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Chatting with Sal Lavallo: Traveler who visited 193 countries Special

Global traveler Sal Lavallo chatted with Digital Journal about his experience visiting 193 countries, which was made possible through SPG and Marriott Rewards.

Facebook had a secret plan to build a $500m satellite

A report has claimed that Facebook has been considering launching a satellite into orbit to help its plans to provide Internet access to developing countries. The secret plans were scrapped recently due to the prohibitive $500 million cost.

Apple online services knocked offline in many countries worldwide

Many Apple services are currently experiencing severe outages around the world according to several social media reports. Although Apple denies that anything is wrong, the iOS and Mac App Stores will not load and iCloud logins fail.

Twins are born prematurely in different countries

Brother and sister, Dylan and Hannah are born an hour apart, in different countries. Dylan was born at home and Hannah was born in hospital.

Rene Cormier's global adventure on a bike Special

Toronto - Rene Cormier talks about his travels in the book, The University of Gravel Roads: Global Lessons From a Four-Year Motorcycle Adventure. Cormier was at the Toronto Motorcycle Show on Saturday talking to fans and selling his book.

Third world countries get small fraction of cancer funding

A report published Monday revealed that developing countries accounted for only a tip of the iceberg -- merely 5 percent of the world's expenditures on cancer treatment.

Italy Withdraws Invitation for Iran to Attend G8 Meeting

An invitation from the host country Italy for the Iranian Foreign Minister to join his counterparts from the G8 group of countries at their weekend meeting in the city of Trieste, was withdrawn amid concerns over the recent violence in Iran.

World Health Organisation prepared to handle flu pandemic

The World Health Organisation says that 24 countries have reported 2,384 cases of Influenza A (H1N1) infections. Mexico, with 42 deaths and 1,112 confirmed laboratory infections, has the highest number of cases. But the world is prepared, says WHO.

Apple will offer iPhone in 10 more countries

Orange, France Telecom's mobile provider, will offer iPhone in at least 10 more European, Middle Eastern and African countries.

World Bank Reveals World's Easiest Countries In Which to Do Business

Are you thinking about starting a new business? Maybe you've thought about becoming an expatriate and starting up a business in another country? The World Bank's new report can show you where to go!

Ambassadors from six world powers agree on new Iran sanctions

The ambassadors have reached an agreement on a proposed new package of sanctions against Iran.

Economic poor countries need aid

Rich nations need to increase their funding to poor countries if they are to meet the aid commitments they have set

AllFreeCalls adds 9 more Countries (un)Surprisingly Successful

AllFreeCalls.net adds 9 more countries to the list, just dial a local number and dial the long distance number. No additional charges.

Global Death Rate Due To Measels See A Decline Of 60 Percent

There has been a global decline of 60 percent in the death rate of children due to the deadly disease of measles, the World Health Organization announced Friday.

The 5 Smallest Countries in the World

The Article Details the history of The Vatican, Monaco, Nauru, Tuvalu, and San Marino

11 Common Misconceptions about Marijuana, a frank commentary on a DFAF article

This blogger details his findings in a well-written rebuttal format to a Drug Free America Foundation article. For every 'fact' they point out, he points out whether or not it is true (and if not, cites information that is true).
 

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Countries participating in the 20th Feria Internacional de los Pueblos in Fuengirola, Spain.
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Latest chart I was able to find concerning the practice of cremation in various countries.
Latest chart I was able to find concerning the practice of cremation in various countries.
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The flags of the competing nations are paraded through the stadium during the Closing Ceremony on Da...
The flags of the competing nations are paraded through the stadium during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
London 2012
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Map of the world filled in with countries traveled to.
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