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Yaa Gyasi on the long shadow of slavery in America   -33%

Ghanaian-American writer Yaa Gyasi talks to Haaretz about what inspired her acclaimed debut novel, 'Homecoming,' in which two different worlds - 18th century Ghana and present day America – are linked by devastating exploitation

World needs to end risky reliance on US dollar, says Bank of England  

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney took aim at the US dollar's "destabilising" role in the world economy and said central banks might have to create a replacement currency.

Linden MacIntyre shares personal connection to Newfoundland disaster in The Wake   -75%

As a journalist Linden MacIntyre covered adversity around the world, sharing the experiences of those caught in tragic circumstances, but he's waited decades to bring the story of his hometown to the page.

Wall Street stalls as investors await news from Jackson Hole  

The benchmark S&P 500 struggled for direction on Thursday as a fall in US jobless claims offset data showing a slowdown in manufacturing in the world's largest economy.

India will appeal against WADA decision to suspend NDTL's accreditation: Kiren ...  

The World Anti-Doping Agency suspended the NDTL’s accreditation for six months in a massive blow to the country’s anti-doping programme.

2000+ students to get Rs 3.5 cr Vishwa Konkani Scholarship Fund   30%

In its decennial year of existence, the Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fund (VKSSF), established by World Konkani Centre, will award Merit Cum Means Scholarships worth Rs 3.5 crore to 2000 plus students from Konkani Community at a function to be held at the TV Raman Pai Convention Centre here on August 25.

Nerd it up this weekend in Perth zombie apocalypse simulation   -20%

A 19-year-old expert inspired the types modelled, including the scary-fast zombie of World War Z and the dormant infection emerging after death, of The Walking Dead.

Africa: WHO and Africa CDC Agree On Joint Actions to Improve Health Security in Africa   11%

[WHO] Brazzaville, 22 August 2019 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union Commission (AUC) through its Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) deepened their ties today by endorsing an ambitious action plan that aims to tackle health security challenges facing the continent. The two organizations signed an agreement outlining clear mechanisms for collaboration that will maximize existing synergies.

Minus NBA stars, Canada routs Australia in FIBA friendly   -20%

Behind coach Nick Nurse, Canada never trailed and outscored Australia 23-13 in the final quarter for a 90-70 win over the home side in a FIBA World Cup warmup game Friday. Canada now goes into the World Cup with only a select number of NBA stars on the roster.

Photos: The Statue of Liberty, Mother of Exiles   -5%

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The 151-foot-tall Statue of Liberty, officially Liberty Enlightening the World, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel, was a gift to the United States from the people of France in 1886. With a tablet inscribed with the date of America’s independence, a broken chain beside one foot symbolizing the abolition of slavery, and a guiding light held up for the world to see, the structure is loaded with symbolism. The sonnet “The New Colossus,” written by Emma Lazarus for the statue, reads in part: “Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand / a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame / is the imprisoned lightning, and her name / Mother of Exiles.” The statue has stood watch over New York Harbor for more than 130 years, as the nearby city skyline evolved and grew dramatically. Gathered below, images of the Statue of Liberty, inside and out, from her birth in Paris to the present day.

Turkish women who made history   31%

With the birth of the Turkish Republic, many rights have been granted to women, marking a milestone in the history of both the country and the world. The modern republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and his sweeping reforms have aimed to create gender equality between women and men, as he was one of the first leaders in the world to grant women the right to elect and be elected. From the first woman pilot to the first female judges, many Turkish women made history, thriving to leave an enduring legacy for future generations. Click through to see the most influential Turkish women, as compiled by İnci Hazal Özcan:

Israeli runner wins gold medal at European Athletics Championships   12%

Lona Chemtai Salpeter, 29, is the first woman from Israel to win a gold medal in the European competition, running the second-best time in the world

India bag gold in World Archery Youth Championships  

India clinched a gold medal in the compound junior mixed team event of the World Archery Youth Championships on Saturday.

Whos Laughing Now?   50%

Casey Rand writes a humorous list of rhetorical questions for the end of the world.

