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Op-Ed: Knockout win by Pacquiao over Bradley could lead to more fights

Despite Manny Pacquiao's loss to Floyd Mayweather last May, the Filipino boxing superstar remains popular and still command a guaranteed $20 million purse from his promoter Bob Arum.

Ready to return? Boko Haram displaced reluctant to go home

Maiduguri - Bitrus Yakubu has an uplifting story about how he was reunited with his pregnant wife weeks after they were separated fleeing from Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. His wife, Maryam, then gave birth to twins Grace and Sidi seven months ago.

Op-Ed: MLB Free agent profile: SS Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond entered the offseason as the top free agent shortstop on the market. To the surprise of many, he still remains unsigned despite so many teams that finished the season with a need for the position.

Swaziland plans to relocate 18 elephants to American zoos

Swaziland is planning to transfer 18 wild elephants in a Boeing 747 plane to United States in order to relocate them to three American zoos. In exchange, the zoos will be contributing $450,000 to a wildlife conservation trust in Swaziland for rhinos.

Tamil Nadu meteorite death could be first in 200 years

Tamil Nadu scientists are now investigating the death of a man in Vellore, declared to have been killed by a falling meteorite.

Moscow slams UN chief for Syria comments

Moscow - The Russian foreign ministry on Monday criticised UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over his claim that Russian air strikes in Syria had undermined last week's peace talks to end the country's five-year war.

Review: Adele impersonator Lisa Martin back with When We Were Young video Special

Adele impersonator Lisa Martin, best known from the "Adele at the BBC" special, is back with her newest cover for "When We Were Young."

David Bowie's wife of 24 years breaks month-long silence

Iman, Somali supermodel and David Bowie's wife of 24 years, broke her almost month-long silence on February 8, to thank fans for their support after Bowie's death. "Love & gratitude,” she posted on Instagram.

Fear of Zika virus could keep U.S. athletes away from Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has told sports bodies that athletes with health concerns should consider staying away from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.

Leopard injures five at Indian school

Bangalore - A male leopard which strayed into a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore injured five people during an hours-long attempt to catch the beast, a wildlife official said.

Donald Trump says he would torture much worse than waterboarding

Manchester - Republican presidential hopefuls attempted to one-up each other on war and torture during Saturday night's New Hampshire debate, with frontrunner Donald Trump promising to "bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding."

Rescuers race for Taiwan quake victims as 'golden window' closes

Tainan - Rescuers deployed heavy machinery Tuesday in a renewed effort to locate more than 100 people trapped in the rubble of a Taiwan apartment complex felled by an earthquake as the 72-hour "golden window" for finding survivors passed.

EU reluctance sinking refugee relocation plan

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's flagship plan to stem Europe's migration crisis by redistributing refugees around the bloc risks crumbling as EU states balk at sharing the burden, diplomats, officials and experts have told AFP.

Review: We can’t get enough 'Jason Bourne' — Trailer

Known for his nice guy good looks and emotionally driven dramatic projects, Matt Damon is back in the role that made him an action bad boy. Let’s go one more round with ‘Jason Bourne.’

Breadbasket of Africa is empty as severe drought continues

Surrounded by diamond fields, villagers in Eastern Zimbabwe are starving as their world turns to red dust. They are not alone in their desperation, as the country continues to suffer under the ravages of the worst El Nino in nearly two decades.

Affordable Care Act forcing Americans to skip healthcare

Washington - Five years after the Obama administration signed its highly partisan and controversial Affordable Care Act into law, experts say it isn't affordable for the average working American.

N. Korea rocket appears to have longer range: Seoul

Seoul - The rocket launched by North Korea at the weekend seemed more powerful than its 2012 predecessor, but Pyongyang still lacks the expertise to transform it into a ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland, South Korean officials said Tuesday....

Police: Dog starved by owner continues to slowly improve Special

Pittsburgh - A three-year-old Pitt Bull mix that was being starved by her owner and who was rescued by a Pittsburgh police officer along with a humane society officer, is making slow progress in her recovery, according to one of the officers involved in the case.

Op-Ed: Members of HoR meet in Tobruk to vote on GNA today

Tobruk - Six more members of the internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR) in Libya who have been boycotting sessions arrived in Tobruk to participate in the upcoming vote on the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).

Facebook's plan to give free Internet to the poor banned in India

Facebook's Free Basics program, a plan to give people in developing countries free access to the Internet, has been banned in India amid concerns that it violates net neutrality regulations. Facebook has come under fire for prioritizing content types.
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