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Kenya to open Africa’s first underwater museum

Kenya is on the brink of building Africa’s first underwater museum, which will be dedicated to studying marine life and shipwrecks. Designs of the proposed museum, which is expected to be open in 2014, have already begun with the help of US architects and a budget for construction costs is…

Fears rise as Latin America’s largest trash dump closes

On a mountain of trash, a man takes a quick break in a sliver of shade before resuming his sorting work in Latin America’s largestgarbage dump hugging Rio’s famed Guanabara Bay. But soon, he’ll have to look for a new job. Ahead of the Rio+20 United Nations sustainable developmentsummit next month, which will…

Europe stocks and euro firm on Greek vote prospects

European stock markets mostly rose on Monday after opinion pollsindicated a victory for pro-austerity conservatives in Greece’s upcoming general election, but Madrid fell on Spain’s bank strains. The European single currency meanwhile jumped to $1.2574 from $1.2515 late in New York on Friday, when it briefly hit a 22-month low point of $1.2496…

San Franciscans celebrate anniversary of Golden Gate Bridge

Tens of thousand of people came to San Francisco’s waterfront to mark the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, the distinctive orange vermilion structure that attracts some 10 million visitors each year. The city hosted a massive celebration complete with music, dance vintage cars and motorcycles, as well as a fireworks display showcasing…

‘Rolling Thunder’ event features biker vets invading Washington

They may no longer be in uniform, but nearly all of them are sporting the same thing — leather vests covered with multicolored military patches. Who are they? Tens of thousands of US veterans, many of whom fought in Vietnam, and supporters who take part in Rolling Thunder, an annual motorcycle rally…

Report: New evidence of Iran assassination plots

Investigators working in four countries have amassed new evidence linking attempts to assassinate officials and businessmen to either Iran-backed Hezbollah or Iran-based operatives, The Washington Post reported Monday. Citing unnamed US and Middle Eastern security officials, the newspaper said the evidence included phone records, forensic tests, coordinated travel arrangements and even cellphone SIM cards purchased…

World’s richest woman increases stake in media firm

The world’s richest woman Gina Rinehart has increased her stake in Australian media group Fairfax, the company said Monday, as she lashed out at the chairman after being denied a board seat. Rinehart, who has a fortune of Aus$29.17 billion (US$28.48 billion) according to an annual index by Business Review Weekly, increased her holding…

Japan’s runaway penguin suffering from pink eye

A plucky penguin that was recaptured last week after nearly three months at large in the polluted waters of Tokyo Bay hasconjunctivitis, an aquarium official said Monday. The Humboldt penguin, one of 135 kept at Tokyo Sea Life Park, was taken back into captivity after 82 days of freedom following a breakout that made…

Tropical Storm Beryl heads to southeast U.S. coast

Tropical Storm Beryl hit the southeastern US coast at near-hurricane strength early Monday, toppling trees and downing power lines as it cast a shadow over the first big beach weekend of the summer. At 0900 GMT, Beryl’s center was located inland about 20 miles (300 kilometers) west of Jacksonville, Florida, the Miami-basedNational…

High youth unemployment threatens Africa’s economic growth

Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world after escaping the worst of the global financial crisis – but the phenomenon of jobless growth combined with the world’s youngest population threatens progress, according to the African Economic Outlook (AEO). With the number of youths in Africa set…

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