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United States – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

United States – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Federal Republic Capital: Washington, D.C. Location: In the central part of North America, bounded by the Atlantic in the east, Canada in the north, the Pacific in the west and Mexico in the south National composition: Non-Hispanic whites make up 63 percent of the U.S.; Hispanics, 17 percent; blacks, 12.3 percent; Asians, 5 percent; and multiracial Americans, …

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Biggest education prize

Biggest education prize

Hong Kong, China – March 20, 2017 – Charles Chen Yidan, co-founder of Tencent, one of China’s largest internet service companies, launched the Yidan Prize which will award nearly $8m (£6.64m) every year to two research projects that have the potential to “transform” global education, thus setting the new world record for the Biggest education prize. Photo: Charles Chen Yidan, …

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Matthew Palmer Book Review: Secrets of State

Matthew Palmer Book Review: Secrets of State

Publisher: G.P. Putnams Sons/Penguin Random House Pages: 448 Price: Rs 399 India, losing its patience over continuing acts of hostility emanating from its neighbour, and Pakistan, where jihadi elements are gaining primacy, seem to be drifting towards war and an audacious terror operation seems to make it a certainty. But is it just the inimical forces responsible for what is …

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American Revolutionary War Story: Washington and the Cowards

American Revolutionary War Story: Washington and the Cowards

During the evacuation of New York by Washington, two divisions of the enemy, encamped on Long Island, one British under Sir Henry Clinton, the other Hessian under Colonel Donop, emerged in boats from the deep wooded recesses of Newtown Inlet, and under cover of the fire from the ships began to land at two points between Turtle and Kip’s Bays. …

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Largest human mattress dominoes: Aaron’s breaks record

Largest human mattress dominoes: Aaron's breaks record

Washington, D.C., USA – March 25, 2016 – Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest human mattress dominoes this week by toppling 1,200 mattresses at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C. Photo: Aaron’s, Inc. associates broke …

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आइए परी लोक में चलें

आइए परी लोक में चलें

राजा-रानियों, जादू तथा परियों से संबंधित कहानियां ऐसी हैं जो हम में से सभी ने बचपन में पढ़ी या सुनी होगी ओर ऐसा अक्सर नहीं होता है कि ये जादूमयी स्थल उसी तरह दिखते होंगे जैसी आपने कल्पना की होगी। ये ऐसी आकर्षक पर्यटक स्थल हैं जिनकी रचना परीकथाओं से प्रेरणा लेकर की गई होगी। पुरे विश्व में कई जादुई …

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London Has Fallen – English Movie Review

London Has Fallen - English Movie Review

CAST: Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler, Radha Mitchell, Shivani Ghai, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Angela Bassett, Waleed F Zuaiter DIRECTION: Babak Najafi GENRE: Action DURATION: 1 hour 39 minutes London Has Fallen – English Movie Review In London for the Prime Minister’s funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders When a film titled London …

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Largest snowball fight: Saskatoon broke Guinness World Records record

Largest snowball fight: Saskatoon broke Guinness World Records record

Saskatoon, Canada – February 1, 2016 – Saskatoon showed up to Victoria Park in full force to make sure that the city became home to a World Record; more than 8,200 people came to claim the world’s largest snowball fight title. Photo: Organizers estimated that more than 8,200 people came to claim the world’s largest snowball fight title. The Guinness World …

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Most people dressed as maids: China breaks Guinness World Records record

Most people dressed as maids: China breaks Guinness World Records record

Xiamen, China – January 30, 2016 – China added yet another World Record to its long list of accolades when 715 girls gathered together to break the hallowed record of the “most people dressed as maids at the same time;” rather than the traditional French maid costume, the girls opted for the Japanese variety. Photo: 715 girls in Xiamen dress up together …

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Where do salmon go to breed?

Atlantic salmon, called the greatest game fish in the world by sportsmen, spawn in the fresh water streams of Europe, from Portugal to northern Russia, and in the streams of the eastern seaboard of North America, from Maine up to northern Canada. They are found also in the streams of Greenland and Iceland. Pacific salmon, of which there are several …

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