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Pope lifts spirits of Egypt’s persecuted Christians
“…Despite fears of another jihadist attack, thousands of Catholics waited for hours on Saturday to enter a heavily guarded stadium in the Egyptian capital to pray with Pope Francis…” (Middle East Online)

Turkish authorities block access to Wikipedia
“ANKARA – Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, an internet monitoring group said, but it was not clear why the ban had been imposed…” (Middle East Online)

Nurses will see their pay ‘cut by 12% over a decade’
“NHS workers will have had their pay cut by 12% by the end of the decade because of a government-imposed wage restraint that is now exacerbating chronic understaffing, new research reveals…” (The Guardian)

Plans for British spaceports ‘in danger of being grounded by poor legislation’
“Ambitious plans to launch satellites from spaceports in Britain are in danger of being grounded by poor legislation that leaves operators open to crippling insurance costs, MPs have warned…” (The Guardian)

South Africa: Zuma and Guptas Top Alleged Assassination Plot List
“A highly-placed source has confirmed to News24 that President Jacob Zuma and members of the Gupta family are among a list of senior government officials that were the targets of an alleged assassination plot by Elvis Ramosebudi…” (AllAfrica / News24WIRE)

Kenya: Ex-Street Boy Wins Jubilee Ticket for Bulla Pesa Ward
“Residents of Bulla Pesa ward in Isiolo town have nominated a former street urchin to contest for the seat in the concluded Jubilee primaries.

Despite all odds, Abdi Kasanya, 26 emerged winner after battling out with his three opponents…” (AllAfrica)

Protest over climate change, and Trump’s rejection of issue, stokes rallies
“Tens of thousands of demonstrators converged around the White House and in other cities Saturday to protest what they said was the Trump administration’s rejection of scientific claims on climate change and other environmental issues…”
(The Los Angeles Times)

‘It looks bad. It’s dangerous.’ Vacant lots dotting South L.A. a painful reminder of L.A. riots
“…But when riots engulfed South Los Angeles, spurred by the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, the Western Avenue site went up in flames. Burned beyond repair, the building was torn down. And nothing has arisen since…” (The Los Angeles Times)

Cassini Just Sent Back Images From Its First-Ever Dive Through Saturn’s Rings, and They’re Incredible
“Scientists just got their first glimpse into the space between Saturn and its rings. And it’s pretty stunning.

On Wednesday, the NASA space probe Cassini performed the first of 22 planned dives through the rings around the planet…” (Science Alert)

US Yellow Fever Vaccine Supply Will Be Gone by This Summer, but the CDC Has a Plan”
US health officials on Friday warned of a new complication in the fight to contain mosquito-borne viruses spreading around the world: The country’s supply of yellow fever vaccine is dwindling and will likely be completely gone by this summer – with no way to make more because of a manufacturing problem…” (Science Alert)

 

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