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India appoints its first transgender college principal Manabi Banerjee will head a women's college in eastern state of West Bengal in landmark step for transgender rights.
Al Jazeera | 3 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Sonny FIFA Corruption Charges Final VOA Africa sports reporter Sonny Young explains what the FIFA corruption charges mean to football world, and how it may impact Sepp Blatter's bid to retain his position as world football body's chief.
Voice of America | 3 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ethiopia's ruling party EPRDF sweeps elections The EPRDF and its allies have so far won all of 442 seats declared amid claims that opponents' supporters were harassed.
Al Jazeera | 3 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Nigeria Fuel Shortage Shows Fragility of Africas Oil Giant Nigeria produces more oil than any other country in Africa. But it nearly ran out of fuel the country needs to power its generators, cars and airplanes over the past week. How could this happen? Nigeria practically ground to a halt over the past few days
Voice of America | 3 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Maduro Rules out Dollarizing Venezuela's Economy President Nicolas Maduro has ruled out dollarizing Venezuela's economy as a way to resolve the recession-hit OPEC nation's chaotic currency situation. Speculation Venezuela could adopt the U.S. currency emerged after news this month that some local divisi
Voice of America | 3 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: 'No stone should be left unturned' Fifa's South African anti-racism campaigner Tokyo Sexwale welcomes the launch of two criminal investigations into corruption at football's world governing body.
BBC News | 3 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Arab coalition strikes Houthi targets in Yemen No let-up in attacks as health ministry says 36 police commandos killed in Sanaa and WHO releases new casualty figures.
Al Jazeera | 3 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Tony Blair to step down as Middle East envoy After June, ex-UK PM will focus on regional diplomacy as part of effort to strengthen Israeli-Arab ties, sources say.
Al Jazeera | 3 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Number of starving worldwide drops below 800 million: U.N. By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people worldwide who don't get enough to eat has fallen to 795 million, 10 million less than last year, U.N. officials said on Wednesday. Social investments, including cash transfer prog
Yahoo! News | 4 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Ethiopia: Partial results show ruling coalition in huge win ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) Ethiopia's ruling coalition won a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections, according to partial results released Wednesday. Western countries said the vote was peaceful but criticized what they described as restrictions
Yahoo! News | 4 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend