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Q13 FOX Seattle
How to visit a 'country' that doesn't existexist — now that would be niche. We’re not talking Narnia or Oz, but places he
How to visit a 'country' that doesn't exist
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 6 hours ago
exist — now that would be niche. We’re not talking Narnia or Oz, but places here on planet Earth. And there’s at least 50 of them. “Everyone’s familiar with the political world map,” says Nick Middleton, travel author and Oxford University... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
The T-shirt that caused all the troubleI was feeling hatred because it was times of financial exclusion.and you'd look
The T-shirt that caused all the trouble
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 14 hours ago
I was feeling hatred because it was times of financial exclusion.and you'd look, come to lines, and see how white people are paying. They're relaxed, there are no financial problems, so it arose that black exclusion is so [rampant] in this... Read more
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Daily Mail
'Unique' hominin fossils found in South Africa's cradle of lifeAre unique fossils found at South Africa's 'cradle of life' a new human ancesto
'Unique' hominin fossils found in South Africa's cradle of life
Daily Mail / Posted 15 hours ago
Are unique fossils found at South Africa's 'cradle of life' a new human ancestor? Researchers say strange bones 'raise many more questions than they give answers' Two new specimens, a finger bone and a molar, part of set of four Believed the are... Read more
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Business Wire
Luxoft Holding, Inc Reports Results for Three and Nine Months Ended December 31, 2015 Marked by Respective 24.5% and 35.3% Revenue Growth in Constant CurrencyLONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT), a leading provider of
Luxoft Holding, Inc Reports Results for Three and Nine Months Ended December 31, 2015 Marked by Respective 24.5% and 35.3% Revenue Growth in Constant Currency
Business Wire / Posted 15 hours ago
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT), a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base, today announced results for the three and nine months ended December 31,... Read more
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PhysOrg
South Africa's Sterkfontein Caves produce two new hominin fossilsTwo new hominin fossils have been found in a previously uninvestigated chamber
South Africa's Sterkfontein Caves produce two new hominin fossils
PhysOrg / Posted 20 hours ago
Two new hominin fossils have been found in a previously uninvestigated chamber in the Sterkfontein Caves, just North West of Johannesburg in South Africa. The two new specimens, a finger bone and a molar, are part of a set of four specimens,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Apartheid District Six Slow to Rise AgainHalf a century ago, South Africa's apartheid regime declared Cape Town's Distri
Apartheid District Six Slow to Rise Again
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Half a century ago, South Africa's apartheid regime declared Cape Town's District Six a white-only area and its multiracial community was forcefully dismantled. Efforts to rebuild it have been painfully slow. Noor Ebrahim used to live in Cape Town's... Read more
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DW
Post-apartheid District Six slow to rise again | Africa |District Six. He remembers the day the bulldozers came. "I was standing right
Post-apartheid District Six slow to rise again | Africa |
DW / Posted yesterday
District Six. He remembers the day the bulldozers came. "I was standing right there when they demolished my home in front of me," he told DW. 50 years ago, on February 11, 1966, the South African government declared District Six a white-only area... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Two writers ‘put flesh on the bones’ of our forgotten historiesThe most recent instalment of the Goethe Institute’s Literary Crossroads series
Two writers ‘put flesh on the bones’ of our forgotten histories
Mail & Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
The most recent instalment of the Goethe Institute’s Literary Crossroads series, titled Rewriting South African Landscapes, substituted the verve and urgency that has come to define South African public discourse of late with an understated... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panicThe northern ticket hall of King’s Cross St Pancras tube station is supposed to
Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panic
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 2 days ago
The northern ticket hall of King’s Cross St Pancras tube station is supposed to be a wonder of the London underground, with its expanses of gleaming floor and high-ceilinged walkways that would be wide enough for cars. In 2008, the tube’s then... Read more
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The Atlantic
Can America Put Itself Back Together?When news broke late last year of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California
Can America Put Itself Back Together?
