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asianage
Our racist sinsThe tragic murder of a student from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Masunda K
Our racist sins
asianage / Posted 4 hours ago
The tragic murder of a student from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Masunda Kitada Oliver, on a street in Delhi by three Indian men is a reminder of a malaise in our national psyche — colour bias and racism. Incidents of frequent violence and... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Terry Dickson: St. Simons man studying against the tideST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA. | When you tell someone you’re from St. Simons, they oft
Terry Dickson: St. Simons man studying against the tide
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 22 hours ago
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA. | When you tell someone you’re from St. Simons, they often say the same thing about population growth controlled only by wallets. “If any more people move over there,’’ they say, “someday that island is going to sink.” To... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
NMSU researchers seek Aedes aegypti mosquito to map Zika virus transmissionWhile the rest of the world is keeping its distance from the mosquito that carr
NMSU researchers seek Aedes aegypti mosquito to map Zika virus transmission
News-Medical-Net / Posted yesterday
While the rest of the world is keeping its distance from the mosquito that carries the Zika virus, two New Mexico State University professors are seeking out this mosquito, which carries not only Zika but also a host of other diseases as... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Prof Grynberg - a Judgment Passed Too EarlyBeing a graduate of the University of Namibia (Unam), allow me to respond to on
Prof Grynberg - a Judgment Passed Too Early
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Being a graduate of the University of Namibia (Unam), allow me to respond to one disturbing article in one of the country's daily newspapers, The Namibian, by one Professor Roman Grynberg on May 6, 2016 titled "Sir, What is an Average?", a simple... Read more
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Business Wire
Global Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Market Analysis & Trends Report 2016 - Industry Forecast to 2025The Global Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Market is poised to grow
Global Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Market Analysis & Trends Report 2016 - Industry Forecast to 2025
Business Wire / Posted 2 days ago
The Global Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 8.3% over the next decade to reach approximately $1.6 billion by 2025. This industry report analyzes the global markets for Continuous Renal... Read more
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Business Wire
Global Hip & Knee Reconstruction Devices Market Worth USD 56 Billion by 2025 - Tornier, Exactech, CorinThe Global Hip & Knee Reconstruction Devices Market is poised to grow at a CAGR
Global Hip & Knee Reconstruction Devices Market Worth USD 56 Billion by 2025 - Tornier, Exactech, Corin
Business Wire / Posted 2 days ago
The Global Hip & Knee Reconstruction Devices Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 10.2% over the next decade to reach approximately $56 billion by 2025. The study presents detailed market analysis with inputs derived from industry... Read more
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DW
Architecture meets reality |a city neighborhood, a village or a slum. There we work together with the peopl
Architecture meets reality |
DW / Posted 2 days ago
a city neighborhood, a village or a slum. There we work together with the people to work out what their real needs are. We often realize that much of what is needed for a better quality of life is already there. What they need is to focus on... Read more
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The News & Observer
What to Watch on Friday: ‘American Masters’ profiles Highwaymen | News & Observer May 27, 2016 6:00 AM The pioneering outlaw country music
What to Watch on Friday: ‘American Masters’ profiles Highwaymen
The News & Observer / Posted 2 days ago
| News & Observer May 27, 2016 6:00 AM The pioneering outlaw country music supergroup The Highwaymen featured (l-r)... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Kingston University pay tribute to former student killed in suspected EgyptAir terrorist attack1997 and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Geology. A spokeswoman for the universi
Kingston University pay tribute to former student killed in suspected EgyptAir terrorist attack
Kingston Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
1997 and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Geology. A spokeswoman for the university said staff were saddened to hear the news of Mr Osman’s death. Emeritus professor of geography, geology and environment Andy Rankin remembered Mr Osman as a... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Looking for a homeLIKE COUNTLESS STUDENTS of German before him, Ahmed is struggling with his verb
