Could these South African dolls replace Barbie?

Could these South African dolls replace Barbie?

The Sibahle Collection is a range of dolls created to inspire young African children to embrace their own beauty. Its creators hope to rival the famous American Barbie doll.
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Six hurt after lightning strike during PGA Tour Championship

Six hurt after lightning strike during PGA Tour Championship

At least six spectators suffered injuries following a lightning strike during the third round of the PGA Tour Championship just outside of Atlanta on Saturday.
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Imagine if Obama "had been assassinated?": Biden

Imagine if Obama "had been assassinated?": Biden

2020 White House hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden, known for his gaffes on the campaign trail, asked a town hall audience in Hanover, New Hampshire on Friday: "Imagine if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the d
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Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in Biarritz

Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in Biarritz

Global leaders have met on the sidelines of the G7 summit, despite protests, friction over trade and climate change likely to dominate talks.
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What Trump can do to get U.S. factories out of China

What Trump can do to get U.S. factories out of China

President Trump has ordered U.S. manufacturers to get out of China and has a few options to convince CEOs to do his bidding. Conway G.
Blinded under IS rule Iraqi teen realises radio dream

Blinded under IS rule Iraqi teen realises radio dream

During Islamic State's control of Mosul, an Iraqi teenager lost her eyesight due to lack of medical access. But the setback did not dent the perseverance she needed to become a presenter at a local radio station.
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G7 summit to be "a difficult test of unity" - EU's Tusk

G7 summit to be "a difficult test of unity" - EU's Tusk

In a bleak assessment of relations between once-close allies, European Council President Donald Tusk said it was getting "increasingly" hard to find common ground between the Group of Seven.
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At G7 summit, Britain's Johnson warns U.S. against escalating trade war with China

At G7 summit, Britain's Johnson warns U.S. against escalating trade war with China

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in France on Saturday for the G7 summit, making his debut on the world stage, while a Brexit withdrawal deal with the EU remains elusive. Mia Womersley reports
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Bolsonaro to send troops to Amazon amidst international pressure over wildfires

Bolsonaro to send troops to Amazon amidst international pressure over wildfires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he will deploy federal troops with appropriate equipment to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest, blaming dryer-than-normal weather for the spike in fire outbreaks this year. Mia Womersley reports
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N.Korea launches more short-range missiles, clouding prospects for talks

N.Korea launches more short-range missiles, clouding prospects for talks

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearisation talks.Mia Womersley reports
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Stocks fall as Trump issues higher tariff threat

Stocks fall as Trump issues higher tariff threat

Stocks fell two or more percent Friday before President Donald Trump made good on a threat to escalate the trade war between the U.S. and China by jacking up planned tariffs on Chinese-made goods in retaliation for Beijing's threat of new tariffs. C
Week ahead on Wall Street

Week ahead on Wall Street

Earnings reports and economic data out next week will capture the health of the American consumer who is driving the U.S. economy.
Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020

Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign hosted events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during last year's congressional contests. Nathan Frandi
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Wall Street sinks on trade tensions

Wall Street sinks on trade tensions

Wall Street tumbled Friday after the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply, with President Donald Trump demanding that U.S. companies seek alternatives to doing business with China after Beijing announced its own retaliatory measures.
Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent radiation therapy to treat a tumor on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.
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Oxfam climate protests on eve of G7 summit meeting

Oxfam climate protests on eve of G7 summit meeting

Oxfam held a climate change protest on the eve of the G7 summit in Biarritz, as world leaders put pressure on Brazil to do more to save the amazon rainforest from wildfires.
Powell reassures Fed will defend U.S. economy

Powell reassures Fed will defend U.S. economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell used a highly-anticipated speech to hint the Fed will cut interest again to ensure the U.S. economy continues to grow but offered little clues on when the next cut will come. Conway G.
Life in prison for murder of Spanish golfer

Life in prison for murder of Spanish golfer

Collin Daniel Richards was sentenced to life in prison Friday for stabbing Spanish golfer 22-year-old Barquin Arozamena to death last September. Arozamena was a budding golf star who'd been studying at Iowa State University. Priscilla Huff reporting.
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Russia's floating nuclear plant readies for Northern Sea Route

Russia's floating nuclear plant readies for Northern Sea Route

Russia's first floating nuclear power plant set sail on Friday from the Arctic port of Murmansk to provide power to one of the country's most remote regions, sparking environmental concerns.
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Six EU states agree to take in Ocean Viking migrants

Six EU states agree to take in Ocean Viking migrants

The European Union's top migration official said on Friday six countries in the bloc would take in migrants from the Ocean Viking rescue vessel.
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Weekend strike at Barcelona airport cancels at least 124 flights

Weekend strike at Barcelona airport cancels at least 124 flights

Spain's largest airline, Vueling, has canceled 112 flights scheduled for Saturday and Sunday because of a strike by ground staff at Barcelona's El Prat airport..
China strikes back with new tariffs on U.S. goods

China strikes back with new tariffs on U.S. goods

China unveiled on Friday retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, putting an additional 10% on top of existing rates in the latest tit-for-tat exchange in a protracted dispute between the world’s top two economies.
Victims of 'La Bestia' learn to walk again

Victims of 'La Bestia' learn to walk again

Roni Osorio, a Honduran migrant, has learned to walk again after his left leg was ground off by “La Bestia,” or The Death Train, so named for the risks posed by traveling on it.
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Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism

Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism

Israel, one of the world's leading suppliers of spyware, is easing export rules on offensive cyber weapons, despite accusations by human rights and privacy groups that its technologies are used by some governments to spy on political foes and crush d
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Industrialist David Koch dies, aged 79

Industrialist David Koch dies, aged 79

Following declining health, David Koch, industrialist and philanthropist has died at age 79.