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Trump backs off threat to bomb Iran’s cultural sites

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his earlier insistence that he has the right to order the bombing of Iran’s cultural treasures during a war. Facing strong criticism that such attacks would be a war crime, Trump said he was “OK” with …

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World Bank advises Uganda to invest in early childhood education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The World Bank has advised the government to invest in early childhood education in order to give a firm foundation to toddlers at a time when they are developing cognitive and character skills. According to research conducted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and …

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Denmark and Iceland clash over priceless mediaeval manuscripts

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | They recount tales of Viking raids, Norse history, kings and gods: a priceless collection of mediaeval manuscripts, bequeathed by an Icelandic scholar to the University of Copenhagen in the 18th century, that Iceland now wants back. The UN cultural organisation UNESCO has called them “the single …

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King Oyo calls for an end to teenage pregnancy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The King of Tooro Kingdom, Oyo Nyimba Rukidi IV, has warned that Uganda’s future is lost due to teenage pregnancies.  Oyo, who was speaking at Reach a Hand Uganda –RAHU’s fifth Inter-Generational Dialogue –IGD on Tuesday at Serena Hotel, called for an end to teenage …

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High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas

KAHUZI-BIEGA NATIONAL PARK, DR Congo | AFP | Aged almost 17 years, Bonane is an eastern lowland gorilla, a survivor in a critically endangered species reduced to about 250 members in DR Congo’s Kahuzi-Biega National Park. For an hour each day, the gorilla and his dozen-strong family host a handful of …

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