Looking for a home
Namibia Economist / Posted 3 days ago
LIKE COUNTLESS STUDENTS of German before him, Ahmed is struggling with his verb placement. Eager to learn, he listens patiently as the earnest volunteers from Über den Tellerrand kochen (Cook Outside the Box), a Berlin-based outfit that began by... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Call for global solution to crisiscontinent to battle the problem alone, European Council president Donald Tusk s
Call for global solution to crisis
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
continent to battle the problem alone, European Council president Donald Tusk said yesterday. Speaking on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Japan, Tusk said European nations needed help in dealing with the tide of people fleeing... Read more
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chroniclelive
How Wallsend Boys Club are taking their message on to the world wide stageEngland’s most significant nursery for budding talent – 80 players graduated in
How Wallsend Boys Club are taking their message on to the world wide stage
chroniclelive / Posted 3 days ago
England’s most significant nursery for budding talent – 80 players graduated into full-time professional football and counting – have just returned from a third successful visit to the rapidly growing Hong Kong Soccer Sevens. However Wallsend Boys... Read more
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FOX News
Front-line doctors blame UN for delayed Ebola responseThe medical organization that sounded the first alarm about the deadly outbreak
Front-line doctors blame UN for delayed Ebola response
FOX News / Posted 3 days ago
The medical organization that sounded the first alarm about the deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa last year has once again blasted the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) for refusing to recognize the epidemic's magnitude,... Read more
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RTE News
Tusk calls for global solution to refugee crisisThe President of the European Council has said he will seek support from the Gr
Tusk calls for global solution to refugee crisis
RTE News / Posted 3 days ago
The President of the European Council has said he will seek support from the Group of Seven in order to secure more global aid for refugees. Speaking in Japan ahead of a G7 summit, Donald Tusk said: "If we (G7) do not take the lead in managing this... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Dr. Walter R. Welzant, retired internist and kidney specialist, diesDr. Walter R. Welzant, a retired internist and kidney specialist who practiced
Dr. Walter R. Welzant, retired internist and kidney specialist, dies
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
Dr. Walter R. Welzant, a retired internist and kidney specialist who practiced medicine for five decades, died of respiratory failure May 13 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Lutherville resident was 86. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of George... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Bridge gap between NHIS and real life – DoctorHealth News of Wednesday, 25 May 2016 A Public Health Practitioner based in th
Bridge gap between NHIS and real life – Doctor
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 4 days ago
Health News of Wednesday, 25 May 2016 A Public Health Practitioner based in the United Kingdom, Dr Da Costa Aboagye has observed that there is a huge gap between the National Health Insurance policy and real life which according to him leaves much... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Are Oxbridge degrees relevant any more in modern business?The North West Chairman of business advisory specialist PwC, Iwan Griffiths, wi
Are Oxbridge degrees relevant any more in modern business?
Liverpool Echo / Posted 4 days ago
The North West Chairman of business advisory specialist PwC, Iwan Griffiths, will be exploring the relevance of Oxbridge degrees in today’s employment market during a panel session at the International Festival for Business 2016 in Liverpool next... Read more
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Raw Story
How we found the genes that control nose shape – and what they say about usWhether we love it or hate it, there’s no getting away from the fact that the n
How we found the genes that control nose shape – and what they say about us
Raw Story / Posted 5 days ago
Whether we love it or hate it, there’s no getting away from the fact that the nose is the most protruding part of the face and one of our most distinguishable features. From tribal ornaments and oriental piercings to Hollywood nose jobs – it’s no... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
