Monthly Archive: June 2018

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Multiple Death in Lagos-Nigeria as fuel truck explodes

A petrol tanker has caught fire in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, killing at least nine people, officials say. More than 50 vehicles, including five buses, were set ablaze after the truck lost control and spilled its contents on a busy motorway during rush hour. The...

Toxic treatments Choosing between deafness and death 0

Toxic treatments: Choosing between deafness and death

Lying in his hospital bed, he knew that something was very wrong. The world was rapidly closing off to him. He could hear muffled, indistinct sounds coming from doctors at the hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, but he couldn’t quite make out what they were...

Howard Schultz to Step Down as Starbucks Executive Chairman 0

Howard Schultz to Step Down as Starbucks Executive Chairman

Howard Schultz, the executive chairman of Starbucks, in Milan in 2016. Mr. Schultz’s decision to retire, a plan he said he privately outlined to the board a year ago, could stoke speculation that he is considering a run for president in 2020.Sergey Ponomarev for The...

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Where is Barak Obama?

Barack Obama was six months into his post–White House life when Donald Trump found a new way to grab his attention. It was a Tuesday morning deep in the mid-Atlantic summer, and, feeling a world away from the Pennsylvania Avenue grind, the former president was...

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Nigerian entertainer D’banj loses son in family pool

Nigerian singer D’Banj performs at the inaugural MTV All Africa Stars Concert in Durban, South Africa, in 2013. Nigerian Afrobeats star D’banj has lost his only son in a drowning incident, according to local media. Daniel Oyebanjo III, who turned one in May, reportedly died...

The designer Kate Spade poses for a portrait in her handbag store on Newbury Street in Boston, in 1999. Photograph by Wendy Maeda / The Boston Globe via Getty 0

Kate Spade’s Father Dies Day Before Her Funeral

Kate Spade Gregory Pace/BEI/REX/ShutterstockKate Spade’s father, Earl “Frank” Brosnahan Jr., has died. He was 89. Brosnahan died Wednesday night, less than 24 hours before his daughter’s funeral on Thursday, according to a family statement obtained by PEOPLE. “We are deeply saddened to announce that Katy’s father,...

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The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture

As an African American woman who founded her own media company and became a cultural icon watched by millions of viewers around the world, Winfrey harnessed the power of the media to break down barriers, empower herself, and inspire others. Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey...