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Idris Elba and wife ‘first African couple on British Vogue cover’

Idris Elba and wife ‘first African couple on British Vogue cover’

Entertainment
Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre have said they are "proud" to be featured as the "first African couple" on the cover of British Vogue.Both Elba and Dhowre posted pictures from the couple's wedding photo shoot for the magazine on their Instagram pages, each highlighting their history-making pictures. The couple chose to get married in Marrakesh, Morocco, as they both have family from Africa, according to Vogue. Image: Elba says Dhowre changed his views on getting married again Speaking in an interview with the magazine's editor-in-chief Edward Enniful, who was a guest at their wedding in April, Elba spoke about his love for Dhowre, saying they had been "inseparable" since they first met.He said that after being married twice bef...
World organization launches initiative to eradicate African swine fever

World organization launches initiative to eradicate African swine fever

World
May 31 (UPI) -- As African swine fever continues its relentless spread across Asia, the World Organisation for Animal Health this week announced it will launch a global initiative to control -- and hopefully eradicate -- the disease. "Given the global socioeconomic repercussions of ASF, controlling the disease is a high priority for both affected countries and those free of the disease," the group, known as the OIE, said in a statement. "Because of its complex epidemiology, it isn't possible to control ASF without a coordinated response from the different sectors involved." The organization announced the new initiative just before North Korea reported its first case of African Swine Fever at a farm near the China border, making it the fifth Asian country to be infected. China reported it...
African, Haitian migrants stranded in Mexican border city build shantytown

African, Haitian migrants stranded in Mexican border city build shantytown

World
TAPACHULA, Mexico, May 14 (UPI) -- African and Haitian migrants stranded for two months in southern Mexico during an immigration crackdown begun by the United States are living in a roadside shantytown whose squalid conditions endanger health and hurt nearby small businesses, residents and local migrant aid organizations say. "I've never seen it like this and I've lived here 30 years. My business is suffering," said Narciso Lopez Flores, a convenience store owner. "Piles of trash are everywhere and people are defecating near to where they have to sleep. I'm worried about everybody's health, my family's and theirs." Mexico's crackdown on undocumented migrants trying to reach the U.S.-Mexico border has gone into high gear. Rigorous immigration in southern Mexico is one of the government's r...
Rescuers free South African baby from storm drain

Rescuers free South African baby from storm drain

Business
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Authorities in South Africa rescued a newborn baby that had been trapped in a storm drain for several hours Monday afternoon. The newborn girl, whom doctors believe is no more than 3 days old, was diagnosed with mild hypothermia at a local hospital after she was freed from the drain in the city of Durban. Hospital staff declared her survival a "miracle," as she was discovered after passersby heard the faint sounds of her crying. People used their cupboard doors to form makeshift barriers to hold back dirt around rescuers as they worked to free the infant. "The main problem was that she was very cold," Timothy Hardcastle, a doctor at Chief Albert Luthuli Hospital, told News 24. "We warmed her up and washed off dust and cleaned her abrasions. Our colleagues from pediatrics ...