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South Korean president Park Geun-hye forced from office by constitutional court
“Park Geun-hye has become the first democratically elected South Korean president to be forced from office, after the country’s constitutional court upheld a parliamentary vote to impeach her over a corruption and cronyism scandal that could see her face criminal charges…” (The Guardian)

I’m still standing: paddleboarder makes world-first Atlantic crossing

“A South African man has become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddleboard after completing an epic 4,050-mile voyage alone at sea…” (The Guardian)

American carnage – Fighting the forever war

“In his inaugural address, President Trump described a dark and dismal United States, a country overrun by criminal gangs and drugs, a nation stained with the blood seeping from bullet-ridden corpses left at scenes of “American carnage.” It was more than a little jarring…” (Le Monde diplomatique)

Chinese rock, just another commodity

“Rock faces all the western problems of online distribution in a crowded market; there is also government disapproval and even censorship…” (Le Monde diplomatique)

Barack Obama really wants you to read this letter from an Indian-American woman

“NEW DELHI: When former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle got back recently from a much needed vacation, awaiting them was a letter by an American of Indian origin which the couple now wants everyone to read because they found it exceptionally inspiring…” (The Times of India)

Mumbai’s boy and Bengaluru’s girl are the winners of Oppo Times Fresh Face 2016

“Months of gruelling sessions, tough competitions, and lakhs of votes later, Mumbai’s Aditya Nanda and Bengaluru’s Ria Nalavade were announced as the winners of Oppo Times Fresh Face 2016…” (The Times of India)

Alleged Winelands murderer back in court

“Cape Town – The man accused of killing his wife on a wine estate in Franschhoek in 2010 is expected back in the Paarl Regional court on Friday…” (News24 – South Africa)

Former NWU employee jailed for stealing million

“Johannesburg – A former North West University senior financial officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing more than R17 million in student loans…” (News24 – South Africa)

Harvard Physicists Just Proposed That Mystery Radio Bursts Are Powering Alien Spaceships

“Of all the unexplained things in our Universe, fast radio bursts are arguably the weirdest. They’re some of the most elusive and explosive signals ever detected in space, and while they last for mere milliseconds, they generate as much energy as 500 million Suns…” (Science Alert)

A 2,600-Year-Old Palace Has Been Discovered Under a Shrine Demolished by ISIS

“In some rare good news for locals of the war-torn city of Mosul in northern Iraq, a 2,600-year-old Assyrian palace has been discovered underneath a shrine that was demolished by ISIS back in 2014, complete with untouched artefacts and marble sculptures…” (Science Alert)
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