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Helicopter in Aghanistan

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...an 2011-08-S-014 For Immediate Release KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 6, 2011) – An International Security Assistance Force helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan today, and recovery operations are underway. ISAF is still in the process of assessing the circumstances to determine the facts of the incident, reporting indicates there was enemy activity in the area. Additional details will be released a...

Senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir has been killed by a US drone strike

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...o the US and to Afghanistan but also to Pakistan because “this is someone who has a great deal of blood on his hands”. Drone strikes have increased in frequency since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. Hundreds of people have been killed, stoking public anger in Pakistan. The dead include senior al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders, as well as an unknown number of other militants and...

London Marathon 2013, one of the biggest participation sport events in the UK, takes place on Sunday, April 21

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...The 2011 winner, Kenya’s Emmanuel Mutai, completed the London Marathon in a new course record of 2:02.40. Lloyd Scott competed in London Marathon 2002 wearing a 110 lb deep-sea diving suit. It took him five days and eight hours to complete the course, breaking the world record for the slowest marathon time. It’s a record that will remain unbroken, as London Marathon officials have set...

J.K. Rowling released the first chapter of a new Harry Potter story about the Quidditch World Cup

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J.K. Rowling is continuing to expand Harry Potter’s wizarding world with her new website, Pottermore.com. On Friday, J.K. Rowling released the first chapter in a new, 2,400-word story about the Quidditch World Cup. Although Quidditch has been part of Harry Potter series from the beginning, and Harry and Ron even attend the massive World Cup in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which was releas...

Porto Alegre's Beira Rio stadium is nearly ready, but it still needs temporary structures to house the media, sponsors and other requirements by FIFA

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Mayor of Brazilian city Porto Alegre, Jose Fortunati, says his city may drop out of June’s football World Cup if key legislation is not approved this week. Mayor Jose Fortunati told a local Radio Gaucha that “there was no plan B” to find much-needed extra funding. He says a bill creating tax breaks for companies investing in temporary structures for the tournament must be voted...

Teodora, the world's largest cut emerald, which is the size of a watermelon, is set to go up for auction and is expected to fetch $1.15 million

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...white beryl in it. It’s not gem quality, and we know it’s commercial grade. But the size of it is what makes it special,” Regan Reaney said in the report. If the stone is not sold, it will be sent to the Gemological Institute of America. Related search articles:world leaders list 2013 who is the tallest man in the world largest watermelon natalie johnson morgan stanley the tallest...

Sao Paulo peaceful protest was marred by sporadic acts of vandalism which turned into clashes with the police

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..., a city in north-eastern Brazil. Last year, more than a million people took to the street in dozens of Brazilian cities over poor public services, corruption and the high cost of the World Cup. The wave of protests prompted Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff to propose a referendum on political reform. Dilma Rousseff also pledged to invest 50 billion reais ($25 billion) in public transport, one of...

Singapore is the world's most expensive city to live in 2014

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...utility bills contributed to its topping the list. The city is also the most expensive place in the world to buy clothes. Singapore replaces Tokyo, which topped the list in 2013. Other cities making up the top five most expensive cities to live in are Paris, Oslo, Zurich and Sydney, with Tokyo falling to sixth place. The EIU’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey is a relocation tool that uses N...

Miss Philippines, Megan Young, has been crowned Miss World 2013 on the Indonesian island of Bali

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...rranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, took third place. Miss Philippines, Megan Young, has been crowned Miss World 2013 on the Indonesian island of Bali Wearing a glittering gown, US-born Megan Young, who moved to the Philippines at the age of 10, wept as the Miss World sash was put over her shoulder by 2012 winner Miss China. Megan Young told the cheering crowd in Nusa Dua in southern Bali she would R...

A package delivered to New York World Financial Center building which appeared to be a grenade has been cleared by the bomb squad as a toy

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A package delivered to New York World Financial Center building which appeared to be a grenade has been cleared by the bomb squad as a toy. The suspicious packet was found at Two World Financial Center near the World Trade Center site and prompted a mass evacuation of the building at 11:00 a.m. yesterday. The package had been spotted during routine screening, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. A p...

Lena Fokina can be seen flipping a baby over her head in her bizarre “baby yoga” routine which has been banned from a number of websites for fear that it glorifies child abuse

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Colonel Meow has won tens of thousands of admirers

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...l Meow from an animal shelter, now hopes to take him to Los Angeles and make him a star. And perhaps world domination isn’t too far away, as Facebook users have posted dozens of pictures of themselves pulling sour expressions in tribute to the grumpy pet. Related search articles:What Breed Is Colonel Meow colonel meow breed what kind of cat is colonel meow the tallest man in the world 2013...

Antisa Khvichava, a Georgian woman who claimed to be the world’s oldest living person as she lived through the Russian Revolution, has died at the age of 132

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...s 60. Antisa Khvichava said she also had two children from a previous marriage – but they died of hunger during World War Two. Antisa Khvichava lived through two world wars along with the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. Officials, neighbors, friends, and descendants have backed up her claim as the world’s oldest living person. Her birth certificate was lost – one of many in th...

