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Commemorations of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo held in Belgium

A commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo was held in Belgium. To mark this occasion several events were in Belgium and United Kingdom to remember the battle which led to defeat of French in June 1815. The Battle of Waterloo was a pivotal moment in modern History of Europe. In this ..

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Australia and Canada join US-led military action against ISIS

Australia and Canada are the latest additions to the countries providing military support to the American led war on ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Australia has deployed its warplanes for air strikes in Iraq and will also send its special forces operatives on the ground. The Australian called the efforts ‘an essentially humanitarian mission’. Australia ..

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India ranked 143 on Global Peace Index 2014

Global Peace Index (GPI) for year 2014 has been released by Institute for Economics and Peace in London. The GPI measured peace in 162 nations on the basis of 22 parameters. India slipped two ranks than previous year and has been positioned 143rd in the global rankings. Some key observations from GPI 2014: Syria replaced Afghanistan ..

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Ukraine crisis: NATO suspends civilian and military co-operation with Russia

Following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, NATO suspended all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia.  Russia’s annexation is being considered as a threat to European security. The 28-member NATO bloc gathered in Brussels (Belgium) for their first meeting since Russia’s annexation of Crimea and stalwartly condemned Russia’s ‘illegal’ annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. NATO is also considering ..

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Ban on Smoking in Public places has led to 10 % fall in premature births and asthma attacks

Researchers led by Prof.  Jasper Been, from University of Edinburgh, have found that the Ban on smoking at public places has actually helped to cut premature births and asthma attacks by 10%. As per a previous study, laws banning smoking in public places viz. bars, restaurants, offices and other work places, have already been proven to ..

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