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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton is now within reach of the White House, and a huge milestone in US history


Hillary Clinton is now the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party, and the first woman to top a major US party ticket. The former Secretary of State is estimated to have secured the 2,383 delegates she needs to clinch the nomination, putting her well ahead of rival Bernie Sanders after a contentious primary season. Though Sanders insists he’s still taking the fight to the Democratic Convention next month, Clinton is now set to face presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in the general election.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Clinton hopes early wins in Tuesday primary races make nomination before Trump

Hillary Clinton is hoping the five states that vote Tuesday could put the Democratic nomination mathematically out of reach for Sen. Bernie Sanders.The big question is whether he continues to hammer Clinton as she attempts to pivot to a general election campaign.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The United States: Selecting vice presidential candidates should start early

The presidential candidates in both parties are still in the throes of their nomination contests, but a new report authored by veterans of past campaigns and conventions offers a clear warning to them all: If you haven’t already done so, start your vice-presidential selection process now. Typically, a candidate's campaign begins the vice presidential nominee selection process after mathematically securing their party's nomination, and it requires at least eight weeks to be thorouh. However, two factors complicate that time line this year.Get moving on vetting vice-presidential candidates, report urges

The United States of America say about - North Korea tested missiles off from submarines in Pass time

The United States official said Saturday the launch was provocative but not a threat to the United States and the missile was fired away from South Korea and Japan. But another United States official noted that after previous launch attempts by Pyongyang that didn't appear to be successful, this one seems to have gone much better.
North Korea's sub launch capability has gone from a joke to something very serious, this official said. The United States is watching this very closely.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Earthquake of Ecuador - At Least 300 killed and more than 3,000 injured


Ecuador’s most devastating earthquake in 40 years has killed at least 300 people, with bridges buckling and buildings collapsing in Pacific coastal cities and fishing villages. Authorities warned that the official death toll after the 7.8-magnitude quake was likely to rise, with many people still trapped and rescue efforts in the remote region at the epicentre of the quake hampered by landslides. More than 10,000 troops have been deployed to keep order and help with rescue operations. Venezuela and Mexico’s governments pledged specialist aid to help search teams.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

North Korea tests successfully long-range intercontinental ballistic missile engine

HPPost North Korea says it has successfully tested an engine designed for the intercontinental ballistic missile. We read the article below for more information:
The new type of engine would guarantee the ability to launch a nuclear strike on the US mainland.The test was conducted at the country's long-range missile launch site near its west coast.It is the latest in a series of tests and launches carried out by the isolated nation.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

President of Turkey Visits Washington

Syria, according to a report by Foreign Policy magazine. One dinner attendee recounted Erdogan's stance on Kurdish fighters as terrorists are terrorists -- there are no good ones. President Obama is not expected to meet with Erdogan while the Turkish leader is in Washington, though the White House said Thursday that Mr. Obama would have some kind of conversation with Erdogan later.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

List 126 Countries Ranked by Military Strength (2016)

The complete HPPOST list puts the military powers of the world into full perspective.

The HPPOST list makes use of over 50 factors in our in-house formula to determine a given nation's Power score. This provides the final ranking while also allowing smaller, more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Some bonuses and penalties are added for refinement that, in the end, we hope presents an unbiased look into the potential conventional military strength of a world power.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Unhealthy environment a factor in millions of deaths worldwide


Living or working in an unhealthy environment caused almost one-quarter of all deaths worldwide in 2012, a report made public Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO) found.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

North Korea claims it could wipe out Manhattan with a hydrogen bomb

Analysts think the regime of Kim Jong Un, in North Korea, is exaggerating its technical capabilities regarding a hydrogen bomb. (KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY/REUTERS)
SEOUL — North Korea claimed Sunday that it could wipe out Manhattan by sending a hydrogen bomb on a ballistic missile to the heart of New York City, the latest in a string of brazen threats.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

