Inside a Baghdad slum left barren by war

Inside a Baghdad slum left barren by war

Baghdad/Amman, 19 September 2019 (AFP) – Sadr City, a Baghdad slum seen as symbol of Saddam Hussein’s downfall, is virtually bereft of electricity and clean water and remains one of the main flashpoints of…

The sneaker mule and mintoniummium

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The sneaker mule and mintoniummium

CNN’s Dhanya Skariachan takes the first step toward easing the footwear shortage in 21st-century America. If men’s style is any indicator, we are entering the early stage of a shoe renaissance. There’s the amazing…

Japan stages giant sea drill with US forces in sea exercise

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Japan stages giant sea drill with US forces in sea exercise

This article is over 3 months old Number of troops sent in massive amphibious drill marks ‘first time since the second world war’ Japan’s defence ministry said 4,000 troops have begun staging a massive…

Princess Mako celebrates 22nd birthday

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Princess Mako celebrates 22nd birthday

Image copyright AFP Image caption Princess Mako has been a fixture at the centre of Japanese royal politics Princess Mako, the youngest child of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, has celebrated her 22nd birthday. It is…

Muhammad Ali's grandson lights Olympic flame at US ceremony

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Muhammad Ali’s grandson lights Olympic flame at US ceremony

Muhammad Ali’s grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, joined other torchbearers in Palm Springs, California, on Wednesday as the 34-year-old carried the Olympic flame alongside his father, actor Keith Carradine. Play Video 2:24 Muhammad Ali, Olympic…

Innovations for Sustainable Development

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Innovations for Sustainable Development

iStockphoto For the fourth year running, youth leaders from around the world gathered in Barcelona for COP26, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. In a nod to the EU’s challenge in preserving the…

Is former NBA player Greg Ostertag returning to the NBA?

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Is former NBA player Greg Ostertag returning to the NBA?

A day after 5-foot-11 center Greg Ostertag was drafted into the NBA, he scored 24 points to help Wisconsin end the University of Kansas’ seemingly endless winning streak in the NCAA Tournament, ousting the…