Twenty-three sets of twins graduate from same year group from Pollard Middle School in Needham, Massachusetts, on Wednesday

Typically twins account for around 3% of live births in the US – no wonder headteacher Tamatha Bibbo described the event as “quite unusual”. Twenty-three sets of twins have graduated from a US middle school, making up about 10% of the eighth-grade year group. The identical and fraternal twins graduated from Pollard Middle School in…

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The yearlong heatwave in Europe continues as Athens closes Acropolis and schools as first heatwave of the summer strikes

An excessive heat warning has been issued by Greece’s weather service from Wednesday morning to 8pm on Thursday, with forecasts saying Athens will see conditions just below 40C (104F). Greece has shuttered tourist hotspots and schools across Athens as the first heatwave of the summer strikes. Temperatures were tipped to hit highs up 43C (109F)…

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Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Kimani concludes tour of duty in New York

Ambassador Martin Kimani, has concluded his tenure at the influential diplomatic post in New York after serving more than three years as Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN). Ambassador Kimani confirmed Monday that he had completed his tour of duty, thanking former President Uhuru Kenyatta and incumbent William Ruto for allowing him to…

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