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Egyptian Firm to Buy $15 Billion in Israeli Natural Gas

TEL AVIV —  An Egyptian company will buy $15 billion of Israeli natural gas in two 10-year agreements announced on Monday, marking a major export deal that Israel hopes will strengthen diplomatic ties. The partners in Israel’s Tamar and Leviathan offshore gas fields said they have signed with private Egyptian …

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Malawi Cholera Cases Pass 500, Eight People Dead

BLANTYRE —  Cholera cases in Malawi have tripled and four more people have died, the Ministry of Health said on Monday, a month after the spread of the disease from Zambia was thought to have been contained. Ministry of Health spokesman Joshua Malango said the number of cases had increased …

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Trump Blasts Oprah Over 60 Minutes Episode

U.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes program and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race. Actress and television host Winfrey, now a contributor to the CBS …

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Legendary African Filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo Dies at 64

Colleagues say prolific filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo has died in his home country of Burkina Faso. The National Union of Burkina Faso Filmmakers on Sunday announced Ouedraogo’s death at the age of 64 from an undisclosed illness. During his career Ouedraogo produced more than 40 films including “Tilai,” which won the …

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Riding a 270-kilogram Walking Robot

Robotic wheelchairs are already available in some countries. But what if a disabled person needs to travel over a bumpy stretch of a road or climb stairs? A lab in South Korea is experimenting with a walking robot with a comfortable seat for a human operator. VOA’s George Putic has …

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Russian Athlete Suspected of Breaching of Doping Rules

A Russian athlete is suspected of breaching doping rules at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. Russian curlers said that a coach on their team told them late Sunday (South Korean time) that mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium, a substance banned in 2016. Russian Curling Federation …

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