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Letter from Africa: Inside the gated communities of WhatsApp

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are. I’ve just been promoted to become the administrator of a WhatsApp group aimed at mobilising support for development projects for my home village in ...

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N.Y. pols want pharma companies to toss unused prescription drugs

ALBANY — Pharmaceutical companies would have to collect unused prescription drugs and dispose of them under a bill proposed by two state lawmakers. The “Drug Take Back Act” would also require chain and mail-order pharmacies to provide consumers with on-site collection points, prepaid mail-back envelopes and other ...

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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

Image copyright Getty Images The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed. The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie. A statement from her publicist said: ...

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RAF intercepts Russian bombers near UK ‘area of interest’

Image copyright MOD Image caption The RAF has previously intercepted Russian bombers flying over the North Sea, including this operation from 2015 Two Russian Blackjack bombers were intercepted by the RAF over the North Sea as they were approaching a UK “area of interest”, the RAF has confirmed. Two RAF ...

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Chile complains of World Bank unfair treatment

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Paul Romer is the World Bank’s chief economist Chilean officials have accused the World Bank of treating the country unfairly for several years. Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, tweeted “fake news was becoming fake statistics”. He was responding to an interview given by the bank’s chief ...

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Falklands War ‘true hero’ Captain Rick Jolly dies

Image caption Rick Jolly OBE is the only man to have been decorated by Britain and Argentina for service during the Falklands conflict A Royal Navy medical officer who saved the lives of hundreds of British and Argentine troops during the Falklands War has died, aged 71. Working amid terrible ...

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