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Xi entrusts future of China-U.S. ties to people

San francisco, US | Xinhua | As his visit to San Francisco reached its crescendo on Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping reminisced twice in a single day about his inaugural visit to the United States in 1985. In the morning, following a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, U.S. President Joe …

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Rehabilitating gay people

African psychologists warn of its dangers in Uganda’s anti-homosexuality Bill SPECIAL REPORT | THE INDEPENDENT | Mental health professionals from across Africa, including Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa, have signed a declaration against conversion practices that are used to forcibly change the sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of …

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People protest for ban on assault weapons in Washington

Washington, US | Xinhua |  Hundreds marched to the Capitol to protest for a ban on assault weapons, in Washington, D.C., the United States, on April 17, 2023. Four people were killed and at least 28 others injured in a shooting at a birthday party on Saturday night in the …

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China-aided project helps 100,000 people in rural Uganda access satellite TV

Wakiso, Uganda |  Xinhua |  China on Saturday officially completed the installation of the satellite television project in 900 Ugandan villages that face connectivity challenges. Chris Baryomunsi, Ugandan minister of Information, Communication, Technology and National Guidance, officiated at the handover ceremony held in Katabi village in the central Ugandan district …

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One of world’s oldest men Blom marks 116th birthday

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | South African Fredie Blom celebrated his 116th birthday on Friday unfazed by the coronavirus crisis, over 100 years since the Spanish flu pandemic killed his sister. “I have lived this long because of God’s grace,” said Blom, possibly one of the oldest men …

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Ronaldinho and brother will not face prosecution for fake passports

  Asuncion, Paraguay | AFP |  Former Brazilian football star Ronaldinho and his brother were “deceived” and will not face prosecution for traveling to Paraguay on false documents, officials said Thursday. Prosecutor Federico Delfino said he had recommended not pursuing Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira. “But on the …

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Branson apologises to S.Africa for racially exclusionary tweet

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  British billionaire and Virgin founder Richard Branson apologised on Tuesday for posting a picture on Twitter he admitted “clearly lacked diversity” as he launched his new entrepreneurship development centre in South Africa. On Monday he tweeted a picture of himself and eight others captioned …

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Pop superstar Adele splits from husband

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Global superstar Adele, one of the world’s top recording artists, has split from her husband, UK media reported Saturday, citing the British singer’s representatives. Pop diva Adele, 30, married charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki in 2016 after five years together. They have a son, Angelo, …

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Zuma’s plan to record album angers S.Africa opposition

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s plan to record an album of apartheid-era struggle songs sparked off a political row Thursday as opposition politicians slammed the project as a taxpayer-funded waste of money. Zuma, ousted from power last year amid multiple fraud scandals, is …

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