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Family mourns Kenya’s marathon prodigy Kelvin Kiptum

Family mourns Kenya’s marathon prodigy Kelvin Kiptum

KELVIN Kiptum's devastated wife had been looking forward to watching him try to become a marathon legend as the first athlete in under 2 hours. Now she is wondering how to tell their two children that their father was killed in a car accident. Sobbing next to her in the village where they all lived, Kiptum's father is desolate that his only child has died, and with him the hopes for a better life for the family. Police said the athlete lost control of the vehicle he was driving and veered off the road into a ditch, travelling for about 60 metres…
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Ukrainian soldier reunites with family over Christmas call from east

Ukrainian soldier reunites with family over Christmas call from east

VITALII HNIDYI and HERBERT VILLARRAGA LEONID Onyshchenko, a gruff-voiced 63-year-old Ukrainian soldier with a thick moustache, has spent many a Christmas away from his family, but hearing his little grandson Petro's voice over the phone from far away is as hard as ever. Onyshchchenko joined the territorial defence force after Moscow's February invasion and has volunteered to support Ukraine's army in the fight against Russian-backed separatists in the country's east since 2014. While he is stationed in the Donetsk region which has seen some of the heaviest battles, his daughter Maryna and her husband Vitalii were celebrating Christmas at home…
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