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Australia: Sydney population hits 5 million

April 28, 2017

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

April 4, 2017

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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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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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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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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) sets world record and India confirms missions to Mars and Venus

February 13, 2017

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) sets world record and India confirms missions to Mars and Venus ISRO put 104 satellites in space using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Three satellites will be from India and a 101 other satellites of different countries. Eighty-eight (88) of the American satellites belong to a San Francisco based start-up […]

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African American owned bank taken over by Indian American owned bank

February 11, 2017

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African American owned bank taken over by Indian American owned bank Seaway Bank and Trust was closed on January 27, 2017, by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was appointed as receiver. BUSINESS WIRE DALLAS, TX- State Bank of Texas (SBT)—a $740-million asset bank […]

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Africa: Nigeria regains its spot as Africa’s top oil producer over Angola

February 11, 2017

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Update: February 14, 2017 Angola displaces Nigeria to become Africa’s top oil producer – OPEC Angola has taken over from Nigeria as Africa’s top oil producer, according to a report by the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC). OPEC’s Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) released on Monday disclosed that Angola’s current production was at 1.651 million […]

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Africa: Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will not run for re-election after 38 years

February 11, 2017

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Africa: Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will not run for re-election after 38 years Angola had been the largest oil producer in Africa. OPEC figures show that Nigeria is regaining its status as Africa’s top oil producer. Al Jazeera Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Africa’s second-longest serving leader, has confirmed he […]

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

February 7, 2017

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act 115th Congress (2017-2018) Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] Introduced January 03, 2017 Committees: House – Judiciary Latest Action: January 12, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Action By: House Judiciary January 03, 2017 Referred to the House […]

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Africa: Equatorial Guinea makes bid to join OPEC

February 1, 2017

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Africa: Equatorial Guinea makes bid to join OPEC Equatorial Guinea is the third largest oil and gas producer in sub-Saharan Africa Africa Oil and Power Equatorial Guinea wants to join OPEC. On Friday, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, met with officials in Vienna to submit his country’s interest […]

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