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10 Oct
While the rest of the world literally looks up to the Dutch, the tallest people in the tallest country on earth insist it's not easy being so big. So an official study by the Dutch national statistics office CBS finding that they appear to be shrinking might be construed as good news -- even if it could threaten the Netherlands' number one spot as the world's loftiest nation.
22 Feb 2021
An amusement park in Dubai launches world's tallest sky flyer, which is "as tall as the pyramid of Giza" according to the park manager.
25 Sep 2019
The Leonardo, a 234-meter high skyscraper in the suburbs of Johannasburg, South Africa, is set to become the tallest building in Africa when it officially opens next month.
1 Sep 2019
The Bower Tower sits atop one of the tallest hills in Ibadan. It was erected in 1936 in memory of Captain Robert Lister Bower, the first British resident in the city. Despite its place in history, the towering edifice lacks maintenance and attracts less tourists.

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Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have detained members of a group allegedly linked to the killing of Italy's ambassador last year as well as more recent kidnappings of NGO workers, a provincial police chief said on Tuesday.
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Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
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Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (January 18) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide.
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Pakistan is the world's fourth largest producer of milk. Domestic demand is strong and some 90 percent of the population consumes untreated raw milk. This provides an opportunity for corrupt retailers but also for farmers who are trying to survive inflation and falling profits. Some use illegal methods to increase the volume of the precious liquid – diluting milk with tap water is one of the most widespread techniques. Others even create fake milk from chemicals. Faced with this serious threat to public health, the authorities in Punjab province have stepped into action, as our correspondents report.
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Child trafficking is often described as modern day slavery. despite legal and social measures aimed at combating the practice, it remains rife in a number of west african countries.