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Who stole gold toilet from British Palace?

Solid gold toilet stolen from English stately home London, United Kingdom | AFP | A gang of thieves on Saturday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, police said, causing flooding that damaged the world-famous stately home. The fully-functioning toilet, dubbed “America”, was created by Italian artist Maurizio …

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Lure of Italy strong, says Chelsea’s homesick Sarri

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri gave the strongest hint yet that he wishes to return to Italy and probably take the Juventus job by saying he misses his friends and elderly parents. The 60-year-old former Napoli coach has been strongly linked with the Juventus job left …

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Italy doctor-to-be picks Gaza for semester abroad

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Seated with other students on the steps at the Islamic University of Gaza with his backpack, the young Italian doctor-to-be draws looks from passersby. Riccardo Corradini is the first exchange student in the Gaza Strip under a popular European programme known as Erasmus …

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Uganda deports MTN chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte was Thursday night deported, weeks after three of the  company’s expatriate staff were expelled. His deportation documents were signed by Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo, hours after he had been held and grilled by security. He was later taken to …

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Transfer deadline day deals

Paris, France | AFP | With the January transfer window closing on Thursday evening, AFP Sport picks out some of the main deals to go through around Europe on deadline day: ENGLAND – Newcastle United signed Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24, from MLS Cup winners Atlanta United, reportedly for a club-record …

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Uganda deports third foreign telecom employee

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Ugandan police on Thursday announced the expulsion of another foreigner working for telecom giant MTN, following the deportation earlier this week of two of the company’s expatriate staff. MTN Uganda’s general manager for mobile money Elsa Mussolini, an Italian citizen, was forced out of the …

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Nigeria launches $1.1bn lawsuit against Shell, Eni

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The Nigerian government is taking oil giants Shell and Eni to court in London, requesting the return of $1.1 billion (969 million euros) as part of a case of alleged corruption dating back to 2011, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Nigeria alleges that the money …

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