Monthly Archive: January 2018

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The president who made people take his bogus HIV cure

Image copyrightEPA The Gambia’s former leader, Yahya Jammeh, who left the country a year ago after two decades in power, has been accused of many crimes. But one of the strangest was forcing thousands of people with HIV to undergo treatment with a concoction of...

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Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 – Pence

Media captionMr Pence’s major announcement was interrupted briefly The US embassy will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of 2019, Vice-President Mike Pence has said. The date is earlier than some had expected when President Donald Trump declared last month that Jerusalem...

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Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims

Pope Francis has apologised for remarks he made last week in Chile defending a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse. He said he realised his words hurt many, but repeated his belief that Chilean Bishop Juan Barros was innocent. Francis was speaking to journalists...

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Biles: Larry Nassar abused me, says four-time Olympics champion

In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Larry Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed for 60 years for possessing child sex abuse images and has also admitted assaulting gymnasts. “I know this horrific experience does...

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Hollywood Director that Tells the Stories of Black Women

In all of her films, Director Ava Duvernay creates nuanced portraits of reality—portraits where strength blends with loss and composure blends with instability. It’s the balancing of these contradictory elements that grants honesty to Duvernay’s work: Her characters are flawed and these flaws humanize them on screen. When...

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Young Martin Luther’s letter to the editor revealed man he would become

Martin Luther King Jr. on graduation day at Morehouse College. (Used with permission, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, Morehouse College) In late July 1946, the lynchings of five African-Americans in Georgia made national headlines and pricked the conscience of a Morehouse College student. The...

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When Your Kids Grow Up

How many times have you come across a cute little girl with bows and ribbons and you wish she was your own? Or a cute little boy with his crew cut trying so hard to look adult? How many times do mothers tell their two...

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Secrets Revealed: Ohio Woman Finds Out Her Husband Was Her Father

Years after her husband’s death, Valerie Spruill learned a shocking secret that many people knew, yet, they failed to tell her.Years after her husband’s death, Ohio woman Valerie Spuill, learned a devastating secret that almost destroyed her. Shocking Details: Imagine losing the man you loved...

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Dortmund complete £20m Manuel Akanji deal

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of 22-year-old Nigeria born centre-back Manuel Akanji from Basle. The Swiss defender has joined the German side in a deal worth £20million and looked delighted as he posed with his new club’s shirt. Dortmund also shared an image of...

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Liberia: Sirleaf Johnson expelled from party

Liberia’s outgoing president has been expelled from her own party, for allegedly failing to support its candidate to succeed her. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is accused of encouraging people to vote against her vice-president, Joseph Boakai. Former footballer George Weah won the presidential elections in December,...