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Pelé Fast Facts

Pelé Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here is a look at the life of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, a professional Brazilian football (soccer) player.During his World Cup appearances, he scored 12 goals in 14 game

Operation Enduring Freedom Fast Facts

Operation Enduring Freedom Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at Operation Enduring Freedom, which began on October 7, 2001 with allied air strikes on Taliban and al Qaeda targets. The United States linked the September 11, 2001 terrorist

Earthquakes Fast Facts

Earthquakes Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at earthquakes worldwide. The US Geological Survey describes an earthquake as “the ground shaking caused by a sudden slip on a fault. Stresses in the earth’s outer layer push

Tsunamis Fast Facts

Tsunamis Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here is some background information about tsunamis.Tsunamis are formed by a displacement of water – a landslide, earthquake, volcanic eruption, or slippage of the boundary between two of t

Another powerful typhoon barrels toward Japan

Another powerful typhoon barrels toward Japan

(CNN) – Typhoon Kong-rey will be the ninth tropical system of the season to impact Japan this year. The typhoon is projected to track near southern Japan on Saturday morning local time with sustai

Islamic New Year Fast Facts

Islamic New Year Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here is a look at the Islamic New Year. The next Islamic New Year begins on the evening of August 31, 2019.Exact date varies depending on method used to determine start of new year: usi

Elon Musk Fast Facts

Elon Musk Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here is a look at the life of Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX.Personal:Birth date: June 28, 1971Birth place: Pretoria, South AfricaBirth name: Elon R

Aid Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Aid Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

(CNN) – A 7.5-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday followed by a massive tsunami, which killed more than 830 people.Hundreds of others have been injured and tens

World media rip Kavanaugh hearing ‘spectacle’

World media rip Kavanaugh hearing ‘spectacle’

LONDON (CNN) – It was a day in which Brett Kavanaugh did himself few favors. After the US Supreme Court nominee’s hearing on Thursday, even commentators on Fox News portrayed him as an aggressor with,

International Criminal Court Fast Facts

International Criminal Court Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at the International Criminal Court, a court comprised of 123 states from around the world. Facts:Although created by the Rome Statute, a treaty first brought before the Uni