The Statistic

23rd August, 2019
Number of years Nigeria has been free of wild, endemic polio: Three (with expectations the whole of Africa could be declared free of polio next year)
Source: WHO

 

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23rd August, 2019
OUT: Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, when US Vice-President Mike Pence visits her nation in early September, citing prior commitments; it comes after US President Donald Trump announced he was postponing a visit to Denmark after he was told Greenland was not for sale.
KILLED: Four people with 100 more injured after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in Poland's south.
CLOSED: A ride at a German theme park following complaints a new ride resembled spinning swastikas - illegal in the country.

 

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They Said It

"Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest - the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen - is on fire. It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let's discuss this emergency first order in two days!"
- French President Emmanuel Macron in a tweet made ahead of the G& Summit in reference to fires in the Amazon.

 

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The Word Explained

19th August, 2019
Parish: A district overseen by a church.

 

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