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Slippery Words

A phenomenon that I have been increasingly struck by is the role that different and shifting definitions can play in debates and arguments. I’m not talking here about mere loose or imprecise language ( 834 more words

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'Migrants risk death crossing alps for better life'

CNN’s Melissa Bell reports on the ill-equipped migrants making a perilous trek across the Alps from Italy to France in search of a better life.

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'How China's Dong ethnic group saved their culture through music'

The Dong people in southwest China’s Guizhou Province believe rice nourishes the body and songs nourish the soul.

Their traditions are best embodied in the “Grand Song”, a multi-part singing feat without instrumental accompaniments or a conductor. 36 more words

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'New schools will be opened every month until 2019: Gauteng Education'

Inundated with pupils, the Gauteng Department of Education says a new school would be opened every month until next year.

The newly constructed Everest Primary in Newclare, Johannesburg welcomed its first pupils today. 7 more words

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'U.S. Treasury attempts to derail Venezuela's new cryptocurrency'

On today’s From The South we bring you the latest on the Pope visiting Indigenous representatives in southern Chile, U.S. Treasury attempts to derail Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency, Brazil’s Lula promises to clear his name and put poor people back in the centre of politics, and more from around the region and the world.

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'After 35 years, Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas'

Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children’s films in a makeshift theatre, after a decades-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom.

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'Bridge collapses in Colombia killing at least 10'

At least ten construction workers were killed and eight injured when a partially-constructed bridge collapsed in central Colombia on Monday.

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