Archive | March, 2017

Scottish parliament votes for new independence referendum

March 28, 2017

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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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Paris tells International Olympic Committee it wants 2024 Olympics or nothing

March 25, 2017

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

March 24, 2017

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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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U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2016 –Release Date: March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

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U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2016 –Release Date: March 23, 2017 Source: U.S. Census Bureau Maricopa County, Ariz., replaced Harris County, Texas, as the county with the nation’s highest annual population growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. Harris County was the largest numeric gainer for eight years in […]

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

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

March 18, 2017

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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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Africa: Pharaoh Ramses II statue unearthed in Cairo

March 11, 2017

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Africa: Pharaoh Ramses II statue unearthed in Cairo AFP Archaeologists in Cairo believe they have uncovered parts of a temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, including an eight-metre-high statue. The statue could not be identified from its engravings, but since it was found at the entrance to the temple, it was likely to represent Ramses II, […]

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Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after weeks of medical leave in the UK

March 10, 2017

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Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after weeks of medical leave in the UK Al Jazeera Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after extended medical leave in the UK, state television reported on Friday. Buhari walked unaided from his plane after it landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna. […]

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Africa: Ghana celebrates its 60th Independence Day from post colonialism by the United Kingdom

March 6, 2017

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Africa: Ghana celebrates its 60th Independence Day from post colonialism by the United Kingdom By President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo March 6, 2017 We are met here today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our nation’s independence, to celebrate our freedom from the clutches of British imperialism, to celebrate the […]

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