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January 15, 2019 8:48 AM 5 People Were Killed in Zimbabwe Fuel Hike Protests, Activists Say

(HARARE, Zimbabwe) — A human rights group in Zimbabwe says five people were killed in clashes between demonstrators protesting fuel hikes and security forces who opened fire on some crowds. The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights on Tuesday reported the death toll as many businesses in the capital, Harare, and other cities were closed following 220

January 13, 2019 3:53 PM Security forces clash with demonstrators in three Sudanese cities

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese security forces clashed with protesters in three cities on Sunday as demonstrations against Omar al-Bashir’s rule continued for a fourth week, witnesses said. In Khartoum North, across the Blue Nile from the center of the capital, security forces chased groups of protesters down side streets and fired tear gas to disperse 169

January 11, 2019 9:38 AM Police evacuate German courts after bomb threats: HAZ newspaper

BERLIN (Reuters) - Three German courts in the cities of Kiel, Erfurt and Magdeburg received bomb threats, daily Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Friday. The courts of Magdeburg and Erfurt are being evacuated due to the threats that had been sent via e-mail, the paper added. The court in Kiel received a similar threat overnight, the paper said, adding 125

January 7, 2019 3:45 PM Sprint to debut 5G smartphones with Samsung in U.S. in summer

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp said on Monday it plans to release 5G smartphones with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in the United States during the summer. Last month, rival Verizon Communications Inc disclosed similar plans for the first half of 2019. 5G can offer data speeds up to 50 or 100 times faster than current 4G networks. As part of the rollout 145

January 2, 2019 9:21 AM Water advocate, injured, aims for 100 marathons in 100 days

JOHANNESBURG – Mina Guli, an Australian activist seeking to highlight global water shortages and encourage people to conserve, is struggling to complete 100 marathons in 100 days across the world. Now in South Africa, 48-year-old Guli is more than half-way through the punishing project, but she's injured and a spokeswoman said Wednesday that the advocate 102

December 31, 2018 1:30 AM Diego Maradona says he suffered racist abuse when he played in Italy

Koulibaly was the victim of monkey chants from Inter Milan fans during his side's 1-0 defeat to the Nerazzurri at the San Siro on Boxing Day. As a result, Inter have been ordered to play two games behind closed doors while there has been widespread condemnation of the latest incident of racial discrimination in Italian football, but Maradona said it is nothing 94

December 28, 2018 6:50 PM Germany gives nod to $8 billion tunnel link to Denmark

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - German authorities on Friday gave their approval to an $8 billion rail and road tunnel linking Denmark and Germany, despite environmental objections. The 19 km (11.8 mile) Fehmarnbelt link, connecting the Danish island of Lolland to the island of Fehmarn on the German side, was due to be completed in 2024, but has been delayed 99

December 18, 2018 3:22 PM EU approves state aid for six broadband networks in Bavaria

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission approved on Tuesday state aid for a project to build very high capacity Internet networks in six cities in the German region of Bavaria. “The aid will bring very fast broadband to customers in areas where the market does not provide them, in line with the EU broadband connectivity goals,” the Commission said in a statement 142

December 17, 2018 11:19 AM US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

JOHANNESBURG – The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels. In a statement issued Monday, the U.S. military's Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on Dec. 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on Dec. 16 which killed 28. All the air attacks 104

December 16, 2018 6:38 PM California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road. The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously to require that all new buses be carbon-free by 2029. Environmental advocates project 101