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AT SEA 29 Sep 2013 Diesel inventor perished at sea 100 years ago
Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the internal-combustion engine that bears his name, died under mysterious circumstances on 29 Sep 1913. His

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AT SEA 29 Sep 2013 Diesel inventor perished at sea 100 years ago
Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the internal-combustion engine that bears his name, died under mysterious circumstances on 29 Sep 1913. His death is one rich vein to mine on the anniversary, and so is the question of why Diesel is one of such a small fraternity of inventors who have named their inventions after themselves. The only others that spring to mind are Robert Bunsen and Louis Daguerre. Why aren’t planes “wrights” and atom bombs “oppenheimers,” and so on? Karl Benz built the first car, but cars

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INDONESIA 17-20 Sep 2013 APEC finance ministers meet in Nusa Dua, Bali
The finance ministers of the 21 members of the Pacific Rim bloc meet to put together the agenda for the 25th Asia-Pacific Econom

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INDONESIA 17-20 Sep 2013 APEC finance ministers meet in Nusa Dua, Bali
The finance ministers of the 21 members of the Pacific Rim bloc meet to put together the agenda for the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in October. It is likely to reflect APEC’s stated uphill battle against the protectionism that has arrived on the back of the global economic recession. The agenda will incorporate Indonesia’s particular focus as 2013 summit host – “moving toward sustainable development with equity, improving connectivity and increasing the pace of economic integration by and advancing the Bogor Goals, part of a declaration created

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AUSTRALIA 14 Sep 2013 44th parliamentary election set
(WRITE THRU UPDATE WITH DATE CONFIRMED) In January Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that the Australian federal election will be held on Sep

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AUSTRALIA 14 Sep 2013 44th parliamentary election set
(WRITE THRU UPDATE WITH DATE CONFIRMED) In January Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that the Australian federal election will be held on Sep 14, giving the center-left governing party time to fight off a determined assault from the country’s opposition Liberal coalition. Led by Tony Abbot, the coalition is favored to win. In the 2010 election, neither party won enough seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives to govern without partners. Leading a minority government and with several tax policies and reforms that affect the giant mining and banking sectors

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CHILE 11 Sep 2013 Pinochet coup 40 years ago
Army general Augusto Pinochet led a coup on 11 Sep 1973 that began an era of mass arrests, torture and disappearances in Chile. It coincided with an era of

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CHILE 11 Sep 2013 Pinochet coup 40 years ago
Army general Augusto Pinochet led a coup on 11 Sep 1973 that began an era of mass arrests, torture and disappearances in Chile. It coincided with an era of prosperity, and Pinochet fans credit late military dictator. Years of democracy and prosperity have not erased the scars for Chileans who suffered under his iron fist, and the recent screening of a documentary celebrating the late general’s 1973-1990 rule triggered one of the country’s most violent demonstrations in recent years. Attempts to glorify the 40th coup anniversary invites mayhem in the country

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ENGLAND 9 Sep 2013 Britain marks five-hundredth anniv. of Flodden Field battle
Though it killed Scottish monarch James IV and thousands of troops, the Battle of Flodden Field between English and Scott

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ENGLAND 9 Sep 2013 Britain marks five-hundredth anniv. of Flodden Field battle
Though it killed Scottish monarch James IV and thousands of troops, the Battle of Flodden Field between English and Scottish armies on 9 Sep 1513 is scarcely remembered. It will be recalled in a big way on the quincentenary. A year before Scotland votes on independence, it looms north and south of the border as a salutary reminder of the outcome last time Scotland attempted to call the shots. In contrast to the recent discovery of the remains of English King Richard III after a diligent search

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GERMANY *8 Sep 2013 Germans elect Bundestag
The German election authority sees Sep 8 as the first of the Sundays on which the 18th federal parliamentary vote could be held, but it is likely to be call

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GERMANY *8 Sep 2013 Germans elect Bundestag
The German election authority sees Sep 8 as the first of the Sundays on which the 18th federal parliamentary vote could be held, but it is likely to be called earlier – or maybe as late as 27 Oct. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Chancellor Angela Merkel will be hoping for enough seats in the 598 member lower house to govern without coalition partners. The issues that will determine the CDU’s fortunes include bailouts and the euro crisis and Germany’s slipping economic and employment data. He main threat is seen as former German

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UNITED STATES 7-22 Sep 2013 Coveted America’s Cup yacht race comes stateside
In 2013 San Francisco hosts the 34th America’s Cup for the first time, and the defenders – Oracle Racing-Team USA – will ho

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UNITED STATES 7-22 Sep 2013 Coveted America’s Cup yacht race comes stateside
In 2013 San Francisco hosts the 34th America’s Cup for the first time, and the defenders – Oracle Racing-Team USA – will hope that one of the most contested sporting trophies stays stateside. The odds are strong: a four-time winner of the trophy, Russell Coutts, is skippering the yacht. The New Zealander’s four-win record is unmatched in the 161-year-old competition. Teams from Sweden, Britain, Korea, New Zealand, China, France and Italy will try to deny him a fifth win.

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