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Source: The Guradian

UN lambasted after naming Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador

Today 04:16 GMT

The United Nations faced criticism on Friday after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador” to promote health causes, despite the country’s dire health crisis under his rule.

Mugabe, 93, was in Uruguay for the announcement by WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who said he was “honoured to announce that President Mugabe has agreed to serve as a goodwill ambassador on NCDs for Africa.” Tedros hailed Zimbabwe as “a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of its policies to provide health care to all”.

Source: The Guradian

Ultrarunner Zach Miller: ‘I love digging in the pain cave’

Today 04:16 GMT

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After graduating from college, where he ran track and cross-country, he got a job working in the print shop of a cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2. Most runners would probably consider their training days over if they got a job like that, but Miller made it work.

Source: The Guradian

Khizr Khan: the patriotic American Muslim who called out Donald Trump

Today 04:16 GMT

Khizr Khan, speaking at the Democratic national convention with his wife, Ghazala, by his side, produced a copy of the constitution from his jacket pocket, held it up for all to see, and offered to lend it to the then Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Then, in December 2015, just after Trump had made his speech calling for a ban on Muslims entering the US, he was called by a journalist who asked what he thought about it.

Source: The Guradian

Brazil's LGBT pop sensation: 'I want to give them strength'

Today 04:16 GMT

Despite its permissive reputation and the wild, cross-dressing costumes seen at its street carnivals, Brazil is an increasingly dangerous country for LGBT people.

Against this backdrop of prejudice, however, the country’s latest pop sensation is an openly-gay drag queen in a flowing platinum wig whose glossy pop videos have been watched hundreds of millions of times. Pabllo Vittar, 22, has 4.9 million followers on her Instagram, enjoys the patronage of Anitta, one of Brazil’s most famous singers, and recently starred on the cover of celebrity magazine Contigo with the headline: “Who is this phenomenon?”

Source: Common Domain

Fifty years ago, these USC fans became Trojan road warriors

Today 04:16 GMT

Fifty years ago this week, Padgett and two of his USC Kappa Alpha fraternity brothers, Bob Best and Dan Scott, decided that a trip to see the Trojans try to break a 27-year losing streak in Notre Dame Stadium was worth risking life and limb.

Ten years after the trip to South Bend, Best boarded a commercial flight and heard a familiar voice over the intercom: Rhodes, the plane’s pilot.

Source: Washington Post

Alex Ovechkin lifts Capitals past Red Wings with overtime goal

Today 04:16 GMT

Alex Ovechkin had peppered Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek with six shots through 60 minutes Friday night, each one more frustrating than the last.

After forward Tomas Tatar scored his second goal of the game to lift the Red Wings to a 3-2 lead with 7:15 remaining, the Capitals appeared to be headed for a third straight loss in regulation.

Source: New York Times

Yankees Are Undone by Altuve and Verlander as the Astros Force a Game 7

Today 04:16 GMT

The Houston Astros, riding another stellar pitching performance from Justin Verlander, an acrobatic catch from center fielder George Springer and a better-late-than-never awakening of their bats, beat the Yankees, 7-1, on Friday night to force a seventh game in the American League Championship Series.

Verlander, who threw a complete-game, 13-strikeout masterpiece in Game 2, shut out the Yankees for seven innings — thanks in part to Springer, whose leaping catch off Todd Frazier’s seventh-inning drive to the center-field wall with two runners aboard kept the Yankees at bay.

Source: Washington Post

Consulting firm managing United Medical Center ousts hospital CEO

Today 04:16 GMT

The consulting firm charged with turning around the troubled United Medical Center has told District officials it will replace the hospital’s chief executive.

One Medical says it will drop CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield insurance, catching many by surprise. GW Hospital says helipad needed to save lives, but some Foggy Bottom residents are furious

Source: The Guradian

Kea or K?k?riki Bird of the Year contest gets New Zealand in a flap

Today 01:33 GMT

“We don’t really have megafauna in New Zealand, we don’t have lions or tigers or bears, so the next best thing we’ve got is the K?k?p? and Kiwi and Kea; the poster- children of bird conservation in New Zealand.” Loss of habitat, introduced predators such as rats, stoats and possums and the increasing effects of climate change have had a “devastating” impact on New Zealand’s birds, which evolved in isolation without ground-based predators for millions of year.

Source: The Guradian

Hurricane disaster relief: all five living former US presidents to attend benefit

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Cigarette taxes are the best way to cut smoking, scaring Big Tobacco

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: CBS News

Chris Rosati, who spread happiness while battling ALS, dies at 46

Thursday 00:01 GMT
Source: NBC News

In the heart of America, K-pop thrives

Thursday 00:01 GMT
Source: New York Times

Michele Marsh, Longtime New York TV Anchor, Dies at 63

Thursday 00:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

In 'Cagney' the musical, Hollywood's tough guy tap dances

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: CBS News

Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer after all, experts say

Saturday 21:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

Today 20:00 GMT
Source: NBC News

A star for Selena will be installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame Nov. 3

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Trump's secretive voter fraud panel is keeping own members in the dark

Today 20:00 GMT
Source: New York Times

Xi Jinping Pushes China’s Global Rise Despite Friction and Fear

Today 20:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

The quickest way to cook a sweet potato dinner also might be the tastiest

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Georgia politician Betty Price asks if people with HIV can be quarantined

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: Global News

Healthy approach to Halloween being embraced by some Canadian communities

Today 20:00 GMT

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