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United Kingdom, Europe
The 160-year-old tower, which is a Unesco World Heritage site, will undergo £29 million of work to increase energy efficiency and redecorate the interior of the building.
Wired
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April 26, 2016
United States, Mexico, North America
Estimated to span more than 800 yards (730 meters), it contains an elevator, as well as lights and rail and ventilation systems.
Discovery News
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April 21, 2016
Cuba, North America
He is the first sitting US president to visit since the 1959 revolution, which heralded decades of hostility between the two countries.
BBC News
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March 22, 2016
China, Asia
A morning run can be the perfect way to overcome jet lag, but usually not when it's through the choking haze of auto exhaust and industrial discharge.
NY Times
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March 18, 2016
United States, North America
The posters were originally supposed to come out around the film’s original release in 2013 but have instead faced multiple roadblocks along the way.
Junkee
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March 11, 2016
Italy, Europe
The waiters, dishwashers and cooks have been convicted of homicide, armed robbery, drug trafficking and other crimes.
NY Times
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March 05, 2016
World
The chances of disaster on planet Earth will rise to a near certainty in the next one to ten thousand years, but it will take more than a century to set up colonies in space where human beings could live on among the stars.
The Guardian
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January 21, 2016
World
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, combined with other socio-economic and demographic changes, will transform labour markets in the next five years, leading to a net loss of over 5 million jobs in 15 major developed and emerging economies.
World Economic Forum
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January 19, 2016
Argentina, South America
Football-mad Argentina has hosted a novel tournament that featured plenty of footballs but no goals as such: the second-ever FootGolf World Cup.
Yahoo! Sports
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January 11, 2016
Saudi Arabia, Asia, Middle East
Women in Saudi Arabia have cast their first votes in the country's history, in municipal elections.
BBC
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December 13, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe, World
New technology could bring about the much debated designer baby, but a parent's desire to do the best for their child could create sociological problems.
The Guardian
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November 03, 2015
Sweden, Europe
"In general, the rule of thumb in Scandinavia is: 'If you have to pay in cash, something is wrong.'"
Sceince Alert
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October 19, 2015
United States, North America
The ceremony will begin the final day of a weekend "powwow" on Randall's Island in New York's East River, an event that features traditional dancing, story-telling and art.
MSN
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October 12, 2015
World
Alfred Nobel’s 1895 will established a prize for "the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."
New York Times
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October 09, 2015
Sweden, Europe
"My impression now is that it is easier to focus more intensely on the work that needs to be done and you have the stamina to do it and still have energy left when leaving the office."
Science Alert
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October 01, 2015
Syria, Europe
As hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees pour into Europe in search of a safe haven from the ongoing civil war, Humans of New York is relocating to the midst of the crisis.
Mashable
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September 28, 2015
World
Zuckerberg and Gates on Saturday threw their weight behind the goal of bringing Internet access to everyone in the world by 2020. The pledge comes amid a United Nations effort to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.
Tribune
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September 27, 2015
Europe, Syria
Vast numbers of migrants have made their way across the Mediterranean to Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people.
BBC
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September 24, 2015
Dominican Republic, North America
There's a community in the Dominican Republic where some male babies are born looking like girls and don't grow penises until puberty. They are known as 'pseudohermaphrodite' and are referred to as the 'guevedoces' which translates as 'penis at 12'.
LADbible
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September 21, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
A moneyless economy shows how our lives are intrinsically linked to the great web of life. In this deep ecology, our security comes from our relationships with people and nature.
The Guardian
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September 15, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
The Queen has thanked well-wishers at home and overseas for their touching messages of kindness.
BBC
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September 12, 2015
Syria, Turkey, Middle East, Asia
A huge online conversation is taking place around the picture of a dead 3-year-old Syrian boy. Will it change the way the world views Syrian refugee migrants?
BBC
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September 07, 2015
Greece, Europe
Ms Thanou's appointment ends a week of fruitless negotiations as opposition party leaders tried unsuccessfully to form a government.
BBC
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September 07, 2015
Pakistan, Asia, United States, North America
These photos have shown a side of Pakistan that doesn’t often receive coverage from international media.
