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Pioneering oceanographer Walter Munk dies of pneumonia in California
Pioneering oceanographer Walter Munk dies of pneumonia in California

The death of pioneering oceanographer Walter Munk was announced on Friday by the University of California, San Diego. He was 101 and died of pneumonia in La Jolla, California.

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Hotel fire kills at least seventeen in Karol Bagh, New Delhi
Hotel fire kills at least seventeen in Karol Bagh, New Delhi

The Hotel Arpit Palace in the Karol Bagh area of the Indian capital, New Delhi, caught fire on Tuesday morning. At least seventeen people died and 35 were rescued, according to officials, some of whom were hospitalised.

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German migrant rescue charity renames ship after drowned Syrian toddler
German migrant rescue charity renames ship after drowned Syrian toddler

German migrant marine rescue charity Sea-Eye on Sunday renamed their ship after Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian child who drowned offshore of Turkey. Relatives of the boy attended the renaming ceremony on the Spanish island of Majorca.

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Bishop Emeritus Dinualdo Gutierrez of Marbel, Philippines dies
Bishop Emeritus Dinualdo Gutierrez of Marbel, Philippines dies

Roman Catholic Bishop Emeritus Dinualdo Gutierrez of the Marbel diocese in the Philippines, 79, died early yesterday morning, in a General Santos City hospital, according to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). He would have been 80 on February 20.

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Nevada becomes first state in U.S. with majority-female legislature
Nevada becomes first state in U.S. with majority-female legislature

Nevada became the first state in the United States to begin a state legislative session in which more than half of the elected officials were women, at 50.8 percent.

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