Archive | August, 2013

President Barack Obama invites Nigerian President for talks on terrorists activities in the African continent

August 18, 2013

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President Barack Obama invites Nigerian President for talks on terrorists activities in the African continent By George Agba Leadership (Abuja) United States President Barack Obama has invited Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan for talks on issues bordering on terrorists activities in the African continent among others . Disclosing this to State House correspondents in Abuja, United […]

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Japanese town to scrap marooned ‘tsunami boat’ -Stunning video of Japan Tsunami released

August 15, 2013

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Japanese town to scrap marooned ‘tsunami boat’ BBC News As Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports, the boat will be scrapped after residents said it brought back painful memories A Japanese town has decided to scrap a marooned fishing boat which has become a symbol of the devastating 2011 tsunami, officials say. Residents of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture […]

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Georgia Board of Regents adopt bold strategic plan for its public university system

August 14, 2013

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Georgia Board of Regents adopt bold strategic plan for its public university system Public agenda will reshape university system in an era of change Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Atlanta — August 14, 2013 The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia adopted today a bold Strategic Plan for […]

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Hillary Clinton speaks out against the new Republican led North Carolina voter I.D. law as “…the greatest hits of voter suppression”

August 14, 2013

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Hillary Clinton speaks out against the new Republican led North Carolina voter I.D. law as “…the greatest hits of voter suppression” U.S. senator seeks federal review of North Carolina voting law By Karen Brooks Reuters U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, a North Carolina Democrat expected to face a tough battle to retain her seat in 2014, […]

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Poland receives first high-speed train

August 13, 2013

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First high-speed Pendolino train arrives in Poland Polish Press Agency The first of twenty high-speed Pendolino trains purchased by Polish State Railways (PKP) has been delivered to Wroclaw, south west Poland. The train, which was made at the Alstom factory in Savigliano, Italy, is part of a programme to reduce journey durations between key Polish […]

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India launches its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant

August 12, 2013

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India to launch aircraft carrier INS Vikrant today T Ramavarman, TNN KOCHI- India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday, making an entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size and capability. Defence minister A K Antony’s wife Elizabeth will launch the […]

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Spain: 47 story skyscraper with no elevators nearly complete

August 11, 2013

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Spain: 47 story skyscraper with no elevators nearly complete UPI ALICANTE, Spain– Builders in Spain say adding exterior elevator shafts seems to be the only Plan B available for a 47-story skyscraper that currently only has stairs. In a major oversight, the InTempo building in Alicante was designed, approved and well under construction before anyone […]

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U.S. Home prices climb in 87% of U.S. cities amid recovery and U.K. home prices rise to a new record

August 9, 2013

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Home prices climb in 87% of U.S. cities amid recovery Bloomberg Prices for single-family homes climbed in 87 percent of U.S. cities in the second quarter as the national housing recovery accelerated amid competition for a limited number of properties on the market. The median transaction price rose from a year earlier in 142 of […]

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Blackout: How Argentina ‘Eliminated’ Africans From Its History And Conscience

August 9, 2013

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Blackout: How Argentina ‘Eliminated’ Africans From Its History And Conscience By Palash GhoshI International Business Times Tens of millions of black Africans were forcibly removed from their homelands from the 16th century to the 19th century to toil on the plantations and farms of the New World. This so-called “Middle Passage” accounted for one of […]

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Scotland’s population reaches record high

August 8, 2013

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Scotland’s population climbs to record level   BBC News   The number of people living in Scotland has reached a new high, according to the latest official figures. At the end of June last year the population stood at 5,313,600 – up 18,200 since the last census on 27 March 2011. Although there were more […]

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