UEFA members agreed a summer World Cup 2022 could not be played in Qatar

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The prospect of a winter World Cup in 2022 took a step forward after UEFA members agreed a summer event could not be played in Qatar. Summer temperatures in the Gulf state can reach 50C, sparking health fears for players and fans alike. UEFA’s 54 member associations backed the switch at a meeting in Croatia. “The World Cup cannot be played in Qatar in the summer,” said FIFA vice...

At least 200,000 people have marched through the streets of Brazil's biggest cities, as protests over rising public transport costs and the expense of staging the 2014 World Cup have spread

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At least 200,000 people have marched through the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities, as protests over rising public transport costs and the expense of staging the 2014 World Cup have spread. The biggest demonstration was in Rio de Janeiro, where 100,000 people joined a mainly peaceful march. In the capital, Brasilia, people breached security at the National Congress building and scaled its...

Jim Yong Kim urged US policymakers to reach a deal to raise the government's debt ceiling before Thursday's deadline

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World Bank’s President Jim Yong Kim has warned that the US is just “days away from a very dangerous moment” because of the government’s borrowing crisis. Jim Yong Kim urged US policymakers to reach a deal to raise the government’s debt ceiling before Thursday’s deadline. The US Treasury will start to run short of funds if no agreement is reached for it to borrow on f...

Besse Cooper, the US woman listed as the world's oldest person, has died aged 116

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North Korea has hailed Kim Jong-Un as "supreme leader of the party, state and army" after his father’s funeral

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...hip of comrade Kim Jong-Un”. State TV showed Kim Jong-Un surrounded by top government and army officials. The memorial event appeared to be the Kim dynasty’s unofficial handover of power. A three-minute silence was also held, after which trains and ships throughout the country sounded their horns. North Korea has hailed Kim Jong-Un as "supreme leader of the party, state and army&...

General Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentina’s former military leader, has died aged 87 while serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity

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...s reported to have died from natural causes in prison. The general was jailed in 2010 for the deaths of 31 dissidents during the 1976-83 military dictatorship, of which he was overall leader until 1981. Up to 30,000 people were tortured and killed during this period, in a campaign known as the “Dirty War”. Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla had been sentenced to life in prison for torture, murde...

Faraz Shauketaly, a reporter from Sri Lanka’s newspaper Sunday Leader, has been shot by a group of unidentified men at his home near Colombo

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Faraz Shauketaly, a reporter from Sri Lanka’s newspaper Sunday Leader, has been shot by a group of unidentified men at his home near the capital, Colombo. Faraz Shauketaly, 52, who holds dual British and Sri Lankan citizenship, was rushed to hospital after being shot in the neck. A doctor who treated Faraz Shauketaly said the journalist was now out of danger. Rights groups say more than a dozen m...

Almost 60 leaders from around the world attending 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism

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...f Russia and China on the sidelines to work towards a resolution. Almost 60 leaders from around the world attending 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism At the summit, world leaders are discussing measures to fight the threat of nuclear terrorism, including the protection of nuclear materials and facilities, as well as th...

The world’s smallest frog is pictured on a US dime, whose diameter is 18mm

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...ale is linked to their habitat, in leaf litter on the forest floor Finding the frogs was not an easy assignment. The world’s smallest frog is pictured on a US dime, whose diameter is 18mm The frogs are well camouflaged among leaves on the forest floor, and have evolved calls resembling those of insects, making them hard to spot. “The New Guinea forests are incredibly loud at night; and we...

Miss China Yu Wenxia was crowned as Miss World 2012 at the Dongsheng stadium

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...re time she enjoys hiking, travelling, singing, dancing and playing the piano. She describes herself as someone who follows her dreams with a smile, and says her favorite food is dumplings.”   Related search articles:Current Famous World Leaders 2013 wenxia yu bikini beauty and the senior lucie yu wenxia bikini xhamster miss cina wenxia yu hot miss china lingerie pageant yu wenxia bikini photos...

Mugly, an 8-year-old Chinese Crested, has won the rather unflattering title of Ugliest Dog in 2012

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...United States. The 2012 winner Mugly is owned by Bev Nicholson of Peterborough, UK. The 24th annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest, held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, pitched 29 canines against each other. Mugly, an 8-year-old Chinese Crested, has won the rather unflattering title of Ugliest Dog in 2012 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest is an annual contest held in Petaluma, California, as part of the...

Recent hurricanes, unrest in the Middle East, solar flares, mystery planets about to collide with us, all proof of what the ancient Mayans knew would come to pass on 21 December 2012

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One in ten of us is said to be anxious that December 21st marks the end of the world. The Ancient Mayans predicted this doomsday, and the press is eating it up. But where are all the believers? That the world will end in 2012 is the most widely-disseminated doomsday tale in human history, thanks to the internet, Hollywood and an ever-eager press corps. Recent hurricanes, unrest in the Middle East...