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Formula 1: Axcil Jefferies, Africa's first black F1 driver?
Zimbabwean Axcil Jefferies hopes to be the first African racing driver on the F1 grid for 25 years.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2018 02:46

'I want to be the first wheelchair user in space'
South African disability rights campaigner Eddie Ndopu says he is "a living manifestation of possibility".
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2018 01:25

Champions League final: Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah suffers suspected dislocated shoulder
Mohamed Salah's injury is "serious" according to Jurgen Klopp, but Egypt remain confident he will be fit for the World Cup.
bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2018 00:38

Mikel Obi: Nigeria 'happy' with World Cup underdogs tag
World Cup-bound Nigeria are "more than happy with being written off", according to Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi.
BBC News | 26-May-2018 18:26

Migrant crisis: Smugglers 'shot escaping migrants' in Libya
People smugglers opened fire on 100 migrants trying to flee their clutches, an aid agency reports.
news.bbc.co.uk | 26-May-2018 18:10

South Africa prepares to host Cosafa Cup tournament
For the first time in a decade, all 14 member nations of the Council of Southern Africa FA's will compete in the regional Cosafa Cup which kicks off on Sunday.
BBC News | 26-May-2018 16:00

Caribbean

Europe

Syria war: Russians killed in militant raid in Deir al-Zour
At least four military personnel died in the attack in Deir al-Zour province, Moscow says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2018 12:40

‘Ivan the Terrible’ Painting Damaged in Russia in Vodka-Fueled Attack
Russian news reports said the suspect thought the 1885 canvas, “Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581,” by the Russian realist Ilya Repin, was historically inaccurate.
International Herald Tribune | 27-May-2018 12:27

Real Madrid fans celebrate Champions League victory
Madrid parties after the local team wins the Champions League cup against Liverpool.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2018 02:34

Fierce blaze in Bordeaux, France, forces evacuations
Buildings are evacuated in a residential area of the French city as fire erupts at a car dealership.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2018 01:13

Once Delayed, Nobel Prize for Literature No Sure Thing in 2019
After the 2018 prize was delayed because of a sexual harassment scandal, the director of the Nobel Foundation said there might not be an award in 2019, either.
International Herald Tribune | 27-May-2018 01:08

Ireland Votes to End Abortion Ban in Rebuke to Catholic Church
The referendum was the latest sign of a drift toward liberalism in a country that only recently installed a gay man as prime minister and allowed same-sex marriage.
International Herald Tribune | 27-May-2018 01:08

South America

Middle East

Syria war: Russians killed in militant raid in Deir al-Zour
At least four military personnel died in the attack in Deir al-Zour province, Moscow says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2018 12:40

Migrant crisis: Smugglers 'shot escaping migrants' in Libya
People smugglers opened fire on 100 migrants trying to flee their clutches, an aid agency reports.
news.bbc.co.uk | 26-May-2018 18:10

Coming home after 130 years
A family of Syrian refugees returns to the island that their great-grandparents fled 130 years ago.
news.bbc.co.uk | 26-May-2018 01:45

Cyclone Mekunu kills girl of 12 in Oman
Thousands of residents in coastal areas are moved to shelters amid high winds and rain.
news.bbc.co.uk | 26-May-2018 00:45

Refugee crisis: The Syrians abandoning Europe
These refugees have come all the way from Syria. Now they're smuggling themselves back.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-May-2018 04:35

Prince William to visit Israel and Palestinian territories
The visit will be the first official tour of the region by a member of the Royal Family.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-May-2018 01:32

Asia

Afghanistan Mourns Victims of Deadly Bomb Attack on Capital
Afghanistan Thursday mourned the victims of a massive truck bomb that blew up Wednesday in the diplomatic section of the country’s capital, killing at least 90 people and wounding more than 400 others. The bomb ripped through the central Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, home to foreign diplomatic missions and government offices, damaging dozens of vehicles and surrounding buildings. Afghan officials said the explosives were packed in a sewage tanker. Most of the casualties were...
voanews.com | 01-Jun-2017 11:58

Conflicting Trends Highlight EU-China Business Ties
The business relationship between China and Europe is showing several contradictory trends as Beijing seeks to protect its own state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and its leaders seek foreign investments promising further liberalization in rules. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in Berlin on Wednesday calling for joint efforts to promote trade liberalization and investment facilitation. On the same day, a European industry body in China expressed concerns about discrimination against foreign...
voanews.com | 01-Jun-2017 11:36

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments 
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs’) Confederations Cup, June 17 to July 2. The football (soccer) tournament, which Russia is hosting for the first time, is seen as a test for when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. “It’s understood, that it is not only the preparation of the teams for the Confederations Cup but the state of stadiums, logistics, the state of all hotels, airports, of everything that has been...
voanews.com | 01-Jun-2017 11:33

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares for the first time to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs') Confederations Cup later in June. The football (soccer) tournament, June 17 to July 2, is seen as a test for Russia when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. VOA's Moscow Correspondent Daniel Schearf reports.
voanews.com | 01-Jun-2017 11:29

White House OKs Ethics Waivers to 14 Groups, Individuals
Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas lobbyist, can help shape the Trump administration’s energy policies. Shahira Knight can weigh in on retirement matters even though she previously worked for Fidelity, a financial company specializing in retirement services.   The White House late Wednesday posted on its website ethics waivers granted to four ex-lobbyists and numerous others who have joined government. In all, the White House has granted 14 ethics waivers.   The...
voanews.com | 01-Jun-2017 11:08

Chloe Grace Moretz Apologizes for Ad Accused of Body Shaming
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz and the creators of her upcoming animated film apologized Wednesday after promotional materials were criticized of body shaming women. Moretz, 20, wrote on Twitter that she had talked to producers for the film Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs about the marketing choices, including a billboard appearing at the Cannes Film Festival last week. The ad depicted a tall, thin woman in red heels next to a shorter, heavier version of herself holding her heels. The tagline...
voanews.com | 01-Jun-2017 10:50

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