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Miss Universe Question and Answer Portion September 2011

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, Philippines, World with 6 Comments

Miss Universe question and answer portion is one of the most awaited part of the annual pageant. Miss Universe 2011 is over and Miss Angola Leila Lopes already won this year’s crown.
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Miss Universe 2011 Winner Is Miss Angola Leila Lopes (Video)

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, World with No Comments »

Leila LopesMiss Universe 2011 winner is Miss Angola, Leila Lopes. Filipina bet Shamcey Supsup, who consistently topped the online voting, was third runner-up.
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Earthquake In Japan: Northeastern Japan Hit By Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake

Sunday, July 10th, 2011 | NEWS, World with No Comments »

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the northeastern Japan at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2011, according to reports by international news sites.

The latest Japan earthquake struck the same area that was hit by a highly destructive shakeup last March 2011.
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London Underground “Mail Rail” Discovered Was Sealed For A Decade (Photo)

Sunday, April 24th, 2011 | NEWS, World with No Comments »
Mount Pleasant Mail Rail Station
Underground “Mail Rail” Discovered
Image Credit: Silentuk.com

The London Underground “Mail Rail”, earlier reported to have been discovered by urban explorers, together with its secret passages was sealed for a decade, according to the explorer’s published article at Silentuk website.

According to Silentuk, the Mail Rail was constructed in February 1915. The Greathead shield system was use to dig up the Mail Rail tunnel.

During the outbreak of World War I, construction of the Mail Rail tunnel was temporarily stopped but was later allowed to be completed. However, shortage of labor and materials delayed the completion of the tunnel in 1917.

The 1000 tons of rail track and 160 tons of conductor rail were finally laid down in June 1924.

The Mail Rail construction was completed in 1927 and the first mail delivery was done through the system in February 1928.

Below are some of the images of the London Mail Rail Station. You can navigate through the different images by selecting the number below the image.

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After Twitter, Facebook blocked due to Egypt protests?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 | Internet, NEWS, Social Network, World with 1 Comment

A day after Twitter was blocked by the Egyptian government, Facebook is reportedly inaccessible on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Twitter has confirmed on Tuesday, Jan 25, that its site was blocked by authorities due to anti-government unrest in Egypt, where thousands of demonstrators are protesting against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

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Two reports from Herdict.org, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, showed that www.facebook.com was not accessible in Egypt.

However, there was still no confirmation if indeed Facebook was blocked by Egyptian authorities. The move to block Twitter was made to control protesters from using social networking sites in their campaign against President Mubarak.

Thousands of demonstrators are seeking the ouster of President Mubarak.

World | AlxJM.com