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Russian lawmaker warns against sex with foreigners during World Cup: ‘If it’s another race, it’s worse’

Russian lawmaker warns against sex with foreigners during World Cup: ‘If it’s another race, it’s worse’

The World Cup being hosted by Russia is fraught with controversy of all kinds. One Russian lawmaker figured adding a little more on top on the eve of the action wouldn’t hurt. Russian lawmaker says no to sex with World cup visitors Tamara Pletnyova, head of the lower house of parliament’s Family, Women and Children […]

White South African farmers trained by Israeli special forces to fight off violent attacks

White South African farmers trained by Israeli special forces to fight off violent attacks

With rising violence, being a farmer in South Africa has become a dangerous job. Some are hiring former Israeli special forces experts to teach them self-defense. There were 74 farm murders and 638 attacks primarily on white farmers in 2016-17, according to minority rights group AfriForum. “Current murder tendencies indicate that we will lose more […]

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead

At least 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday, officials say. Villages on the slopes were buried in volcanic ash and mud. Rescue work on Tuesday was disrupted when a new eruption sent hot gas and molten rock streaming down […]

Indian engineering student uses a ballpoint pen to save a man’s life mid-flight

Indian engineering student uses a ballpoint pen to save a man’s life mid-flight

A member of the aircrew announced that dreaded question to the passengers: “Is there a doctor onboard?!” If you suddenly fall ill on a long-haul flight, you’re probably hoping there is a doctor onboard. However, perhaps you should keep your eyes peeled for engineers instead. Karttikeya Mangalam, a 21-year old student at IIT-Kanpur in India, […]

One Company’s Tax ‘Heaven’ Is Senegal’s Tax ‘Hell’

One Company’s Tax ‘Heaven’ Is Senegal’s Tax ‘Hell’

A lopsided tax treaty between Mauritius and Senegal means, with the right paper work, companies working in Senegal can avoid paying millions in taxes. When one of the world’s largest engineering companies scored a $50 million deal to build a processing plant in Senegal, one of the world’s poorest countries, it looked to a tiny […]

Africa’s mountain gorilla population now exceeds 1,000

Africa’s mountain gorilla population now exceeds 1,000

A new survey shows Africa’s critically endangered mountain gorillas have exceeded 1,000 after conservation efforts, making them the only great ape in the world considered to be growing in number. The WWF says mountain gorilla numbers have increased to 604 from an estimated 480 in 2010 in the Virunga Massif, a hilly area encompassing parts […]

Zim troops to stay in E. Guinea providing security for leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema

Zim troops to stay in E. Guinea providing security for leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema

ZIMBABWE will maintain its soldiers deployed in Equatorial Guinea to provide security to the country’s leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as well as train the West African nation’s military, it has been established. Relations between Harare and Malabo strengthened after Harare foiled a coup, known as the Wonga coup attempt, by mercenaries who sought to […]

Gender Pay Gap Could Cost World $160 Trillion – World Bank

Gender Pay Gap Could Cost World $160 Trillion – World Bank

Gender inequality in the workplace could cost $160 trillion in lost earnings globally, a World Bank study showed on Wednesday, as pressure to address the pay gap grows. That represents the difference between the combined lifetime income of everyone of working age in the world today – known as human capital wealth – and what […]

Traffickers Plot to Sell Nigerians for Sex At Russia’s World Cup

Traffickers Plot to Sell Nigerians for Sex At Russia’s World Cup

Human traffickers are planning to exploit relaxed Russian visa controls for next month’s World Cup to sell Nigerian women into sex work, state officials and anti-slavery activists said. Officials in Nigeria said they had intelligence showing plans were well underway to traffic local women into Russia for the football tournament, exploiting a move by Moscow […]

Central African Republic’s Conflict Spreading – UN

Central African Republic’s Conflict Spreading – UN

The United Nations reports Central African Republic’s five-year-old civil war is intensifying and has now spread to practically all parts of the country, even to those areas in northern and central CAR that have been relatively stable. The U.N. says once safe areas, such as the capital Bangui and the country’s second city and commercial […]

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