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Kenya hope to grab final Rugby World Cup spot

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya are hoping to clinch the final place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in next month’s play-off tournament, coach Ian Snook said on Monday A Kenyan victory at the round-robin contest would mark the first time for the 15s team at the World Cup. …

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COMMENT: Making the most of emerging economies

Some have managed their debt levels, increased productivity, improved infrastructure, and reformed COMMENT | BERTRAND BADRE | Once again, the world’s emerging economies are facing a bout of uncertainty. Argentina, South Africa, and Turkey are among those generating the most concern, owing to a combination of questionable monetary policies and currency …

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World scrambles to save Iran deal that Trump tried to sink

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump faced diplomatic isolation on Wednesday as world powers scrambled to save a landmark deal curbing Iran’s nuclear program that he has rejected. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the accord and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic republic overturns years of diplomacy, …

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World’s most faithful male!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world’s most faithful male is – well, a bird. Apparently, every year, for the past 16 years, the stork has flown 14,000 km from his winter home in South Africa to a small village in Croatia, Europe, to be with his handicapped mate, who …

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World Malaria Day: Can Africa get out of the disease trap?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda and other African countries are being urged to raise local resources towards the fight against malaria. The call, contained in the African Development Bank’s report, comes as Africa joins the recent of the world to commemorate World Malaria Day 2018. The global Malaria day …

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‘World’s oldest person’ dies in Japan at 117

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world’s oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday. Nabi Tajima, who was born August 4, 1900, died around 8:00 pm (1100 GMT) Saturday at a hospital on her native Kikai Island in Kagoshima region, …

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COMMENT: New global youth movement

Using digital tools, it exposes gaps between the promise of opportunity and reality of unequal chances COMMENT | GORDON BROWN | The recent March for Our Lives in the United States inspired millions not just across America, but also around the world. Until the nationwide demonstrations on March 24, most people …

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COMMENT: Liberal world order, R.I.P

The danger of an emerging international system in a world that is neither liberal nor orderly COMMENT | RICHARD N. HAASS | After a run of nearly one thousand years, quipped the French philosopher and writer Voltaire, the fading Holy Roman Empire was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire. Today, …

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