Cameroon opposition forms coalition in advance of polls

Cameroon opposition forms coalition in advance of polls

Two Cameroonian opposition parties have agreed to form a coalition in an effort to dislodge six-term President Paul Biya in Sunday’s presidential polls. The announcement on Friday confirms rumours of an opposition manoeuver to try to defeat 85-year-old Biya but...
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Paine names Finch, Head, Labuschagne for debuts

Paine names Finch, Head, Labuschagne for debuts

  shares Travis Head plays off the back foot © Getty Images Australia’s captain Tim Paine will go into his first Test since the fateful South Africa tour with three debutants, Aaron Finch, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne, in place...
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Warne slams Ponting’s decision to bowl first at Edgbaston 2005

Warne slams Ponting’s decision to bowl first at Edgbaston 2005

2:00 AM ET Shane Warne has called Ricky Ponting‘s bowl first call upon winning the toss at Edgbaston in the legendary 2005 Ashes series “the worst decision made by a captain I played under”, while also revealing the team’s divisions...
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Head of Interpol Disappears, and Eyes Turn Toward China

Head of Interpol Disappears, and Eyes Turn Toward China

Unlike Interpol’s secretary general, Jürgen Stock, who directly oversees the group’s daily work of police cooperation and carries out any decisions it makes, Mr. Meng had a less hands-on and more ceremonial role. As president, Mr. Meng presides at meeting...
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Scientists condemn professor’s ‘morally reprehensible’ talk

Scientists condemn professor’s ‘morally reprehensible’ talk

Image copyright CERNImage caption Cern, home to the Large Hadron Collider, was quick to condemn the talk More than 1,600 scientists have so far signed a statement condemning the remarks of the Italian researcher who stated that physics was “built...
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Musk charity donation lets Flint, Michigan schools disinfect water for drinking fountains

Musk charity donation lets Flint, Michigan schools disinfect water for drinking fountains

A $480,000 donation from the Musk Foundation will allow schools in Flint, Michigan, to install ultraviolet water filtration systems to drinking fountains.Flint Community Schools said Friday that the donation from tech billionaire Elon Musk’s foundation comes...
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Edmonton refugee, teacher on shortlist for Governor General’s Literary Award

Edmonton refugee, teacher on shortlist for Governor General’s Literary Award

An Edmonton student and his teacher are still in disbelief after learning the pair has been nominated for one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards.Refugee Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, 17, and his former ESL teacher Winnie Yeung are on the...
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Nobel Peace Prize choice captures #MeToo moment

Nobel Peace Prize choice captures #MeToo moment

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work in fighting rape in warfare, capping a year of global reckoning about sexual violence across the world. Staff and patients...
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Melania Trump Raises Eyebrows in Africa With Another White Hat

Melania Trump Raises Eyebrows in Africa With Another White Hat

She is contributing to the Trump administration’s mixed signaling, participating in a ceremonial donation of over one million textbooks in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, on Thursday, even as President Trump has suggested deep cuts to foreign...
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Denis Mukwege: A Sense of Calm Amid the Grinding Work of Saving Lives

Denis Mukwege: A Sense of Calm Amid the Grinding Work of Saving Lives

Jeffrey Gettleman was the East Africa bureau chief of The New York Times from 2006 to 2017. Dr. Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, is a large man with a squarish face. The first time...
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