Botswana president Ian Khama hopes for triumph at challenging polls | World news |

Botswana president Ian Khama hopes for triumph at challenging polls | World news |
Ian Khama is described as a keen exerciser and teetotaller, heading a country that is generous with social welfare. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters/Corbis

He was born to a white mother in the English village of Ewell in Surrey, appeared on BBC television’s Top Gear, leads a country ranked the best governed on the African mainland and often gets asked why, at 61, he has never married.

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McDonald’s earnings ugly; shares tumble

McDonald's earnings ugly; shares tumbleFILE – In this July 22, 2014 file photo, a man rests outside a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing. McDonald's reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File) ORG XMIT: NYBZ157(Photo: Ng Han Guan, AP)McDonald’s has lost the secret sauce.Shares of the world’s biggest burger chain tumbled 2% in pre-market trading after the company announced disappointing third quarter results marred by a decline in revenues, operating income and earnings per share. Share were down $1.83 to $89.76.Perh…

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