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9 Aug 2015
France's famous Burgundy region has a double reason to celebrate, with a rare vintage from the area emerging as the world's most expensive wine just after the region was named a UN world heritage site. Richebourg Grand Cru sells at a whopping $15,195 (14,254 euro) a bottle, according to the Wine-Searcher website list of the…
9 Aug 2015
Malian authorities Sunday sought to identify the perpetrators of a hotel siege in the central town of Sevare that ended with the deaths of at least 12 people including five UN workers.
1 Aug 2015
OSUN State, like many others in the country, has potentials to be great, sadly, every successive administration has failed to harness the God-given resources, particularly, large deposit of gold scattered in various communities of Atakumosa west and East council areas. Osun State, which is currently bogged down by heavy debt burden, and inability to settle…
26 Jul 2015
Prof. Eguakhide Patrick Oaikhinan is the sole professor of Ceramic Engineering in Nigeria. He is also the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EPINA Technologies Limited. In this interview with KINGSLEY JEREMIAH, he discusses strategies for revamping the ceramic industry in the country. Excepts. Ceramic industry was one of the major activities in nation’s…
25 Jul 2015
The United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee on Thursday, at the conclusion of its annual meeting in Bonn, Germany, added 24 new spots to its list of the World Heritage Sites.
24 Jul 2015
UNITED States (U.S.) President, Barack Obama, is heading to Kenya – the birthplace of his father – on 24-26 July. He will co-host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship summit. This first presidential visit to his ancestral home at the fag-end of his second term, is the ultimate triumph of the “politics of symbolism” that has characterised…
20 Jul 2015
AS first revealed earlier, the 61,000-capacity mega-venue at White Hart Lane will feature a retractable natural turf football pitch, which will slide out to reveal an NFL-compliant surface. The latest plans, due to be submitted to Haringey Council in the coming weeks, also feature the largest single-tier stand in the UK – a huge17,000-seat structure.…
20 Jul 2015
FOURTEEN mausoleums in the city of Timbuktu in northern Mali have been rebuilt, three years after they were destroyed by Islamist extremists. The reconstruction was carried out by local stone masons working for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). On a visit to the city, UNESCO’s chief said she wanted those responsible…
10 Jul 2015
Algerian authorities have arrested 38 people in connection with deadly ethnic unrest between Berbers and Arabs in the south of the country, police and the gendarmerie said Friday. Police also said a hunting rifle, dozens of knives and Molotov cocktails were seized during a probe into unrest in the southern province of Ghardaia that left…