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  1. Russia Confirms Tanker Seized by Niger Delta MilitantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Marine News

    Russia's embassy in Nigeria confirmed on Thursday that the Greek-owned oil tanker Leon Dias has been hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea, reports TASS. There are reports that the oil tanker hijacked by suspected militants from the Niger Delta has been freed and is now located some 7.5 nautical miles near the Cotonou Port in Benin.

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  2. Gangbe AfrobeatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Al Jazeera

    Benin's Gangbe Brass Band heads to Lagos to perform at the spiritual home of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti's New Afrika Shrine. Benin's exuberant Gangbe Brass Band have been touring the world for 15 years, but playing at Fela Kuti's legendary New Afrika Shrine in Lagos is a highlight for them.

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  3. Visiting Liverpool for everything but the BeatlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2015 | The London Free Press

    This May 15, 2009, photo released by VisitEngland shows the Mersey Ferries building at left and the Three Graces buildings at right in Liverpool, England. LIVERPOOL, England -- The last time I was in Liverpool, 40 years ago, the city was synonymous with the Beatles.

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  4. Visiting Liverpool for everything but the Beatles: Waterfront, scouse on the houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | Canada.com

    The last time I was in Liverpool , 40 years ago, the city was synonymous with the Beatles. But on a trip there this year, I decided to avoid the Fab Four commerce that has swelled since my last visit and helped the city shed some of its grittiness.

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  5. Visiting Liverpool, but not to see the BeatlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | The Republic

    The last time I was in Liverpool, 40 years ago, the city was synonymous with the Beatles. But on a trip there this year, I decided to avoid the Fab Four commerce that has swelled since my last visit and helped the city shed some of its grittiness.

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  6. NIGERIA : Pillars, Dolphins Get Date for Zone Three FIBA Africa Champions Cup QualifiersRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2015 | Basketball in Africa

    Kano Pillars Basketball Club and Mark Mentors, as well as winners of the 2015 Zenith Bank Women League, Dolphins of Lagos and silver medalists, First Bank of Lagos, will begin their campaign in the FIBA 2015 Africa Champions Cup zone three qualifiers from November 5 to 12 at the Stade L'Amite, Cotonou, Benin Republic. Eight countries in the zone, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria and Togo are to present two teams in the men and women category.

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  7. Prepare yourself for an exciting Travel Adventure to LithuaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2015 | Examiner.com

    The thrill and excitement of exploring a new location is something we all dream about. What's equally important to the budget-conscious world traveler is that these destinations offer the most value for the money.

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  8. White marble used in Aspendos restoration stirs debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    Recent restoration work at the historical amphitheater of Aspendos has sparked outrage among tourists and cultural associations, as white marble has been used on the ancient site's stairs and seats rather than stones of the original texture and color. The new design, which is reminiscent of the marble widely used in kitchens, in contrast to the dark grey original texture of the historical monument, has raised debate ahead of the upcoming G-20 summit of world leaders in Belek.

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  9. 'It's a dream': Gardner-Webb's Division I status draws student...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | The Star Online

    Enrollment records are at an all-time high this academic year at Gardner-Webb University, and among the many students its recruiting, this Division I institution continues to host a number of international athletes every year.

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  10. Fiber-optic cable updates to improve Europe-Africa linksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2015 | PC World

    Recent improvements to fiber-optic cables linking Africa with Europe should have a positive impact on Internet access and the quality of service offered by telcos connected to them. Huawei Marine earlier this week announced it has completed upgrades on the West Africa Cable System , the largest submarine cable directly linking Africa to Europe, using a 100G transmission solution that will enhance network connectivity and operational efficiency.

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  11. Stone Sculpture Symposium at UNESCO world heritage siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    In the Mediterranean resort province of Antalya, the second Stone Sculpture Symposium will be held in the Kas district, which was recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. At the symposium to be held at the ancient site of Xanthos, nine marble seating areas that fit the historical fabric of the site will also be installed.

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  12. Cable Compendium: a guide to the week's submarine and terrestrial developmentsRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2015 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    Following the deployments, the USD700 million cable, which is being built by an Orange Group -led consortium, now serves 18 countries, with landing stations in France, Portugal, the Canary Islands, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe. Two landlocked countries, Mali and Niger, are connected via a terrestrial extension.

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  13. Acting Assistant Secretary Bond Travel to Benin, Gabon, and GuineaRead the original story

    Jul 2, 2015 | San Diego NewsCape

    She will visit the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin, July 7-9, and meet with the Director of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Madame Myrina Amoussouga, and the Minister of Family, Honorine Atikpa, to discuss consular issues, including adoptions, visas, and passports. In addition, she will join Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the New Embassy Compound.

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  14. Benin smartphone app brings museums into homesRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2015 | Art Daily

    A man holds a new smartphone application that allows people to view pictures and works of art at the Zinsou Foundation for modern art in Ouidah, on June 11, 2015. Admiring paintings or photographs by Africa's greatest contemporary artists is a luxury in Benin, where museums are scarce and most people lack money to travel farther afield.

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  15. Benin smartphone app brings museums into homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | The China Post

    Admiring paintings or photographs by Africa's greatest contemporary artists is a luxury in Benin, where museums are scarce and most people lack money to travel farther afield. But a new application developed by a foundation based in Cotonou, the largest city in this West African state, is seeking to bring art to the masses by allowing anyone with access to a printer and smartphone or tablet to turn their place into a museum.

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