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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ten Things of Go and Gone

Nelson and Winnie Mandela were married for 38 years/AFP
  1. Gone but not forgotten: Crowds have gathered in South Africa for the funeral of the anti-apartheid campaigner, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
  2. On 17 January an eight-year old girl belonging to a Muslim nomadic tribe in Indian-administered Kashmir was drugged, gang raped and murdered by Hindus. Hindu nationalists and Indian media tried to suppress the story.
  3. Daphne Sheldrick, Kenya elephant conservationist has died of cancer aged 83. She helped save the lives of more than 230 elephants - many of which had lost their mothers to poachers or drought - by developing a milk formula and successfully rearing them.
  4. In the US, a bakery claims to have created brownies that alleviate the symptoms of menstrual cramps.
  5. Explosions have hit the Syrian capital of Damascus, as well as two locations near the city of Homs, when the US, UK and France bombed multiple government targets in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites.
  6. Brazil produces the most, Finland drinks the most and the UK pays the most for its coffee.
  7. If you count all the cells in your body, you are only 43% are human.
  8. Three female horse jockeys are seeking a place in history as they prepare to line up for the rain-hit British Grand National at Aintree.
  9. Coachella is being sued for banning artists from playing other festivals around California for five months.
  10. Helen Mirren has said the rise of watching films on streaming services at home is "devastating" for people who want to make films for the big screen.

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