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Wright brothers’ mechanic honoured at Ohio aviation museum

REUTERS - The bike mechanic who designed and built the lightweight aluminum engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft was honoured this week with a bronze bust at an aviation museum in Ohio. Charles E. Taylor, a mechanic at the Wright brothers' Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop, built the engine that powered the first successful airplane flight, which flew in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina #facebook #France #India #Japan #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

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Over 100 candidates to compete for Iraqi presidency

Baghdad, July 23 (IANS) More than 100 candidates are vying for the Iraqi presidency as lawmakers prepare to choose the nation 's new leadership, and build an inclusive government while the country is severely divided by sectarian rifts and grappling with an ongoing Islamist insurgency. "Over 100 people nominated themselves for the presidency in a legitimate competition and all the candidates have submitted their resumes," Xinhua quoted newly-elected Speaker Salim al-Jubouri as saying at a press conference in Baghdad Tuesday. Iraq's power-sharing consensus stipulates that the president should be a member of the Kurdish minority, while the speakership is reserved for a Sunni Arab and the prime minister for a Shiite. #Cinema #Congress #daughter #Economy #News #Religion #Sports #Technology

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Three found unconscious in Delhi car, die

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Three men were found unconscious Monday night in a car in Delhi. They died after being taken to hospital, police said Tuesday #Cinema #Congress #Firefox #India #indian #japanese #Multimedia #Religion #science #Sports #Technology

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Tunnel attack fears turn Gaza border kibbutzim into ghost towns

NIR AM Israel (Reuters) - 'Residents stay in your homes! Do not go outside!' read the text message sent at dawn to the Israelis living on a kibbutz near the Gaza border, as soldiers searched the grounds for Palestinian gunmen.  While the Nir Am kibbutz was under lockdown on Monday, a deadly battle ensued between the Israeli troops and a squad of Gaza militants, who had tunnelled their way across the border and emerged about a mile away from the farm community. Israel said it killed 10 gunmen in the battle. #Argentina #Business #Entertainment #India #Israel #Latin America #markets #Middle East #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

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EU sanctions more entities against Syria

Brussels, July 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Tuesday expanded sanctions against Syria over the government's "violent repression" of its civilian population. According to the Council of European Union statement, the EU's foreign ministers agreed to add three more people and nine entities to the current sanction list, Xinhua reported #Ajax #Business #Cinema #Crime #Education #Firefox #Multimedia #Politics #Religion

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India’s child sex ratio drops: UN report

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India needs to take urgent action following a sharp fall in its child sex ratio, a United Nations report said Tuesday. The study named "Sex Ratios and Gender-Biased Sex Selection: History, Debate and Future Directions", says the child sex ratio in India has deteriorated from 976 girls to 1,000 boys in 1961, to 927 girls in 2001 and to 918 girls in 2011. The report has been constituted by the United Nations Women with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). #Ajax #Business #Cinema #Congress #Crime #Economy #News #Religion #Sports

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Jokowi: The new face of Indonesian politics

JAKARTA (Reuters) - When Indonesian furniture business owner Joko "Jokowi" Widodo turned to a career in politics nine years ago, he was a complete novice. #Arabic #China #Elections #facebook #India #Italy #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #United Kingdom

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Gaza toll 609 as Israeli offensive rages on

Gaza/Jerusalem, July 22 (IANS) The relentless Israeli military campaign dubbed Operation Protective Edge targeting the Gaza Strip, which has lasted for more than two weeks, has killed over 600 Palestinians and wounded 3,720 others so far, an official said Tuesday. Ashraf al-Qedra, Gaza health ministry spokesman, told reporters that the death toll has reached 609, while the number of those wounded hit 3,720, adding that two-thirds of the victims are civilians. #Ajax #Business #Cinema #daughter #Economy #Education #India #japanese #NewsTracker #science #Sports #Technology

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Goa CM assures crackdown on foreigners selling drugs

Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday promised a crackdown on foreigners illegally staying or carrying out businesses, especially in narcotics, in the state. #Ajax #Congress #daughter #Firefox #Multimedia #Politics #Religion #Technology

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Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

KHARKIV Ukraine (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families. Five refrigerated wagons containing 200 body bags reached the city of Kharkiv after pro-Russian separatists agreed to hand over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian authorities and the bodies to the Netherlands, where many victims had lived. The train slowly rolled into the grounds of an arms industry plant, where the remains are due to be unloaded and flown to the Netherlands for the lengthy process of identification. #Arabic #Argentina #european #Mexico #Netherlands #opinion #United Kingdom #United States