The Atlantic / Posted 3 days ago
When news broke late last year of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, most people in the rest of the country, and even the state, probably had to search a map to figure out where the city was. I knew exactly, having grown up in the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Man-made climate change will last 10,000 YEARSonly have 'a few more decades' to reverse the trend The study looked at climat
Man-made climate change will last 10,000 YEARS
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
only have 'a few more decades' to reverse the trend The study looked at climate data from over the last 20,000 years 20% of world's population will be forced to migrate away from coasts The most extreme temperature rise — about 7°C by the year... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Administrative Referendum in DarfurIt is of course unpredictable whether the people of Darfur will vote for a retu
Administrative Referendum in Darfur
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
It is of course unpredictable whether the people of Darfur will vote for a return to the old one-region system or cling to the present five-state system in the Administrative referendum which is scheduled for next April. However, it may be said that... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Part 1: An Introduction to my island paradise Zanzibarthe Zanzibar archipelago (now known as My Island Paradise) and brought back a t
Part 1: An Introduction to my island paradise Zanzibar
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
the Zanzibar archipelago (now known as My Island Paradise) and brought back a tan to be reckoned with (thank you 36 degrees of semi-equatorial heat!) and a heart full of happy memories. Those azure waters are the real deal – no filter needed. It... Read more
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University of Queensland
‘Like second-hand smoke’: Worst emitters least affected by climate changeGlobal climate change resembles a room of second-hand smoke, new research has f
‘Like second-hand smoke’: Worst emitters least affected by climate change
University of Queensland / Posted 4 days ago
Global climate change resembles a room of second-hand smoke, new research has found, with countries emitting the least amount of gasses suffering the most. The study by The University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) shows a... Read more
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iol.co.za
Ancient ‘dead seas’ offer warning for futureFor billions of years, life on Earth remained relatively simple. Only single-ce
Ancient ‘dead seas’ offer warning for future
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
For billions of years, life on Earth remained relatively simple. Only single-celled organisms that could live with little or no oxygen were able to survive in the seas. Eventually, the rise of oxygen led to a proliferation of diverse, multicellular... Read more
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Zero Hedge
"Back Then I Was A True Believer" - How A Military Officer's Life Changed Forever 13 Years Agoby Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Thirteen years ago my life changed foreve
"Back Then I Was A True Believer" - How A Military Officer's Life Changed Forever 13 Years Ago
Zero Hedge / Posted 5 days ago
by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Thirteen years ago my life changed forever. Colin Powell, then US Secretary of State and the most credible person in George W. Bush’s cabinet, made the case for war in Iraq on February 5, 2003. As a... Read more
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WBEZ91.5
Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?Genetics researchers often discover certain snips and pieces of the human genom
Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?
WBEZ91.5 / Posted 6 days ago
Genetics researchers often discover certain snips and pieces of the human genome that are important for health and development such as the genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia. And scientists noticed that genetic... Read more
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iol.co.za
The beautiful game helps unite a nationSalvador, Brazil - We spoke no Portuguese. So on our second day in Salvador, on
The beautiful game helps unite a nation
iol.co.za / Posted 6 days ago
Salvador, Brazil - We spoke no Portuguese. So on our second day in Salvador, one of the 12 Brazilian cities that hosted the 2014 World Cup, we haggled for an Esporte Clube Bahia soccer jersey by tapping duelling numbers into a calculator. My... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?Photo by ImageZoo/Corbis Genetics researchers often discover certain snips and
Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?
