April 28, 2017

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Australia: Sydney population hits 5 million

Sydney population hits 5 million Australian Bureau of Statistics Sydney’s population has officially reached 5 million, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS Director of Demography, Beidar Cho, said that at 30 June 2016, 5,005,400 people lived in the NSW capital – up 82,800 from the previous year. “It […]

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April 27, 2017

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China’s cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling

China’s cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling Xinhua BEIJING- China’s Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their first in-orbit refueling at 7:07 p.m. Thursday, 27 April 2017 another success of the Tianzhou-1 mission. Mastering the technique of refueling in space will help the country to build a permanent space station. China is the third […]

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April 17, 2017

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United States: Demographic profile of the military community

United States: Demographic profile of the military community This report is published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (ODASD (MC&FP)), under contract with ICF. This is a synthesis of demographic information describing members and families in the military community […]

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April 14, 2017

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Historical Flashback: Enslavement life in Tuskegee, Alabama before the existence of the famous Tuskegee University

Historical Flashback: Enslavement life in Tuskegee, Alabama before the existence of the famous Tuskegee University Tuskegee, Alabama has played a major role in the history of the state of Alabama and in the history of the United States. Tuskegee is located in central Alabama, approximately 40 miles east of Montgomery, 21 miles west of Auburn […]

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April 4, 2017

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South Korea: World’s fifth tallest skyscraper opens in Seoul

South Korea: World’s fifth tallest skyscraper opens in Seoul The Telegraph (UK) South Korea celebrated the opening of Lotte World Tower, the country’s tallest landmark building located in Seoul. Over 30,000 fireworks were used during the grand opening ceremony at the 123-story, 555 meter-(1,820.87ft) high tower, which is also the world’s fifth tallest skyscraper. The […]

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March 28, 2017

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Scottish parliament votes for new independence referendum

Scottish Parliament backs referendum call BBC News Scotland has been formally backed by the Scottish Parliament. MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a referendum before the UK leaves the EU. Ms Sturgeon says the move is needed to allow Scotland to decide what path to follow in the wake […]

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March 25, 2017

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Paris tells International Olympic Committee it wants 2024 Olympics or nothing

Paris tells International Olympic Committee it wants 2024 Olympics or nothing By Ben Rumsby The Telegraph (UK) Paris told the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday it was “now or never” for its bid to host the 2024 Games, ruling out staging them four years later. The bid committee for the French capital threatened to block […]

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March 24, 2017

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Boston’s public schools have adopted a new, more accurate world map

Boston’s public schools have adopted a new, more accurate world map By David Leveille PRI Boston’s public schools have adopted new world maps for some of their classrooms. The new maps replace the traditional, rectangular maps made using the 16th-century Mercator Projection method that was introduced back when Europe ruled — and exploited — much […]

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March 19, 2017

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American Institute of Architects (AIA) comments on proposed FY ’18 Federal Budget- Letter urges (EPA) to keep vital programs

American Institute of Architects (AIA) comments on proposed FY ’18 Federal Budget Letter urges (EPA) to keep vital programs Nearly 800 architecture firms rebuke the Trump Administration’s budget cuts For immediate release: WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2017 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement after the Trump Administration submitted to […]

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March 18, 2017

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United Nations directly accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime”

United Nations directly accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on the Palestinian people UN later withdraws Israel’s apartheid report UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report The head of the United Nations’ West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of […]

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