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Nigerian troops allegedly burned down slums after soldier’s killing

Friday, August 25, 2006 Residents in the city of Port Harcourt said that Nigerian troops burnt down hundreds of slum dwellings, allegedly as reprisal after an Army sergeant was killed in Thursday’s abduction of oil workers in the area. Residents told news agencies that troops poured petrol over slum houses located near a compound belonging […]

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Record number of bicycles sold in Australia in 2006

Thursday, January 4, 2007 Bicycle sales in Australia have recorded record sales of 1,273,781 units for 2006, exceeding car sales by 32 percent. It is the fifth year in a row that the bicycle industry has sold more than one million units, a figure yet to be realised by car manufacturers. The Cycling Promotion Fund […]

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Online Drivers Education: Perfect Way To Learn How To Drive

Click Here To Know More About: Bachelor Of Digital Design Online Drivers Education: Perfect way to Learn How to Drive by Learners Permit Two things are inherent once you earn your learners permit and start learning to drive: freedom and responsibility. Once you complete drivers education and hit the road, freedom is at your fingertips. […]

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Searchers of pig farm for pig digested human remains receive counseling

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 The Vancouver Sun obtained two reports relating to the search of a British Columbia pig farm believed to be the location of 26 murders where the women’s bodies were fed to the pigs which later went to market. Police have said the investigation was “unprecedented in Canadian history” for its investigative […]

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Report urges Kenya to ban plastic bags

Wednesday, March 9, 2005File:Plastic bag stock sized.jpg They are cheap, useful, and very plentiful, and that is exactly the problem, according to researchers. A report issued on Feb. 23 by a cadre of environment and economics researchers suggested that Kenya should ban the common plastic bag that one gets at the checkout counter of grocery […]

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Why You Should Install Marble Countertops

Click Here To Know More About: Luxury Kitchen Design Design For Indoor Kitchen byalex Marble is limestone that has undergone crystallization and can therefore, have a mirror finish after polishing. This makes Marble countertops look gorgeous because of the depth of color. Whereas limestone is a dusty, chalky rock, marble is compact and hard. Marble […]

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TGV makes 574.8 km/h on rails

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 A French Train à Grande Vitesse (High-Speed Train or TGV) has smashed the world record for a train on conventional rails by a big margin, reaching 574.8km/h (356mph) The TGV travelled over 59.8 km/h (36 mph) faster than its previous record of 515 km/h (320 mph) The record attempt by a […]

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Australian Federal Police say Wikileaks committed no crime

Friday, December 17, 2010 The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has stated that the whistle-blowing website known as WikiLeaks has committed no crimes in Australia by publishing over 250,000 United States diplomatic cables. An investigation by the AFP into the release of the cables revealed that Wikileaks had not broken any laws under Australian jurisdiction. “[The […]

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Venezuela opens granite processing facility in Bolívar

Monday, February 18, 2013 Venezuela’s government has opened a granite processing plant in the state of Bolívar, with the intention of providing about 25% of the granite required nationwide. Ricardo Menéndez, vice president of the Productive Economic Area, said Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has yearned for the creation of this project to empower Venezuelan construction. […]