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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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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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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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Only Los Angeles and Paris remain after Budapest drops 2024 Olympic bid

February 24, 2017

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Only Los Angeles and Paris remain after Budapest drops 2024 Olympic bid Does anyone want to host the Olympics? As of February 24, 2017 only Los Angeles and Paris remain in the running. The United States Olympic Committee withdrew Boston as its proposed bid city due to cost issues the region had. The Boston Globe […]

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NASA discovered 7 Earth-size planets around a single star -3 in Habitable-Zone

February 23, 2017

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NASA discovered 7 Earth-size planets around a single star -3 in Habitable-Zone NASA NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely […]

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Sydney, Australia: Premier Gladys Berejiklian reveals 16 Parramatta light rail stops

February 17, 2017

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Sydney, Australia: Premier Gladys Berejiklian reveals 16 Parramatta light rail stops Lisa Visentin The Sydney Morning Herald The Premier Gladys Berejiklian has unveiled the route for the first stage of the new Parramatta light rail, which will stop at 16 places across the city. The rail project will be built in two stages, with the […]

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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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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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