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Ann Coulter says she will not speak at Berkeley: ‘It’s a sad day for free speech’

The controversy over conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s planned appearance this week at UC Berkeley took another turn Wednesday when she and her sponsors pulled out...

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$400,000 for an Obama speech: Tacky but not corrupt

Should we be scandalized by reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to deliver a speech at a healthcare conference sponsored by...

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‘Secret witness’ at Durst hearing testifies that her now-dead friend pretended to be his missing wife

A friend of Robert Durst placed a phone call to a New York medical school his wife attended at the time she vanished, pretending to...

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Punishment Island

Mauda Kyitaragabirwe was abandoned on Uganda's 'Punishment Island' for getting pregnant out of wedlock. The BBC's Patience Atuhaire went to meet...

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Rockets owner Leslie Alexander seeks $16.4 million for Laguna Beach home

Leslie Alexander, the billionaire owner of the Houston Rockets, has put a beachfront home in La Jolla on the market for $16.4 million. That’s a...

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Net neutrality is next and biggest target for new FCC Chairman Pai

The nation’s top telecommunications regulator on Wednesday unveiled a plan to dismantle the tough net neutrality rules for online traffic that Democrats pushed through in...

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Jim Harbaugh presents Pope Francis with Michigan-themed gifts during visit to Vatican

Pope Francis now owns a Michigan football helmet — and a pair of blue-and-maize Jordans to go with it. The matching helmet and footwear were...

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Granta names 21 of the best young American novelists

The British literary magazine Granta unveiled its Best of Young American Novelists list on Wednesday, honoring 21 U.S. writers younger than 40. Fiction by the...

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Report: Raiders, Seahawks agree to terms on Marshawn Lynch trade

Marshawn Lynch appears set to become a member of the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have agreed with the Seattle Seahawks to a trade involving later-round...

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Federal prosecutors seek two-year prison term for convicted former Sheriff Lee Baca

Federal prosecutors will seek to put former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca in prison for two years when he is sentenced next month for...

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South Africa: Nuclear Deal Blocked! Judgement Made On the South African Government’s Secret Trillion-Rand Nuclear Court Case

After over a year and a half of court preparation for justice, ELA-JHB and the Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI) were finally...

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Africa: Africa’s Indigenous Technology for Rural Women Economic Empowerment

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu's documentary looking at ways in which indigenous knowledge and technological advancement can provide opportunities for women living in rural...

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South Africa: Court Blocks Govt’s Nuclear Power Deals

Agreements with Russia, Korea and US have been...

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South Africa: Nuclear Deal – Court Puts the Brakes On Deal

The Western Cape High Court's ruling on Wednesday that the nuclear procurement process has been unlawful and unconstitutional won't necessarily scupper government's plans...

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South Africa: International Rugby Returns to Soweto

International rugby will return to Soweto's Orlando Stadium and debut at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in June when the South African 'A' team...

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South Africa’s nuclear deals unlawful, court rules

A court annuls initial agreement reached with Russia, the US and South Korea to build nuclear...

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Nigeria: ‎Buhari Seeks Approval for $6.4 Billion China, World Bank Loans

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, again sought the approval of the National Assembly for the federal government to secure about $6.4 billion dollar...

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Ethiopia: City Promoting Sport Tourism

The recent 2017China Civil Engineering Corporation (CCECC )Hawassa Half Marathon International Event is a showcase to sport tourism in country, said Hawassa City...

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Africa: China Seeks Greater African Engagement in Initiative

- Belt and Road Initiative imperative for...

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Africa: Industrialization Key to Contemporary Africa

Industrialization activities that ensure value addition to Africa's abundant natural resources proclaimed to be crucial to sustain continent's incepted rise to prosperity, as...

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Ethiopia: Sharing Burdens to Foster Ethiopian Renaissance

The world is evolving; a new kind of global economic order is underway. Studies indicated that since the 1980s, the world economy has...

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Kenya: Keino Out of Nock Presidential Race, Tergat Unopposed

Nairobi -World Cross Country legend Paul Tergat is all but set to become the new president of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya...

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South Africa: South African Airways Cabin Crew Begins Strike

Johannesburg -Cabin crew at South African Airways (SAA) went on strike on Wednesday over pay benefits, a top workers' union at the state-owned carrier...

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Kenya: Safaricom Given 7 Days to Explain Outage

Nairobi -Communications Authority Director General Francis Wangusi has said it has given Safaricom seven days to give a comprehensive report on what exactly...

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The draw for group stage of the Confederation Cup is completed

The draw for the expanded group stage of Confederation Cup is completed in Cairo with three former winners...

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Nigeria: Why Blackout Occurred in Four States – Electricity Company

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, on Wednesday called for calm over electricity blackout in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers...

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Uganda: Jailed Kanyamunyu’s Company Closed Over Shs13m Tax Arrears

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) on Wednesday morning closed Quantum Express Logistics (QEL) owned by among others, jailed businessman Matthew...

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Mamelodi Sundowns handed a tricky Champions League draw

South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns are handed a tricky group as they bid to defend their African Champions League...

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South Africa: South African Airways Ready for Service Disruptions

Pretoria -South African Airways (SAA) says preparations are underway to support service disruptions as the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) has started its...

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