KPBS San Diego / Posted 6 days ago
Photo by ImageZoo/Corbis Genetics researchers often discover certain snips and pieces of the human genome that are important for health and development, such as the genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia. And scientists... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State researcher finds successful program in Brazil might hurt rural pooran initiative created by the Brazilian government and funded in part by the Wor
Ohio State researcher finds successful program in Brazil might hurt rural poor
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
an initiative created by the Brazilian government and funded in part by the World Bank, has been credited with a lot of things: keeping children in school, reducing poverty and helping to feed families. But an Ohio State University... Read more
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Business Wire
Global Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Market Report - Analysis, Technologies & Forecast Report 2015WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nfg5kc/
Global Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Market Report - Analysis, Technologies & Forecast Report 2015
Business Wire / Posted 6 days ago
WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nfg5kc/global_mobile) has announced the addition of the "Global Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Market - Analysis by Geography, by Deployment Location Competitive Landscape,... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
The Calamitous World Order and How it Relates to SAsure-fire way to understand it, is to know the history. Take for example, mathe
The Calamitous World Order and How it Relates to SA
News 24 South Africa / Posted 7 days ago
sure-fire way to understand it, is to know the history. Take for example, mathematics. Through the Ancient Greeks’ love of abstract and deductive reasoning did Pythagoras develop his famous theorem and Euclid developed the dozens of theorems,... Read more
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DW
Opinion: Europe, the UK's domestic issue | Opinion | DW.COM | Britain's relationship with the EU has never been straightforward. History and
Opinion: Europe, the UK's domestic issue | Opinion | DW.COM |
DW / Posted 7 days ago
Britain's relationship with the EU has never been straightforward. History and simple geography dictate this - salt water separates us. Not for nothing does the phrase "on the continent" have a meaning in the UK that can confuse and confound almost... Read more
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The Hindu
Striking back at the EmpireAn animated campaign to pull down imperialist Cecil Rhodes’s statue turns the g
Striking back at the Empire
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
An animated campaign to pull down imperialist Cecil Rhodes’s statue turns the gaze to wider issues of racial bias in British academia and society. It would be fair to assume that within the cohort of Oxford Rhodes scholars alive today, there is... Read more
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Artvoice
Free Will AstrologyARIES (March 21-April 19): The Bible’s Book of Exodus tells the story of the ti
Free Will Astrology
Artvoice / Posted 7 days ago
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Bible’s Book of Exodus tells the story of the time Moses almost met God. “Show me your glory, please,” the prophet says to his deity, who’s hiding. “You cannot see my face,” God replies, “but I will show you my back... Read more
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Ventura County Reporter
Free Will AstrologyARIES (March 21-April 19): The Bible’s Book of Exodus tells the story of the t
Free Will Astrology
Ventura County Reporter / Posted 7 days ago
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Bible’s Book of Exodus tells the story of the time Moses almost met God. “Show me your glory, please,” the prophet says to his deity, who’s hiding. “You cannot see my face,” God replies, “but I will show you my back... Read more
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SciDev.net
South Asia Analysis: Digital age needs analogue baseand communication technologies (ICTs) in recent years, but far more needs to be
South Asia Analysis: Digital age needs analogue base
SciDev.net / Posted 8 days ago
and communication technologies (ICTs) in recent years, but far more needs to be done to bridge the digital divide. Many of the region’s 1.7 billion people still struggle to access modern digital services. National level statistics often mask... Read more
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The Coast
Free Will AstrologySue Andrews, Jason Ball, Greg Fry, Taylor MacLean, Glen Meisner, Kat Shubaly, M
Free Will Astrology
The Coast / Posted 8 days ago
Sue Andrews, Jason Ball, Greg Fry, Taylor MacLean, Glen Meisner, Kat Shubaly, Mike Tompkins, Jane Wright The Leaning Tower of Pisa is eight stories high, including its belfry, and tilts sideways at a four-degree angle. When builders started... Read more
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Salt Lake City Weekly
Free Will Astrology: High Compulsiona revelation." I foresee a comparable transition happening for you, Aquarius.
