Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

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Source: Al Jazeera The country’s first post-independent leader passed away in Singapore where he was seeking treatment. Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said.  “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” …

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Why is airport food so expensive?

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Source: The Hustle The reasons you pay a massive markup on a water bottle are more complex than you might think. Earlier this week, while waiting to board an early morning flight from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon, I found myself stranded in Terminal 2, hungry and parched.  My search for sustenance led me to …

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Michelin Introduce Puncture Proof Airless Tire

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Source: Cars Overview Michelin’s new Unique Puncture-Proof Tire System (Uptis) does away with one of the defining aspects of tires as we’ve known them for more than 100 years: the air inside. Unlike past attempts at airless tires, Uptis functions the way other modern tires do and, Michelin claims, will provide a similar driving experience. …

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Did the Dutch ‘steal’ this African food?

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Source: BBC It’s been the basis of Ethiopia’s staple dish for more than 2,000 years, so how did a Dutch man claim ownership of the new ‘superfood’ teff? In the early 1980s, images of starving children in drought-stricken landscapes were beamed into lounge rooms around the world as aid organisations made appeals to help the …

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