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[18 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
New Zealand is the least corrupt nation

Transparency International released its 15th annual Corruption Perception Index (CPI) – a measure of domestic, public sector corruption with New Zealand winning as the least corrupt country in the world. The United States ranked 19th.

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[16 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Man-Made Ponds Brought Poisonous Arsenic to Bangladesh Waters

The mystery of how arsenic has widely spread in Bangladesh waters was finally solved. The culprit is the tens of thousands of man-made ponds that were designed to protect villagers from unclean and disease-ridden surface waters.

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[16 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Kosovo holds First Election Since Disputed Independence

Kosovo held its first elections since declaring itself as an independent nation. Kosovo broke away from Serbia last February 2008. Serbia refuses to recognize Kosovo as independent. The polls were generally peaceful.

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[16 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Google Street View – Under Attack Again

Google Street View, the famous Google product which showcases views of major cities of the world from the street is under attack again from an authority in Switzerland.

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[15 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
APEC Leaders Agree on Climate Change, Disagree on Currencies

The 21 leaders from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit had different results for discussed issues ranging from climate change to currencies.

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[14 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Eurozone Exits Recession

The 16-country Eurozone left the recession after Germany and France posted further growth during the third quarter.

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[13 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Clinton Visits Philippines to Give Support and Solidarity

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited the Philippines to strengthen ties with the nation and to give help and support to victims of recent typhoon floods.

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[11 Nov 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Toyota Dethroned as World’s Largest Automaker

A year after Japanese manufacturer Toyota took the number 1 spot as world’s largest automaker from General Motors, the crown was wrestled away and took in by a German manufacturer.

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[10 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Potential German World Cup Team Goalkeeper Found Dead

German national football team goalkeeper and probable World Cup 2010 starter Robert Enke was found dead. He was struck and killed by a train in Neustadt am Rubenburge close to a level crossing near his home on Tuesday. Initial investigation results show that it was a suicide.

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[10 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
Geisy Arruda – No Longer Expelled?

Geisy Arruda, the college student from Brazil who was expelled for wearing a short, pink dress to class in Bandeirante University in Sao Bernardo do Campo is no longer being expelled.