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In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants

In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants

In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants STEINKOPF, South Africa — On a moonless night in the desert in the far west of South Africa, Avrill Kaffer had just finished making a sale when vehicles with flashing lights emerged out of the darkness and an officer from …

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Want a Vaccine Reservation in South Korea? Try Waiting 111 Hours.

Want a Vaccine Reservation in South Korea? Try Waiting 111 Hours.

Want a Vaccine Reservation in South Korea? Try Waiting 111 Hours. Want a Vaccine Reservation in South Korea? Try Waiting 111 Hours. SEOUL — When South Koreans logged on to a government website this month to book Covid-19 vaccine appointments, a pop-up window told them there was “just a bit” of a delay. “There are 401,032 people waiting in front …

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The U.S. is to ship nearly 10 million shots to Nigeria and South Africa.

The U.S. is to ship nearly 10 million shots to Nigeria and South Africa.

The U.S. is to ship nearly 10 million shots to Nigeria and South Africa. The U.S. is to ship nearly 10 million shots to Nigeria and South Africa. The United States is ramping up vaccine deliveries to Africa as a third wave of the pandemic continues to accelerate across the continent. On Wednesday, Washington was scheduled to ship almost 10 …

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South Korea Airlifts Navy Ship’s Crew After Virus Outbreak

South Korea Airlifts Navy Ship's Crew After Virus Outbreak

South Korea Airlifts Navy Ship’s Crew After Virus Outbreak South Korea Airlifts Navy Ship’s Crew After Virus Outbreak South Korea is airlifting the entire crew from a navy destroyer off the coast of East Africa after hundreds of sailors tested positive for the coronavirus in the military’s worst outbreak of the pandemic. Two top government officials apologized on Tuesday for …

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South Korea Is Vaccinating High-School Seniors and Teachers

South Korea Is Vaccinating High-School Seniors and Teachers

South Korea Is Vaccinating High-School Seniors and Teachers South Korea Is Vaccinating High-School Seniors and Teachers South Korea started vaccinating high school seniors and members of teaching staff on Monday in the latest effort to expand the country’s vaccination program, even as older residents remain ineligible for shots. The Ministry of Education said the move would “facilitate safe and smooth …

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‘Historical Distortions’ Test South Korea’s Commitment to Free Speech

‘Historical Distortions’ Test South Korea’s Commitment to Free Speech

‘Historical Distortions’ Test South Korea’s Commitment to Free Speech ‘Historical Distortions’ Test South Korea’s Commitment to Free Speech SEOUL — In the history of South Korea’s fight for democracy, the 1980 uprising in Gwangju stands out as one of the proudest moments. Thousands of ordinary citizens took to the streets to protest a military dictatorship, and hundreds were shot down …

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Art Meets Its Soundtrack Deep in ‘The Dirty South’

Art Meets Its Soundtrack Deep in ‘The Dirty South’

Art Meets Its Soundtrack Deep in ‘The Dirty South’ Art Meets Its Soundtrack Deep in ‘The Dirty South’ Entirely sonic, the Sims piece is based on a single familiar song, “Dixie,” composed for pre-Civil War minstrel shows and meant to mock clichés of “happy” Black slave life. (It’s possible that its lyricists were Black.) Later, with altered verses, it became …

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Regrets in South Africa After Lives and Livelihoods Lost in Mass Unrest

Regrets in South Africa After Lives and Livelihoods Lost in Mass Unrest

Regrets in South Africa After Lives and Livelihoods Lost in Mass Unrest Regrets in South Africa After Lives and Livelihoods Lost in Mass Unrest SOWETO, South Africa — Gingerly stepping over the slick, muddied floor of a supermarket in Soweto that had just been emptied and gutted by looters, the manager fretted over where neighbors would now get their food …

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South Korea’s Baseball League Halts Season After Infections

South Korea's Baseball League Halts Season After Infections

South Korea’s Baseball League Halts Season After Infections South Korea’s Baseball League Halts Season After Infections Last summer, as Major League Baseball reeled from coronavirus outbreaks and canceled games, its analog in South Korea became a poster child of how to successfully hold spectator sports in a pandemic. Now the roles are reversed. As M.L.B. prepared to hold its All-Star …

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South African Military Is Called In to Quell Violence

South African Military Is Called In to Quell Violence

South African Military Is Called In to Quell Violence South African Military Is Called In to Quell Violence JOHANNESBURG — Government officials in South Africa deployed the military on Monday in an effort to quell increasingly destructive unrest that has gripped parts of the nation over the past several days and has led to several fatalities, tens of millions of …

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