Free Will Astrology: High Compulsion
Salt Lake City Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
a revelation." I foresee a comparable transition happening for you, Aquarius. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) The Leaning Tower of Pisa is eight stories high, including its belfry, and tilts sideways at a four-degree angle. When builders started... Read more
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Missoula Independent
Your future, a little earlyWednesday, one day before it hits the Indy's printed pages. click to enlarge A
Your future, a little early
Missoula Independent / Posted 8 days ago
Wednesday, one day before it hits the Indy's printed pages. click to enlarge ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Bible’s Book of Exodus tells the story of the time Moses almost met God. “Show me your glory, please,” the prophet says to his deity,... Read more
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International Business Times
Nigeria: Niger Delta militants alliance appears impossible as 'we are all Biafrans' As suspected ex-militants from the Niger Delta region, southern Nigeria, have a
Nigeria: Niger Delta militants alliance appears impossible as 'we are all Biafrans'
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
As suspected ex-militants from the Niger Delta region, southern Nigeria, have allegedly threatened to kill the crew of a hijacked ship if the Nigerian government does not release pro-Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu. Rumours are spreading that pro-Biafran... Read more
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BlackNews.com
First Ever Monthly Subscription Box Curated to Teach Children About Black History and African Geographyjust in February during Black History Month. Each box is designed to build self
First Ever Monthly Subscription Box Curated to Teach Children About Black History and African Geography
BlackNews.com / Posted 9 days ago
just in February during Black History Month. Each box is designed to build self-pride and enhance children’s understanding of their heritage. The monthly boxes are specially curated for your child to ensure they receive age appropriate books and... Read more
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The Morning Call
From Orefield to Africa, with love: Pupils at St. Joseph the Worker package meals for the hungryWHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Lent is coming. For Catholics, that means giving up, but a
From Orefield to Africa, with love: Pupils at St. Joseph the Worker package meals for the hungry
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Lent is coming. For Catholics, that means giving up, but also giving, which is why the 415 pupils of St. Joseph the Worker School in Orefield spent Tuesday in a mad race to package 10,000 meals for people in a West African... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
4th Industrial Revolution Lies at the Intersection of Education and Entrepreneurship in Africa - Njideka HarryBy Njideka Harry, President & CEO, Youth for Technology Foundation Africa's yo
4th Industrial Revolution Lies at the Intersection of Education and Entrepreneurship in Africa - Njideka Harry
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
By Njideka Harry, President & CEO, Youth for Technology Foundation Africa's young innovators can leapfrog into the digital revolution with the right tools and training. The 4th Industrial Revolution is driven by newer technologies, such as 3D... Read more
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Daily Mail
Zika WON’T affect large parts of the US, leading researcher saysZika WON’T affect large parts of the US, top scientist claims - but admits Hawa
Zika WON’T affect large parts of the US, leading researcher says
Daily Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Zika WON’T affect large parts of the US, top scientist claims - but admits Hawaii, Key West and US-Mexico border could be hit A leading geography expert says Zika won't spread to most of the US The mosquito that spreads Zika won't be able to affect... Read more
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Gulf News
UAE takes responsibility to stand with allies very seriously: Yousuf Al Otaibaa positive agenda for the Middle East and referencing the annual Joint Military
UAE takes responsibility to stand with allies very seriously: Yousuf Al Otaiba
Gulf News / Posted 10 days ago
a positive agenda for the Middle East and referencing the annual Joint Military Dialogue between the UAE and the US. when officials from both nation’s armed forces engaged in discussions around shared challenges and threats.The ambassador... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
From Kazakhstan to Africaclearer. Time and time again we have seen conflicts spill over borders. Extrem
From Kazakhstan to Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
clearer. Time and time again we have seen conflicts spill over borders. Extremism in one country, as we have witnessed in Africa, quickly becomes a threat to life and stability of their neighbours. The continuing chaos in Afghanistan puts at risk... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Refugees bring entrepreneurial spirit to risk-shy GermanyMonitor finds that despite a recent start-up boom in certain areas such as Berl
Refugees bring entrepreneurial spirit to risk-shy Germany
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
Monitor finds that despite a recent start-up boom in certain areas such as Berlin, Germany still has a relatively low level of entrepreneurial activity compared with other industrialised economies. Statistics show that the overall number of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Biodun Jeyifo - Denizen of the Fourth StageBiodun Jeyifo, our B.J., is bracketed in popular memory as the once and future
Biodun Jeyifo - Denizen of the Fourth Stage
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Biodun Jeyifo, our B.J., is bracketed in popular memory as the once and future Marxist interpreter and assessor of Soyinka's hegemonic animism and of African literature and society who will not ignore the "tumult of rainstorm, thunder and lightning... Read more
