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Which African cities offer the best quality of life?

Consulting firm Mercer recently published its 18th Quality of Living Survey, which ranks 230 cities they believe provide the best quality of life.

The study examines over 440 cities, and based on certain criteria, Mercer then decides which 230 make the cut. The cities are chosen and ranked according to a variety of factors, such as the political and social environment, economic conditions, education, and public services, to name a few.

21 year old sneaker business owner shot and killed, no cash taken

Jamal Gaines, 21, overcame a car accident and partial blindness to run a thriving business before he was shot and killed while closing up shop.

East Coast sneaker store sits on a commercial strip in downtown Rahway, New Jersey, a working class city just south of Newark. For the past two and a half years, it has been a destination for sneaker collectors throughout the state. But this week, the hole-in-the-wall boutique remains darkened and locked. Four days ago, East Coast’s owner, 21-year-old Jamal “Mally” Gaines, was shot and killed inside the shop he had worked for years to build.

India job seekers made to strip for army test

Hundreds of young men in India's Bihar state have been made to strip down to their underwear while appearing for an army recruitment test in an attempt to prevent cheating.

Photographs showed candidates sitting cross-legged in a field in Muzaffarpur town wearing only their underpants.

Is Marco Rubio an alternative to Trump or just a more palatable version?

As the reality of Donald Trump’s nomination descends upon the minds of the GOP’s less obviously crazypants voters, a powerful strain of what-if-ism has elevated Marco Rubio’s campaign beyond its pitiful quantitative results. Former Bush donors, conservative columnists, and, in the pages of the Washington Post, a liberal “political theorist” from Harvard University are all arguing that Trump must be stopped — and that Marco Rubio is the candidate to do it.