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Nelson Mandela’s family voice dismay at funeral corruption claims

South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog alleges £16m intended for memorial events in 2013 was stolen and misspent by officials Nelson Mandela’s family have expressed “indignation and dismay” at allegations that officials stole and misspent more than £16m intended for memorial events after the anti-apartheid leader’s death in 2013. South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog said last week it […]

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Nasa find first alien solar system with as many planets as our own

Kepler scientists team up with Google AI specialists to detect eighth planet orbiting distant star Scientists on Nasa’s Kepler mission have spotted an eighth planet around a distant star, making it the first alien solar system known to host as many planets as our own. The newfound world orbits a star named Kepler 90 which […]

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‘Golden opportunity’ lost as Syrian peace talks collapse

UN special envoy blasts Bashar al-Assad, who is ‘unwilling to meet anyone with a different opinion’ UN-sponsored talks in Geneva designed to end the Syrian civil war have collapsed, with a deflated special envoy Staffan de Mistura admitting “a golden big opportunity” had been missed. He largely blamed the Syria government delegation for setting preconditions […]

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