Nelson Mandela’s funeral took place with pomp and all, many famous people came from throughout the world to see him off. There was music, singers and dancers as well as the army. There was some complaint that the members of the public did not get enough but it was not an easy thing logistically to arrange. Continue reading
Dubai has won the bid making it the first ever Arab country to host the international world expo. This is an event that just the planing is thought to cost around $8Billion but it is estimated to bring in around $25Billion. The expo features the latest technologies and constructions from around the world. Continue reading
A neighborhood has been fully demolished by a tornado this week. It is still the tornado season. The destruction is eminence looking somewhat like the aftermath of war. Many people have been left homeless. Continue reading
Elton John has just donated an organ to a school that he used to go to as a child. He also currently donated 8 scholarships each year. Although he only used to g o to this school on weekends he still sees it a s a major stepping stone in his life and is grateful for that. Continue reading
Australian Authorities have just launched a state of emergency after the forest fires had gotten out of control. They have been raging for over a week and it just looks like its about to get worse as the forecast is strong winds and dry hot whether. The new state of emergency give authorities more power like to demolish a building or to evacuate people forcibly. Hundreds of houses have burned so far. Continue reading
China has just been hit by the biggest typhoon in over 30 years. The typhoon hit of the coast where thousands of people were evacuated. Around 25 people have been reported killed but the towns have escaped a relatively low damage. Continue reading
It has been three years since Israel and Palestine were not talking anymore. After four months of intense efforts of the United States Secretary of State John Kerry, the two countries have accepted to restart peace talks. This is the start of direct negotiations for the next nine months, said the spokesperson for the State Department, Jennifer Psaki. “We are going to expend all our effort to achieve an agreement during that time frame”. She also added that the nine months are not a deadline.
A Sunni Lebanese man who married a young Druse girl had his penis cut off and his teeth pulled out by the relatives of his wife who were opposed to their union, according to reports by the local press. Rabih, who is 39, met and his wife Roudeina, 19, through Facebook and the two got married in July against the advice of the parents. The brothers of the Roudeina lured Rabih into a meeting where they proceeded to tear out his teeth and slice off his penis. According to local reports, Rabih would have died if not for intervention by locals. Marriages between Druses and non-Druses is extremely rare in Lebanon. The man has been transported to hospital.
China has become the fifth largest export market of Wines of Lisbon, which contributed to 14% increase in sales in 2012, said today the president of Regional Wine Commission (CVR) of Lisbon. Continue reading
The campaign for the presidency of July 28 was opened on Sunday. But doubt persists over the election that is being rushed by many politicians. It appears as if the elections will go ahead at any cost, despite the numerous obstacles that need to be overcome to make it successful. Politicians, however, remain resolute in their wish of holding the election in less than a month from now. Seven million voter cards need to be distributed and 500 thousand Malians are still displaced or refugees.