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Kenyans mad at Korean Air for calling them “primitive”

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NAIROBI, Kenya – It has been reported that a notice on Korean Air’s website announcing the start of three, weekly non-stop flights from Korea to Kenya is causing anger among Kenyans on social media sites because of the description of Kenyans as indigenous people full of “primitive energy.” Muthui Kariuki, who is handling public relations [...]

New theater for Soweto in South Africa

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JOHANNESBURG – It has been reported that playwright, director and actor John Ledwaba gave up theater during South Africa’s turbulent 1980s and left his Soweto home to train to be an anti-apartheid guerrilla. But he soon stopped training to lead the fight through theater, staging powerful works that exposed the horrors of racist rule to [...]

Explosion hits central Nigeria

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KADUNA, Nigeria – It has been reported that  an explosion has struck the city of Kaduna in central Nigeria. Kaduna state police spokesman Aminu Lawan said the explosion happened Sunday morning, but had no other details. A witness says the explosion happened near All Nation Christ Assembly church. Lawan says security forces are trying to [...]

Obama: “Women should not be a group of interest”

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said women should not be reduced to a political interest group but rather respected as a driving force in the economy. Obama spoke at a White House forum on women’s issues as debate intensifies about the role women will play in choosing the next president. National polling shows Obama holds [...]

Italy and UK pacifying Nigeria tiff

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ROME – Italy and Britain are trying to smooth over a diplomatic tiff about the bungled operation to rescue two hostages in Nigeria by saying it’s urgent that Britain share information about the mission. Italy has been incensed that it was only advised of the operation to rescue Franco Lamolinara and his British colleague Chris [...]

Romney hopes to win big on Super Tuesday

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WASHINGTON – It has been reported that Mitt Romney vied for a commanding lead in the Republican presidential race on Super Tuesday, the busiest day of the chaotic campaign to choose a rival for President Barack Obama. The first victory though went to Newt Gingrich, who won his home state of Georgia. With contests in [...]

US Midwest hit by storm, death toll 9

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BRANSON, Missouri – It has been reported that a powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of tornadoes lashed the U.S. Midwest early Wednesday, laying waste to small towns in Illinois and Kansas. At least nine people were killed. An apparent twister rolled through Branson just before 1 a.m. and seemed to hopscotch up the [...]

Pentagon apologizes for Koran burning

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STERLING, Virginia – It has been reported that a senior Pentagon official is apologizing to Washington-area Muslims for the burning of Qurans at a military base in Afghanistan. Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs, says the military is investigating and that all troops are being retrained in the [...]

Near-future Car Interface Technology

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OSAKA, JAPAN -  Mitsubishi has developed a car interface which they believe it will be used in a decade from now. This car embodies a concept for about then years from now. Its main feature is the display. For the instrument panel in the center, which has only been a flat LCD until now, what [...]

New York Times correspondent Shadid died in Syria

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NEW YORK – It has been reported that New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner whose dispatches captured untold stories from Baghdad under “shock and awe” bombing to Libya wracked by civil war, has died of an apparent asthma attack in Syria while reporting on the uprising against its president. Shadid, [...]

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