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BREAKING: O. J. Simpson Granted Parole

July 20, 2017

O.J. Simpson is granted parole in a unanimous 4-0 vote...

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John McCain has brain cancer, his office says

July 20, 2017

Veteran US Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is reviewing treatment options, according to his office...

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Google to add 'news feed' to website and app

July 20, 2017

Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage - Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search...

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Empty seats as fans stay away
Empty seats as fans stay away

July 20, 2017

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard said it is too early to say if the Commonwealth Youth Games will yield a viable return on the government's $7m investment despite a meagre turnout on opening night, adding: "Investments are not just financial..."

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Olympic basketball champion Luis Scola becomes Youth Olympic Ambassador for Buenos Aires 2018
Olympic basketball champion Luis Scola becomes Youth Olympic Ambassador for Buenos Aires 2018

July 17, 2017

Argentinian Olympic basketball champion Luis Scola was announced today by the International Olympic Committee as an Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018.

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Six candidates approved for IOC Athletes Commission elections in PyeongChang
Six candidates approved for IOC Athletes Commission elections in PyeongChang

July 11, 2017

IOC nominates six representatives to form the Election Committee...The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved the candidatures of six winter sports athletes for the IOC Athletes’ Commission elections, which will be held during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 next February...

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IOC Executive Board confirms gender equality and more innovation for Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020
IOC Executive Board confirms gender equality and more innovation for Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020

July 10, 2017

The IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting concluded today with a number of innovative and impactful decisions for the future of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

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IOC Awards 2018-2024 Broadcast Rigts in Africa
IOC Awards 2018-2024 Broadcast Rigts in Africa

July 10, 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded exclusive broadcast rights to DStv SuperSport, Econet Media and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the Olympic Games in 2024 in a city yet to be selected, in the following territories...

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Buenos Aires 2018 parks concept to take Youth Olympic Games to the next level
Buenos Aires 2018 parks concept to take Youth Olympic Games to the next level

July 06, 2017

Buenos Aires 2018 is set to take the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to the next level as an event that engages young people, it was outlined this week during the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission’s fourth visit to the host city.

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World Cup 2022: Claims of corruption in Qatar bid published in Germany

June 27, 2017

Claims of alleged corruption in Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid have been published in the German media.

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Syria chemical attack may be being prepared, US warns

June 27, 2017

The US says Syria's government appears to be preparing for a chemical weapons attack and has warned that it will "pay a very heavy price" if one takes place.

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LTC to Partner with IIPT in Organizing Session on Trans-Border International Peace Parks
LT&C to Partner with IIPT in Organizing Session on Trans-Border International Peace Parks

June 26, 2017

Linking Tourism and Conservation (LT&C) is partnering with IIPT to bring together a panel at the UNWTO-IIPT Global Summit highlighting the important role of Trans-Border Peace Parks...

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Why Black Women in a Predominately Black Culture Are Still Bleaching Their Skin

June 26, 2017

Outside her ground-floor apartment in Kingston, hairstylist Jody Cooper sits on the bright blue bench that serves as her makeshift salon. The 22-year-old native Jamaican is flipping through photographs of herself—there she is a few years ago in a studded monokini, with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyeshadow, her skin several shades lighter than it is now.

Cooper doesn’t remember making a conscious choice to bleach her skin. Growing up, everyone around her was doing it—her school friends, her mom, her aunt. So she did it too. For nine years, she rubbed creams on her face and

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World is abuzz with activities as millions get active on Olympic Day
World is abuzz with activities as millions get active on Olympic Day

June 23, 2017

Today – 23 June – is Olympic Day! Spurred on by the Olympic Movement, close to six million people across the globe, young and old alike, are reversing the trend away from sport and are moving, jumping...

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IOC and McDonald's mutually agree to end Worldwide TOP Partnership
IOC and McDonald's mutually agree to end Worldwide TOP Partnership

June 21, 2017

The IOC and McDonald's have announced that they have mutually agreed to bring their Worldwide TOP Partnership to an end...

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Severe flooding in Trinidad and Tobago with the passing of Tropical Storm Bret

June 20, 2017

Residents of Trinidad and Tobago are taking to social media to share the severe flooding currently being experienced as a result of Tropical Storm Bret.

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Euro MPs back end-to-end encryption for all citizens
Euro MPs back end-to-end encryption for all citizens

June 20, 2017

A European Parliament committee wants end-to-end encryption to be enforced on all forms of digital communication to protect European Union (EU) citizens.

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Rolls-Royce boss warns against a 'hard Brexit'
Rolls-Royce boss warns against a 'hard Brexit'

June 20, 2017

The boss of Rolls-Royce has called for "as little change as possible" after Brexit to minimise the impact on business of leaving the European Union.

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Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies
Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies

June 20, 2017

The US student held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died a week after returning home.

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"Potential Tropical Cyclone 2" forecast to become a tropical storm today

June 19, 2017

All eyes are on the tropics as forecasters expect "Potential Tropical Cyclone 2" to become a tropical storm today.

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