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August 19, 2017 8:36 PM The Kennedy Center Honors: apolitical no more

For 40 years, the Kennedy Center Honors — one of Washington’s premier social events, and the most lucrative fundraiser on the arts institution’s calendar — has managed to sidestep partisan politics. Honorees have been known to grouse about the policies of the president whose hand they have to shake. But no luminary in music, film, theater, dance or television 2

August 19, 2017 9:52 AM No Grace Mugabe as SADC summit opens in Pretoria

Pretoria - Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe was not among the first spouses that arrived a few minutes ahead of the opening of the Southern African Development Community summit in Pretoria on Saturday. Several other first ladies arrived at the summit and were seated on separate seats in the front, apart from their husbands. The programme, which started 2

August 18, 2017 2:28 AM Barcelona transfer news: new stadium, Lionel Messi contract, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Coutinho

Barca fans are aghast at what has happened in the past month, with cries for the president Josep Maria Bartomeu to resign becoming a top worldwide trend this week. The club want to fix it. The question that will concern the world superpowers is ‘can they afford it’? Barcelona, undoubtedly, have been the dominant superpower of the past decade. Hoarding 1

August 15, 2017 1:56 AM The road to India's partition

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) As citizens of India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of their independence in August, they will also remember 1947 as the momentous year of their simultaneous birth. That year, the British quit their “jewel in the crown 1

August 14, 2017 2:26 PM India: 70 years of independence

Celebrations of India’s independence are always laced thickly with sorrow, but especially so this year. The struggle that won India its freedom from the British on August 15, 1947, was conducted in the name of non-violence, the central pillar of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy. And yet, when freedom arrived, it did so awash with blood. More than a million 3

August 14, 2017 12:21 PM The Daily 202: Evidence of climate change abounds amid extreme weather in the Pacific Northwest

A man sunbathes last week in view of the Space Needle, which is partially obscured by wildfire smoke covering the region from British Columbia fires. Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Then the city went in the other extreme: its longest dry streak ever. (Elaine Thompson/AP) SEATTLE — This city known for its rain just went a record-breaking 1

August 13, 2017 3:18 PM Rescheduled Hajj flights cause disruptions for regular passengers

In a bid to make more aircraft available for rescheduled Hajj flights, the national flag carrier has cancelled all Dhaka-Doha flights till August 26 As a result of rescheduled Hajj flights, regular flights of Biman Bangladesh airlines are set to face disruptions. To date, a total of 25 slots allocated to Hajj flights have been cancelled as pilgrims failed 3

August 7, 2017 9:22 AM Real Madrid clash holds significant interest for Manchester United

As Yugoslavia slid into war and eventually split into eight countries, Red Star Belgrade fans set off for the 1991 European Super Cup final only 200 miles from Skopje, the scorching hot venue of the 2017 final between Manchester United and Real Madrid on Tuesday night. The Red Star fans travelled overland on two double decker buses, before sitting at the back of the main stand 5

August 5, 2017 7:00 AM With Violence in the Air, Kenya is Voting in Six Elections, But It’s One That Really Matters

Kenya’s elections are scheduled for August 8, and the presidential campaign is intense. The two principal rivals, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, are drawing huge crowds to rallies across the country. Helicopters carry them from one venue to another, and the country is awash with branded T-shirts, caps and posters. The opinion polls suggest a tight 7

August 4, 2017 1:02 PM Nana Addo marks UGCC 70th anniversary at Saltpond

President Nana Akufo-Addo is at the Saltpond Methodist Church for a Memorial Service to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC). This is the first time a sitting president has visited the town, where the UGCC was founded to mark the anniversary. The President was joined by leading members and the party faithful 4