Day: January 12, 2019

‘This is a brave new Canadian’: Canada welcomes Rahaf Alqunun

January 12, 2019

The 18-year-old Saudi woman captured global attention this week when she fled her family and sought asylum. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is welcomed by Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland (R) as she arrives at Pearson International airport in Toronto [Lars Hagberg/AFP] Rahaf Alqunun, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared […]

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Raila, Ruto meet in Kisumu amid high political temperatures

January 12, 2019

ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto among other leaders during the installation of Kisumu Archbishop Philip Anyolo on Saturday 12 January 2019/Courtesy Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga met at St Theresa’s cathedral Kibuye while attending the installation of the new Kisumu Archbishop Philip Anyolo. Rev. Philip Anyolo takes […]

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Gabon’s Bongo names new prime minister after thwarted coup attempt

January 12, 2019

LIBREVILLE, Gabon’s President Ali Bongo, who has been out of the country for two months recovering from a stroke, named a new prime minister on Saturday in an apparent effort to shore up his political base days after a failed coup attempt. The plotters of Monday’s coup attempt were arrested or killed within hours of […]

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How to get the most out of your exercise time, according to science

January 12, 2019

Vox © Shutterstock The single most well-established benefit of interval training has to do with heart health.A simple guide to high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, the fitness trend du jour. Modern life has a way of making us feel time-crunched and under pressure to find the most efficient ways of using the precious hours when we’re […]

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Pro-Kabila camp wins DR Congo legislative poll

January 12, 2019

By AFP IN SUMMARY More than 15,000 candidates were running in the poll, which determines who will control parliament for the next five years. The declared presidential election result was a surprise to many observers as the country suffered in elections in 2006 and 2011. Provisional results released on Thursday gave Felix Tshisekedi, a rival […]

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US federal shutdown becomes longest in history

January 12, 2019

Polls show Trump getting most of the blame for the shutdown, as he continues standoff with Democrats over border wall. Around 800,000 federal workers got pay statements on Friday but no pay [Michael Dwyer/AP] The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in the history of the United States when the clock ticked past midnight […]

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