Editor’s Note

Usain Bolt’s mom: ‘I hope he’ll settle down and get married’

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG If the world’s fastest man is focused on coming away from the Olympic Games with an unprecedented “Triple-Triple” of gold medals, Usain Bolt’s mother also has an eye on the future. “I would hope he’ll settle down, get married and start his family,” Jennifer Bolt told CNN’s Don Riddell as she talked about the hopes she ...

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The face of the Olympics will never look the same

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Simone: That’s a name many Olympic viewers will never forget. Simone Manuel, a 20-year-old black female swimmer, and Simone Biles, a 19-year-old black female gymnast, dominated in two sports in which most US competitors are white. They have been making history — and here’s how. Swimming, gymnastics and race As recreational swimming became increasingly popular across ...

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Here’s how ISIS was really founded

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Plenty has been said about Donald Trump calling President Barack Obama the “founder of ISIS.” The GOP presidential candidate added to the conversation himself on Friday, tweeting that he wasbeing sarcastic when he made the remarks. A day earlier, he told a radio host that Obama deserves blame for the Muslim terror group’s rise because of ...

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ubilation in Syria’s Manbij as ISIS loses control of key city

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Manbij residents finally freed from the stranglehold of ISIS occupation celebrated in the streets Saturday, cutting off beards, burning niqabs and smoking cigarettes, things they weren’t allowed to do during the terror group’s two-year rule over the city. Jubilation broke out in many neighbourhoods after ISIS militants lost control of Manbij to U.S.-backed rebels, and the ...

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The porn star who went to Iran for a nose job

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Iranians are struggling to understand how a well-known British porn star was allowed into their country for cosmetic surgery on her nose. Candy Charms’ visit became public knowledge only after she had returned home from Iran, and posted the above picture on her Instagram account. The photo shows her wearing a black headscarf which complies with ...

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Brazil plastic surgery maestro Ivo Pitanguy dies at 90

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Celebrated Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy has died at the age of 90, a day after passing the Olympic torch for the Rio Games. He died of a heart attack at home in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, a spokeswoman said. On Friday, he had held the torch in the Rio neighbourhood of Gavea, on the ...

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South Sudan: What is the fighting about?

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG More than a million people have fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out in December between government and rebel forces. President Salva Kiir says it was a coup attempt, blaming soldiers loyal to former Vice-President Riek Machar for the trouble, but Mr Machar denies this.Where is South Sudan? South Sudan is the world’s ...

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WHERE ARE WE HEADING WITH OUR WORLD?

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG When confusion and misinformation get together in the dark, paranoia is born. Fears of war, violence, and oppression fester and grow in the minds of the populace pushing everything but a misguided assurance of certain doom into the shadows. Out of this cramped and huddled mindset we get the bastardized half-brother of critical thinking: conspiracy theories. ...

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ISIS MILITANTS , THE LACK OF SELFE- COTROL AND DISCIPLINE

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Two years ago, the so called ISIS militants in Iraq launched a vicious attack on Yazidi ethnic minority who practice faith other than the Islam. The terrorist group went wild in executing any man on their way, abducting young women, rapped them, and taken many as slaves. Their houses were looted and burned down. Older people ...

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  YESTERDAY FRIENDS ARE TODAY WORSE FOES

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG It is true that your best friend could be your worse enemy and your worse enemy your best friend. Having said that, this world is full of all sorts of wonders that make us pause and speechless for what is happening on American political arena. Who could imagine one day that there would a war of ...

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