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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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China’s cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling

April 27, 2017

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China’s cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling Xinhua BEIJING- China’s Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their first in-orbit refueling at 7:07 p.m. Thursday, 27 April 2017 another success of the Tianzhou-1 mission. Mastering the technique of refueling in space will help the country to build a permanent space station. China is the third […]

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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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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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