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'Azerbaijani Room' opened at FAO Headquarters in Rome

Opening of the 'Azerbaijani Room' took place at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome yesterday. The opening ceremony was attended by Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev …

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 Azerbaijan's qapik added to Scrabble dictionary

Three hundred new words have been added to the official Scrabble dictionary, including an Azerbaijani word, media reported. Included in the new edition are some long-awaited two letter words, notably OK and ew. "OK is …

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World's richest 1% have almost all the wealth

The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year as wealth continued to be owned by a small minority, a new study by global charity Oxfam says. The charity said that some 82% of money generated last year went …

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Astana base jumping video

Red Bull Skydive Team, base jumpers from Austria and Germany, published footage of their jump from Astana's Emerald Towers in Kazakhstan on October 10. …

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John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

US senator John McCain has brain cancer, his office disclosed Wednesday night in a statement from the Mayo Clinic. Mr. McCain, 80, has a glioblastoma, one of the most common but also one of the most malignant brain …

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Russian emigrants returning home in significant numbers

In the past year, almost 150 thousand Russians returned home from abroad, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported, which later was confirmed by the Russian Foreign Ministry. This is not only about those living in the CIS, but …

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IMF: inequalities trigger economic crisis

The middle class is gradually growing at a global level, but it is in crisis in developed countries, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, said at the World …

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 Wolfgang Schaueble supports German Muslims

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaueble urged Muslims in Germany on Sunday to develop a "German Islam" based on liberalism and tolerance, saying the influx of people seeking refuge, many of them Muslims, is a …

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Scientists: horses can communicate by pointing at signs

Scientists in Norway say they've trained horses to communicate with humans, by pointing their muzzle at simple symbols on a board. Horses in an experiment have been shown when they feel cold and need a blanket by pointing with …

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Switzerland votes to ban wearing Burka in public

The Swiss parliament has voted in favour of banning Muslim women from wearing the Burka in public. The National Council passed the vote 88 votes to 87 with 10 abstentions. Earlier this year a government committee had voted …

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Refugees 'become German' through voluntary fire fighting

Voluntary fire departments across Germany are desperate for recruits. More than a few are looking to refugees to stock up this service. The 31-year-old refugee from Sudan, Jalal Daoud, is training together with the other members of …

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Match-winner predicting koala fired in Leipzig zoo

Koala Oobi-Ooobi has been rested from his Euro 2016 duties after failing to score. After wrongly forecasting the outcome of Germany's matches against Ukraine and Poland, the he has returned to the sidelines at Leipzig zoo. …

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