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Russia’s World Cup fixer deals with scams and injuries

MOSCOW (AP) - Oleg Semyonov is Russia’s World Cup fixer. The call centre he runs for fans is a hubbub of talk in several...

Extremists threaten Mozambique’s gas-fuelled future

MAPUTO (AFP) - An unprecedented wave of extremists attacks in northern Mozambique has raised fears the country will fail to fully cash in on...

Cracking art: The Vietnam craftsman making World Cup mascots from eggshells

HO CHI MINH CITY (AFP) - Football scarves, shirts and... eggshell art? World Cup swag has taken a quirky turn in Vietnam where a...

Japan already World Cup champions – for exemplary fans

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AFP) - Japan are unlikely to win the World Cup but their fans are proving champions off the pitch in Russia with...

Inside a migrant detention centre, cries to free children

OTAY MESA, United States (AFP) - "Where are the children?" Several women shout together from behind the detention centre wall. "We want the children...

Chaos on the border inflames GOP’s split with Latinos

WHEN over 1,000 Latino officials - a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic - gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the...

In Central America, parents deported from the US vow to return...

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AFP) - When Ever Sierra arrived back in his native Honduras, deported after trying to enter the United States (US),...

Isle of dogs: Fishermen feed islands full of strays

KARACHI (AFP) - More than a dozen decrepit dogs splash into the Arabian Sea as the small wooden boat approaches. They know the fishermen's...

Alaska city honours Guardsmen killed in crash after 1964 quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins. A...

In Latvia, school language reform irks Russian minority

RIGA (AFP) - Riga’s plans to impose Latvian as the main teaching language in minority schools has created tension among some of its ethnic...

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