed in Holland, it might have been a... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Rio 2016: Sport by sport we rate the Aussiespool was Melissa Wu in the 10m platform. Wu won silver at the 2008 Beijing game
Rio 2016: Sport by sport we rate the Aussies
Brisbane Times / Posted 6 days ago
pool was Melissa Wu in the 10m platform. Wu won silver at the 2008 Beijing games as well as gold in Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. WHAT THEY SAID: "I haven't put too much pressure on myself in terms of medals or anything. I just want... Read more
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WA Today
Rio 2016: Sport by sport we rate the Aussiespool was Melissa Wu in the 10m platform. Wu won silver at the 2008 Beijing game
Rio 2016: Sport by sport we rate the Aussies
WA Today / Posted 6 days ago
pool was Melissa Wu in the 10m platform. Wu won silver at the 2008 Beijing games as well as gold in Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. WHAT THEY SAID: "I haven't put too much pressure on myself in terms of medals or anything. I just want... Read more
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The Age
Rio 2016: Sport by sport we rate the Aussiespool was Melissa Wu in the 10m platform. Wu won silver at the 2008 Beijing game
Rio 2016: Sport by sport we rate the Aussies
The Age / Posted 6 days ago
pool was Melissa Wu in the 10m platform. Wu won silver at the 2008 Beijing games as well as gold in Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. WHAT THEY SAID: "I haven't put too much pressure on myself in terms of medals or anything. I just want... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Rio 2016: Sport by sport we rate the Aussiespool was Melissa Wu in the 10m platform. Wu won silver at the 2008 Beijing game
Rio 2016: Sport by sport we rate the Aussies
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 6 days ago
pool was Melissa Wu in the 10m platform. Wu won silver at the 2008 Beijing games as well as gold in Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. WHAT THEY SAID: "I haven't put too much pressure on myself in terms of medals or anything. I just want... Read more
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Canberra Times
Rio 2016: Sport by sport we rate the Aussiespool was Melissa Wu in the 10m platform. Wu won silver at the 2008 Beijing game
Rio 2016: Sport by sport we rate the Aussies
Canberra Times / Posted 6 days ago
pool was Melissa Wu in the 10m platform. Wu won silver at the 2008 Beijing games as well as gold in Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. WHAT THEY SAID: "I haven't put too much pressure on myself in terms of medals or anything. I just want... Read more
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The Manila Times
Singapore’s 1st Olympic Gold props opponents of foreign talentbeat his childhood idol, and perhaps the greatest swimmer of all-time, Michael
Singapore’s 1st Olympic Gold props opponents of foreign talent
The Manila Times / Posted 6 days ago
beat his childhood idol, and perhaps the greatest swimmer of all-time, Michael Phelps of the United States, as well as Commonwealth Games champion Chad Le Clos of South Africa and the 33-time European champion Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. All three... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Notts duo 'so proud' of Olympic gold in Rioin after a terrible World Cup campaign when they finished bottom of their group
Notts duo 'so proud' of Olympic gold in Rio
Nottingham Post / Posted 6 days ago
in after a terrible World Cup campaign when they finished bottom of their group following defeats to the USA, China, South Africa and Argentina. Tough words and home truths followed and the impact was instant, Kerry persuading several older... Read more
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Daily Press
Aug. 20 Letters: Climate change, voters' options, Gary Johnsonwildfires raged in France, Spain and Portugal. • Drought continued to batter p
Aug. 20 Letters: Climate change, voters' options, Gary Johnson
Daily Press / Posted 7 days ago
wildfires raged in France, Spain and Portugal. • Drought continued to batter parts of India and southern and eastern Africa, destroying crops and livelihoods. Even here in the Wythe section of Hampton, homeowners receive federal grants to... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
The impossibility of loving Luvothat Manyonga had the most perfect technique he had even seen. It was Smith wh
The impossibility of loving Luvo
Mail & Guardian / Posted 7 days ago
that Manyonga had the most perfect technique he had even seen. It was Smith who submitted Manyonga’s papers to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee for Commonwealth Games qualification. But, in a bureaucratic muddle, some... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kogi Govt's Response to Fraud Allegations Laughable, Says GroupCrimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-corruption agencies for an alleged frau
Kogi Govt's Response to Fraud Allegations Laughable, Says Group
