Archive | November, 2013

Kenya and China brake ground on new railway line

November 30, 2013

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Kenya and China have broken the ground for the construction of a standard gauge railway line Sarah Kimani SABC News Kenya and China have broken the ground for the construction of a standard gauge railway line. The modern rail is expected to start from Mombasa extend to Uganda, South Sudan and end in Rwanda. Construction […]

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China to launch Chang’e-3 lunar probe December 2

November 30, 2013

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China to launch Chang’e-3 lunar probe December 2 The Chang’e-3 mission is the second phase of China’s lunar program which includes orbiting, landing and returning to Earth, following the successes of the Chang’e-2 missions, which include plotting a high-resolution, full-coverage lunar map. Xinhua XICHANG- China will launch the Chang’e-3 lunar probe to the moon at […]

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Dominican Republic strips at least 200,000 ethnic Haitian of claim to citizenship

November 27, 2013

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Deportation fears on rise in Dominican Republic Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Wilver Cuevas Betances was born in the Dominican Republic and never left until he ran into some soldiers at a bus station in Santo Domingo who demanded his passport. “I don’t have a passport. I’m Dominican,” the 29-year-old recalled telling the soldiers. Ignoring […]

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Australia’s population forecast to double by 2075

November 26, 2013

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Australia’s population forecast to double by 2075 ‘Melbourne and Sydney should be neck and neck by 2053, with 7.9 million people each,’ says bureau of statistics Australian Bureau of Statistics Australia’s population is projected to double to 46 million by 2075, according to the latest population projections released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics […]

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NBA: Charlotte Bobcats announced its rebranded Charlotte Hornets will have purple and teal as its primary colors

November 24, 2013

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NBA: Charlotte Bobcats announced its rebranded Charlotte Hornets will have purple and teal as its primary colors Source: NBA Charlotte Bobcats The Charlotte Bobcats announced today that the team will utilize purple and teal as its primary colors when it changes its name to the Charlotte Hornets prior to the 2014-15 NBA season. The colors, which were […]

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China to provide Africa with US$1 trillion financing

November 19, 2013

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China to provide Africa with US$1 trillion financing Funds over next 12 years will come in the form of investments and loans, with most of them for building infrastructure, says mainland analyst Toh Han Shih South China Morning Post The central government, including state-owned banks, will provide US$1 trillion of financing to Africa in the […]

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Raleigh-Durham: Light Rail rapid transit-Durham to Chapel Hill

November 16, 2013

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Raleigh-Durham: Residents get second look at light-rail to run from Durham to Chapel Hill By Jim Wise The News & Observer DURHAM — The Bull City’s public got a virtual look at the planned light-rail line between Durham and Chapel Hill Wednesday night, in the second of three project updates Triangle Transit is holding this […]

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Equatorial Guinea seeks full implementation of Free Movement Agreement

November 15, 2013

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Equatorial Guinea seeks full, systematic implementation of accord on free movement Technical and administrative conditions of the agreement must be in place before nations will be able to manage the free movement of people. PRNewswire-USNewswire MALABO, Equatorial Guinea- The Government of Equatorial Guinea favors full implementation of the Free Movement Agreement of the Economic and […]

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Brazil blacks earn 36 percent less than non-black citizens- President wants racial quotas

November 14, 2013

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Black Brazilians earn 36 percent less than non-black citizens Xinhua RIO DE JANEIRO– Brazilians of African descent on average earn 36 percent less than non-black Brazilians, according to a study released Wednesday by the Inter-Union Department for Statistics and Economic Studies. Released a week before the country’s Black Awareness Day, the research found that black […]

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CTBUH rules Chicago is no longer home to nation’s tallest skyscraper

November 12, 2013

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Tallest building ruling: Chicago’s Willis Tower (former Sears Tower) loses to New York’s new One World Trade Center Ending Willis Tower’s (Sears Tower’s) reign of 40 years as the nation’s tallest building By Blair Kamin Chicago Tribune One World Trade Center will be the nation’s tallest building when it is completed next year, a Chicago-based […]

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