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LAST_UPDATEFri, 27 Apr 2018 12pm

Obama To Deliver Nelson Mandela Centenary Lecture On July 18

Barack Obama

JOHANNESBURG -- Former United States president Barack Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela Centenary Lecture on July 18 at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg.

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Experts Meet In Tanzania To Review Progress In Developing Hybrid Bananas

ARUSHA, TANZANIA -- An international project whose goal is to boost banana production in Tanzania and Uganda has brought together a team of international researchers here this week to deliberate on progress in the development of hybrid varieties for farmers.

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Ethiopia To Host 53rd Annual Conference Of International Sugar Organization In June

Gashaw Aychiluhem

ADDIS ABABA -- The 53rd conference of the council of the International Sugar Organization will be held in Addis Ababa from June 25 to 28 this year following the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation's election as chair of the council for 2018 at the last conference held in London last year.

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New York State Introduces Bill To Ban Plastic Bags

NEW YORK -- US New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced on Monday a bill that would ban single-use carryout plastic bags statewide, reported Xinhua news agency.

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10 Dead, 15 Injured In Toronto's Van Terror Attack, Reminiscent Of Similar Carnage In Other Western Cities

TORONTO -- In a horrific attack reminiscent of similar such attacks in other western cities, a van driver plowed into a street full of pedestrians leaving 10 dead and 15 seriously injured in the carnage, on an otherwise tranquil spring afternoon in Canada's largest city Monday. 

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Canadian Man Dragged By The Neck And Lynched By Peruvian Mob After Being Accused Of Shaman's Death

Sebastian Woodroffe was killed by a Peruvian mob on Thursday after he was blamed for the shooting death of a shaman.

A Canadian man who went to Peru to study hallucinogenic medicine was lynched by a murderous mob last week after locals blamed the 41-year-old for the shooting death of a village shaman, authorities said.

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Crisis-Hit German Army To Spend Millions On Weapons & Hardware - Report

The German army is reportedly planning to spend millions on brand new rocket launchers, drones, helicopters and cargo aircraft to bridge gaps in its arsenal as the US pressures Berlin to do more for defense.

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Macron In Washington DC To Walk The Line Between Criticism And Adulation With Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte arrive for their state visit to Washington, US, on April 23, 2018. Photo: Reuters

As Emmanuel Macron arrives in Washington, the French President is expected to face pressure to tackle Trump on Iran, trade, and climate change, all while continuing to strengthen his cosy relationship with the US president.

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Toronto’s Van Ramming Suspect Identified As Alek Minassian - Police

Police have identified the perpetrator of the van-ramming in Toronto on Monday as Alek Minassian, 25, from Richmond, Ontario. The incident has left at least ten people dead and 15 injured.

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Spokesman: George HW Bush Hospitalized With Blood Infection

HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday.

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