Sexist British tourist set on fire in Greece.

greece_irakilo.jpegIraklio - A Greek woman was scheduled to appear in court on the island of Crete on Friday after allegedly setting a British tourist on fire for sexual harassment. The incident occurred in the coastal resort of Malia, a popular destination for young British travellers that is also a hotspot for alcohol-fuelled antics.

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Bank sets up and disappears overnight with customers money.

malaba_uganda.jpegMalaba, Uganda:  Scammers have targeted a town on the Uganda-Kenya border with an elaborate fraud - setting up a fake bank and taking deposits, before fleeing. The bank opened an office in Malaba town, advertised on radio and took $100,000 in deposits. But when investors turned up to reclaim their money, all they found was a note saying: Sorry the bank operations have been moved to a new place. The note did not say where.

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Ugandan Domestic League's most expensive player

footbal_premier_uk.jpgThough his transfer fee is tiny when compared to the astronomical amounts paid in Europe, the striker has nonetheless set a record in the local Ugandan Super League transfers may be a world apart from the multi-million pound transfers of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka with the figures clubs like Real Madrid are splashing around, but some Ugandan clubs are also investing millions in local currency to sign the best players ahead of the new season.

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Lufthansa Airlines back in Uganda since the 70s

air_cargo_5.jpgKAMPALA, Uganda The Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority has granted permission to Brussels Airlines to add a Lufthansa code-share flight number to their own for the four times a week service between Brussels and Entebbe. This will, other than for some one off occasional cargo flights in the past, be the first scheduled Lufthansa flight number to Entebbe since the airline withdrew from Uganda in the heydays of notorious Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the early ‘70s.

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ARV treatment found to protect against malaria in Uganda

mulago_hospital_2.jpgUsing antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to restore the immune system may substantially reduce the risk of malaria in countries where both HIV and malaria are endemic, according to new data presented Tuesday, July 21, at the Fifth International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town. 

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World's oldest man Dead

allingham_henry_oldest_man_113_yrs.jpegLondon - The world's oldest man Henry Allingham has died at the age of 113. St Dunstan's care home in Ovingdean, near Brighton England.  Allingham died early Saturday. He was one of only two surviving World War I veterans in Britain and had been the world's oldest man since June 19.

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