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Olympics: Long jump champ freezes sperm over Zika fears

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has made the decision to freeze his sperm because of fears about the Zika virus at this year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro. Rutherford’s girlfriend, Susie Verrill, said the couple were increasingly worried about mosquito-born Zika, which can …

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Louisville ready to ‘welcome the world’ to Ali services

Louisville, United States | AFP | Muhammad Ali’s hometown of Louisville is ready to “welcome the world” for this week’s ceremonies honoring the late boxing legend, the city’s mayor said Tuesday, with a huge public procession set for “The Greatest.” Louisville, the largest city in the southern state of Kentucky …

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Bomb attack on police kills 11 in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish police detained four people in a hunt for the perpetrators of a car bombing in central Istanbul Tuesday that killed seven police and four civilians, state media said. The third deadly attack in Turkey’s biggest city in six months targeted a bus transporting anti-riot …

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Cloth with Pope John Paul II’s blood stolen

  A cloth with a drop of Pope John Paul II’s blood was stolen from Cologne Cathedral in western Germany at the weekend, police said. “Its material value is small but the spiritual loss is much greater,” the cathedral’s provost, Gerd Bachner, was quoted in the police statement from Sunday …

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Clinton says Trump should never be given US nuclear codes

Clinton: Trump dangerous, unfit to be commander in chief San Diego, United States | AFP | US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton tore into her likely election rival Donald Trump as never before Thursday, saying his foreign policy is dangerously incoherent and labeling him unfit for office. “He is temperamentally unfit …

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