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American Alligators arrive in Australia
We have crocodiles and you have alligators.
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One of 10 recently arrived alligators is released into a new enclosure at the Australian Retile Park, bringing the number of American alligators in the park to 55, the largest population in Australia. Photograph: The Australian Reptile Park.
 

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Moscow, Russia

People dance during the spring ball at the Victory Museum. More than 200 participants from different cities of Russia gather here to attend the traditional ball on Saturday.

Photograph: Zinhua/Rex/Shutterstock
 

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MUMMY CONVOY: A convoy of vehicles transporting royal mummies is seen in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday, April 3rd. Egypt held a parade celebrating the transport of 22 of its prized royal mummies from Egyptian Museum to he newly opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Photograph: AP
 

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Letter sent by a Singaporean Principal before exams

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How do Asian parents make their kids so smart they outperform their western peers?

Amy Chua, with her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother blew us all away with her formula. Her kids weren’t allowed to have sleepovers, play dates or watch TV, she said. They weren’t allowed to choose their own extracurricular activities or play computer games. They were told to achieve nothing less than a grade A, and to choose either the piano or violin – and practice until their fingers fell off.........

https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/voice...06/16/real-reason-why-asian-kids-excel-school
 

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Russian Orthodox Priest Father Sergei blesses the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad, Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Expedition 65 NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, Roscosmos cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Oleg Novitskiy are scheduled to launch aboard their Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft on April 9. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
 

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Sadiq Khan is coasting towards a clear victory in the battle for Mayor of London yesterday. The sitting Labour mayor is ahead of his Conservative rival by 47 per cent to 26 per cent with a month to go.


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Asylum seeking migrants families attempt to get off an inflatable raft with the help of a Texas Ranger officer after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States from Mexico in Roma, Texas, 5 April 2021. Reuters/Go Nakamura
 

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Mohmand district, Pakistan
Police personnel destroy poppy cultivation in the Prang Ghar area of Mohmand Agency, about 100 kms from Peshawar on April 11, 2021.
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A giant new statue of Christ being constructed in southern Brazil will rise even higher than the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro.

A head and outstretched arms were added this week to the statue, which has been under construction since 2019 in the city of Encantado, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
 

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BEIJING: China's cyber regulator has launched a hotline to report online comments that defame the ruling Communist Party and its history, vowing to crack down on "historical nihilists" ahead of the Party's 100th anniversary in July.

The tip line allows people to report fellow netizens who "distort" the Party's history, attack its leadership and policies, defame national heroes and "deny the excellence of advanced socialist culture" online, said a notice posted by an arm of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on Friday (Apr 9).


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new...zens-report-illegal-history-internet-14601132
 


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