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More than 820 million people worldwide are still going hungry, according to a UN report that says reaching the target of zero hunger by 2030 is “an immense challenge”. The number of people with not enough to eat has risen for the third year in a row as the population increases, after a decade when …

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At the World University Games in Naples, Italy this week Wednesday, Shida Leni of Bugema University, won Silver Medal in the Women’s 400m race. Having been knocked out in the Semi-Finals in the two previous editions (2015 & 2017) of the games, her coaches for the last six years (Kevin and Sue O’Connor) gave her …

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The largest ecological and humanitarian crisis in history is at our doorstep. According to Philip Alston, the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, hundreds of millions face impoverishment, widespread displacement and hunger, with the most severe impact in poor countries and regions that have contributed the least to the crisis.  The …

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By Isidoros Karderinis Italy must return to the lira because joining the euro has been disastrous and sticking with it would be suicidal. Italy joined the eurozone in 1999 under the leadership of Prime Minister Massimo D’Alema of the Democratic Left party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is …

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The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi shook the world with “why he was murdered a big question”. Fellow journalists world over, human right activists have all continued to demand for his corpse and explanations on why he was heartlessly executed. Now, evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials …

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Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane that flew only once, is up for sale. Holding company Vulcan is seeking to sell Stratolaunch at $400 million, people familiar with the matter told CNBC. Vulcan is the investment conglomerate of the late billionaire Paul Allen. A Microsoft co-founder, Allen passed away last October following complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. …

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Just as it warned it would several days ago, as part of its latest quarterly economic outlook report , the International Monetary Fund [IMF] just slashed its forecast for 2019 global GDP to just 3.5% from 3.7% as of October, its lowest forecast in three years, while warning that trade tensions pose further downside risks …

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Washington DC, United States – A temporary government shutdown was all but guaranteed Friday night as Congress struggled to break a stalemate over money for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Parts of the government will close if Congress cannot pass seven spending bills by midnight Friday. Lawmakers scrambled through the afternoon and into the …

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George HW Bush, who as the 41st president shepherded the US through a turbulent period in global relations that included the breakup of the Soviet Union and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, has died. He was 94. A statement from his office said: “George Herbert Walker Bush, world war two naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, …

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Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack a day earlier. The deadly attack attacked took place on Friday in northwestern Pakistan. The group’s Amaq news agency said. It said the bomber had targeted Shi’ite Muslims in a market in Orakzai and put the death toll at 57. A government official on …

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