Startled by Manhattan Beach's emoji house? Let me tell you about spite houses and my lunch in Sarajevo   20%

The emojis and pink paint on this Manhattan Beach home have caused a stir. Whether or not you see spite here, all the world seems to love a story about neighbors at odds

Get glowing... inside out  

The world of mindful beauty is all about meditative manicures, energy facials and more – beauty treatments that can prevent burnout or breakdown

NHL star Evgeny Kuznetsov tests positive for cocaine   11%

Washington Capitals centre Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russian national team for four years.

Give Me Liberty Review: A Wild Ride With a Virtuoso of Chaos   -6%

In this jolt of a movie, a driver and a passenger hurtle through Milwaukee together, finding each other as they open up a world.

Israeli men and women aim for long-eluded medals in Panama   15%

In the flag football world championship, the Israeli women’s squad hopes to build on European success

Nigeria: Nwora to Release 12 Man World Cup List On August 27   -5%

[Daily Trust] The Head Coach of D'Tigers Alex Nwora has revealed that the final 12 man list for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China will be released after their Peak Invitational campaign on the 27th before their first game against Russia on Saturday, 31st of August.

A wake-up call for human rights   10%

The world is going to pot, and the human rights movement is largely to blame.

The burden of representing Israel abroad while female   10%

Four Israeli women from very different backgrounds tell of their challenges serving as economic attaches around the world

How 12-year-old kids handle newfound celebrity status at Little League World Series  

Between the TV cameras, autograph hounds and even parents, everyone wants the attention of the kids at the Little League World Series.

19-year-old Israeli Paralympic swimmer sets world record   -8%

Mark Malyar, who has cerebral palsy, sets world record for 1,500 meters swimming in the Wingate open competition, improving previous record by almost 23 seconds

G7 countries fuel global inequality more than they fight to reduce it Oxfam to RT  

The Group of Seven, comprising some of the world’s richest nations, has pledged to fight global inequality but, often times does the opposite, only exacerbating the problem, international charity Oxfam told RT.
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Best new bots: Exhibitors unveil next-gen robots that can swim, fly & perform brain surgery   70%

The largest robot convention in the world has got underway in China and this year the bots are more impressive and advanced than ever before.
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Where the Titanic Shipwreck Rests, New Photos Reveal Extensive Decay   33%

A recent visit to the world’s most famous shipwreck found it “being consumed by the ocean and returned to its elemental state.”

Amazon's 'Carnival Row' mixes crime thriller, love story, fantasy   5% Inc's next original series will take viewers to "Carnival Row," a lavish Victorian-era fantasy world where mythical creatures are forced from their homeland and must live uneasily alongside humans.

USWNT breaks off mediation talks in equal pay dispute with U.S. Soccer Federation  

World Cup champions pivot to a likely jury trial to resolve gender discrimination lawsuit.

The Brexit Power Ranking: All the Celebrities We've Lost to Leave   37%

An exciting week to watch the world burn!

Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde result: Russian survives scare to land sickening 11th round knockout   40%

The WBO world light heavyweight champion appeared close to being stopped in the eighth, but rallied to stop the gutsy Brit

The Fortnite coach who helped create teenage millionaires   -50%

Hugh Gilmour failed to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup, so has turned to coaching instead.

Africa: Water Pollution an 'Invisible Threat' to Global Goals, Economists Warn  

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -Water pollution threatens nearly all the globally agreed development goals to end environmental destruction, poverty and suffering by 2030, economists warned in a report on Tuesday, citing the largest-ever database on the world's water quality.

Israeli gymnast wins second consecutive silver in European Championships   16%

21-year-old Artem Dolgopyat, who won the floor exercise challenge in the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series last years, has his eyes on the Tokyo Olympics

Long-distance runner Selamawit Bayoulgn receives Israeli citizenship   12%

Ethiopian-born Bayoulgn is married to Israeli marathon record holder Marhu Teferi and could qualify for the World Championships as soon as next week

France trounce Scotland in Rugby World Cup warm-up   12%

Veteran full-back Maxime Medard scored twice as France hammered Scotland 32-3 in their first Rugby World Cup warm-up Test.

Scientists Attempt Controversial Experiment To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR   26%

NPR visited the only lab in the world known to be trying to use the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify the DNA in human sperm. If successful, it could be used to prevent genetic disorders.

Australia end United States' 78-game basketball winning streak   25%

United States suffer their first loss in 13 years after a shock defeat by Australia in a World Cup warm-up in Melbourne on Saturday.