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Tanzania dam: Power plant planned in Selous Game Reserve

Tanzania dam: Power plant planned in Selous Game Reserve

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Selous Game Reserve is home to a huge range of species, including the African fish eagle Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has signed a deal for the construction of a hydro-electric power plant in one of East Africa’s best-known game reserves, amid criticism from environmentalists. The deal, worth $3bn […]

What is the smallest football ground a European champion has lost at? – The Guardian

What is the smallest football ground a European champion has lost at? – The Guardian

“Real Madrid recently lost 3-0 to Eibar in a stadium that holds just 7,000 people,” begins Robin Tucker. “That got me thinking: have any former European champions lost a competitive match in a smaller stadium? This would be only counting results after their first European success, so games such as Liverpool’s 1959 defeat to Worcester […]

Twitter's Jack Dorsey answers critics of Myanmar meditation retreat

Twitter's Jack Dorsey answers critics of Myanmar meditation retreat

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has responded to criticism of his 10-day meditation retreat in Myanmar, saying: “I don’t know enough and need to learn more.” Last year, Myanmar’s military launched a violent crackdown after Rohingya militants attacked police posts. Since then thousands of people have been killed and over 700,000 Rohingya […]

The longest-range business jet ever

The longest-range business jet ever

(CNN) — You’ve seen the French sauntering around with slender baguettes under their arms or sporting jaunty berets as they pedal bicycles laden with crusty bread. Those cinematic scenes are nice, but when you really get down to business — as my countrymen are inclined to do — it’s obvious that the world’s best bread […]

Ex-N.Y. state university official gets prison for bid rigging

Ex-N.Y. state university official gets prison for bid rigging

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The former president of the State University of New York’s Polytechnic Institute was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Tuesday for helping to rig the bidding process for a billion-dollar, state-funded development project. FILE PHOTO – Alain Kaloyeros (L), president of the State University of New York’s […]

Syria war: Turkey warns of fresh anti-Kurd offensive in north

Syria war: Turkey warns of fresh anti-Kurd offensive in north

Image copyright Getty Images Turkey will launch a new operation against US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria “in the next few days”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. The move, which he said would focus on territory to the east of the Euphrates river, risks confrontation with the US. America’s support for the Kurdish YPG forces […]

The India girl who took her dad to the police over a toilet

The India girl who took her dad to the police over a toilet

Image copyright BBC Tamil Image caption Hanifa Zaara told the police in a letter that her father had “cheated” her and should be arrested A seven-year-old Indian girl went to the police after her father broke his promise to build her a toilet. Hanifa Zaara told the police in a letter that her father had […]

Brazil Campinas cathedral gunman 'mentally ill'

Brazil Campinas cathedral gunman 'mentally ill'

Image copyright EPA Image caption The shooting happened in the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas Police investigating a deadly shooting in a cathedral in the Brazilian city of Campinas have identified the gunman. Euler Fernando Grandolpho opened fire in the Metropolitan Cathedral after midday Mass on Tuesday. Four people were killed and four more injured before […]

China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in Sichuan, Qinghai provinces

China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in Sichuan, Qinghai provinces

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday two new African swine fever outbreaks were confirmed in Sichuan and Qinghai provinces. The new case in the city of Bazhong in Sichuan killed 19 of 117 pigs present on a farm, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement on its website. […]

Neil Young says Hyde Park show will proceed without Barclaycard as sponsor

Neil Young says Hyde Park show will proceed without Barclaycard as sponsor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Young’s best-known songs include Cinnamon Girl, Rockin’ In The Free World and Heart of Gold Neil Young says he’ll go ahead with a show in London’s Hyde Park next year after the sponsor, Barclaycard, pulled out. The star had previously criticised the BST festival for choosing a “fossil fuel […]

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