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Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28

New York, United States | AFP | Avicii, one of the world’s most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope in the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28. Two years after his unusually early retirement …

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Spotify soars in $26 billion stock debut

New York, United States | AFP | Spotify soared Tuesday to a value of more than $26 billion in its long-awaited stock debut as the market delivered a ringing endorsement of the future of music streaming. In one of the largest public offerings ever in the tech sector, Spotify on …

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Chat with the dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A funeral agency in Sweden is currently seeking volunteers for a project that it hopes will offer people comfort by allowing them to speak to their deceased loved ones. The agency called Fenix wants to create chat bots (artificial intelligence) to comfort mourning relatives …

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Donors conference set for March for UN Palestinian agency

United Nations, United States | AFP | A donors’ conference will be held next month to help fill a funding gap at the UN agency for Palestinian refugees caused by the US decision to cut support, Sweden’s deputy UN ambassador said Tuesday. The March 15 conference in Rome, hosted by Sweden, …

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Today’s elephants don’t interbreed like ancient species

Miami, United States | AFP | Ancient species of elephants and mammoths interbred, swapping genes that helped them adapt to new habitats and climates, a practice that is lost among modern-day elephants, researchers said Monday. Today, the two kinds of living elephants in Africa — savanna and forest elephants — are …

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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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