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Stars turn out for Stephen Hawking’s funeral

Cambridge, United Kingdom | AFP | Film stars, supermodels, comics and astronomers joined Stephen Hawking’s family and friends for his funeral in Cambridge Saturday, the city where he dedicated his life’s work to unravelling the mysteries of the universe. The theoretical physicist who captured the imagination of millions around the …

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World mourns British scientist and cultural icon Hawking

London, United Kingdom | AFP | World dignitaries, celebrities and academics on Wednesday mourned Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who died aged 76 after a cosmic career in which his mental genius transcended his physical disability to probe the secrets of the universe. Propelled to stardom by his 1988 book “A …

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No hawking. No trading. Lagos bans street selling

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Every morning, Mama Biliki prepares small bags of popcorn outside her ramshackle house in Ajegunle, one of Lagos’ poorest neighbourhoods, to sell by the roadside for 50 naira each. On a good day, she reckons she can earn about 5,000 naira ($16, 15 euros) hawking …

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