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Archive for March 2015

Made-in-Iran submarine unveiled—with message

March 20, 2015 - IRAN

With the stated aim of increasing the country’s naval self-sufficiency, Iran plans to unveil a domestically manufactured Fateh submarine before the end of the Iranian calendar year, March 20.

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First space walk 50 years ago a Space Race marker

March 18, 2015 - SPACE

Cosmonaut Aleksey Arkhipovich Leonov walked in Space on March 18, 1965, chalking up a third-time first place for the Soviet Union against the United States in the contest the two countries invented – the Space Race.

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Israelis return to the polls two years early

March 17, 2015 - ISRAEL

Benjamin Netanyahu of the right-wing Likud party can’t count on a fourth term as prime minister after the 20th Knesset election, called two years early. Opinion polls show Netanyahu running neck-and-neck with challenger Isaac Herzog, head of the left-of-centre Zionist Union, linked to the Labor party.

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Prize to be awarded to an inspirational teacher


A million-dollar Nobel prize-style award for teaching is made to one of 10 candidates shortlisted from around the world. The first ever Varkey Foundation Global Teacher prize recognises an outstanding contribution to the profession.

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