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Bodies of Malaysia Airlines crash victims bound for Netherlands

The first bodies of victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be flown to the Netherlands Wednesday for formal identification and forensic examination, six days after the Boeing 777 fell out of the sky and into a field in eastern Ukraine, near the border with Russia. Ukraine Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman told the Associated Press that ...

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How to integrate successfully in Germany

Thinking about moving to Germany? Give yourself every opportunity to fit in rapidly and successfully by using the following hints and tips. It is no big secret: if you want to fit in, you need to master the local language. If your German skills are lacking, it is necessary to devote time to learning. Accept the idea that you are ...

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About 100 aboard crashed Malaysia jet were AIDS workers

MELBOURNE As many as 100 of those killed on a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in Ukraine were delegates heading to Australia for a global AIDS conference, unconfirmed reports said Friday. The Australian broadsheet and the Sydney Morning Herald both said that more than one-third of the nearly 300 who died were AIDS researchers, health workers and activists en route ...

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Mugabe censures Zimbabwean exiles

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has chided his countrymen who sought asylum in Britain, saying they were given money to turn their backs on the country. The 90-year-old leader claimed the British Government had appealed to him to help repatriate Zimbabweans whose asylum claims were rejected. He told mourners at the burial of a top army commander on Thursday that the ...

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Aldi supermarkets’ billionaire co-founder Karl Albrecht dies

Karl Albrecht, the co-founder of discount supermarket chain Aldi and Germany’s richest man, has died at 94. Karl and his brother Theo started Aldi – which has almost 10,000 stores across Europe. Karl, who was the 35th wealthiest person in the world with an estimated fortune of $21bn (£12.3bn), died last Wednesday but the company delayed releasing news of his ...

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Juliana Kanyamozi’s son dies in Nairobi

Ugandan musician Juliana Kanyomozi has lost her only son Keron, aged 11. Keron, who was being treated at Nairobi’s Aga Khan Hospital, succumbed to multiple-organ failure earlier on Sunday. Fenon Records, to which Juliana Kanyomozi is signed, was first to break the news. “Juliana’s only son Keron just passed away at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi. Our prayers go out ...

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Four Germans among Malaysia plane dead

photos: REUTERS

UPDATE: Four Germans were among the 298 passengers and crew members killed on Thursday when a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into pro-Russian separatist territory in eastern Ukraine, believed to be shot down. Germany has called on Russia to help de-escalate the crisis. Germany has called on Russia to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine after a Boeing 777, travelling from Amsterdam ...

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Team Spirit Leads Germany to 1-0 World Cup Win

Sunday’s German World Cup win was no fluke, but a hard-won victory and a triumph of team spirit, best embodied by the indelible image of Bastian Schweinsteiger’s bloody facial wound. Again and again the words “Unbelievable! A dream!” were uttered on Sunday night after Germany scored a 1:0 victory over Argentina in its fourth-ever World Cup victory at Maracanã Stadium ...

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