More Regional Competition Is Exactly What Kenya NeedsIt is now official. Kenya will no longer be the gateway to Africa's Great Lakes
More Regional Competition Is Exactly What Kenya Needs
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
It is now official. Kenya will no longer be the gateway to Africa's Great Lakes Region. Rwanda announced last week that it would join Uganda to develop a new gateway to Tanzanian ports. This announcement follows hot on the heels of an earlier... Read more
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Business Standard India
In search of HinduismHindol Sengupta's Being Hindu: Old Faith, New World and You is a breezy and amb
In search of Hinduism
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
Hindol Sengupta's Being Hindu: Old Faith, New World and You is a breezy and ambitious book Penguin, 256 pages, Rs 399 Hindol Sengupta's Being Hindu: Old Faith, New World and You is a breezy and ambitious book. Mr Sengupta’s... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Dreadful Kagan Clan - Hillary's Warmongers-In-Waitingor double the longest expansion on record and nearly 4X the normal cycle length
The Dreadful Kagan Clan - Hillary's Warmongers-In-Waiting
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
or double the longest expansion on record and nearly 4X the normal cycle length - we will still end up with $28 trillionof national debt and a $1.3 trillion annual deficit (5% of GDP) by 2026. But that’s the optimistic case! As I demonstrated... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Return voyage: Piece of Manila in MexicoA MINIATURE galleon is one of the items at the Museo Internacional del Barroco
Return voyage: Piece of Manila in Mexico
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
A MINIATURE galleon is one of the items at the Museo Internacional del Barroco in Puebla City, Mexico, which prominently features Philippine colonial history and its role in the galleon trade. TARRA QUISMUNDO PUEBLA CITY, Mexico—In this historic... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Is the DRC Heading for Another Civil War?is possible that rather than coming to a dramatic head, the DRC's politics will
Is the DRC Heading for Another Civil War?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
is possible that rather than coming to a dramatic head, the DRC's politics will remain locked into a slow-burning crisis of legitimacy for years to come. Storm clouds are gathering over the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) once again.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
China's Silk GeopoliticsAlicante — China is changing world geography, or at least trying to do so. Not
China's Silk Geopolitics
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Alicante — China is changing world geography, or at least trying to do so. Not in the sense of land and water like the Netherlands, but in the sense of weaving new infrastructures on land, on water, in the air, and on the web. It is not surprising... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
ConCourt gives Lesufi a year to get rid of default feeder zones for Gauteng schoolson Friday in the long-running case about admissions regulations between the Gau
ConCourt gives Lesufi a year to get rid of default feeder zones for Gauteng schools
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 9 days ago
on Friday in the long-running case about admissions regulations between the Gauteng education department and the Federation of School Governing Bodies of South Africa (Fedsas). Currently a child falls into a school's feeder zone if the child's home... Read more
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Business Wire
Global Software Geographic Information System Market Report 2016- Hexagon, Autodesk, Pitney BowesGeographic Information System (GIS) is a software system that identifies and ge
Global Software Geographic Information System Market Report 2016- Hexagon, Autodesk, Pitney Bowes
Business Wire / Posted 9 days ago
Geographic Information System (GIS) is a software system that identifies and generates geographical data for interpretation and analysis of raw information as per the requirement of end-users. Rising need for information in the field of resource... Read more
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Zero Hedge
USAs BIG RED FOREX NUCLEAR OPTIONis worth less and less, and markets become more cumbersome, regulated, and over
USAs BIG RED FOREX NUCLEAR OPTION
Zero Hedge / Posted 10 days ago
is worth less and less, and markets become more cumbersome, regulated, and overall disfunctional (except for an elite group of billionaires that can front run orders due to advanced computer-aided execution because of 'order types'). We explained in... Read more
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SportingNews
Lame: What is sports shaming of "Jeopardy!" contestants?It happens every few months. We sports fans and journalists get to make fun of
Lame: What is sports shaming of "Jeopardy!" contestants?
