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At least 20 students killed in tutoring center fire in India: officials

At least 20 teenage students were killed when a fire broke out in a tutoring centre in a four-storey commercial building in the city of Surat in India’s western state of Gujarat, police said. “As per the information received, 20 students have died in the fire. Many others were injured and shifted to a hospital,” …

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Kenya upholds law criminalising gay sex

Kenya’s High Court has ruled against campaigners seeking to overturn a law banning gay sex. The judges rejected claims that the colonial-era law violated the new constitution, which guarantees equality, dignity and privacy. The penal code criminalises “carnal knowledge against the order of nature” – widely understood to refer to anal intercourse between men. Gay …

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Utah man dies after reaching Mount Everest summit: report

An American man who had the goal of climbing the tallest mountain on each continent died after reaching the top of Mount Everest, his seventh and final summit. Donald Lynn Cash, 55 of Sandy, Utah, fainted due to high altitude sickness after reaching Everest’s summit, according to Pioneer Adventure Pvt. The expedition company said its …

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Three Secret Handwritten Wills Found Hidden in Aretha Frankin’s Michigan Home

Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the “Queen of Soul.”   According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the head of Franklin’s estate, Sabrina Owens, informed the judge she found the singer’s will.   She explains that while at Franklin’s home in Michigan, she …

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THE SON OF MARCUS GARVEY VISITS DELAWARE

“Africa is for Africans.” This is one of the popular sayings of the Jamaican born political activist, publisher, journalist, enterpreneur, orator and the founder of the UNIVERSAL NEGRO IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION AND AFRICAN COMMUNITIES LEAGUE,  Marcus Garvey; best known for his consistency in making the black Africans become liberated. Recently, one of his sons, Dr. Julius …

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Sammy Shore, Comedy Store Co-Founder and Stand-Up Comedian, Dies at 92

Sammy Shore, the well-known stand-up comedian who co-founded The Comedy Store in Hollywood, died in Las Vegas, Nev. from natural causes. He was 92. Shore founded The Comedy Store with writing partner Rudy Deluca on April 7, 1972. His ex-wife, Mitzi Shore, took ownership of the club in the divorce settlement, and the venue went …

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Internet’s Famous Grumpy Cat Dies at Age 7

Grumpy Cat, the million-dollar pet who became famous on the internet by virtue of her unusually ill-tempered facial expression has died aged only seven years old. The cat’s real name is Tardar Sauce, and her permanent scowl is a result of her having been born with dwarfism and an underbite. But the cause of the …

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Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage

Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside Parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality. Lawmakers comfortably passed a bill allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive permanent unions” and another clause that would let them apply for a “marriage registration” …

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Alabama governor signs controversial abortion ban bill into law

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a near-total abortion ban bill designed to challenge more than 40 years of federal abortion protection under Roe v. Wade into law Wednesday. The ban makes it a felony for doctors in the state to perform abortions in all cases, with the only exception being when the life of the …

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Kelsey Grammer Praises Trump for Accomplishing What Washington ‘Clowns’ Couldn’t ‘for the Last 50 Years’

Veteran actor Kelsey Grammer reiterated his support for President Donald Trump on Tuesday, arguing the way that he has shaken up the Washington establishment can only be a good thing. In an interview with Christiane Amanpour, the Emmy winner, who is currently starring in “Man of La Mancha” on West End in London, opened up …

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