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Meet the World’s New Teddy Roosevelt

November 22, 2017 |

A modern version Teddy Roosevelt is emerging in the world, but he’s not on US shores. The editor of the Economist writes that it’s none other than French leader Emmanuel Macron. The assertion from editor Zanny Minton Beddoes comes in a piece predicting that a populist wave in global politics…
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World’s Oldest Head of State Is Resigning Immediately

November 21, 2017 |

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says he is resigning immediately and voluntarily in order to have a “smooth transfer of power” after 37 years in charge. The news came via a letter that was read out to a cheering, dancing parliament, which had been pursuing impeachment of the 93-year-old Mugabe, the…
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The world’s strangest (non) coup

November 21, 2017 |

From the moment it began — with an army spokesman in military fatigues sitting at a TV desk insisting that he was not announcing a military takeover — Zimbabwe’s political crisis has not played out like any ordinary coup. Indeed, its leaders have been at pains to insist it was not a coup at all.
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Could This Be the World’s Stinkiest Aphrodisiac?

November 18, 2017 |

The durian is a notoriously smelly fruit, as well as a reported superfood with numerous health benefits, but might it also have the ability to turn men into good sex-havers? That’s the question the Malaysian government is apparently setting out to answer. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek…
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10 of the World’s Most Surprising Major Exports

November 9, 2017 |

Did you know 40.9% of Haiti’s exports are knit T-shirts? Using data from the Observatory of Economic Complexity, the Telegraph broke down and mapped out the major export from every country in the world—with some surprising results. Here are 10 of the most unexpected top exports in the…
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This Was the World’s Best Soccer Goal Last Year

October 24, 2017 |

Low scores and 0-0 ties notwithstanding, many, many goals were scored by soccer players around the world in 2017—and none were better than the one flicked in by Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud in a January match against Crystal Palace, at least according to FIFA. Digg reports FIFA handed the annual…
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World’s Deepest Lake Is in Deep Trouble

October 20, 2017 |

One-fifth of all non-frozen fresh water in the world is located in a single Russian lake, and experts say that lake is in crisis, AFP reports. Siberia’s Lake Baikal—the world’s deepest lake at more than 5,500 feet—is a UNESCO world heritage site, home to more than 3,…
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World’s Most Famous Racing Dogs Busted for Doping

October 19, 2017 |

For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug—but race officials have refused to name the musher involved. Several dogs tested positive for the opioid pain reliever tramadol, the governing board…
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