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As per estimations, only one-eighth of Earth's surface is appropriate for inhabitation of human beings. Oceans cover three quarters of the surface, and the remaining one-quarter of land is also either desert (14%), high mountains (27%), or other unsuitable terrains. Alert, on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada is the northernmost permanent settlement at lat (82°28′N), whereas Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, in Antarctica is the southernmost point suitable for living, at lat (90°S).
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The 206 listed states of the United Nations are divided into three categories: 193 member states, 2 observer states, and 11 other states. The 191 sovereign states, are the countries whose sovereignty is official, and no disputes linger. There are 15 states under the category of “sovereignty dispute”. These are 5 member states, 1 observer state and 9 other states.
Current Events 2019
  • US President Donald Trump to visit Japan twice

    US President Donald Trump will be visiting Japan in the coming months. The formal visit to Tokyo will be in late May after prince Naruhito, the crown prince of Japan will become the 126th emperor. US President will pay another visit to Japan in late June for attending the G20 summit which will take place in Osaka. The news arrives ahead of the upcoming summit of Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which will take place in Hanoi next week. Trump also called the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in which they discussed the issue of Japanese abductees. The issue is a great concern for Tokyo.

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  • Bangladesh: 70 killed in a historic district of Dhaka

    At least 70 people have been killed in a deadly fire that broke out in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday. The blaze broke out in the evening in a multi-storeyed residential building in which one floor had flammable chemicals stored there. As per media sources, the fire has been brought under control now. The exact cause of the fire is not known but it is assumed that the fire might have originated from a gas cylinder which quickly spread throughout the building. Several people were injured in the blaze who lived on the other floors of the building. As per the fire officers, the death toll may rise as bodies of missing people are still bei...

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  • Avalanche in Switzerland, skiers injured

    At least four people have been injured in an avalanche which occurred in Crans-Montana in Switzerland. Nearly 240 rescue officers have been searching for the missing ones overnight. As per the media reports, the police are trying to find out the people who may have got buried because of the avalanche. Search dogs and rescue helicopters are also being used for searching the victims. The snow is 2 meters deep at some places and is said to be compact.

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  • 16 US States including California sue President Trump

    16 US States including California have filed a lawsuit against President Trump's administration on Monday. The lawsuit is filed to condemn the decision of declaring an emergency for raising funds in order to make the Mexican border wall. The lawsuit is filed by the attorney general of California joined by attorney generals of Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia, Maine, Minnesota, Michigan, and New Mexico. The plan of declaring emergency was announced after Congress refused the funding for the wall. 

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  • Saudi Arabia sign deals worth 20 billion dollars with Pakistan

    Saudi Arabia has signed deals with Pakistan of worth 20 billion dollars. The deal is part of a high-profile Asian tour of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. Several other provisional agreements and memorandums related to petrochemicals, energy, and mining sectors have been signed between the two sides. The deal will be bolstering the fragile economy of Pakistan whose central bank has only 9 billion dollars left in foreign reserves. Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has been seeking help from the friendly countries in order to emerge out of the crisis.

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