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Operation Entebbe (1976) Operation Entebbe (military codename Operation Thunderbolt) is often hailed as one of the most daring rescue missions in history. On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 left Tel Aviv in Israel and after a stop over at Athens in Greece departed for Paris, the French capital. There were 248 passengers and 12 crew members on board when the plane was hijacked by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of [...]

10. Evergreen Plantation, Louisiana Evergreen is a plantation located in Wallace, Louisiana. The plantation house, one of the best preserved in the US, was built in 1790 and received a Greek Revival style renovation in 1832. The main plantation house, the 22 slave quarters, and all the other out buildings are well-preserved and the main house now offers tours for visitors. Evergreen was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1992. The house and the slave [...]

Coast Starlight – Between Seattle and Los Angeles The journey on board the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles is widely considered one of the most spectacular train rides across America. The train takes us through some of the most spectacular views of Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, and Santa Barbara. From the beautiful Pacific coastline to green valleys and fields and from the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountain and towering cityscape, [...]

On May 18, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) published a ranking that looked at the accessibility and quality of university education in different countries. For the study it looked at 50 countries from six continents and the researchers analyzed various areas such as access, the best institutions in that country in terms of performance, and the overall strength of the country’s education system. The US The US has 30 universities in the top 100, with the Massachusetts [...]

The White House City: Washington, D.C. The White House, the official residence of the President of the United States, has been home to every US president since 1800. Constructed between 1792 and 1800, this mansion is one of the most iconic American landmarks. The structure was destroyed in 1814 (in the course of the War of 1812) and hence rebuilt and painted white giving it its name. The White House is often used as a [...]

1.Grand Central Terminal Location: New York (New York), USA Over hundred years old, the Grand Central Terminal does not seem to be any less fascinating today than when it was built in 1913. Located on 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan, this 44-platform commuter terminal is built over 48 acres and has a number of food and entertainment options including its own tennis court. Intricate designs on the exterior and huge golden chandeliers on [...]

One look at a map of the UK and tourists will find a lot to smile at. After all, there are names such as Bishop’s Itchington and Westley Waterless. However, not many may know that these names have some history behind them as well. A number of towns in this part of the world have some interesting names such as Pity Me, which is located outside Durham. Shitterton is another location in UK that has [...]

The United Nations has recently come out with a list of cities that are expected to grow the fastest between 2010 and 2020 in terms of population. For that purpose it looked at cities with a population of at least five million people and came out with the ones talked about below. Suzhou Suzhou in China is regarded as the top city in terms of population growth. It has a population of 5.25 million approximately [...]

Everyone hates being held up in traffic. Traffic jams routinely delay us but imagine being stuck in traffic for days! Being trapped on a highway with vehicles backed up for miles. Here’s our compilation of the world’s worst traffic jams. Beijing, China When – October, 2015 Beijing is one of the most populous cities of the world but the end of the Golden Week, a week-long holiday in the PRC, turned into a nightmare for [...]

At a time when net neutrality is being hotly debated all over the world, there are a few countries that severely restrict the usage of the internet. In many of these countries speaking out your mind can lead to imprisonment or in extreme cases even execution. Let us take a look at some countries where internet is controlled by the government and going against it may lead you to trouble. North Korea North Korea is [...]

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