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Carlos Slim Fast Facts

Carlos Slim Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at the life of Mexico’s richest man, businessman and investor Carlos Slim. Nicknamed “El Ingeniero” (the engineer), he is the fourth richest person in the world, according to Fo

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Fast Facts

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at the life of Joaquín Guzmán, otherwise known as “El Chapo,” a Mexican drug lord who has repeatedly broken out of prison, and is set to be extradited to the United States to

2011 Africa and Middle East Unrest Fast Facts

2011 Africa and Middle East Unrest Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s some background information about the Arab Spring, anti-government protests that began in Tunisia in December 2010 and spread quickly throughout the Middle East and Africa in 2011.

Facebook Fast Facts

Facebook Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at social media giant Facebook. Facts:Facebook has 1.79 billion monthly active users around the world as of September 30, 2016. The company estimates that it has an avera

WikiLeaks Fast Facts

WikiLeaks Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at WikiLeaks and the trial of Chelsea Manning. Facts:WikiLeaks is an organization that facilitates the anonymous leaking of secret information through its website. It was

Winter Olympic Competitions Fast Facts

Winter Olympic Competitions Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at the Winter Olympics.Winter Olympics Facts and HistoryJanuary 25, 1924-February 5, 1924 – The first Winter Olympics are held in Chamonix, France.The Chamonix games were

Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo detainees

Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo detainees

ABU DHABI (CNN) – Oman has taken in 10 detainees from Guantanamo Bay, the sultanate’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.The unnamed detainees will remain there “for a temporary residency an

The Saudi women afraid to go home

The Saudi women afraid to go home

(CNN) – “This is it,” Arwa said as she sat in the US immigration office on the outskirts of Houston, Texas last month. Having fled Saudi Arabia two years earlier, her 7 a.m. appointment would reveal

Palestinian embassy opens in Vatican City

Palestinian embassy opens in Vatican City

(CNN) – Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Saturday to open a Palestinian embassy in Vatican City.”We are very grateful about the role that the Holy See has played for a just

World Cup Fast Facts

World Cup Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s some background information about the World Cup football (soccer) tournament. The “world’s most widely viewed sporting event,” it takes place every four years to determine the world ch