Top 10 Wonders of the Ancient World

Here at the wonderslist, we love wonders, as much as, that we have produced several lists so far. We are now presenting our next ten wonders of the ancient world list. It is fortunate that the world is so full of wonderful things that we can keep you infotained with lists of this nature. If you wish to read the others, they are here:
Top 10 Wonders of The World
Top 10 Natural Wonders of the World
10 Engineering Wonders of The Modern World
Top 10 Wonders of United Kingdom
10 Awe-Inspiring Wonders of America
10 Fascinating Wonders of Australia

Top 10 Wonders of the Ancient World

10. Ajanta Caves, India

About 100km northeast from the city of Aurangabad, India’s Ajanta Caves are considered the pinnacle of Indian rock-cut architecture. The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries BCE. During the 5th and 6th centuries A.D., many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group. British historian William Dalrymple named the Ajanta Caves “one of the great wonders of the ancient world”. See also; 10 Asian Caves Defining Human History and Development.

9. Newgrange, Ireland

Newgrange, Ireland
Newgrange’s massive, rounded dome rises from the emerald plains of Ireland’s County Meath like a grass-topped UFO. Constructed during the Neolithic period around 3,200BCE, making it older than the Egyptian pyramids.
This ancient site consists of a large circular mound with a stone passageway and interior chambers. The mound has a retaining wall at the front and is ringed by engraved kerbstones. The site is storied in Irish folklore, there is no agreement about what the site was used for. It has been speculated that it had religious significance – it is aligned with the rising sun and its light floods the chamber on the winter solstice. It is considered one of the most important megalithic structures in Europe.

8. Derinkuyu, Turkey

Turkey’s underground city of Derinkuyu
The Derinkuyu is an ancient multi-level underground city in the Derinkuyu district in Nevşehir Province, Turkey. Extending to a depth of approximately 60 m (200 feet), it is large enough to have sheltered approximately 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia.
Built between the 7th and 8th Century BCE, the underground complex was built to defend against attacks from marauding armies. Though it was intended as a temporary shelter, its amenities were impressive: some 600 above-ground doors from which someone can enter the underground city from, 15,000 ventilation ducts to provide fresh air, as well as multiple wineries, cellars and a complex network of passages, tunnels, and corridors. (Source; BBC)

7. Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt

Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt
The world’s first lighthouse used mirrors to reflect sunlight for miles out to sea. It was built in third century BCE and stood 440 feet (134 metres) high. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was the tallest man-made structure after the pyramids of Giza and its light could be seen 35 miles out to sea. It was badly damaged by three earthquakes between AD 956 and 1323, it then became an abandoned ruin and, by AD 1480 after further damage by earthquakes, it was gone.

6. Colossus of Rhodes, Rhodes

Colossus of Rhodes, Rhodes
A 110 feet tall statue honored the Greek sun god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BCE. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was constructed to celebrate Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus. Before its destruction in the earthquake, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 110 feet (33 metres) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world. According to the historian Strabo, it remained a popular tourist attraction even in ruin.

5. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Turkey

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Turkey
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a tomb built in Fourth century BCE for the King Mausolus, and his sister-wife Artemisia II of Caria.
The Mausoleum was approximately 135 feet (41 metres) tall, and the four sides were adorned with sculptural reliefs. Mauslos and his wife chose Halicarnassus as their capital and devoted themselves to making it the most beautiful and impressive city in the world. In 353 BCE, Mausolus died, leaving Artemisia to rule alone. As a tribute to him, she decided to build him a tomb so famous that Mausolus’s name is now the eponym for all stately tombs, in the word mausoleum. The construction was also so beautiful and unique it became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. She died two years after him and her ashes were entombed with him in the building. It was destroyed by a series of earthquakes, from the 12th to the 15th century, and lay in ruin until it was completely dismantled by the Knights of St. John of Malta in 1494 CE.

