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Brega

town. With both sides unable to gain a decisive military advantage, it appears likely the front line will continue to remain in the vicinity of Brega, potentially causing major lasting damage to the town, the extent of which is currently unclear. The effect of the fighting on the town's 7,000 inhabitants is also unclear, as is the number of oil workers remaining in the town. On 16 July 2011, it was reported that the rebels appeared to have taken Brega. http: www.allvoices.com


Harlow

Maldon (Maldon, Essex) being the driest area in the country. In 2006 the entire South East of England was affected by drought, with Harlow covered by a water restriction order, preventing unnecessary use of water. The area is generally much milder than most other parts of the UK. The summer of 2006 also saw flash floods hit many parts of the town, causing major roads through the town to become temporarily impassable, and severe damage to many properties around


Miyagi Prefecture

Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a subsequent major tsunami hit Miyagi Prefecture, causing major damage to the area. is a JR East (East Japan Railway Company) railway station (train station) located in Ishinomaki (Ishinomaki, Miyagi), Miyagi (Miyagi Prefecture), Japan. The station and surrounding streets known as '''Manga Road''' are adorned with statues of characters created by Shotaro Ishinomori. The entrance to the station features characters from ''Cyborg 009'' and ''Kamen Rider''. Electric supply ceased due to the earthquake in the Miyagi Prefecture (w:Miyagi Prefecture) and in its southern neighbor, Fukushima Prefecture (w:Fukushima Prefecture), and 17,000 households in total have been affected and lost power. The quake struck at 8:43 am local time, located about 5 miles (8 km) underground, approximately 280 miles (451 km) north of Tokyo (w:Tokyo) in the northern prefecture of Iwate (w:Iwate Prefecture), which was felt as far away as the Capital. Mainichi indicated that Iwate and Miyagi Prefecture (w:Miyagi Prefecture)s are severely damaged so that both governors invoke Disaster Aid Act (w:ja:災害救助法) to be effective in Ichinoseki (w:Ichinoseki, Iwate) and Kurikoma (w:Kurikoma, Miyagi) respectively.


Mazatlán

Lorena Herrera Mazatlán, Sinaloa Actress, singer and model


Tokelau

are under the administration of the Taupulega's (Village council). The Education department plays a supporting role in providing training and workshops for Principals and teachers, assisting in other developments with the schools, the setting and marking of the Year11 National Examinations and so forth. Stay safe Tokelau lies in the Pacific typhoon belt, and most of Tokelau is only 2 metres above sea level making it particularly vulnerable to sea level causing major flooding. Over 96


Antananarivo

Madagascar.JPG thumbnail The colonial French Residency serves today as a presidential office and has been renamed the Ambohitsorohitra Palace. The French military invaded Antananarivo (French Madagascar) in September 1894, prompting the queen's surrender after a cannon shell blasted a hole through a building at the Rova, causing major casualties. The damage was never repaired. Andohalo square was remodeled to feature a gazebo, walkways and planted landscaping. Claiming the island as a colony, the French administration retained Antananarivo as its capital and transcribed its name as Tananarive. WikiPedia:Antananarivo Commons:Category:Antananarivo


Wheeling, West Virginia

tornadoes across the eastern United States, with the 40 tornadoes spawned in Virginia on September 17 setting a daily record for the commonwealth. Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Virginia's Weather History: Virginia Tornadoes. Retrieved on 2008-02-03. Ivan then moved into the Wheeling, West Virginia and Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) area, causing major flooding and gusty winds. Pittsburgh International Airport recorded the highest 24-hour rainfall for Pittsburgh, recording Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


Timbuktu

'' are the basis for several industries, such as sawmilling, pulp, charcoal and others. Several species have become invasive (invasive species) and are causing major problems for local ecosystems, mainly due to the absence of wildlife corridors and rotations management. Eucalypts have many uses which have made them economically (Economics) important trees, and have become a cash crop in poor areas such as Timbuktu, Africa WorldWatch Institute. (2007) ''State of the World (State of the World (book series)): Our Urban Future''. Commons:Category:Timbuktu WikiPedia:Timbuktu


