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Donald Trump, Border Walls, and Flying Bags of Heroin

On Thursday, President Donald Trump stressed the importance of a particular feature of his proposed border wall: transparency. His reason? Without it, a 60-pound bag of heroin might fly over, and hit an unassuming passerby on the head, striking them dead. The vivid image invites flashbacks to Chuck Jones cartoons, …

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Wasteful start denies SA hockey men a historic win

South Africa’s men’s side did not show any inclination to back down against the powerhouse Germany team and were left to lament what could have been as they went down 4-3 to the number three ranked side in a thrilling Hockey World League Semifinals match at the Wits Astro on …

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Proteas have finally ditched JP Duminy

 The Proteas’ patience with the embattled JP Duminy has finally run out. Captain Faf du Plessis on Thursday confirmed the 33-year-old left-hander has been dropped for the second Test in Nottingham starting on Friday. It means the skipper himself will in all likelihood shoulder the responsibility of batting at No …

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US Farms Could Suffer as the Arctic Heats Up

  Planet Earth is getting hotter. One of the more confusing aspects of this global trend is the persistent, undeniable discomfort of winter. Even more confusing is when that chilly weather continues into April, May, or godforbidpleasenot June. This might clear the confusion (but probably not the frustration): Those colder …

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Cheap Chinese and Russian missiles pose threat

  Cheap missiles from Russia and China are a major threat to expensive assets such as Britain’s new aircraft carriers, a think tank has warned. Russia and China have gained the surveillance and precision strike capabilities to put Western ships, large military aircraft and even any land system at “serious …

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May ‘dismayed’ US pulling out of Paris accord

  Theresa May has said at the G20 summit she is “dismayed” Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. The Prime Minister was speaking to reporters in a news conference at the G20 summit with the richest developed and emerging economies, after meeting the US President. …

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Girl ‘shot dead after two men row on Facebook’

  A Facebook argument between two men led to a 14-year-old girl being killed by a stray bullet fired into her home, it has been alleged. A court document says Mackenna Kronenberger was inside the bedroom of her home in Dayton, Ohio, when she was killed early on Wednesday. Jason …

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Philander absence heaps further misery on Proteas

  When it rains, it pours. Hot on the heels of learning that they won’t be able to pick Kagiso Rabada for the second Test, the Proteas missed yet another of their frontline bowlers during Saturday’s third day of the first Test against England at Lord’s. Also read: Kagiso Rabada’s foul …

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Blue Whale death ‘game’ leaves trail of misery

  As UK authorities continue to evaluate the risks posed by sinister “games” such as Blue Whale, Russian families say the risks are real and they want the world to know the price they have paid. Blue Whale is a teenage suicide challenge or “death group” that began in Russia …

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