October 17, 2014

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India test fires nuke capable cruise missile

India test fires nuke capable cruise missile The nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile a strike range of 1,000 km (621.37 miles) Xinhua NEW DELHI- India on Friday, October 17, 2014 successfully test fired its home-made, nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile, Nirbhay, from a test range in the eastern state of Odisha, sources said. “The test […]

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October 14, 2014

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Brazil: IOC Coordination Commission leaves Rio de Janeiro satisfied with progress

Brazil: IOC Coordination Commission leaves Rio de Janeiro satisfied with progress October 10, 2014 Source: IOC | International Olympic Committee The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission brought to a close its seventh visit (29 September to 1 October) to the South American host city today: it follows a successful winter here for Brazil and […]

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October 11, 2014

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China overtakes U.S. to become world’s largest economy, says International Monetary Fund

China overtakes U.S. to become world’s largest economy, says International Monetary Fund Chris Giles Financial Times We all know the world economy is changing. We know it is changing fast. But do we really know how fast? Read on. In the spring, the International Comparison Programme calculated new exchanges rates for comparing output of different […]

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October 9, 2014

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Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to be housed at Indiana University Bloomington

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to be housed at Indiana University Bloomington’s Center for Postsecondary Research Oct. 8, 2014 News Release from the Carnegie Foundation The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has transferred responsibility for the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to Indiana University Bloomington’s Center for Postsecondary Research. […]

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October 9, 2014

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NCAA Division I: Big Ten Acts to Support Student-Athlete Graduation

NCAA Division I: Big Ten Acts to Support Student-Athlete Graduation Aid will neither be reduced nor cancelled during course of enrollment. If pursuit of degree is interrupted, student-athlete is welcome back. Source: Big Ten ROSEMONT, Ill. – Big Ten directors of athletics, senior woman administrators and faculty representatives met Oct. 6 and 7 at the […]

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October 7, 2014

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Paris: Eiffel Tower gets glass floor for 125th anniversary

Paris: Eiffel Tower gets glass floor for 125th anniversary AFP A much-anticipated facelift of the Eiffel Tower will be unveiled Monday with a new glass floor to dizzy the millions of tourists who flock to Paris’s best-known landmark every year. Its owners hope the formerly dowdy and draughty first floor will become as big an […]

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October 4, 2014

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United States: Foreign-born population from Africa has grown rapidly during the last 40 years

United States: Foreign-born population from Africa has grown rapidly during the last 40 years U.S. Census Bureau Released October 1, 2014 The foreign-born population from Africa has grown rapidly in the United States during the last 40 years, increasing from about 80,000 in 1970 to about 1.6 million in the period from 2008 to 2012. […]

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October 3, 2014

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U.S. Unemployment: September 2014 is 5.9%, the lowest level since July 2008

U.S. Unemployment: September 2014 is 5.9%, the lowest level since July 2008 White male decreased to 4.4% and Black male increased to 11.0% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Employment increased in […]

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October 3, 2014

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Cuba sends 165 health professionals to West Africa to battle Ebola

Cuba sends 165 health professionals to West Africa to battle Ebola Granma HAVANA- On the evening of October 1, Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz bid farewell to the 165 health professionals traveling to Sierra Leone, to contribute to the global struggle against Ebola, which has caused the death of thousands of people in West Africa. […]

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October 1, 2014

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History Flashback: The Dual Mandate in British Tropical Africa

The Dual Mandate in British Tropical Africa Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, the colonial administrator of Hong Kong and Nigeria for Britain, pushed for indirect rule in colonial Africa. Lugard outlined the reasons and methods that should be employed in the colonization of Africa by Britain. It included spreading Christianity and saw state sponsored colonization as […]

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