4. Statue of Zeus, Greece

Statue of Zeus, Greece
This 40 feet (12-meter) statue made by the Greek sculptor Phidias around 435 BCE, depicted the king of the Greek gods.
A sculpture of ivory plates and gold panels over a wooden framework, it represented the god Zeus seated on a throne with skin of ivory and robes of hammered gold. It’s also one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was lost and destroyed destroyed at some point in an earthquake in the 5th or 6th centuries CE. with no copy ever being found, and details of its form are known only from ancient Greek descriptions and representations on coins.

3. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Turkey

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Turkey
Also known as the Temple of Diana, this towering temple was built in 550 BCE to honor Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt.
The temple is described by every ancient with awe and reverence for its beauty. It was 425 feet high, 225 feet wide, and supported by 127 60 foot columns. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction in 356 BC by a man named Herostratus who set fire to the temple in order that his name be remembered.

2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq

Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq
The Hanging Gardens were a distinctive feature of ancient Babylon. If they existed as described, were built by Nebuchadnezzar II about 600 BCE as a gift to his Median wife, Queen Amytis. The gardens are believed to have been a remarkable feat of engineering – an ascending series of tiered gardens containing all manner of trees, shrubs, and vines. They were destroyed by an earthquake sometime after the 1st century CE.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one of the wonders that may have been purely legendary. Legend has it that these gardens were said to have looked like a large green mountain constructed of mud bricks, but many experts say it never really existed.

1. Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The Great Pyramid at Giza was constructed about 2,600 BCE for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu. It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one still standing today. It was the structure itself with its perfect symmetry and imposing height which impressed ancient visitors. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world for almost 4,000 years.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Top 10 Most Beautiful Women In The World 2013

2013's Top 10 Hottest Women

MensHealth.com has crowned the 28-year-old American singer Katy Perry as the hottest woman of 2013. The Top 10 babes...

1. Amber Heard  

Amber is an American actress and model who grew up around guns, and owns a .357 Magnum. In 2011, she said about her sexuality: "I don't label myself one way or another – I have had successful relationships with men and now a woman. I love who I love; it's the person that matters."

2. Gisele Bundchen

Gisele, the Brazilian with German descent fashion model and occasional film actress and producer, was placed first on the Forbes top-earning models list 2012, estimated to have earned $45 million in one year.

3. Beyonce

The American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress gave birth to her first child, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012. In August 2012, Forbes placed Knowles and Jay-Z at number one on the "World's Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples" list, for collectively earning $78 million in the past year. In 2013, Knowles will star as Queen Tara in the 3D CGI animated film Epic.

4. Angelina Jolie

One of the world's most beautiful women, Jolie is divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie now lives with actor Brad Pitt who she engaged to in April 2012. People named her one of 2012's Most Beautiful at Every Age.

5. Scarlett Johansson

The American actress, model and singer is considered as one of Hollywood's modern female sex symbols. Johansson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 2, 2012. She was announced to star as Maggie in a Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof beginning January 17, 2013.

6. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer 'Rachel' Aniston needs no introduction. The former better half of Brad Pitt received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 22, 2012.

7. Jennifer Lawrence

At age 20, she became the second youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.  In 2012, she starred in The Hunger Games; her performance marked her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time.

8. Christina Hendricks

In 2010, Christina was voted Best Looking American Woman by Esquire magazine. British Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone praised Hendricks' hourglass figure as an ideal shape for women, saying "Christina Hendricks is absolutely fabulous... We need more of these role models. There is such a sensation when there is a curvy role model. It shouldn't be so unusual."

9. Mila Kunis

American actress Mila Kunis was named 2012's Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquiremagazine. In 2012, Kunis co-starred with Mark Wahlberg in the film Ted, a commercial success grossing $500 million worldwide. In 2013, Kunis plays Theodora, the youngest of three witches, opposite James Franco in Oz: The Great and Powerful.

10. Katy Perry

Perry has been nominated for 9 Grammy Awards and was named by Billboard as 2012's Woman of the Year. She has sold 11 million albums and 75 million digital tracks worldwide. In 2012, Katy was spotlighted in her own 3D biopic-concert film Part of Me.