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Top 25 Censored News 2011: #12 Pacific Garbage Dump—Did You Really Think Your Plastic Was Being Recycled?

Many people do not realize that there is a swirling mass of plastic in the middle of the Pacific ocean that qualify as the planet’s largest garbage dump.  The 5 Gyres Project estimates that there are 315 billion pounds of

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Fiji Media Tiptoes Censorship to Report Breaking Mara Crisis

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April 17, 1970: Apollo 13 Returns to Earth

April 17, 1970: Apollo 13 Returns to Earth With the world anxiously watching, Apollo 13, a U.S. lunar spacecraft that suffered a severe malfunction on its journey to the moon, safely returns to Earth. On April 11, the third manned

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Japan Still Struggling to Control Crippled Nuclear Plant

Source: VOA – By Steve Herman Small and peaceful anti-nuclear protests continue to be staged in Japan. The demonstrations are being held as troubles continue at and around the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant in the northeastern part of the country.

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Feb 8, 1943: Americans Secure Guadalcanal

On this day in 1943, Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, leaving the island in Allied possession after a prolonged campaign. The American victory paved the way for other Allied wins in the Solomon Islands. Guadalcanal is the largest of the Solomons,

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Dec 26, 2004: Tsunami Devastates Indian Ocean Coast

A powerful earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, on this day in 2004 sets off a tsunami that wreaks death and devastation across the Indian Ocean coastline. The quake was the second strongest ever recorded and the estimated 230,000

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Dec 13, 1577: Drake Sets Out

English seaman Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, with five ships and 164 men on a mission to raid Spanish holdings on the Pacific coast of the New World and explore the Pacific Ocean. Three years later, Drake’s return

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