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39th G8 summit held in Northern Ireland

The 39th G8 summit was held on June 17-18, 2013 at Lough Erne, Northern Ireland of United Kingdom. The summit was presided over by the U.K. The official theme of the summit was tax evasion and transparency. However, the Syrian civil war dominated the talks. A seven-point plan on Syria was agreed after much debate. Other agreements included a way to automate the sharing ..

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French, Malian troops retake main towns

The combined efforts of French and Malian troops has led to recapture of two key towns from al-Qaeda-linked Islamists holding Mali’s north. The towns of Diabaly and Douentza were retaken in the 11-day offensive led by former colonial power France, whose aim is the "total reconquest" of Mali’s vast semi-arid north. However, the reaction of ..

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UN supports French military intervention in Mali

The United Nations has backed France for providing military aid to Mali to push back Islamists which are advancing their control to other parts of the country including northern and western regions. What is happening in Mali? Mali gained independence in 1960 as Mali Federation. Soon Senegal withdrew from federation, Mali became Republic of Mali. ..

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K-15 missile ready to be integrated with Arihant

The underwater missile K-15 (K-15 Sagarika missile) developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully launched off the Visakhapatnam coast. After one more flight, the two-stage missile will be integrated with Arihant, India’s nuclear-powered submarine. India has joined the club of nations who possess an underwater launch system. The other countries are the ..

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World’s oldest woman dies at 116

The oldest person on this earth Besse Cooper passed away at the age of 116. She was from Georgia. In 2011, she was chosen as the world’s oldest woman by the Guinness World Records. After her death, the title now belongs to 115-year-old “Dina Manfredini”, of Johnston, Iowa. “Jeanne Calment” of France is the oldest ..

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