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Denver ballot measures 301 and 302: Voters favor open space over development at Park Hill golf course

Denver voters appear poised to keep the 155-acre former Park Hill Golf Club property as a green space, at least for now, unofficial election results released Tuesday night show. Initiated Ordinance 301 was passing with roughly 63.2% of the vote according to preliminary results released shortly after 7 p.m. That number is based on 64,866 […]

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‘They kill us and we are helping them’: Ethiopia’s increasingly nasty civil conflict

We could see a seemingly endless line of trucks as we headed down the highway in northern Ethiopia. As their contents drew closer we knew the battle ground was shifting in this country’s increasingly nasty civil conflict. There were thousands of troops perched on the back, clutching automatic weapons while fighting to stay upright. They […]

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Denver weather: Mild and dry weekend

Denver will experience another mild day Friday before the weather begins to change. According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, Denver will reach 78 degrees under mostly cloudy skies on Friday. Winds will build to 15 mph gusts as a storm system tracks across the west. Scattered showers and some high-altitude snow should impact […]

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Universal Credit: Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey ‘entirely happy’ with scrapping of £20 per week uplift

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey has told Sky News she is “entirely happy” with a £20 per week cut to Universal Credit, despite calls from senior Conservatives to keep the benefits uplift. Ms Coffey described the £20 per week boost to benefits, which is due to end from next month, as a “temporary stop-gap” […]

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Afghanistan: Male and female students segregated by curtain as university studies resume

University studies in Afghanistan have resumed, with male and female students seen segregated by a curtain down the middle of a classroom. Pictures of a Kabul university show men and women sat on opposite sides of the room, with a barrier between them. The images are reportedly from a class at Ibn-e-Sina University. Afghanistan live […]

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Scotland: SNP and Scottish Greens’ power-sharing agreement is ‘groundbreaking’, Nicola Sturgeon says

Nicola Sturgeon has described a new power-sharing agreement between the SNP and the Scottish Greens as “groundbreaking”. Announcing the new pact during a news briefing at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland’s first minister said the move would help to create “a greener, fairer, independent Scotland”. It will see the Greens move into government for the […]

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Power struggles and protests: What went wrong in Hong Kong?

In 1997, Britain handed over Hong Kong to China in a grand ceremony marking the peaceful transfer of power. Hong Kong was promised its own system of government for 50 years but already, less than halfway through that period, China is exerting its power – responding to protests with crackdowns and a draconian new security […]

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COVID-19: Australia and New Zealand withdraw from Rugby League World Cup in England over coronavirus concerns

Australia and New Zealand will not compete in the Rugby League World Cup at the end of the year due to coronavirus concerns. The tournament is set to be held in England between 23 October and 27 November. The news will come as a blow for organisers who thought they had fended off fears from […]

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Tokyo 2020: Virtual cheers and piped-in stadium noise – five ways fans will be involved in the Games

We’ve known for two weeks now that the Tokyo Olympics will be almost entirely played out with no fans inside the venues. Now the organisers have revealed the innovative solutions that might bring some atmosphere into empty stadiums and allow fans around the world to connect with the athletes taking part. 1. Virtual Cheers A […]

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Germany and Belgium floods: At least 44 dead and more than 70 missing after heavy rain

At least 44 people have died and more than 70 are missing after record rainfall triggered severe floods in western Germany and neighbouring Belgium. Forty-two of the fatalities were in Germany, with Chancellor Angela Merkel calling the situation a “catastrophe” as she expressed solidarity with those affected by the flooding. The dead including 18 in […]