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‘National shame’: ABC to end 67 years of live Olympics radio broadcasting

The ABC's decision to end 67 years of broadcasting the Olympics live on radio has been met with shock and disappointment from staff and listeners. The national broadcaster confirmed on Monday it would not buy the non-commercial Australian radio rights for next year's Tokyo Games, bringing to an end decades of live Olympics commentary. The ABC has ended a 67-year tradition of broadcasting the Olympics.Credit:Craig Golding "The decision w..

Conservatives warn of economic crisis under Labour, citing disputed dossier

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday the opposition Labour Party’s “reckless” spending plans would trigger an economic crisis within months if it won the Dec. 12 election, citing a contested dossier published by his Conservative Party. Labour strongly dismissed the report, which said it would increase spending by 1.2 trillion pounds ($1.5 trillion) over the next five years, calling it fake news. The future path..

Bolivia’s president quits over electoral fraud claims

Bolivian president Evo Morales has resigned amid deepening unrest over allegations of electoral fraud. The announcement came after the country's military chief called for him to quit Mr Morales has endured weeks of violent protests since his election victory last month was called into question, with the Organization of American States (OAS) s..

Africa: Nine African Countries Agree to Begin Journey Towards Pooled Procurement to Increase Their...

Brazzaville — Nine middle-income countries in Africa have agreed to work towards pooled procurement mechanisms by first sharing vital information on their vaccine purchasing practices, including the prices they pay and their suppliers. Sharing information and ultimately pooling their orders will better leverage their individual purchasing power and thus strengthen their vaccine security and increase their access to affordable life-saving vaccines..

Mammoth Tusks: Big Profits, Lost History

Paleontologists are struggling to salvage precious prehistoric bones discarded by mammoth-ivory hunters in Russia's remote Yakutia region. When hunters extract valuable tusks from the skeletons of the ancient buried animals, they also destroy evidence of past life on Earth. Scientists can't stop this illegal work, but they bargain and scavenge to preserve natural history. Let's block ads! (Why?)

Jordan ends border enclaves land lease for Israeli farmers

The King of Jordan has announced the end of a lease agreement that gave Israelis access to two border enclaves. Under a 1994 peace treaty, Israeli farmers could cultivate land in the Jordanian areas of Naharayim and Tzofar - known as Baqura and Ghamr in Arabic. The lease governing them was for 25 years, but could have been extended. However King Abdullah announced last year that he planned to end the lease - in what was seen as a sign of worseni..

Sinking suburban ‘home’ drifts down Thames in watery climate protest

A mock-up of a typical British suburban home is seen sinking into the River Thames, in a protest by Extinction Rebellion to demand faster government action on climate change in London, Britain November 10, 2019. Extinction Rebellion/Guy Reece/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. LONDON (Reuters) - A floating mock-up of a typical British suburban home was seen slowly sinking into the Thames in centra..

‘We will slaughter you’: New ‘mini caliphate’ forms at Syrian camp

The boy can't have been more than 10 years old. Shaved head, piercing brown eyes and goofy teeth. Our moment with him was fleeting but chilling and deeply sad. In Arabic, he first quoted a verse from the Koran: "God says, 'Turn to Allah with sincere repentance in the hope that your Lord will remove you from your ills'." He was askin..

Javid says opposition Labour would trigger economic crisis – BBC

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, November 10, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Sajid Javid said the opposition Labour Party’s spending plans would trigger an economic crisis within months, citing a contested dossier published by his Conservative Party and refusing to give costs for his own fiscal..

Rwanda: Two Ugandan Businessmen Shot Dead

The police in Rukiga District are investigating a case in which two Ugandan businessmen were allegedly shot and killed in Rwanda about 1km away from the Mpororo border post in Kamwezi Sub County on Saturday night. The Kigezi regional police spokesperson Mr Elly Maate confirmed the incident saying that they were still compiling information about the incident. "We have received reports about Ugandan businessmen that were allegedly shot and killed..

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