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Swissinfo
Refugees bring entrepreneurial spirit to risk-shy GermanyMonitor finds that despite a recent start-up boom in certain areas such as Berl
Refugees bring entrepreneurial spirit to risk-shy Germany
Swissinfo / Posted 11 days ago
Monitor finds that despite a recent start-up boom in certain areas such as Berlin, Germany still has a relatively low level of entrepreneurial activity compared with other industrialised economies. Statistics show that the overall number of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ferma and Nigerian Communities Where It Snows Heavilyseason. For many years, I sang the songs without knowing that White Christmas m
Ferma and Nigerian Communities Where It Snows Heavily
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
season. For many years, I sang the songs without knowing that White Christmas means Christmas time that has a good amount of snow on the ground. And I never saw snow until I began to travel to Europe. Nigeria is blessed with two main seasons, the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Our deepest fearImages If there is such a thing as a collective national nightmare, then Russi
Our deepest fear
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Images If there is such a thing as a collective national nightmare, then Russia's might be footsteps in the night and Africa's a low growl in rustling grass. But Downunder, our bad dream is oceanic visceral terror. It's not spiders or, in... Read more
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The New Statesman
Rhodes isn’t falling at Oxford, but universities’ racist curriculums still couldCecil Rhodes – or at least the statue of him perched above the entrace of Oriel
Rhodes isn’t falling at Oxford, but universities’ racist curriculums still could
The New Statesman / Posted 13 days ago
Cecil Rhodes – or at least the statue of him perched above the entrace of Oriel College, Oxford – isn’t falling. The college announced today that despite the efforts of Rhodes Must Fall Oxford (RMFO), a student-led organisation callling its for... Read more
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Japan Today
The tragedy of Europe: Location, location, location ‹ Japan TodayFor years, skeptics warned of multiple threats to the European project. The str
The tragedy of Europe: Location, location, location ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 14 days ago
For years, skeptics warned of multiple threats to the European project. The strains of the single currency, they said, would rip it apart. Excessive regulation was another concern, along with lack of democratic accountability. Some felt Europe’s... Read more
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ABC News
Zika Virus Outbreak May Be Linked to Major Sporting Eventscan travel rapidly across the world. Viruses and disease-spreading insects and
Zika Virus Outbreak May Be Linked to Major Sporting Events
ABC News / Posted 14 days ago
can travel rapidly across the world. Viruses and disease-spreading insects and animals can hitch a ride on various modes of travel and the ongoing Zika virus outbreak has spotlighted how viruses can span the globe, putting at risk people who had... Read more
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PhysOrg
Megafauna mega-issuesA Columbian mammoth, which existed in North America until 11,000 years ago. The
Megafauna mega-issues
PhysOrg / Posted 15 days ago
A Columbian mammoth, which existed in North America until 11,000 years ago. The Columbian mammoth is one of over 100 large herbivores and carnivores that went extinct as modern humans spread around the world. Large animals are particularly important... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Zika fears weigh heavily on pregnant GuatemalansTobar, who is 19 years old and eight months pregnant with her first child, wait
Zika fears weigh heavily on pregnant Guatemalans
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 15 days ago
Tobar, who is 19 years old and eight months pregnant with her first child, waits alongside dozens of other pregnant Guatemalans facing the same fears over an outbreak of the tropical virus, which is blamed for causing a surge in brain-damaged babies... Read more
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Market Watch
Islamic State, al Qaeda growing stronger in LibyaWASHINGTON — Libya is emerging as a new destination of choice for extremists, a
Islamic State, al Qaeda growing stronger in Libya
Market Watch / Posted 15 days ago
WASHINGTON — Libya is emerging as a new destination of choice for extremists, as both Islamic State and al Qaeda have used the chaos since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi to seize territory and parts of the economy, a report by a security consulting... Read more
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Business Wire
Global Water Pump Market - Forecast to 2020 - Growing Demand of Global Water PumpsThe global water pump market was valued at $40,452.9 million in 2014 and it is
Global Water Pump Market - Forecast to 2020 - Growing Demand of Global Water Pumps
Business Wire / Posted 15 days ago
The global water pump market was valued at $40,452.9 million in 2014 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during the period 2015 - 2020. The rapid growth of the urban population is creating pressure on the existing water infrastructure,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Welsh University Partners With Unicaf for Online Degree Programs Across AfricaThe University of South Wales (USW) and UNICAF announced a partnership to allow
Welsh University Partners With Unicaf for Online Degree Programs Across Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
The University of South Wales (USW) and UNICAF announced a partnership to allow sub-Saharan African students to complete various degree programs, via the web, with USW. Through UNICAF, students will be able to pursue an undergraduate degree in... Read more
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