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Benedict XVI celebrates 91st birthday with his brother
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Italy, Apr 16, 2018 / 10:25 am ().- Benedict XVI turned 91 on Monday, celebrating “with his brother Georg in a calm and familiar climate,” according to a Vatican statement. This evening, members of the Swiss Guard band are scheduled to perform in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery in honor of the pope emeritus. Pope Francis […]

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Premier League
Ryan Giggs’ brother Rhodri finally forgives ex Man United star for eight-year affair with his wife
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RYAN Giggs’ brother says he has forgiven the former Manchester United star for having an eight-year affair with his wife. Rhodri insisted he’s “moved on” and wants to reconnect with his famous brother after his secret romps with wife Natasha were revealed. Former midfielder Ryan, now national manager of his native Wales, apologised to Rhodri weeks later […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
UNRA explains fresh repairs on new Nile Bridge
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The Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) has denied that more defects have developed on the Shs390b new Source of Nile Bridge in Jinja District and said the ongoing works are in respect of replacing the old temporary layer with a permanent one. The repairs on the bridge which have entered day three have prompted the […]

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braking news
Indonesia’s president wins a second term
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THE RESULTS was never really in doubt. On April 17th, just hours after polling stations closed, pollsters released preliminary estimates showing that Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo (better known as Jokowi) had won a second term in office. He is thought to have clinched about 55% of the vote, against 45% for his opponent, Prabowo Subianto, […]

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Tourist bus crash in Madeira kills 28
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Twenty-eight people were killed on Wednesday after a bus carrying German tourists veered off the road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira, local officials said. Twenty-eight other people were injured, at least two of them seriously, Pedro Calado, vice-president of Madeira’s regional government, told reporters. Portuguese media said the local driver and guide […]

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international news
France invites architects to design new Notre Dame spire
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France has invited the world’s architects to submit designs for rebuilding the emblematic spire that collapsed during the blaze at Notre Dame. The competition was announced by Édouard Philippe, the prime minister, amid debate over whether a restored cathedral should also be modernised. It has been rebuilt and modernised several times in its 800 years of history, […]

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International Sports
Tiger Woods made our golf model look silly. Have we learned a lesson?
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FOR EVERY single week between August 2013 and September 2018, betting on Tiger Woods was a losing proposition. Owing to a series of injuries and over-use of pain-killing prescription drugs, golf’s biggest star went five years without winning a single tournament. So in hindsight, it looks like remarkably poor timing that the The Economist ran an article […]

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North Korea test fires new missile carrying ‘powerful warhead’
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North Korea has test fired a new weapon carrying a “powerful warhead”, state media reported. The hermit state’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has described it as as an “event of very weighty significance”. The missile is not thought to be a long-range ballistic warhead capable of striking the United States. Kim personally oversaw the testing of […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
Dealing with clean water provision challenges in Kenya
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Water is essential to life, and access to safe water can improve the health of families across the globe. Many countries are struggling to provide water to the citizens amid growing demand.Megacities in Africa and Asia continue to experience water shortages despite efforts to facilitate access to clean water sources.An increase in the global population […]

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Champions League
Liverpool show resilience and sense of purpose in putting out Porto
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Danny Makkelie stood there in the middle of the storm, rain pouring down around the referee, and put his finger in his ear. It was not easy hearing the words coming down the wire, and still less the moment they saw him. The game was 28 minutes in but it already felt like Next Goal […]

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