Riyadh

. DATE OF BIRTH February 13, 1913 PLACE OF BIRTH Riyadh, Saudi Arabia DATE OF DEATH June 13, 1982 Origins and early history The earliest recorded ancestor of the Al Saud was Mani' ibn Rabiah Al-Muraydi. He settled in Diriyah in 1446–7 with his clan, the Mrudah. Mani was invited by a relative named Ibn Dir. Ibn Dir was the ruler of a set of villages and estates that make up modern-day Riyadh. Mani's clan had been on a sojourn in east Arabia, near al-Qatif, from an unknown point in time. Ibn Dir handed Mani two estates called al-Mulaybeed and Ghusayba. Mani and his family settled and renamed the region "al-Diriyah", after their benefactor Ibn Dir. Rentz, G. "al- Diriyya (or al-Dariyya)." Encyclopaedia of Islam. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel and W.P. Heinrichs. Brill, 2007. Brill Online. 8 September 2007 St. John Philby , ''Saudi Arabia'', Ernest Benn. Place of Publication: London, 1955. p. 8 (retrieved through questia) The first Saudi to attempt to regain power after the fall of Dir'iyyah in 1818 was Mishari ibn Saud, a brother of the last ruler in Dir'iyyah. Mishari was soon captured by the Egyptians and killed. In 1824, Turki ibn Abdullah, another Saudi who had managed to evade capture by the Egyptians, was able to expel Egyptian forces and their local allies from Riyadh and its environs. Turki, a grandson of the first Saudi imam Muhammad ibn Saud, is generally regarded as the founder of the second Saudi dynasty and is also the ancestor of the kings of modern-day Saudi Arabia. He made his capital in Riyadh and was able to enlist the services of many relatives who had escaped captivity in Egypt, including his son Faisal (Faisal ibn Turki Al Saud). Turki was assassinated in 1834 by Mishari ibn Abdul-Rahman, a distant cousin. Mishari was soon besieged in Riyadh and later executed by Turki's son, Faisal, who went on to become the most prominent ruler of the Saudis' second reign. Faisal, however, faced a re-invasion of Najd by the Egyptians four years later. The local population was unwilling to resist, and Faisal was defeated and taken to Egypt as a prisoner for the second time in 1838. After his defeat at Mulayda, Abdul-Rahman ibn Faisal went with his family into exile in the deserts of eastern Arabia among the Al Murra bedouin. Soon afterward, however, Abdul-Rahman found refuge in Kuwait as a guest of the Kuwaiti emir, Mubarak Al Sabah. In 1902, Abdul-Rahman's son, Abdul-Aziz (Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia), took on the task of restoring Saudi rule in Riyadh. Supported by a few dozen followers and accompanied by some of his brothers and relatives, Abdul-Aziz was able to capture Riyadh's Masmak fort and kill the governor appointed there by Ibn Rashid. Abdul Aziz, reported to have been barely 20 at the time, was immediately proclaimed ruler in Riyadh. As the new leader of the House of Saud, Abdul-Aziz became commonly known from that time simply as "Ibn Saud". Long term political and government appointments, such as those of King Abdullah (Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz), who has been Commander of the National Guard (Saudi Arabian National Guard) since 1963, Crown Prince Sultan, Minister of Defence & Aviation since 1962, Prince Mutaib (Mutaib bin Abdul Aziz) Minister of Municipal & Rural Affairs from 1975 until his resignation in 2009, Prince Nayef (Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud) who has been the Minister of Interior since 1975, and Prince Salman (Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud), who has been Governor of the Riyadh Region since 1962, have perpetuated the creation of fiefdoms where senior princes have, often, though not exclusively, co-mingled their personal wealth with that of their respective domains. They have often appointed their own sons to senior positions within their own fiefdom. Examples of these include Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah as Assistant Commander in the National Guard; Prince Khalid bin Sultan as Assistant Minister of Defence; Prince Mansour ibn Mutaib as Assistant Minister for Municipal & Rural Affairs until he replaced his father in 2009; and Prince Mohammed ibn Nayef as Assistant Minister in the Interior Ministry. In cases, where portfolios have notably substantial budgets, appointments of younger, often full, brothers have been necessary, as deputies or vice ministers, ostensibly to share the wealth and the burdens of responsibility, of each fiefdom. Examples of these include Prince Abdul Rahman (Abdul-Rahman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud) who is Vice Minister of Defence & Aviation under Prince Sultan; Prince Badr (Badr bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud), Deputy to King Abdullah (Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz) in the National Guard; Prince Sattam (Sattam bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud), who is Deputy to Riyadh Governor, Prince Salman (Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud); and Prince Ahmed (Ahmed bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud), who holds the Deputy Minister's portfolio in Prince Nayef (Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud)'s Interior Ministry. Long term political and government appointments, such as those of King Abdullah (Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz), who has been Commander of the National Guard (Saudi Arabian National Guard) since 1963, Crown Prince Sultan, Minister of Defence & Aviation since 1962, Prince Mutaib (Mutaib bin Abdul Aziz) Minister of Municipal & Rural Affairs from 1975 until his resignation in 2009, Prince Nayef (Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud) who has been the Minister of Interior since 1975, and Prince Salman (Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud), who has been Governor of the Riyadh


Tashkent

* Children Many of the records of Emperor Xuanzong's sons' creations as princes and name changes have various dating in their biographies in the ''Book of Tang'' and the ''New Book of Tang''. See ''Book of Tang'', vol. 107 and ''New Book of Tang'', vol. 82. To the extent possible, the dates from the ''Zizhi Tongjian'', which tried to harmonize those various dates, are used. If the dates are not available in the ''Zizhi Tongjian'', the dates


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