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  • The Top Ten Airlines in the World

    The Top Ten Airlines in the World

      The World Airline Awards is one of the most prestigious awards that ranks the world’s top airlines. Its known as the Oscars of the airline industry, and the 2017 edition of the awards were held at the Paris Air Show. The World Airlines Awards is organized by Skytrax, a United Kingdom-based consultancy. Qatar Airways
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  • Countries that have won the Wimbledon tournament

    Countries that have won the Wimbledon tournament

      The prestigious Wimbledon tournament is one of the most watched tennis matches, drawing in billions of viewers from across the globe. Also known as The Championships, Wimbledon, it is the world’s oldest tennis tournament, dating back to July 9th, 1877. At that time, the tournament had only one event – Gentlemen’s Singles. The event,
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  • Countries that share their border with just one nation

    Countries that share their border with just one nation

      Borders between countries can range from simple to complicated. While some are peaceful, others are not. There are many countries which share their border with a number of other nations, but only a few have just one neighbor. Currently there are 17 nations across the globe which share their land border with just one
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  • Visa Requirements for French Citizens

    Visa Requirements for French Citizens

      Traveling around the world can be a little more convenient if you have a French passport. Currently, the French passport is the fourth most powerful passport in the world, and offers citizens of the country visa-free or visa-on-arrival entry to 173 nations. As France is a part of the European Union, French citizens have
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  • Maximum Speed Limit in the United States

    Maximum Speed Limit in the United States

      Speed limits are enacted by State governments and determine the maximum speed at which vehicles can be driven in a particular area, regions, or states. Capping the limit of speeds has led to safety less road accidents and fatalities. But speed limits can vary based on the type of vehicle, as there are often
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  • Top Ten Cities with the Most Skyscrapers

    Top Ten Cities with the Most Skyscrapers

    ‘Skyscraper’ is a term used for buildings that are more than 100 meters tall. Currently, the Burj Khalifa, situated in Dubai, is the tallest skyscraper in the world. Standing tall at a height of 828 meters, Burj Khalifa is an architectural wonder and has been regarded as a megatall skyscraper. However, skyscraper is not a
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  • Countries that have an Extradition Treaty with the United States

    Countries that have an Extradition Treaty with the United States

      Extradition is the process whereby a person who has committed a crime in his or her home country and then escaped to another country to avoid the law can be sent back to their home country. Extradition takes place between two countries or states and its references can be found even in ancient times.
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  • Countries that have a Cross on their National Flag

    Countries that have a Cross on their National Flag

      The Cross is the most well-known symbol of Christianity and represents the instrument on which Jesus Christ was crucified. The Cross can be seen in many Christian churches, and has been installed at many prominent places, such as the 199-foot cross located in Louisiana’s Bossier City, the Millennium Cross in Skopje, and other. Currently,
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  • Countries where Arabic is an Official, Co-official, and Minority Language

    Countries where Arabic is an Official, Co-official, and Minority Language

      Arabic, which is a Central Semitic language, is a widely spoken languages around the world. It is estimated that currently there are approximately 420 million speakers (including both native and non-native) across the globe, and most of these are confined to the Arab states located in the Middle East and North Africa. The fifth
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  • The Least Expensive Cities in the World

    The Least Expensive Cities in the World

      The Economist Intelligence Unit recently released the cost of living survey which compares the prices of 160 goods and services in 133 nations across the globe. On this basis, it ranks the world’s most expensive and least expensive cities to live in. Of the 133 countries surveyed, four of the least expensive cities are
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