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(MENAFN - AFP) The infamously congested, concrete jungle of Lagos is far from a runners' paradise, but with the launch of a new annual marathon on Saturday organisers hope to show that the city's bad reputation is undeserved.

Over 20,000 participants turned out before dawn on a typically muggy morning in Lagos to compete in the biggest marathon the city has seen in thirty ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A massive, fleshy crowd of semi-naked people might seem like the Zika-transmitting mosquito's paradise, but Rio Carnival goers Saturday said nothing -- not even an international health emergency -- can stop the party.

The peak weekend of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival season got underway with an estimated one million people cramming into the city center for the ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Greek farmers protesting against pension reforms heightened highway and border protests around the country on Saturday, piling pressure on the leftist government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Farmers in Thessaly began a one-day blockade of the main highway between Athens and Thessaloniki despite compromise efforts by the government.

The mobilisation ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Portugal's new Socialist government said Saturday it had boosted its stake in national airline TAP to 50 percent from 39 percent in line with an election pledge of re-nationalisation.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa made the announcement, saying Lisbon will pay 1.9 million euros ($2.1 million) to take 11 percent from the 61 percent stake sold late last year to ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed doubling US funding over the next five years for clean energy research and development, as part of his ongoing effort to tackle climate change.

In his weekly media address, Obama announced that he will send a budget to Congress on Tuesday which hits twice the current spending levels for clean energy research and development ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Sri Lanka has made a formal request for an IMF bailout package to aid its struggling economy after a sharp slowdown in growth and with its budget deficit widening, officials said Saturday.

The International Monetary Fund confirmed the island nation had asked for assistance, but did not give details on the value of a potential programme or say whether it would ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) To some she's just a plain white bunny, to others she's a prime example of minimalist art. But for six decades Miffy has been delighting young kids around the world, and now she's getting a museum of her own.

After a two-year renovation project, what was formerly known as the Dick Bruna Huis (house) in the Centraal Museum of the Dutch city of Utrecht, is reopening ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) While hundreds of millions of his Chinese compatriots pack into planes, trains, and automobiles to return to their ancestral homes for the Lunar New Year celebration, Zhang Hao, 30, is getting as far away as he can.

"I decided to go abroad this year because my parents are pressuring me to marry," he told AFP.

Instead of making the 1,200 kilometre trek ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Rio's Carnival -- a five day festival of dancing, bared flesh and wild costumes -- got underway in the face of warnings that the Zika virus might make even kissing dangerous.

Mayor Eduardo Paes handed a big golden key to the city to the Carnival's ceremonial King Momo, who promised a spectacular show.

"With great happiness, brotherly love and peace, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Sao Paulo resident Juliana Matuoka always thought her stunning tropical flowers were something to appreciate from afar. Now, however, they are enemy territory.

"Here, I got one!" exclaimed Marcio Hoglhammer, a municipal health department worker who arrived along with colleagues and two young soldiers as part of Brazil's massive house-to-house effort to eradicate ...

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