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World Leaders Propose Solutions to Global Hunger

Where: L'Aquila, ItalyJuly 10, 2009 : The leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) countries met at a summit in L'Aquila, Italy. The G-8 is a group of industrialized countries that includes Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Japan and the United States. After three days of talks, the leaders of these countries launched a new plan...

General Motors Out of Bankruptcy

Where: Detroit, Michigan, USAJuly 10, 2009 : The USA's biggest carmaker, General Motors, had declared bankruptcy on June 1, 2009. When a company is unable to repay its debts to creditors, it can seek legal protection by filing a bankruptcy plea. The action also ensures that all creditors are repaid in equal measure. The case of General...

Athlete’s Death Casts Gloom Over Games

Where: Vancouver, CanadaFebruary 15, 2010 : The 21st Winter Olympics began in Vancouver, Canada, on February 12, 2010. Just hours before the opening ceremony, Georgian athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili died during a practice session. He lost control of his sled, which was going at a speed of 90 miles per hour. The sled flew off the track at a...

The largest wheatfield, in Alberta, Canada…

The largest wheatfield, in Alberta, Canada, covered an area of 142 sq km (55 sq miles). That added up to nearly 20,000 soccer pitches.

The Privileged Moles

April 4: When you take a walk in the streets of Canada's largest city, Toronto, you will probably come across people who hold out their hats for money. At least this is what a Reuters report in The Indian Express says.Though Toronto is a prosperous city, there are many homeless, sick and destitute who have made the streets their...

Talking Through their Hats for Peace

September 9: A group of children are going to attend the International Conference on War-affected Children, at Winnipeg in Canada, from September 10 to 17. Coming from war-torn countries like Somalia, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Kosovo will all wear hats during the conference. The hats are meant to prevent them from being identified back home. They might be punished...

New Year in South Pole

November 18: The year 2000 was ushered in with much fanfare throughout the world. Hotels in famous tourist spots were booked months in advance; the ones in cities planned glorious events lasting for days and nights.Though there were doubts whether 2000 was really the start of the new millennium it was quickly shushed as the celebration fever was catchy....

Treaty on Global Warming

Global Warming: An artistic rendition of of a rapidly warming earth
In the last week of July 2001, representatives from 178 countries met in Bonn, Germany, for something that is very crucial to their future and the very survival of our planet. They signed a historic agreement that promises to fight global warming. This is the first international treaty of its kind that seeks to check the excesses of human...

Who is the real McCoy?

Ever heard the expression, is that the "real McCoy?" No, its not the musical group we are talking about. Real McCoy is actually a reference to one of America's most prolific inventors, Elijah McCoy. McCoy invented and patented all kinds of mechanical things to help them work smoothly, efficiently and safely.Over time, the expression "real McCoy" has been used...

High-tech Crane Migration

Sandhill Cranes in flight at sunset
As winter sets in, millions of birds leave their nests in the northern hemisphere and head towards warmer lands in the south. During spring, they once again wing their way back to their original nesting grounds. This yearly ritual is known as migration.While some birds are great travellers, flying from one country to another; others merely flap down from...

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