Huffington Post
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August 24, 2015
Argentina, South America
Children at Buenos Aires hospitals will now be treated with a dose of laughter with their medicine.
Panam Post
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August 24, 2015
China, Asia
Pale white skin is highly-valued in China, where a darker complexion is associated more with poor rural women, who often labour for long hours in the sun.
Business Insider
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August 03, 2015
Peru, South America
Some of the captives said they had been kidnapped some 30 years ago. 26 of them were children, some of whom were born in captivity.
BBC
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August 03, 2015
New Zealand, Oceania
Finnian Galbraith says that many people in New Zealand have stopped making the effort to say Maori words and names properly.
BBC
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July 26, 2015
Cuba, North America
The nation's state-run telecommunications company will open up internet access in 35 locations.
Engadget
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July 08, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe, Hong Kong, Asia
The plan was the brainchild of a lecturer who warned that when Britain handed back Hong Kong to China in 1997, there would be no future for its 5.5 million inhabitants.
The Irish Times
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July 08, 2015
World
Organizers have asked supporters around the world to document acts of compassion using social media and share photos, videos and writings.
Los Angeles Times
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July 08, 2015
Canada, North America
Thirty years ago, cellphones were a luxury only the very wealthy could afford. Today, mobile phones are ubiquitous the world over.
CBC News
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June 30, 2015
Bolivia, South America, Vatican City
If the Pope were to chew coca leaves during his visit to the Andean country it would provide strong backing for Mr Morales's campaign.
BBC
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June 30, 2015
World
From waking up in the early hours for a quick bite and sip of water, to the waiting until the call to prayer at sunset, why do Muslims fast and what is Ramadan?
The Guardian
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June 22, 2015
Indonesia, Asia
These sulphur miners risk their lives daily as they work breaking up the mineral and hauling it out of a volcano.
Daily Mail
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May 29, 2015
Ireland, Europe
With all of the results in, Ireland has voted a historic yes in its gay marriage referendum.
The Guardian
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May 25, 2015
Africa
Most of us probably take for granted how easy it is to simply walk into a shoe store. That's not, however, a luxury afforded to many in the developing world.
GOOD
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May 18, 2015
Vatican City, Europe
The agreement will define Catholic Church activities in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.
BBC
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May 18, 2015
Europe
Some 73% of men and 63% of women in the UK are expected to be overweight or obese by 2030, according to experts.
Sky News
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May 06, 2015
World
In popular culture, certain countries are stereotypically associated with certain products - beer in Germany, carpets in Turkey, electronics in Japan. But those things aren't what people are really searching for.
Business Insider
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April 30, 2015
Taiwan, Asia
The craze involves having your pet pooch shaped into a sphere or a square - with the desired effect being a more eye-grabbing and clean-cut look.
Daily Mail
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April 28, 2015
Nepal, Asia
Reduced to piles of rubble and splintered wood, Nepal's rich cultural heritage has suffered a devastating blow from the massive earthquake.
Bangkok Post
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April 28, 2015
Europe, Czech Republic
A Czech national has proclaimed the establishment of a new country of 7 sq. km on no man's land located at the border of Serbia and Croatia.
Sputnik News
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April 23, 2015
United States, North America
New York justice briefly decrees two apes are covered by habeas corpus before changing her court order.
The Verge
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April 23, 2015
Norway, Europe
The Ministry of Culture has finalized a transition date. The country plans to transition to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) as a national standard.
The Verge
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April 20, 2015
Venezuela, South America
The country may have the biggest oil reserves in the world, yet its economy is in crisis.
BBC
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April 20, 2015
China, Asia, Nepal
The railroad was being expanded at Nepal's request and would be part of the Qinghai-Tibet railway which links Tibet's capital Lhasa with Beijing.
DW
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April 13, 2015
Europe
All over the continent, potential parents have shown reluctance to have more babies. Hence, governments and advocacy groups are becoming increasingly creative about boosting birth rates.
The Washington Post
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April 13, 2015
Indonesia, Asia
These are the amazing scenes as a group of Indonesian children take a death-defying route to school each day.
Daily Mail
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April 03, 2015
South Korea, Asia
Even the simplest tasks such as asking for directions require a new vocabulary for defectors living in South Korea.
KoreAm
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April 02, 2015

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