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Uganda Police confirm Belgian, German deaths

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Six foreign nationals have died in Uganda in February, the latest being a German and Belgian,  Police has confirmed. “The German national, Hans Jurgen Vallant, died on February 23 2018 as he was being taken to Nsambya Hospital for medical attention and he was …

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Protests in Johannesburg over ‘racist’ H&M ad

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African police Saturday intervened to clear protesters trashing outlets of Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz in Johannesburg over a controversial advertisement of a black child. A photo on the company’s online website of a black boy wearing a green hoodie with the …

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Volvo Cars races to record sales in 2017

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Swedish carmaker Volvo, owned by the Chinese Geely, said Thursday that booming demand in China helped it notch up record sales for the fourth consecutive year in 2017. Volvo Cars said in a statement that it sold a total 571,577 cars worldwide last year, an …

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Sweden proposes tougher rape laws after #MeToo wave

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | The Swedish government proposed on Thursday a law that would make any involuntary sex rape, even without explicit threats or violence, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo campaign denouncing sexual harassment and assault. “The incidence of sexual offences is increasing in Sweden, with younger …

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Buffon quits as Italy suffer World Cup ‘apocalypse’

Milan, Italy | AFP |  A tearful Gianluigi Buffon quit international football as four-time champions Italy sensationally missed out on their first World Cup finals in 60 years after a playoff defeat to Sweden on Monday. Coach Gian Piero Ventura also said he would consider his future after the Azzuri …

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Danish police find decapitated head of Swedish journalist

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | Danish police said Saturday that divers had recovered the decapitated head and the legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who vanished in August while interviewing a Danish inventor aboard his homemade submarine. In a grisly case worthy of a Nordic noir thriller, Copenhagen police inspector Jens …

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Nobel Foundation increases cash award for prizes

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | One week before the announcement of the 2017 Nobel prizes begins, the Nobel Foundation said Monday that this year’s winners will receive a larger monetary award worth over a million dollars. “The Board of Directors of the Nobel Foundation decided at its meeting on September 14 …

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