The Independent
Trump wishes Muslims ‘warm greetings’ for Eid
Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Saturday sent warm greetings” to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month. “On behalf of the American people...
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The Independent
London tower blocks evacuated over fire fears
London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Thousands of residents from 650 London flats were evacuated Saturday due to fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, but dozens refused to leave their homes, according to local officials. Four of the five Chalcots Estate towers...
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The Independent
Self-taught, spurred on by love: Senegal’s star food blogger
Dakar, Senegal | AFP | As a girl, Karelle Vignon-Vullierme loved eating the Beninese dishes her mother cooked but never bothered following her into the kitchen to learn how to make them herself. But that has not stopped the Senegal-based blogger, now in her 30s, from building up...
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Tributes pour in for Botswana’s Sir Ketumile Masire
Politicians from at home and abroad led the tributes as Botswana mourned the passing of former President Sir Ketumile Masire. “He had the charisma, people would come and follow his rallies. This man had the gift of the gab,”  said former Speaker of the National Assembly Margaret...
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Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments
Brussels, Belgium |AFP | EU leaders on Friday poured cold water on a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in strategic European industries. European leaders discussed the divisive topic on the second day of an EU...
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Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for Confed Cup semi-final berths
Sochi, Russia | AFP |  Portugal are set to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday’s clash against New Zealand as the Euro 2016 winners look to clinch their place in next week’s Confederations Cup semi-finals. Ronaldo brushed off allegations of tax evasion in Spain with man-of-the-ma...
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Ketumile Masire, Botswana icon who led Mozambique peace efforts
 Botswana’s former president Masire, who led Mozambique peace efforts, dies Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  Botswana’s former president Sir Ketumile Masire, the southern African country’s second post-independence leader and who led efforts to bring peace to Mozambique, has died aged...
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