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US No Longer Among World’s Top 5 Executioners

April 12, 2017 |

The US is no longer one of the top five executioners in the world, AFP reports. In 2016, both death sentences and executions dropped in the US; only 20 people were put to death, which dropped the US to the No. 7 spot globally, per US News & World Report…
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Coming Soon: World’s First Ship Tunnel Through the Mountains

April 7, 2017 |

Even Ivar the Boneless probably would’ve taken a hard pass if he were told to launch his longship in the Stadhavet Sea. And since even the Vikings were scared of Norway’s famously temperamental body of water, it’s not surprising to hear that the country has been working on a way…
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The World’s New Ideological Fault Line Runs Through France

April 6, 2017 |

The French election, which may see two parties that have never held power in a May runoff, is the starkest and most consequential contest yet in the world’s ideological divide between nationalism and globalism, Greg Ip writes.
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In Australia’s ‘Jurassic Park,’ World’s Largest Dino Prints

March 27, 2017 |

Twenty-one is the lucky number for paleontologists in Australia: That’s the “globally unparalleled” number of different varieties of dinosaur prints they appear to have found in a “magical place” they call the country’s own “Jurassic Park,” per Phys.org . In a study published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology , scientists…
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World’s fastest police car can go 253 mph

March 27, 2017 |

Dubai’s police force has just been certified as having the world’s fastest police car in service — just one of its fleet of supercars.
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Canada in top 10 of world’s happiest countries

March 21, 2017 |

Norwegians have more reason than ever to celebrate the International Day of Happiness.
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Where are the world’s happiest countries?

March 20, 2017 |

Norwegians have more reason than ever to celebrate the International Day of Happiness.
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World’s best airports for 2017 revealed

March 18, 2017 |

In news that should come as little surprise to global air travelers, Singapore’s done it again.
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Zakaria: Why Putin is world’s most powerful man

March 14, 2017 |

Russia isn’t the world’s most powerful country. But it’s president is still the world’s most powerful man, writes Fareed Zakaria.
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