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World Soil Day - 05 December.

World Soil Day - 05 December.
Each year on December 5th, World Soil Day (WSD) highlights the importance of healthy soil. It’s also a day to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. One of the biggest concerns for the environment is soil degradation. Degradation is when soil health decli…
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International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development - 05 December.

International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development - 05 December.
Also referred to as International Volunteer Day (IVD), December 5th celebrates people and organizations who volunteer their time and energy to improve the lives of others. Along with recognizing volunteers, this day also aims to invigorate volunteerism. Every act of voluntee…
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International Civil Aviation Day - 04 December.

International Civil Aviation Day - 04 December.
International Civil Aviation Day on December 4th generate awareness about the importance of international civil aviation. The annual observance also recognizes the unique role civil aviation plays in creating a rapid transit network around the globe. Civil aviation represent…
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World Wildlife Conservation Day - 04 December.

World Wildlife Conservation Day - 04 December.
Each year on December 4th, Wildlife Conservation Day seeks to spread awareness about preserving and protecting the natural world and its inhabitants. Additionally, the observance strives to put an end to wildlife crime and supporting the Endangered Species Act. Wildlife Crim…
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International Cheetah Day - 04 December.

International Cheetah Day - 04 December.
Every year on December 4th, International Cheetah Day encourages people worldwide to help this animal win the race against extinction. The cheetah is well-known as the fastest animal on earth. This amazing animal can reach a top speed of 70 mph in just three seconds! At top …
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 03 December.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 03 December.
Each year on December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities promotes the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The day raises awareness of the political, economic, social and cultural aspects disability affects people around the world. More th…
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Elon Musk pledges to build iPhone rival if Apple ousts Twitter.

Elon Musk pledges to build iPhone rival if Apple ousts Twitter.
Elon Musk has pledged to offer an "alternative phone" if Apple and Google remove Twitter from their app stores, adding to long-standing rumors about an iPhone rival from Tesla. Musk's remark came after being asked about the potential scenario of Twitter being r…
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Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage.

Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage.
The Senate passed landmark legislation Tuesday that would codify federal protection for marriages of same-sex and interracial couples, with Democrats securing enough votes to overcome opposition from most Republicans. The Respect for Marriage Act was approved 61-36, with sup…
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Building on the moon

 Building on the moon
NASA awards Texas company $57 million for lunar construction system. NASA has awarded the Texas-based company ICON $57.2 million for its Project Olympus, which is working to develop technology that will allow humanity to build outposts on the moon and Mars using locally avai…
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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - 02 December.

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - 02 December.
Every year on December 2nd, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery draws attention to slavery that still exists in the world. This day also focuses on the eradication of contemporary slavery. Many Americans think of slavery as something from history. This type of…
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Antarctica Day - 01 December.

Antarctica Day - 01 December.
On December 1st, Antarctica Day recognizes the anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty. It’s also a day to learn more about this cold and barren continent. Humans didn’t discover Antarctica until 1820. Once discovered, several nations sought to claim the continent as their own. …
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World AIDS Day - 01 December.

World AIDS Day - 01 December.
Every year, World AIDS Day is held on December 01st to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to mourn those who have died from the disease. According to the most recent statistics, nearly 38 million people around the world are living with HIV. The Human Immunodeficiency V…
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New Chief of Staff appointed to Sri Lanka Army.

New Chief of Staff appointed to Sri Lanka Army.
Major General Channa Weerasuriya has been appointed as the Chief of staff of the Sri Lanka Army, the Army Media Division reported. Major General Channa Weerasuriya who was born in 1968 in Colombo has had his education at Mahanama College, Kollupitiya where he excelled in spo…
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Twitter to up its character limit from 280 to 1000.

Twitter to up its character limit from 280 to 1000.
Twitter rants are set to grow bigger. The microblogging site’s character limit might soon expand to 1000 characters from its previous limit of just 280 characters.  Twitter was referred to as a “microblogging service” mainly due to its limit of 140 characters for its tweets.…
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Elon Musk says Twitter has 'interfered in elections'.

Elon Musk says Twitter has 'interfered in elections'.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk said that Twitter had interfered in elections before he bought and promised that it would be more centered under his leadership. Musk made the claim on Wednesday while responding to an article quoting the former head of trust and safety of …
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Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare - 30 November.

Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare - 30 November.
On November 30th each year, the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare pays tribute to victims of chemical warfare. The day also reaffirms the commitment to eliminate the threat of chemical war. During WWI, chemical weapons killed more than 100,000 people. Ch…
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Luxury passenger cruise ship “Mein Schiff 5” arrives at Colombo Port.

Luxury passenger cruise ship “Mein Schiff 5” arrives at Colombo Port.
The luxury passenger cruise ship "Mein Schiff 5" has arrived at the Colombo Port this morning (Nov. 29) with 2,000 tourists on board, the Ministry of Tourism said. The Hapag Lloyd Lanka, a joint venture between Aitken Spence PLC and TUI has ushered in the super lux…
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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - 29 November.

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - 29 November.
Every year, November 29th marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. It’s a day to remember that the Palestinian people have not yet attained certain inalienable rights, including national independence and sovereignty. More than 8 million Palestin…
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Red Planet Day - 28 November.

Red Planet Day - 28 November.
Every year on November 28th, Red Planet Day commemorates the launch of Spacecraft Mariner 4. It’s also a day to learn more about Mars, which is referred to as the red planet. After 3 previous attempts, Spacecraft Mariner 4 became the first successful flyby of Mars. The space…
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Cristiano Ronaldo banned for two matches over phone incident with fan.

Cristiano Ronaldo banned for two matches over phone incident with fan.
Former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two domestic matches for knocking a phone out of an Everton fan's hand. The 37-year-old appeared to hit the phone as he went down to the tunnel after defeat at Goodison Park in April. Ronaldo, who left…
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Four African nations barred from attending US-Africa Summit in Washington.

Four African nations barred from attending US-Africa Summit in Washington.
The United States will host 49 African heads of state, and the African Union envoy, in Washington for a three-day US-Africa Summit between 13-15 December.  The US views this as an opportunity to strengthen ties with Africa. However, four countries have not been invited - Mali…
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Donald Perkins obituary.

Donald Perkins obituary.
The particle physicist Donald Perkins, who has died aged 97, made seminal discoveries about the structure of the proton, and nuclear interactions at extreme energies, and first proposed the use of beams of pion particles in cancer therapy. His career spanned the birth of pa…
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Malaysia’s longtime opposition leader Anwar sworn in as PM.

Malaysia’s longtime opposition leader Anwar sworn in as PM.
Malaysia’s longtime opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as the country’s new prime minister on Thursday (24), ending days of uncertainty after divisive general elections produced a hung parliament.  Anwar was sworn in by the country's monarch at the royal palace…
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Apple and Elon Musk’s Twitter are on a collision course.

Apple and Elon Musk’s Twitter are on a collision course.
Elon Musk has announced big, albeit confusing, plans for Twitter since he took over the social network last month. Musk wants to vastly increase the amount of money the company makes through subscriptions while opening up the site to more “free speech.” This creates a risk th…
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Spain teen Gavi in dreamland after becoming youngest World Cup scorer since Pele.

Spain teen Gavi in dreamland after becoming youngest World Cup scorer since Pele.
Spain midfielder Gavi became the third-youngest goal scorer in World Cup history and youngest since Brazil legend Pele in 1958 with his 74th-minute strike in a 7-0 win against Costa Rica on Wednesday (25). When he stepped on the field to start the game, the Barcelona prodigy…
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - 25 November.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - 25 November.
On November 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women raises awareness regarding an ongoing human rights issue. Today, many women around the world are still subject to rape and other types of violence. Through the years, government officials and in…
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Vaccinated Americans a majority of COVID deaths for first time in August.

Vaccinated Americans a majority of COVID deaths for first time in August.
For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus were at least partially vaccinated, according to a new analysis of federal and state data.  The waning efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and increasingly contagious strains…
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Saudi Arabia declares public holiday to mark World Cup win over Argentina.

 Saudi Arabia declares public holiday to mark World Cup win over Argentina.
Saudi Arabia has said Wednesday will be a national holiday as on the Jeddah Corniche by the Red Sea, in the heart of the capital Riyadh and in towns and villages across the country its seismic 2-1 World Cup win over Lionel Messi’s Argentina was celebrated as a coming of age…
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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.
An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck off the coast of Baja California in Mexico on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, about 30 km (18.6 miles) west-southwest of Las Brisas in Baja California, struck at a depth of 19 kilometers (12 miles), USGS added…
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