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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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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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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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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 Union leaders chose Chad’s Moussa Faki Mahamat to chair the 54-nation body at 28th Summit

January 31, 2017

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African Union leaders chose Chad’s Moussa Faki Mahamat to chair the 54-nation body at 28th Summit Morocco rejoins the African Union after 33 years The African Union slammed the United States for banning refugees after centuries of taking black people from Africa to work as slaves. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The 28th Summit of the Heads […]

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Giant iceberg to break off from Antarctica -Larsen C

January 7, 2017

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Giant iceberg to break off from Antarctica Iceberg the size of the state of Delaware BBC News An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say. A long-running rift in the Larsen C ice shelf grew suddenly in December and now just 20km […]

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Expedition 50 astronauts will have 2 spacewalks outside the International Space Station on January 6 and January 13, 2017

January 6, 2017

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Expedition 50 astronauts will have 2 spacewalks outside the International Space Station on January 6 and January 13, 2017 NASA Expedition 50 astronauts are in final preparations for the first of two power maintenance spacewalks that starts Friday at 7 a.m. EST. Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson will stow and replace power gear during […]

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African Moors from Spain: Annual racist Christmas custom returns to the Netherlands

December 11, 2016

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African Moors from Spain: Annual racist Christmas custom returns to the Netherlands Once again the annual Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet or Black Pete arrives with the Christmas holiday. The Black Pete tradition is also followed in Belgium and Luxembourg. Dutch tradition is that Sinterklaas (or Saint Nicholas) arrives in the Netherlands from Spain each […]

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