SportingNews / Posted 10 days ago
It happens every few months. We sports fans and journalists get to make fun of how "Jeopardy!" contestants don't know the question to an obvious sports answer. The latest clip came from a trio of celebrities on the "Power Players Week" episode that... Read more
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Raw Story
The other opioid crisis – people in poor countries can’t get the pain medication they needThere are two opioid crises in the world today. One is the epidemic of abuse an
The other opioid crisis – people in poor countries can’t get the pain medication they need
Raw Story / Posted 11 days ago
There are two opioid crises in the world today. One is the epidemic of abuse and misuse, present in many countries but rising at an alarming rate in the United States. The other crisis is older and affects many more people around the world each year:... Read more
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Hospitality Net
eRevMax wins big with NH Hotel Group Chinato improve online revenue NH Hotel Group China, the joint-venture company of
eRevMax wins big with NH Hotel Group China
Hospitality Net / Posted 11 days ago
to improve online revenue NH Hotel Group China, the joint-venture company of NH Hotel Group and HNA Hospitality Group, has selected eRevMax to provide channel management and business intelligence... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela named new lightning capital of the worldnamed the world's new lightning capital after observing weather patterns with a
Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela named new lightning capital of the world
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 12 days ago
named the world's new lightning capital after observing weather patterns with a satellite for 16 years. At the junction of Catatumbo River and Lake Maracaibo, a Venezuelan bay at the tip of the South American continent, there is an average of... Read more
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WA Today
Lake in Venezuela named new lightning capital of the worldnamed the world's new lightning capital after observing weather patterns with a
Lake in Venezuela named new lightning capital of the world
WA Today / Posted 12 days ago
named the world's new lightning capital after observing weather patterns with a satellite for 16 years. At the junction of Catatumbo River and Lake Maracaibo, a Venezuelan bay at the tip of the South American continent, there is an average of... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Astonishing Rise of Jeremy CorbynThe astonishing political emergence of Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of t
The Astonishing Rise of Jeremy Corbyn
The New Yorker / Posted 12 days ago
The astonishing political emergence of Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of the British Labour Party, is the sort of thing that passes for normal in Western democracies these days. Since the economic crash in 2008, anti-establishment types have... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
This tiny US town is staking its future on Chinese foodiesWhen the US had a glut of the crustaceans, it looked far afield for a new marke
This tiny US town is staking its future on Chinese foodies
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 days ago
When the US had a glut of the crustaceans, it looked far afield for a new market. Photo / Matt McClain The long journey from this remote island of free-spirited fishermen to the most populous country in the world began, as it does most mornings, at... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
This tiny Maine town is staking its future on Chinese foodiesLITTLE CRANBERRY ISLAND, Maine — The long journey from this remote island of fr
This tiny Maine town is staking its future on Chinese foodies
Bangor Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
LITTLE CRANBERRY ISLAND, Maine — The long journey from this remote island of free-spirited fishermen to the most populous country in the world began, as it does most mornings, at just about sunrise. Bruce Fernald, a sixth-generation fisherman, loaded... Read more
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iafrica.com
Sustainable Winemaking: Way of the FutureSouth African winemakers and viticulturists are increasingly committed to a hol
Sustainable Winemaking: Way of the Future
iafrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
South African winemakers and viticulturists are increasingly committed to a holistic winegrowing approach: nurturing the soil, respecting the ecosystem and working with nature to reduce effects on the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest yet richest... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Vietnam's Viettel harbours global ambitionsHANOI: In communist Vietnam, one telecommunications giant is defying the stereo
Vietnam's Viettel harbours global ambitions
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
HANOI: In communist Vietnam, one telecommunications giant is defying the stereotype of the bloated and inefficient state-owned enterprise (SOE). While many such organisations are mired in debt and graft scandals, military-owned Viettel Group is... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Physics and gender issues top Canada’s G7 science tourcan be a challenge. But imagine you’re a scientist newly arrived from Canada an
Physics and gender issues top Canada’s G7 science tour
The Globe and Mail / Posted 13 days ago
can be a challenge. But imagine you’re a scientist newly arrived from Canada and having to order up a specialized piece of hardware for a sensitive physics experiment – let alone find an apartment. Barriers to getting things done can be high... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Elleafrique Gives Women Forum to Share ExperiencesWomen's empowerment is the core objective of Elle Afrique, a blog site that has
Elleafrique Gives Women Forum to Share Experiences
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Women's empowerment is the core objective of Elle Afrique, a blog site that has a magazine format. It gives a voice to women and recognises their contribution to society. "I started ElleAfrique in December 2011 out of anger," said Salha Kaitesi, the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Which Countries Will Be Tomorrow's Winners & Losers?by Charles Hugh-Smith via peakProsperity.com, The dictum “demographics is dest
Which Countries Will Be Tomorrow's Winners & Losers?
