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Mugabe family backs down over burial after ‘threat to Grace’

Mugabe family backs down over burial after ‘threat to Grace’

World
You can see it from the suburbs of Harare, stamped onto a sizable chunk of hillside.It is a burial ground fit for a king - or a long-time dictator like Robert Mugabe - and it was the former Zimbabwean president who paid the North Koreans to construct it back in 1981. It is called Heroes' Acre, Zimbabwe's cemetery for its most extraordinary citizens, and it will not come as any surprise when I tell you that a special plot was reserved for the man who commissioned it. ...
U.S. border arrests down as Mexico’s enforcement rises

U.S. border arrests down as Mexico’s enforcement rises

World
Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Customs and Border Protection official said Monday that 64,000 people were arrested in August, less than half of a peak in May, as Mexico's enforcement rises. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said at a press conference Monday that August arrests were down 56 percent from the peak in May when there were over 144,000 arrests. Arrests at the southern border in August were also down from just over 82,000 the previous month, which represents a 22 percent decline, he said. Morgan credited President Donald Trump's efforts to "curb the flow of illegal migration" as a reason for the decline, along with cooperation from Mexico to step up enforcement, but said Congress still needs to do more to pass legislation to address a border crisis where childre...
Boxing news: Anthony Joshua finally explains dramatic ‘trimmed down’ body transformation ahead of Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

Boxing news: Anthony Joshua finally explains dramatic ‘trimmed down’ body transformation ahead of Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

Sports
Anthony Joshua has addressed his eye-catching body transformation following the defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. In the aftermath of his first loss, many fans have compared images of the former world champion to those of him during the contest. Much has been made of Joshua’s physique over the years Now three months on, AJ has explained this after being told by a journalist: “You look slimmer.” Joshua replied: “More boxing focussed. More boxing focussed, muscle memory and stuff like that… “Even though it’s a short amount of time, that’s why you’ve said I’ve trimmed down. “Nothing else was more important to me in these three months than sharpening the tools that I left out of the box. “Rather than just coming in strong and fit. AFP or licensors
Soccer’s Carli Lloyd turns down chance to kick in NFL preseason game

Soccer’s Carli Lloyd turns down chance to kick in NFL preseason game

Sports
Aug. 27 (UPI) -- An anonymous NFL team offered Carli Lloyd a chance to kick during a preseason game, but the soccer star had a scheduling conflict because of a United States Women's National Team. Lloyd's trainer, James Galanis, told Fox Sports that multiple NFL teams approached Lloyd after video of her successful 55-yard field goal attempt surfaced last week during a training session with the Philadelphia Eagles. One of those teams told Lloyd she could be on its roster for a final preseason game Thursday. "Today [Monday], she got another call from another NFL team," Galanis told Fox Sports. "I don't want to say who it is, was willing to put her on the roster for their next [game]. They were willing to put her on the roster." The U.S. women's team has a friendly match against Portugal at...
Trump plays down fears of US recession

Trump plays down fears of US recession

Business
Donald Trump has tried to reassure markets about the risk of the US falling into a recession by saying the economy is doing "tremendously well".The US president said he did not see a recession - usually defined as when an economy shrinks for two consecutive quarters.White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow also said there was "no recession in sight".Last week, financial markets indicated a recession could be on the way.This is because it became cheaper for the US government to borrow for 10 years, rather than two. This "inverted yield curve" often comes before a recession, or at least a significant slowdown in economic growth.Are markets signalling that a recession is due?However, speaking to reporters on Sunday, Mr Trump said: "I don't see a recession. ...