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July was Earth’s hottest month in modern times

  Miami, United States | AFP | Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the Earth’s hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat in 137 years of record-keeping, US government scientists said Wednesday. The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came just two days …

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Zambia president Lungu re-elected in disputed polls

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |    Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu was on Monday declared the winner of a closely-fought election in the southern African country that the opposition claimed was rigged. Election commission chief Esau Chulu announced that Lungu was “duly elected” after releasing the final results from Thursday’s …

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Ayana smashes 10,000m world record, Chekwel collapses

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana smashed one of the longest-held records in athletics here Friday to win the 10,000m and claim the first gold of the Olympic track and field competition. The 24-year-old pulled away from the field midway through the race and never let …

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Demolition job as Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold

  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Michael Phelps swept to a jaw-dropping 22nd Olympic gold Thursday to become one of only three athletes to have won titles in the same individual event at four straight Games. There was a stunning upset in the women’s competition as Australian world …

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Officials explain raid on Kampala’s Greenhill Academy

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan officials raided a prestigious private school Thursday to seize copies of British children’s author Jacqueline Wilson’s “Love Lessons”, as a minister who has led several similar crackdowns threatened to close the establishment. Minister for ethics and integrity Simon Lokodo said the book exposed children …

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