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Shack with a swimming pool and Table Mountain view

By Peter Luhanga for GroundUp With magnificent views of Table Mountain, modern new homes go up daily in the burgeoning affluent suburb of Parklands, north of Tableview in Cape Town. Right next door, over the Diep River, is Zwelitsha, an informal settlement with equally good vistas, but where hundreds of families share one bucket toilet and …

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3 Democrats are running to challenge Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who became Republican after impeachment vote

Several Democrats are facing off in a contentious primary in New Jersey’s second congressional district to run against Congressman Jeff Van Drew in November. Van Drew was elected in 2018 to represent the south Jersey district as a Democrat, but switched parties in late 2019 after voting against impeachment and has pledged his “undying loyalty” for …

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Liverpool explore German technology that could get fans back into Anfield next season

Liverpool are reportedly exploring ways to get fans back into Anfield next season, with Jurgen Klopp taking a personal interest in German technology which has been trialled at his former club Borussia Dortmund. The Athletic report that the Reds will hold talks with the Berlin-based G2K this week, with their artificial intelligence system having already …

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Three Mars missions poised to launch to the Red Planet in July

July is the month of Mars. Three missions are poised to launch toward the Red Planet this month, including NASA’s car-sized Perseverance rover, which will hunt for signs of ancient Mars life and cache samples for future return to Earth. The action will start next week, if all goes according to plan. The United Arab …

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Next and Asos drop Boohoo amid Leicester garment factory claims | Business

Asos and Next have dropped the fast-fashion brand Boohoo after claims that some factories supplying its clothes paid less than minimum wage and failed to protect workers from coronavirus. The company had more than £1.5bn wiped off its stock market value on Monday in response to the allegations. A spokesman for Next said that the …

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Eight-month-old baby with COVID-19 dies in Meghalaya hours after travelling 400 kms for treatment

His parents brought him all the way to Shillong by road. They arrived at the hospital in the early hours of Monday. Shillong: An eight-month-old baby who travelled around 400 km from Arunachal Pradesh to Meghalaya via Assam for treatment died within hours of testing positive for coronavirus, officials said on Tuesday. The baby boy …

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Trial involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s domestic violence claims gets off to explosive start

Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard arrived at separate entrances to a London court for a showdown over mutual accusations of violence — a trial that already got off to an explosive start Tuesday. Depp’s lawyer, David Sherborne, began the three-week libel trial by reading an extract from a 2015 tape in which Heard called …

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson refuses to apologise over ‘cowardly’ care home comments as Covid-19 deaths fall for 10th consecutive week

Hancock pays tribute to ‘amazing’ care homes Jonathan Ashworth asked what the exist strategy was for the Leicester lockdown, adding that pillar-two data was needed in “real time on a daily basis”. The shadow health secretary called on Mr Hancock to “look again” at sick pay entitlement. On asymptomatic transmission, he added: “Could he explain …

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