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Greece expels Olympic athlete over racist tweets

Voula Papachristou

Triple jumper Voula Papachristou was expelled from Greece's Olympic team Wednesday for her comments on Twitter mocking African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party... Commenting on the widely reported appearance of Nile-virus-carrying mosquitoes in Athens, Papachristou wrote: "With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!". Her tweet prompted thousands of negative comments that snowballed Wednesday.


Scientists find great genetic differences among southern Africans

Scientists find great genetic differences among southern Africans

The genomes of four Bushmen and one Bantu were sequenced or partially sequenced. 'If we really want to understand human diversity, we need ... to study those people,' lead author of the study says. By Thomas H. Maugh II Scientists have long known that ...


Madonna adoption in Malawi looks likely

A British children's charity has urged Madonna to rethink her planned adoption of a Malawian baby girl as the singer was reportedly due in the east African country to take custody of a four-year-old child.


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