Zero Hedge / Posted 15 days ago
by Charles Hugh-Smith via peakProsperity.com, The dictum “demographics is destiny” proposes that all the complexities of finance, society and politics are ultimately guided by demographics: the relative size of each generation, birth rates,... Read more
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The Financial Express
India-Japan ties: Growing interest as bilateral trade doubles in past 10 yearsIn the past decade, bilateral trade has doubled, which is a clear indication of
India-Japan ties: Growing interest as bilateral trade doubles in past 10 years
The Financial Express / Posted 15 days ago
In the past decade, bilateral trade has doubled, which is a clear indication of the two countries’ growing interest in each other A decade ago, not many people in India had tried ‘sushi’, fewer would have used ‘San’ while addressing someone and... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study finds nationality is not a good indicator of work-related cultural valuesPhoto is a detail of an image created by Neil Tackaberry. Shared under a Creati
Study finds nationality is not a good indicator of work-related cultural values
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
Photo is a detail of an image created by Neil Tackaberry. Shared under a Creative Commons license. Researchers and businesses have often operated under the idea that work-related cultural values are defined by country - just think of stereotypes... Read more
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The Christian Post
What Do You Call Europe Without Christianity?What we think of as Europe is pretty easy to define these days. But it wasn't a
What Do You Call Europe Without Christianity?
The Christian Post / Posted 16 days ago
What we think of as Europe is pretty easy to define these days. But it wasn't always so, and it may not be for long. Is Europe a continent? This is not a trick question. Geographers and historians aren't quite sure. Not for reasons having to do... Read more
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Evening Standard
Sir Nicholas Serota on 28 years at the Tate10-storey Switch House, named after an original power station building it has s
Sir Nicholas Serota on 28 years at the Tate
Evening Standard / Posted 16 days ago
10-storey Switch House, named after an original power station building it has subsumed, increases the capacity of Tate Modern by 60 per cent. Together, the original Boiler House building and Switch House will host themed rather than... Read more
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TechNewsWorld.com
Battlefield 1 Balances Gaming Fun With WW1 RealismThe latest title in the long-running Battlefield series made its debut last wee
Battlefield 1 Balances Gaming Fun With WW1 Realism
TechNewsWorld.com / Posted 16 days ago
The latest title in the long-running Battlefield series made its debut last week. Instead of another near-future setting with the latest high-tech body armor and assault weapons, DICE and Electronic Arts are putting players in the trenches of the... Read more
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Raw Story
America’s ‘exceptional’ lack of a female President in global perspectiveMost Americans believe in the exceptionalism of our nation. However, when it co
America’s ‘exceptional’ lack of a female President in global perspective
Raw Story / Posted 16 days ago
Most Americans believe in the exceptionalism of our nation. However, when it comes to electing a female president, the U.S. is not exceptional. Rather it is an exception to the rule. While many countries, including Germany, Denmark and even Rwanda... Read more
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Daily Mail
The 15th century apocalypse ‘map of hell' revealed: Long-forgotten manuscript makes terrifying predictions for doomsday Manuscri
The 15th century apocalypse ‘map of hell' revealed
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
: Long-forgotten manuscript makes terrifying predictions for doomsday Manuscript was made in Lübeck, Germany between 1486 and 1488 First map describes the state of the world between 639 and... Read more
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Business Wire
Luxoft Holding, Inc Reports Results for Three Months and Full Financial Year Ended March 31, 2016LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT), a leading provider of
Luxoft Holding, Inc Reports Results for Three Months and Full Financial Year Ended March 31, 2016
Business Wire / Posted 16 days 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 months and a full financial year ended March 31,... Read more
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J Weekly
deathscommunity service. She will be remembered by the many people to whose lives she
deaths
J Weekly / Posted 17 days ago
community service. She will be remembered by the many people to whose lives she brought joy, compassion and love. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or Orange County Women’s Health Project. To... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
I saw what the church can be, during a huge parish hall partyOn a lazy afternoon recently, I Googled "countries of Africa quiz" and found a
I saw what the church can be, during a huge parish hall party
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 17 days ago
On a lazy afternoon recently, I Googled "countries of Africa quiz" and found a nice and simple one. A green, unmarked map of the continent filled the screen, and I was instructed to click on a particular country. Get it right and the country would... Read more
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