Letter By Titanic Victim Sold For Record $1,66,000 in Britain

A record price of over $166,000 was paid at an auction in Britain for one of the last known letters to have been written on board the famous Titanic ocean liner.Oscar Holverson, a US businessman, who was a passenger on the Titanic, wrote it on April 13, 1912, just before the liner hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage to New York in the early hours of April 15.It is the only known letter, on headed Titanic notepaper, to have gone into the Atlantic Ocean when the ship went down, and survived.Auctioneer...

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International Children’s Peace Prize 2017: Know About The 10 Nominees From India

Little did anyone know that these kids in the age group of 12-17 years will make it to the nomination list of International Children's Peace Prize 2017, an award presented every year 'to a child who fights courageously for children's rights. The nominees of 2017 demonstrate that children are changemakers.' This year 10 Indian kids have been nominated for the prestigious award. On 4 December 2017, Kids Rights (the founder) will award the International Children's Peace Prize 2017. Last year, UAE based...

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Tesla To Build Manufacturing Plant In China

Tesla has reached an agreement with Shanghai authorities that would make it the first foreign automaker to build its own plant in China, putting it in the driver's seat in the world's biggest electric-vehicle market, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Silicon Valley electric carmaker's wholly-owned manufacturing facility would be built in Shanghai's free-trade zone, the Wall Street Journal said, quoting unnamed sources with knowledge of the deal, and could allow Tesla to dramatically lower the cost...

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UK Government Opposes Phrase ‘Pregnant Woman’ To Include Transgenders

The UK government is opposed to the use of the phrase "pregnant woman" because it could be perceived as excluding transgender people who have also given birth.The statement comes in Britain's official submission on proposed amendments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the UK has been a signatory since 1976.The UN treaty says a "pregnant woman" must be protected, including not being subject to the death penalty.In the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) submission,...

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Over 1 Billion ‘Invisible’ People Have No Identity Proof: World Bank

More than 1.1 billion people worldwide officially don't exist, going about their daily lives without proof of identity. The issue leaves a significant fraction of the global population deprived of health and education services.Among these "invisible people", many of whom live primarily in Africa and Asia, more than one third are children susceptible to violence whose births have not been registered, the World Bank's "Identification for Development" (ID4D) program recently warned.The problem is particularly...

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From A Kerala Village To NASA: How Ashna Sudhakar Realised Her Dream

'The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get onto it, and the perseverance to follow it. Wishing you a great journey,' Ashna Sudhakar recalled these words from American astronaut and the first woman of Indian origin in space Kalpana Chawla when she got the selection letter from NASA.Journey of Ashna is exactly the same as Chawla was implying, she is now walking through the path where her dreams meet success.When you are on the Facebook page of Ashna...

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Meet Koike Who May Become Japan’s First Woman Prime Minister

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike is a media-savvy veteran who has charmed her way through Japan's male-dominated politics and transformed its sleepy political landscape with a wildcard new party that caught everyone off-guard.Often touted as Japan's potential first female prime minister, the charismatic former television anchorwoman combines a natural understanding of the media with a ruthless stomach for the fight, observers say.A trailblazer who became Japan's first woman in key jobs like defence minister...

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Plane Sustains Damage After Collision At Toronto Airport

An airport fuel vehicle collided with the engine of a Pakistan International Airlines plane during refuelling at the Toronto Pearson International Airport today.A PIA spokesperson said flight PK-789 sustained minor damage and has been transferred to the hangar for necessary maintenance, Geo TV reported.The spokesman added that PIA has informed the local service-providing company of the incident and sought an explanation.All passengers have been transferred to hotels as the flight, which was to take...

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Newly Discovered Moon Tunnel Could Be The Perfect Place For A Colony, Scientists Say

At the close of the Apollo age, just months before the final moon walk in 1971, a NASA researcher argued that vast tunnels lie beneath the lunar surface.There was good reason to think so. Lava from ancient volcanoes might have bored miles-long voids beneath the moon, just like volcanoes carved out the Kaumana Lava Tubes in Hawaii.What a sight a lunar lava cave would be. Protected from meteors and radiation that bombards the surface, the tunnels might preserve evidence from the moon's early history...

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Neymar Fined 1.2 Million US Dollars Over Tax Case Delays

A Brazilian court has fined footballer Neymar $1.2 million for attempting to "obstruct the continuity" of a tax evasion case. The penalty applies to the Paris Saint-Germain player, his parents and three companies that manage his finances, according to the federal regional court, reports Xinhua news agency. Judge Carlos Muta said Neymar and his representatives acted in "bad faith" by using appeal processes to delay a final judgment.Neymar's representatives were not immediately available for comment.In...

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