LATEST NEWS [with Maps]

ECUADOR

18.02.2013

Rafael Correa wins his third term to office

There are certain interesting facts about this man.
1. He is President of Ecuador from 2007
2. Before him, there were 7 presidents in 10 years !
3. He has improved the living conditions of poor people
4. He defied the Western World and
    a) defaulted on World Bank loans
    b) negotiated better deals for his country’s oil exports
    c) gave political asylum to Julian Assange of Wikileaks
        in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012 
        where Julian Assange is still holed up 

Where is Ecuador ?

where you will also find Ecuador

It is the only country which is named after the Equator
and Equator actually passes through it. 

[There is another country Equatorial Guinea, an island country
off the coast of Africa BUT Equator DOES NOT pass through it]

A strange fact is although Equator passes through ECUADOR
the climate of the country is NOT HOT because most of the country 
is on the Andes mountains. 

The capital city QUITO has an equable climate with similar temperature
hovering between 10 to 20 deg C all through the year. 

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CHELYABINSK, RUSSIA
Friday, 15.02.2013

METEORITE CRASH  

A white ball of light moved across the sky and crashed somewhere near 
the town of Chelyabinsk in the Urals region of Russia.

There was an explosion of blinding white light and a 
series of small explosions immediately thereafter, according to eyewitnesses

Where is Chelyabinsk ?


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NORTH KOREA

This tiny country is in the news for having conducted Nuclear tests.
North Korea is one of the few countries in this world having nuclear capabilities.


Where exactly is North Korea

As you can guess, there is North Korea and South Korea
two countries nestled between China and Japan
They are in a promontory of land jutting out of Mainland China
Any promontory of land is called a PENINSULA

[PENINSULA: a land mass with water on three sides]

So, this is the Korean peninsula
North Korea is adjacent to China
and 
South Korea is adjacent to the island country of Japan
in fact, some cities of Japan are nearer to S Korea than to cities in its own country. 

Look at the maps below for the location of N Korea


  

The following map shows a larger area for perspective:

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