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Muteesa I Royal University asked to focus on Agricultural innovations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chancellor Muteesa I Royal University Justice Julia Ssebutinde has called for a review of the the institututions programs to give special focus to agricultural innovations and improvement. Justice Ssebutinde says that university education should evolve to prepare students that can invent unique and appropriate solutions …

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Quick learner Halep ready for Slam crown number two

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | World number one Simona Halep Saturday admitted losing the 2018 Australian Open final was a painful moment, but it taught her how to better handle pressure situations which she has since put to good use. The Romanian was targeting a first ever Grand Slam title …

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SpaceX launches final 10 satellites for Iridium

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | SpaceX on Friday blasted off a payload of global communications satellites for Iridium, marking the first launch of 2019 for the California-based company headed by Elon Musk. “Three, two, one, ignition, liftoff of Falcon 9,” Iridium CEO Matt Desch said on a live …

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Trophy hunter Guardiola happy to miss out on winter getaway

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola insisted on Friday he will be happy if Manchester City have no time for a mid-season break, because it will mean they are still competing for every trophy. City’s rivals Manchester United took the opportunity this week for a warm-weather training trip …

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Hundreds mark Jesus baptism at historic Jordan site

Wadi al-Kharrar, Jordan | AFP | Hundreds of Catholic worshippers attended a special mass Friday on the banks of the Jordan River in an annual pilgrimage to the site where many believe Jesus was baptised. Before the ceremony started on the Jordanian side of the river, dozens of priests filled …

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Chinese children given expired polio vaccines in latest scare

Shanghai, China | AFP | At least 145 children were administered expired polio vaccines in eastern China, state media reported, despite the government promising to prevent such lapses in the industry following a major scandal last year. Thirteen county-level health officials in Jiangsu province have been dismissed since the case …

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Pochettino motivated by beating Man Utd, not joining them

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mauricio Pochettino says his focus is solely on defeating Manchester United on Sunday to further Tottenham’s Premier League title chances rather than his own prospects of taking over at Old Trafford next season. The Argentine is the bookies’ favourite to take over as United’s …

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