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Archive for October 2016

Julian Assange to be interrogated on rape allegations

October 17, 2016 - UNITED KINGDOM

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will be questioned in the Ecuadorian embassy in London over rape allegations made by two female Wikileaks volunteers in Sweden. Swedish prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Assange in Aug 2010 and have sought his extradition ever since.

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Paris to open first migrant camp in city

October 15, 2016 - FRANCE

Paris is to open its first refugee camp in response to the growing number of men, women and children fleeing war and poverty who are sleeping rough on the city’s streets.

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BRICS summit continues bloc’s search for common path

October 15, 2016 - INDIA

In Goa for the 8th BRICS summit, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will continue the complicated search for common interests while basking in the early success of the bloc’s New Development Bank (NDB). The Brazilian leader at the summit will not be Dilma Rousseff, who was impeached in August and replaced with Michel Temer.

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Ninety years since the first publication of Winnie the Pooh

October 14, 2016 - UNITED KINGDOM

Ninety years ago, author A.A. Milne introduced Winnie the Pooh to the world and his iconic tale of the “Bear of Very Little Brain” continues to enchant young readers. The Hundred Acre Wood where Pooh’s adventures unfolded – actually Ashdown Forest, 45 miles from London – will be a big draw on the anniversary.

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Special edition stamp heralds NATO move to new headquarters

October 11, 2016 - BELGIUM

Belgian Post issues a special edition stamp that shows off NATO’s new headquarters in Brussels. The stamp features the NATO Star sculpture, the emblem of the Alliance that stood in front of the present headquarters for most of the organization’s 50 years in the city.

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Tiger Woods intends to make competitive return

October 10, 2016 - UNITED STATES

Tiger Woods aims to return to competitive golf after spending more than a year on the sidelines. The 14-time major winner plans to make his return at the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open in Napa, California.

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Agreement on planet-warming HFCs anticipated at Kigali meeting

October 10, 2016 - RWANDA

Experts expect final agreement on an amendment to the protocol designed to protect Earth’s ozone layer during the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali. The product of seven years of negotiations, it addresses substitute coolants that are known to contribute to planet warming.

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