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Source: DW

Raffles bicentennial stokes debate in Singapore over colonization legacy

Monday 19:04 GMT

Singapore has been organizing a series of events marking the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Stamford Raffles on the island.

The white polymarble statue of the British statesman Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles (main picture) stands tall on the banks of the Singapore river. But not everyone is happy to see a British colonizer being remembered with such fondness.

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Source: DW

Leipzig Book Fair: Spotlight on 4 contemporary Czech novels

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

The former Czech President Vaclav Klaus publicly scolded Topol for the novel, for its "arrogance" and "distance" from the Czech people.

Tuckova was able to speak with some survivors, who she says let her see Czech history from an entirely different historical point of view and discover how an unspoken "blind spot" exists in Czech education. The expulsions were particularly brutal in Brno, where a death march towards the Austrian border saw between 2,000 to 5,000 people die.

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Source: Fox News

Biggest lottery jackpots in US history

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

The jackpot, which has now climbed to a whopping $550 million, has officially made the list as the tenth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history and the seventh in Powerball history.

Jonathan Rikoon, a New-York based partner at Loeb & Loeb who specializes in trusts and estates, says that one of your first moves should be to stop, think and plan. While your odds of winning the grand prize are slim — with a one in 292,201,338 shot, you never know what could happen.

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Source: Global News

Blind runner and his guide dogs make history by finishing New York City half marathon

Tuesday 17:14 GMT

A blind runner and his three guide dogs made history on Sunday by completing the 2019 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon without the assistance of another runner.

Thomas Panek, president and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, was the first-ever blind runner to complete the race while being led by a relay of three guide dogs. The Labrador retrievers, Waffle, Westley and Gus, took turns guiding the 48-year-old towards the finish line, a feat the human-canine team completed in just under two-and-a-half hours.

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