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Welcome to World Wizzy
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From Wikipedia's newest articles:

  • ...that the town of Scone was the coronation site of Kings of Scotland for several centuries?
  • ...that in Homer's Iliad, the charioteer Meriones is described as being a "peer of murderous Mars"?
  • ...that in the Sso rite of the Beti of Cameroon, one initiate was designated the ritual butt of the other candidates' jokes?
  • ... that at Masa, an elite New York City restaurant, no menus are available, because the chef, Masa Takayama, cooks whatever he wants?
  • ... that the earthquake-proof designs of the Nagoya TV, Tsutenkaku, the Sapporo TV, the Beppu, and the Tokyo Towers were all engineered by Tachu Naito?
  • ...that former Congolese general Laurent Nkunda was a psychology student before helping Laurent-Désiré Kabila to overthrow Mobutu Sese Seko?
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  • At least 300 people are killed in clashes between the army of Sudan and the People's Liberation Army in the southern Sudanese town of Malakal.
  • The 15th Asian Games, a multi-sport event, open in Doha, Qatar, with forty-five participating countries.
  • Economist and former Finance Minister Rafael Correa (pictured) wins the Ecuadorian presidential election after a run-off.
  • A series of car bombs and mortar attacks kills more than 200 people in Sadr City, Iraq.
  • The Socialist Party gains in Dutch elections, while Jan Peter Balkenende's Christian Democrats retain their plurality in the Tweede Kamer.
  • Former Russian secret agent Alexander Litvinenko dies in a hospital in London after being poisoned with polonium.
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