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eSwatini votes but the king holds absolute power

Mbabane - The tiny African kingdom of eSwatini, ruled by an absolute monarch, voted Friday in polls that critics call a sham but supporters say are a unique blend of tradition and politics.

Review: Jeannie Seely honors Dottie West with 'Here Comes My Baby' Special

On September 20, veteran country star Jeannie Seely, also known as "Miss Country Soul," honored the late Dottie West at the historic Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium.

Bitcoin moves sideways then briefly breaches $6,500 mark

Bitcoin managed to trade sideways most of the day but then dipped and ran up over $6,500 briefly before the close. At the close today UTC time it was just below that mark.

Review: Harriet Stubbs releases glorious breakthrough classical album Special

On September 14, acclaimed musician Harriet Stubbs released her breakthrough album, "Heaven and Hell: The Doors Of Perception."

Yemeni children brave new school year as war rages on

Sanaa - The walls are crumbling, the windows shattered, and the boys sit three to a desk. But by being enrolled in classes at all, the pupils are among the luckiest children in war-torn Yemen.

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

New Delhi - The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

China, Russia warn US of consequences over sanctions

Moscow - Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington's new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face consequences.

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Montr - Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.

Review: Sister Sadie refreshing on bluegrass song 'No Smoky Mountains' Special

Bluegrass group Sister Sadie released their new music video for "No Smoky Mountains" on September 20, via Pinecastle Records.

Mineral weathering and permafrost carbon dioxide release

Alberta - The amount of carbon dioxide released from thawing permafrost might be greater than previously thought because of a process called mineral weathering, according to a new study by University of Alberta ecologists.

Afghan journalists dying in record numbers to report the war

Kabul - Moments after Afghan journalist Samim Faramarz wrapped up his live report on the latest suicide attack in Kabul, a car bomb exploded just metres away, killing him and his cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi.

Maldives leader looks to tighten grip as opposition muzzled

Colombo - Maldives strongman Abdulla Yameen seeks a second term as president Sunday in a tourist paradise that has become a battleground for influence between regional giants India and China, and a source of global alarm over political oppression and a muzzling ...

Nearly half of all cellphone calls will be scam calls by 2019

Next year, almost half of all calls to cell phones will not be business calls or check-ins from loved ones, but scam calls. That grim forecast is according to First Orion, a company that makes caller ID and call-blocking software.

A pair of tiny hopping rovers are about to land on an asteroid

Japan's space agency (JAXA) is preparing to deploy two robotic explorers to the surface of an asteroid. On Friday, the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will dispatch a pair of "rovers" to the 1kilometer-wide space rock known as Ryugu.

Lithuanian Soviet, Nazi victims await pope's 'never again'

Vilnius - Thirty-five years ago, Father Sigitas Tamkevicius was detained and repeatedly interrogated at a KGB prison for protesting Soviet religious discrimination.

Why major firms need to engage with Generation Z

As with other industries offering highly paid executive roles, the top companies need to present itself in a way so it appeals to the next generation of business leaders. A new report provides a road-map.

Brazilian dark horse says God wants him to be president

Rio De Janeiro - One of the media darlings of Brazil's eccentric presidential race is a buff, bible-thumping reserve fireman who barely registers in the polls and insists God wants him to win.

Coincapital opens Toronto Stock Exchange

Toronto - Coinsquare has announced the launch of a new subsidiary called Coincapital and registration of Coincapital by the Ontario Securities Commission. The launch has been marked by Coinsquare representatives ringing the bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Regional 'burqa ban' up for vote in Switzerland

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will vote Sunday on whether to introduce a regional "burqa ban", a controversial law that would prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.The ballot in northeastern St.

Tilray stock rise — 'No basis in reality for these valuations'

Nanaimo - After Canadian cannabis company Tilray announced on Tuesday the company had gotten approval to export a cannabis pill to California for a clinical trial, Wall Street went crazy - forcing Nasdaq to shut down trading in the company five times.
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