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UK government plans to build prison in Nigeria

Ministers have drawn up plans to build a prison in Nigeria to enable the government to transfer prisoners from Britain. The proposed 112-bed wing, built to United Nations specifications in the Kiri Kiri prison in Lagos, is to be built as part of a compulsory prisoner transfer agreement. It will …

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What you need to know

:: Who was Kim Wall? 30-year-old Kim Wall was an award-winning journalist from the small village of Trelleborg in Sweden. She studied at the London School of Economics, the Sorbonne in Paris and at the Columbia School of Journalism. Despite only having worked as a journalist for four years, her …

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Have Amelia Earhart’s bones been discovered?

Bones found on a remote Pacific island are extremely likely to be those of Amelia Earhart, according to a scientist. Ms Earhart disappeared on 2 July, 1937, along with her navigator Fred Noonan. The two had been flying between Papua New Guina and Howland Island in the Pacific as part …

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Amazon confirms first physical bookstore coming to Colorado

More than two years after Amazon opened its first physical bookstore, Colorado is getting one of its own. “We are excited to be bringing Amazon Books to Park Meadows in Lone Tree and we are currently hiring store managers and associates,” Alexandra Woodworth, Amazon Books PR manager, said in an email this week. …

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Chad Bettis’ experiment with a quick-pitch nets mixed results

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Chad Bettis broke out a sucker-punch pitch Wednesday, a “load-and-go” windup that he never used before. The 28-year-old right-hander, the veteran member of the Rockies’ young pitching staff, threw three quick-pitches from his windup in a minor-league scrimmage against the Angels. Bettis was testing out a new …

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