Refugee with disability sets up thriving tailoring business
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Hota Biclere, a refugee from DRC living in Kenya with a debilitating spinal condition has set up her own business after receiving a $1000 loan.
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Megan Rapinoe has ended her US national team career with a 2-0 win over South Africa in Chicago. The 38-year-old ends her stint as an international with 63 goals, 73 assists and 203 caps, along with two world cups. Rapinoe made her debut for her country in 2006, with only three players having longer spells playing for the United States. "It has been such an honor to be able to wear this shirt, play with all these players and live out my childhood dream. I know that I mean a lot to the game.
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