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No school, no play

June 27, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

How former Liverpool footballer Salif Diao is trying to ensure aspiring players do not abandon school to pursue a career.

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Cyberattack causes disruptions in Europe; Ukraine reports serious intrusions

June 27, 2017 | Source: Sabra Ayres

A massive, international cyberattack using malicious data-scrambling software started in Ukraine on Tuesday afternoon before apparently reaching Russia’s top oil producer and quickly making its way across Europe.

In Kiev, the Ukrainian government reported disruptions, including in the country’s…

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It’s ‘unlikely’ the U.S. economy’s growth will meet Trump’s goal, International Monetary Fund says

June 27, 2017 | Source: Associated Press

The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Trump’s plans to boost economic growth. The IMF forecasts that the U.S. economy will grow this year at an annual ra…

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Mindy Kaling sells Hollywood Hills West home with a view for $1.61 million

June 27, 2017 | Source: Neal J. Leitereg

Actress and comedian Mindy Kaling has parted ways with a home in Hollywood Hills West, selling the city- and ocean-view property for $1.61 million. Set above Sunset Strip, the 1920s two-story is tucked against the hillside on a lot of about 6,000 squar…

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Another sexual harassment scandal in the tech world in which alleged victims risked their careers to expose it

June 27, 2017 | Source: Jack Flemming, Alexa D'Angelo, David Pierson

The pattern is familiar: A powerful man in the technology industry is accused of using his position to harass women trying to establish themselves in Silicon Valley. And it’s up to the women who are the victims of this behavior to risk their careers exposing the wrongdoing.

The latest controversy…

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DeMario Jackson gives his take on what happened at the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ pool

June 27, 2017 | Source: L.A. Times - Africa

DeMario Jackson, whose name was caught up in the alleged-misconduct brouhaha that brought “Bachelor in Paradise” production to a halt two weeks ago, is starting to talk about what happened on the set of the love-in-paradise reality show. 

The first night of “Paradise” filming “was probably one…

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Diouf: Gerrard needs to know Senegal is bigger than Liverpool

June 27, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Senegalese footballer El Hadji Diouf shares his unvarnished thoughts on former Liverpool team mates Stephen Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

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George Soros ‘plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea’s leader’

June 27, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

The claim has been made by a former British mercenary who led his own failed coup attempt in 2004.

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Senegal’s Salif Diao ‘slept rough before Monaco trial’

June 27, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Former Senegal midfielder had to spend 10 days sleeping rough under a stadium while awaiting his trial with his first club.

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DR Congo’s Mabiala joins Portland Timbers

June 27, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Major League Soccer side Portland Timbers sign DR Congo international Larrys Mabiala from Turkish club Kayserispor.

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