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World Bids Farewell To Margaret Thatcher AKA Iron Lady

World Bids Farewell To Margaret Thatcher AKA Iron Lady

On April 8th, 2013, the world mourned the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who passed away after suffering from a stroke at the age of 87. Besides being the country's longest serving leader (1979 to 1990) in the 20th century, she was the first woman to lead a Western democracy. During her 11-year reign, the strong-willed woman, who was nicknamed 'Iron Lady' by leaders of the former Soviet Union, made some hard-charging decisions for which she was loved and loathed in equal measures.

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Re-living The Sinking Of The Titanic, 101 Years Later

Re-living The Sinking Of The Titanic, 101 Years Later

April 15th, marks the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Dubbed 'The ship of dreams', the luxury cruise liner was like no other. Considered an engineering marvel, the 11-story structure was not only the largest ship to ever grace the seas, but also, one that featured unrivaled grandeur and amenities. It is therefore not surprising that the sinking of the 50,000-ton behemoth within days after its launch, continues to capture the interest of people across all ages, even today.

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Archeologists Unearth 4,000 Year-Old Complex In Southern Iraq

Archeologists Unearth 4,000 Year-Old Complex In Southern Iraq

On Thursday April 4th, 2013, British archeologists announced the discovery of what they described as a breathtaking complex in Southern Iraq. Located in what once was the ancient city of UR, the development is believed to be 4,000 years old or around the same time Abraham would have been living in the area, before leaving for Canaan, according to the Bible.

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Revolutionary Mexico City Hospital Facade Absorbs Toxins From The Environment

Revolutionary Mexico City Hospital Facade Absorbs Toxins From The Environment

'Green' or environmentally responsible buildings that use minimal resources by depending on solar energy or recycled water are becoming increasingly common. However, the Torre de Especialidades Tower currently being constructed as an extension of a hospital in Mexico City, is taking that concept to a whole new level, with a new innovative tile that is capable of absorbing pollution from the atmosphere.

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