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Floyd Mayweather celebrates with Cristiano Ronaldo as Juventus win Supercoppa Italiana

Ozmic World News ® - 3 hours 45 min ago

Preview Pound-for-pound boxing great Floyd Mayweather was in Jeddah to watch the Supercoppa Italiana as Juventus took on AC Milan in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday night.
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Cache of guns & knives seized as German police target suspected KKK-offshoot

Ozmic World News ® - 3 hours 51 min ago

Preview German law enforcement has conducted a nation-wide operation against a far-right group, seizing weapons and Nazi-themed memorabilia from its members. Around 40 people are under investigation, police confirmed.
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‘As if they were invented’: Netflix slammed for using real disaster footage in dramas

Ozmic World News ® - 3 hours 52 min ago

Preview Netflix is facing fire for its decision to include real life footage of a deadly Canadian rail disaster in two of its entertainment shows.
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Powerful blast at Russian chemical plant caught on VIDEO

Ozmic World News ® - 3 hours 53 min ago

Preview A powerful explosion has rocked a chemical plant near St. Petersburg. The blast leveled the two-story building and injured five workers.
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Russia’s trade surplus poised to smash pre-sanction record — reports

Ozmic World News ® - 3 hours 58 min ago

Preview Russia is on track to break its own record trade surplus that had been reached in 2011, two years before the US and its Western allies imposed economic sanctions on the country, reports French business daily Les Échos.
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Traffic twerk: Dancing girls create a stir atop moving car on highway (VIDEOS)

Ozmic World News ® - 4 hours 3 min ago

Preview Missouri commuters expecting the same old rush hour grind were shocked to see two girls twerking wildly on a passing SUV. Footage of the bizarre – and ill-advised – scene has gone viral.
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Bernardo Bader

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Bernardo Bader
Rickenbach development . Wolfurt Bernardo Bader Architekten . Andreas Geser (landscape) . + competitionline Winning competition entry. _ Der angestrebte Wandel vom Industriestandort (ehemaliges Werk der Firma Doppelmayr) zu einem hochwertigen Wohn- und Lebensraum erfordert eine gekonnte Verwebung von historisch bedeutenden Gebäuden und den hochwertigen Neubauten. Die neu geschaffene bauliche Dichte und die atmosphärische Kernzone … Continue reading Bernardo Bader

Courdimanche Playground by Espace Libre

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At the gates of the Vexin Espace Libre: The town of Courdimanche is situated at the outskirts of Cergy, taking advantage of a peri-urban setting, close to the large landscape of the Vexin plateau. The town is currently split between its historical core, built on a promontory in an atypical architectural style, and the Sainte […]

‘An utter disgrace’: NYT accused of using Nairobi attack victims as clickbait

Ozmic World News ® - 4 hours 12 min ago

Preview The New York Times has been excoriated online for its decision to publish highly-graphic images of victims of the Nairobi terrorist attack, with many accusing ‘the paper of record’ of hypocrisy, double standards and even racism.
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Photos: Bongo returns to Morocco after one-day Gabon visit

Ozmic World News ® - 4 hours 54 min ago

Having inaugurated a new government led by prime minister Julien Nkoghe Bekale, Gabon’s president Ali Bongo made his way back to Morocco on Wednesday, to continue his recuperation, a source told AFP.

“He returned to Rabat to resume his rehabilitation,” a source in his entourage told AFP.

Bongo, who has been abroad for months, recovering from a stroke, spent one day in Libreville where he swore in 38 ministers of a new government.

The ceremony at the beachside presidential palace in Libreville on Tuesday was closed to the press and public.

His return had temporarily ended an absence that saw an attempted coup by renegade soldiers.

ALSO READ: Africa’s Acting Presidents: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Gabon

The oil-rich West African state has been without an effective government for months since Bongo, 59, suffered the stroke in October 2018 during a visit to Saudi Arabia.

After initial treatment at a hospital in Riyadh, Bongo was transferred to Morocco.

His return came just over a week after a small group of renegade soldiers briefly tried to stage a coup before it was quashed by security forces, who arrested the leader and killed two others.

