Cuban Tony Awaits a Revolution in London Taxi

By Mariam Aite-Ouakrim London - On 20 July 2015, USA and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations; the American embassy in Havana and the Cuban embassy in Washington were re-opened. However, the U.S. embargo placed on Cuba in 1960, is still active. Whether this will be lifted, remains unanswered. Amongst those waiting for a revolution is London cab driver, Tony Caccavone. With roots in Italy, Camden-born To ...

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Runners’ blood doping results send athletic world into chaos

Rabat - Endurance runners representing a third of the Olympic and World Championship medals won since 2001 are now suspected of doping, after thousands of blood test results were leaked from the global athletics governing body, the IAAF. Britain’s Sunday Times and Germany’s ARD/WDR broadcaster said that the documents were given to them by a whistleblower who was appalled by the amount of doping happening am ...

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Can Pharell William’s Freedom Repeat the Success of “Happy”?

Rabat - U.S. Soul singer Pharell Williams is at it again. After his global hit single "Happy" overtook the Internet and became the viral dance craze of 2013, he has just released his follow up “Freedom.” Pharell William’s “Happy” video led to a worldwide craze of remixes, commercials and mega fame. Although it's hard to imagine his follow up, which was just released two weeks ago, being any bigger than "Hap ...

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Air France Removes Israel from the Map

Rabat - The French airline, Air France, has allegedly removed Israel from the electronic maps displayed to passengers in some of its planes. Air France has apparently removed Israel and Tel-Aviv from its maps, although Tel-Aviv is one of the French airline’s destinations, reported Israel’s JSSNews citing a passenger. However, the map showed passengers the direction of “West Bank” and Gaza Strip, although no ...

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UN takes major step toward preventing illegal wildlife trafficking

Rabat - The U.N. General Assembly adopted its first-ever resolution aimed at combating illicit wildlife trafficking on Thursday, its sponsors in outrage regarding the recent killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. The resolution, unanimously approved by the General Assembly, is not legally binding. However, it reflects the growing support across the globe for wildlife in danger of poaching and trafficking. S ...

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Palestinian Toddler Burned to Death in Jewish Terrorist Arson attack

Rabat - Early on Friday, an 18-month-old toddler wasburned to death in a suspected arson attack in Duma village, south of Nablus city, in the occupied West Bank. The attack is believed to be carried out by Jewish terrorists. The child’s parents and his four-year-old brother were also injured in the attack. The father reportedly saved his wife and the 4-year-old, but couldn’t make it to the baby, who was ide ...

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Beijing chosen to host 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Rabat - Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, making it the first city in history to host both a summer and winter Games. Beijing started out as an underdog in their bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, but after cities such as Oslo, Munich and Stockholm decided against moving forward to host the games, Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan remained as the only two cities in the running. vi ...

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Ultra-Orthodox Jew Stabs 6 people at Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem

Miami - On Thursday July 30, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed 6 people at Jerusalem’s Annual Gay Pride Parade. According to NBC News, around 5,000 people were celebrating this event, when the man jumped into the crowd from a supermarket, and stabbed participants with a knife.  The horrifying images of the attack went viral on social media. Photographers captured every moment before, during and after the ...

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Five endangered elephants killed in Kenya while world mourned Cecil

Rabat - Poachers killed five elephants in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park on Monday; right around the time the world began mourning the death of Cecil, a lion shot by an American man in Zimbabwe. Rangers found the bodies of what seemed to be an adult female elephant and her four offspring on Tuesday, with blood and loose skin around where their tusks were severed off. Kenyan wildlife authorities have arrested t ...

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MH370: Aircraft debris discovery likely from Boeing 777

Rabat - It’s been nearly 17 months since aircraft MH370 disappeared, but the recent discovery of a wing section washed up on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean offers yet another piece of hope that one day the mystery will be solved, officials saying the debris is “almost certainly” from a Boeing 777. MH370 is the only unaccounted-for 777 in the world since it went missing on March 8, 2014, af ...

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Migrants attempt to storm Eurotunnel to reach England, second night in a row

Rabat - More than 3,500 migrants rushed the Eurotunnel, the tunnel linking France and Britain, over the past two nights, leaving one man killed amidst the chaos. Many of the migrants, believed to be from Africa and the Middle East, have been residing near the tunnel entrance for months, waiting to make their move into the country. The tunnel runs 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Calais, a port in northern Fran ...

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Cecil the lion shot and killed by American man

Rabat - Cecil the lion, one of Zimbabwe’s most famous and loved creatures in Hwange National Park, was shot and killed by an American hunter with a bow and arrow earlier this month. The 13-year-old lion was part of an Oxford University project and wore a GPS collar. Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, USA, is being held responsible for killing the lion, and has said that he "deeply regrets" killing Cec ...

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