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Confederation Cup: Cameroon, Russia, others crash out


African Champion, Cameroon, has crashed out of the current FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia, with a 1-3 loss to World Champion, Germany in the last Group A match. Timo Werner got a brace and Kerem Denirbay got the first, while Vincent Aboubakar got the consolation goal for the Cameroonians. In the last match played simultaneously, Chile and Australia played out ...

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Russia forum elicits interest in New Urban Agenda


A two-day international conference recently held in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg highlighted the importance of public space for wellbeing in cities. “Public space as a place for dialogue: Promoting the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Russia and the CIS region” was organised by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, United Nations ...

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Europa League: Hostility awaits Man Utd in Russia


Manchester United fans face the daunting prospect of meeting violent hooligans that target English fans, should they travel to Russia to see the Rostov game in the Europa League. Reports have it that the Russia’s Hooligan Army (fans) in Rostov-on-Don always brag about confrontation as a way of life. It is on record that Russian fans deliberately targeted fans from ...

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Radio signal spurs talk of alien life

radio telescope

A “strong signal” detected by a radio telescope in Russia that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life has stirred interest among the scientific community. “No one is claiming that this is the work of an extraterrestrial civilisation, but it is certainly worth further study,” said Paul Gilster, author of the Centauri Dreams website which covers peer-reviewed research ...

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Group flays Nigeria-Russia nuclear agreement

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has criticised the Nigerian government’s agreement with Russia’s ROSATOM to build four nuclear power plants in the country. The group is concerned with inherent dangers of the project, adding that it is uncalled for at a time most civilised nations are exploring safe renewables. A statement from the Communications Department of ...

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Three Persian leopards released to boost Russian population


The cats’ return to Caucasus is expected to lay a foundation for new Persian leopard population in Russia. The Persian leopard population declined drastically throughout the 20th century due to poaching and habitat loss. Three Persian leopards were on Saturday July 13,2016 released into Russia’s Caucasus (Kavkazsky) State Nature Biosphere Reserve. The event has been described as a remarkable step ...

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Between the BRICSs and the MINTs

MINT is a neologism referring to the economies of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey. The term was originally coined by Fidelity, a Boston-based asset management firm, and was popularised by Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs, who predicted that the MINT countries that would be the world’s economic giants in the next decade. These four countries are also on the Next Eleven countries list. Before coming up with MINT, O’Neill, in 2001, had predicted the rise ...

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BRICS and sustainable development worries

When Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, Vladmir Putin of Russia, Manmohan Singh of India, Xi Jinping of China and Jacob Zuma of South Africa met recently under the aegis of BRICS in the South African coastal city of Durban, the leaders explored the creation of a development bank, in follow up from the previous summit. The last summit was the fifth ...

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