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Drought-hit Cape Town rejoices at rain

Image copyright AFP/Getty images Image caption Theewaterskloof Dam has less than 20% of its water capacity and Capetonians are feeling the strain When the forecasts turned out to be true and rain fell from the skies, the residents of Cape Town in South Africa rejoiced, thanked God and stood outside to feel the water on…

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Modi Pledges $40 Million for Palestinian Development

Narendra Modi pledged $40 million for economic development in the Palestinian territories, marking the first-ever visit by an Indian prime minister to the West Bank. “We discussed regional and global developments that have a role in peace in the world and in the region,” Modi said Saturday in Ramallah, where he appeared alongside Palestinian Authority President…

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Winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen becomes most decorated woman

USA TODAY Sports PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The most decorated woman in Winter Olympics history makes no secret why she competes: “I am here to take medals,” Norwegian Marit Bjoergen said after winning her 11th Olympic medal on Saturday by taking silver in the 15K skiathlon. “It is my fifth Olympics and still to be there, I am happy with…

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