ALSO READ: The Bongo dynasty, leading Gabon for over five decades

Russian MiG-31 jets ‘fight’ in stratosphere at supersonic speeds (VIDEO)

Ozmic World News ® - 4 hours 55 min ago

Preview A pair of Russian MiG-31 fighter jets engaged in a very high-speed chase – supersonic, actually – to intercept an “intruder” violating airspace, a newly released video of stratosphere drills shows.
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United States considers hitting Venezuela with oil embargo

Ozmic World News ® - 5 hours 42 sec ago

Preview The White House National Security Council has told some US refiners that sanctions on Venezuelan crude exports are under consideration, S&P Global Platts reported, citing sources familiar with the issue.
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Violence affecting tourism in Kenya, Zimbabwe [Travel]

Ozmic World News ® - 5 hours 56 sec ago

Violence affecting tourism in Kenya, Zimbabwe

Kenya and Zimbabwe two beautiful countries. – now marked by violence.

Kenya is a country in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands and lets not forget Mount Kilimanjaro. All of this overshadowed by gunmen who attacked a compound in the Westlands district of Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, killing at least 21 people. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack.

Then, we head to Zimbabwe. The travel publisher Lonely Planet ranked Zimbabwe as third in their “Best in Travel” 2019 edition. However, they might have to change that selection considering the recent deadly protests over economic hardship and a sharp increase in the price of fuel. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe , the country’s largest mobile operator, said on Wednesday its internet services had been cut off following an order from the government.

So would you still travel to a country synonymous with violence or without internet connection?

Well, I recently spoke to experts from both countries who say its still a good time to a visit.

Kenyan journalist Timothy Simwa explains why you can still visit Kenya

Despite price hikes, the violence and internet shutdown, Zimbabwean journalist Sean Chiwawa says Zimbabwe is still a good country for travellers..

Lets discuss further on Twitter and Facebook @NyashaKMutizwa

Russia looks to build ‘LNG Island’ to supply booming Asian market

Ozmic World News ® - 5 hours 5 min ago

Preview Russia’s largest LNG (liquefied natural gas) producer is looking to boost supply to the fast growing Asian markets by upgrading its facilities in the Far East.
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Here's a recap of Zimbabwe's 3 days of deadly protests

Ozmic World News ® - 5 hours 17 min ago

Hardly six months after president Emmerson Mnangagwa was elected in a disputed election, promising to revive the economy and break with the Mugabe era, a national strike this week has further dented the hopes of Zimbabweans.

Dollar shortages are battering the economy, rocketing inflation is destroying the value of citizens’ savings and the government is reacting forcefully to crush dissent.

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) on Sunday called for a three-day national stayaway and shutdown campaign, urging citizens to shun schools, banks and their businesses from Monday to Wednesday.

ZCTU capitalised on the anger and frustration that followed Mnangagwa’s announcement that fuel prices would be more than doubled to tackle a shortfall caused by increased demand and “rampant” illegal trading.

Mnangagwa ‘deeply saddened’ by protests

After three days of an often violent crackdown by the police on protesting Zimbabweans, Mnangagwa addressed the nation through his Facebook page.

“Resolving Zimbabwe’s economic challenges is a monumental task, and while it may not always feel that way, we are moving in the right direction,” said Mnangagwa, who is on a business trip in Eastern Europe.

‘‘Over the past two days, as I have been in Russia working on economic agreements that will give our economy a much needed boost, I have been deeply saddened by events in our beloved homeland.’‘

These protests, coming only five months after six people were killed in post-election demonstrations last August, pose a challenge for Mnangagwa who is till struggling to demonstrate reform in the government and ruling ZANU-PF party, after he replaced long-time leader Robert Mugabe following a coup in November 2017.

The protests in numbers

3 days of a national strike (ZCTU)
3 people died during protests (Police)
600 people arrested (State broadcaster ZBC)
172 people treated for injuries (Human rights doctors, ZADHR)
68 treated for gunshot wounds (ZADHR)

The crackdown on protesters comes comes nearly a month after a commission of inquiry found that the military used ‘disproportionate and unjustified’ force to quell post-election protests.

Huge gas explosions rocks university in Lyon, France (VIDEOS)

Ozmic World News ® - 5 hours 58 min ago

Preview Several gas explosions rocked a university science library in eastern France as a massive construction fire broke out on its roof. Three people received minor injuries and students and staff were evacuated from campus buildings.
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