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Somalis turn a profit by transforming their scrap plastic

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – As the rubbish built up on the rubble of Mogadishu’s wrecked streets, Ahmed Abdullahi saw a business opportunity. A man sorts plastic litter collected from a garbage dump to be recycled into roofing tiles at the Envirogreen recycling plant in Mogadishu, Somalia January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar He recruited a team of Read More

'Bikini hiker' dies after falling into ravine

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A Taiwanese hiker and social media star who posed in bikinis on mountain summits has died during a solo trek. Gigi Wu, 36, fell into a ravine in Taiwan’s Yushan National Park. She managed to call emergency services using a satellite phone on Saturday but efforts to rescue her from the 30m-deep gorge were hampered Read More

Search for plane missing near Alderney in the Channel Islands

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A search is underway for a light aircraft after it disappeared from radar near the Channel Islands on Monday evening. The Alderney lifeboat was launched at 8.50pm on Monday night to scour an area north of Alderney for the Piper Malibu plane. The Guernsey lifeboat and two helicopters were also helping in the search. Air Read More

Famous bikini-clad hiker freezes to death on Taiwan mountain

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A hiker who gained fame for scaling summits while scantily clad has been found frozen to death on the side of a mountain in Taiwan after suffering a bad fall during her latest challenge. Dubbed the ‘Bikini hiker’, Gigi Wu clearly had a passion for climbing. The 36-year-old ascended many of Taiwan’s tallest mountains and Read More

Israel launches new barrage against 'Iranian' targets in Syria, warns against retaliation

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Syrian air defense systems have repelled an attack in the skies over Damascus, state news agency SANA has reported. The Israeli army said it was attacking “Iranian Quds” forces and warned the Syrian military not to retaliate. A military source cited by SANA said that Syrian air defenses intercepted most of the Israeli missiles before Read More

Crackdown on Zimbabwe protesters 'a taste of things to come'

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Zimbabwe’s president has cut short his overseas trip after a deadly crackdown on protesters in the African country – which his government has called “just a foretaste of things to come”. Emmerson Mnangagwa had been under growing pressure to end his two-week trip abroad – during which he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Read More

Israel says it is carrying out strikes on Iranian targets in Syria

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Israel’s military has said it is carrying out overnight strikes on Iranian targets in Syria after it intercepted a rocket fired at the Golan Heights. In a rare admission, the army said it was “currently striking” the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force in Syria and warned Syria’s military against “attempting to harm Israeli territory or forces”. Read More

IOC knew Russian athletes were clean, but concealed evidence of their innocence – lawyer

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Russian athletes, falsely accused of a doping scheme at Sochi 2014, could’ve avoided career-ruining bans if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) didn’t conceal facts of their innocence, an athlete’s lawyer told RT. Russian sport has won a crucial legal battle on Saturday. Swiss Supreme Court has turned down the IOC’s appeal against the Court of Read More

Bitter cold cancels some U.S. lunar eclipse festivities

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NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Many lunar eclipse festivities were canceled due to a flash freeze across the central and northeastern U.S. states on Sunday, with icy roadways rather than cloudy skies blamed by astronomers for spoiling the party. The first full moon of 2019 rises off the shore of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain January Read More