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-corruption agencies for an alleged fraud of about N11 billion, Egalitarian Mission Africa (EMA), yesterday said the defence put up by the state government denying the allegations was laughable. In a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Boniface Mucheru Wins 400m Hurdles Silver in RioAfrica 400m hurdles champion Boniface Mucheru made history on Thursday as the f
Boniface Mucheru Wins 400m Hurdles Silver in Rio
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Africa 400m hurdles champion Boniface Mucheru made history on Thursday as the first Kenyan to win an Olympic medal in 400m hurdles when he claimed silver at the Rio Olympic Games. Not only did Mucheru post a personal best 47.78 seconds, he also... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Athletics Kenya Bungled in Team Selection, Says Benjamin LimoGames on Saturday. Many Kenyans watched in horror as 2015 World 5,000m silver
Athletics Kenya Bungled in Team Selection, Says Benjamin Limo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Games on Saturday. Many Kenyans watched in horror as 2015 World 5,000m silver medallist Caleb Mwangangi - who is also the Commonwealth champion - 2013 World 5,000m bronze medallist Isaiah Kiplangat and Africa Cross Country bronze medallist Charles... Read more
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Scotsman
Eilidh Doyle eighth, Lynsey Sharp into 800m finalLynsey Sharp looked good as she finished a strong second in her semi-final behi
Eilidh Doyle eighth, Lynsey Sharp into 800m final
Scotsman / Posted 7 days ago
Lynsey Sharp looked good as she finished a strong second in her semi-final behind red-hot favourite Caster Semenya of South Africa to qualify for the final of the women’s 800m, which takes place in the early hours of Sunday morning. Doyle was... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Chasing Bolt: De Grasse readies for 200m finalPuma banner. But they had not previously been linked as friends. De Grasse has
Chasing Bolt: De Grasse readies for 200m final
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Puma banner. But they had not previously been linked as friends. De Grasse has said how, upon first seeing Bolt at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he was too afraid to speak to him. They are eight years and many worlds of experience apart. Canada’s... Read more
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Hospitality Net
Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut Its First Hotel in Armeniaof The Alexander in the historic destination of Yerevan," said Michael Wale, Pr
Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut Its First Hotel in Armenia
Hospitality Net / Posted 8 days ago
of The Alexander in the historic destination of Yerevan," said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. "We are proud to partner with Tsupani CJSC and continue to deliver on our promise of bringing a new... Read more
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CNET
Sense of the stars: New telescopes poised to unlock the universeSquare Kilometre Array, being built by an organisation comprising 10 countries,
Sense of the stars: New telescopes poised to unlock the universe
CNET / Posted 8 days ago
Square Kilometre Array, being built by an organisation comprising 10 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, South Africa and the UK, is the world's most ambitious radio telescope project. Planned to start making observations in Australia... Read more
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The Jewish Press
The Power Of Whymust have seemed to the untutored eye defenseless, unproven, one more horde amo
The Power Of Why
The Jewish Press / Posted 8 days ago
must have seemed to the untutored eye defenseless, unproven, one more horde among the many who swept across Asia and Africa in ancient times. Other than their religious practices, few contemporary observers would have seen anything about them... Read more
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Business Wire
Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut Its First Hotel in Armeniaof The Alexander in the historic destination of Yerevan,” said Michael Wale, Pr
Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut Its First Hotel in Armenia
Business Wire / Posted 8 days ago
of The Alexander in the historic destination of Yerevan,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “We are proud to partner with Tsupani CJSC and continue to deliver on our promise of bringing a new... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Towards a Transitional Governmentwith gifts of gold and diamonds to return the same outcome. The alternative th
Towards a Transitional Government
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
with gifts of gold and diamonds to return the same outcome. The alternative therefore would be either a Southern African Development Community judge, or a Commonwealth official with only one mission, to prepare and hold free and fair... Read more
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