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Oxford not fat-shaming McGyver

Oxford Dictionaries announced its latest additions on Wednesday, highlighting the things we were talking about in 2015.

Oxford Dictionaries is the branch of the Oxford family that focuses on modern language—words that people are using now and how they’re using … Read the rest

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Merkel booed at refugee centre

Angela Merkel has vowed “no tolerance” for violent anti-migrant protests that have gripped Germany in recent weeks.

The German chancellor called on her countrymen to make a stand against the “shameful and disgusting” protests on Wednesday, as she visited a … Read the rest




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Israel appoints ‘irresponsible’ UN envoy

The appointment by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of one of his most hawkish and outspoken rivals as Israel’s new ambassador to the United Nations has prompted widespread consternation. As one analyst noted, Danny Danon’s appointment is a “cruel joke” … Read the rest






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Coloureds declare war on rugby

Angry coloured fans have declared war on “white” Springbok rugby, demanding more players of colour in the national squad.

Supporters Against Racist Rugby Associations (SARRA) was launched in Mossel Bay at the weekend and things got off to a fiery … Read the rest


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Lion kills safari guide in Hwange

A safari guide has been mauled to death in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, where Cecil the lion lived.

Camp Hwange has named the guide as 40-year-old Zimbabwean Quinn Swales.

Camp Hwange said in a statement that the attack happened on … Read the rest


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Italy saves 3000 migrants

Italy’s coastguard on Saturday successfully coordinated the rescue of around 3000 migrants in the Mediterranean after receiving distress calls from more than 20 overcrowded vessels drifting in waters off Libya.

One of the biggest single-day rescue operations to date appeared … Read the rest


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Trump widens lead

Republican Donald Trump is pulling away from the pack in the race for the party’s U.S. presidential nomination, widening his lead over his closest rivals in the past week, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday.

Republican voters show no signs … Read the rest


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China shares take a dive

Alarm bells rang across world markets on Monday as a near 9 percent dive in China shares and a sharp drop in the dollar and major commodities panicked investors.

European stocks were more than 5 percent in the red and … Read the rest