Pakistan election: Imran Khan scents victory

Pakistan election: Imran Khan scents victory

Image copyright AFP Image caption Imran Khan’s supporters have never been nearer to victory, opinion polls suggest Leading Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan has told the BBC his opponents in elections next week will “lose because of their track record”...
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Honouring past teammates fuels Canada at World Lacrosse Championships

Honouring past teammates fuels Canada at World Lacrosse Championships

A well-used denim jacket has been awarded like a medal. It’s been given to one Canadian player to wear after every game at the World Lacrosse Championships since 2014, a tradition that’s continued in Netanya, Israel. But it’s not awarded...
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Landlords in legal challenge to House of Fraser rescue

Landlords in legal challenge to House of Fraser rescue

Image copyright Alamy A group of landlords is going to court over the rescue plan for House of Fraser saying it treated them unfairly. In June, House of Fraser creditors agreed to a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) – a rescue...
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How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine

How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine

“We need to forget about this so we can heal,” said an elderly white woman, as she left my lecture on the history of enslaved cooks and their influence on American cuisine. Something I said, or perhaps everything I said,...
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Africa:New Reports Highlight IPI Research On State-Sponsored Trolling

Africa:New Reports Highlight IPI Research On State-Sponsored Trolling

Death and rape threats, accusations of treason, disfiguring memes, bots and automated agents, “black” public relation firms and hacking – these are only some of the features of state-sponsored trolling that have been used by governments aroun...
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What’s Behind ABBA’s Staying Power?

What’s Behind ABBA’s Staying Power?

The plan was to see The Pink Panther Strikes Again, the fifth film in the Peter Sellers detective comedy franchise. It was March 1976 in Queensland, Australia, and as Chris Patrick’s family prepared for their evening out, someone in the...
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Africa:10 Ways to Misunderstand the Trump Election, and Why They Still Matter

Africa:10 Ways to Misunderstand the Trump Election, and Why They Still Matter

analysis The weeks following the November 2016 election were rife with competing theories about how the unthinkable, in fact, happened. Pundits and analysts, not to mention ordinary people on social media, were quick to reduce the election results to some...
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5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: July 20

5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: July 20

From sports teams making history to a man travelling across the country on the kindness of strangers, here are five stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: Cross-country trek “There have been times when I did not even realize...
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Dr Bumbum, Brazil plastic surgeon, arrested in Rio after patient’s death

Image copyright EPA Image caption Dr Furtado described the death as a “tragic accident” A celebrity Brazilian plastic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum has been arrested after four days on the run following the death of one of his patients....
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‘This cannot go on’: Ram Nath Kovind says number of female students in IITs distressingly low

‘This cannot go on’: Ram Nath Kovind says number of female students in IITs distressingly low

Kharagpur: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said girls often outscore boys in board examinations, colleges, and universities, but their number is “distressingly low” in the IITs and it has to increase. In 2017, of the 1,60,000 candidates who app...
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