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The future of Durban: is this South Africa’s most inclusive public space?

The Indian Ocean beachfront, the restaurant strip of Florida Road and the market at Warwick offer three very different models for the future of South Africas third largest city It’s an early start on Durban’s beachfront Golden Mile. By 6am the surfers have arrived, followed by the athletes and their puppies, then executives-cum-cyclists, speed walkers …

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Sweet spot: Norwegians cut sugar intake to lowest level in 44 years

Norway has had a sugar tax since 1922 and more recently has created separate taxes for confectionary and sugary drinks Norwegians are eating less sugar than at any time in the last 44 years, the health directorate in Oslo has said, announced today annual intake per person had fallen by more than 1kg a year …

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Canada: endangered orca pod renders its first calf in three years

Researchers spotted newborn off the west coast of British Columbia on 31 May as the last successful calving occurred in 2016 A pod of endangered killer whales on Canada’s west coast has made its first calf in three years, a promising sign for the ailing orcas. Researchers spotted the newborn calf off the west coast …

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Archeologists say early Caribbeans were not ‘savage cannibals’, as settlers wrote

Researchers in Antigua hope to correct speculative and erroneous colonial accounts that depict the Carib people as ferocious man-eaters For centuries, historians is of the view that the Caribbean’s earliest inhabitants were peaceful farmers who were wiped out by the ferocious man-eating Carib people. But archaeologists in Antigua say new evidence from one of the …

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British student dies in Madagascar after falling from airplane

Family pays tribute to bright, independent Alana Cutland, 19, who was on an internship A Cambridge University student has died in Madagascar after falling from a plane. Alana Cutland’s family said they had been left “heartbroken” and paid tribute to the” bright, independent female “. The 19 -year-old from Milton Keynes died while on an …

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Thailand’s Agama yoga school to close after sexual assault claims

Koh Phangan retreat will closed for restructuring after allegations, indicates that there is the Guardian, against its leader The world’s biggest tantric yoga school has said it will close down until the end of the year after the Guardian published accusations by 14 girls alleging rape and sexual abuse over a period of 15 years. …

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Youth who fled Taliban held with adults after disputed ‘pseudoscience’ age test

A federal court observed he was 17, but after a dental exam an asylum seeker is held in California with adults who do not speak his language First he fled Afghanistan after his father and friend were murdered by the Taliban. Then he flew to Ecuador on what his lawyers described as a forged passport, …

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The vanish: Ghana’s defenders face new perils in fight against overfishing

Illegal fishing by Chinese-owned trawlers is expensing the country millions and one of the officials trying to stop it has now been missing for months In his cramped living room in an Accra backstreet, Bernard Essien pullings out a sheet of paper- a statement signed by his elder brother Emmanuel and addressed to the Ghanaian …

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This asylum seeker was shot in the head. Ice incarcerated him and gave him ibuprofen

Some days, Rolando would bleed out of his eyes, ears and nose. Other days, he’d lie on the floor, dizzy or barely conscious. But every time the jailed Guatemalan asylum seeker attempt help from a doctor, staff at his US immigration detention center offered the same treatment: ibuprofen. The 27 -year-old migrant survived a gunshot …

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The vanishing: Ghana’s defenders face new perils in fight against overfishing

Illegal fishing by Chinese-owned trawlers is costing the country millions and one of the officials trying to stop it has now been missing for months In his cramped living room in an Accra backstreet, Bernard Essien pulls out a sheet of paper- a statement signed by his elder brother Emmanuel and addressed to the Ghanaian …

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