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Archive for July 2015

Super bantamweight matches in El Paso and Manchester

July 18, 2015 - UNITED STATES

World super-bantamweight boxing champion Carl Frampton fights outside the United Kingdom for the first time, taking on Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in El Paso. The Northern Irishman says he wants to become a star in the United States.

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Disneyland celebrates 60th birthday without measles worries

July 17, 2015 - UNITED STATES

Disneyland turns 60 no longer overshadowed by a measles outbreak linked to the theme park, which was founded by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California. The state has been declared measles free, which means fears of the highly-infectious disease won’t spoil the birthday party at the park.

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First atom bomb detonated 70 years ago

July 16, 2015 - UNITED STATES

The United States detonated the bomb that launched the nuclear weapons age 70 years ago. Code-named Trinity and detonated on Jul 16, 1945, in the New Mexico desert, it was the first of some 1,054 US nuclear tests before 1992.

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Work on new Suez Canal completed

July 15, 2015 - EGYPT

Work ends on the new Suez Canal, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s signature project, and the first ships will cross the desert via the US $8 billion waterway three weeks later.

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St. Vladimir a pawn on his 1,000th anniversary

July 15, 2015 - RUSSIA

St. Vladimir the Great died 1,000 years ago and the anniversary gives President Vladimir Putin another opportunity to use the patron saint of both Russia and Ukraine to solidify the Kremlin’s claim to Crimea and undermine Ukraine’s legitimacy as a state.

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Massive Jade Helm 15 military manoeuvres upsetting some Texans

July 15, 2015 - UNITED STATES

The US Defense Department plans one of the biggest peacetime military exercises in six decades across seven states that include Texas, and some Texans view the two months of manoeuvres called Jade Helm 15 as a covert operation by President Barack Obama to take over the state.

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Pierre Nkurunziza stokes unrest with bid for third presidential term

July 15, 2015 - BURUNDI

Originally scheduled for Jun 26, the presidential election date was moved to Jul 15 because of the strife that has consumed the East African country since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced in April that he intends to seek a third five-year term. The unrest intensified after a failed coup attempt on May 13.

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