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The see through umbrella by Fulton, UK’s leading manufacturer of umbrella, was sported by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and adopted by her as her umbrella of choice as it protected her from the rain while allowing her to be seen.

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JAPAN is the world’s fastest-aging major nation. Japanese health and welfare ministry says there were 65,696 centenarians on September 1 2016, 4,124 more than last year. The ministry releases the data every year ahead of Respect for the Aged Day, which falls on the third Monday of September every year.

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One of the greatest archaeological discoveries of 20th century, the terracotta warriors and horses lay buried for more than 2,000 years until 1974 when farmers digging a well chanced upon a pit. It was an archaeological sensation.

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QIN Shi Huang conquered six kingdoms warring more than 200 years through a combination of military strength and strategy, and proclaimed himself the First Emperor of China in 221 B.C. He initiated a series of reforms aimed at establishing a fully centralized administration, and also established a single system of writing, currency, weights, measures, and laws. Construction of a network of roads, canals, and the Great Wall was begun. He was a merciless tyrant who was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands who constructed his mausoleum, the Great Wall and other construction projects.

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RECENTLY persistently higher temperatures caused by global warming have led glaciers and the polar ice caps to greater-than-average melting. The massive ice sheets that cover Greenland and Antarctica are also melting at an accelerated pace.

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China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, the US, Philippines, Egypt, Brazil, Thailand, Myanmar, and Netherlands are extremely vulnerable – in descending order starting with the country most at risk – by rising oceans as a result of climate change, according to a report from Climate Central, a non-profit organization focusing on climate science. The study showed that these countries have more than 10 million people living on land that would be destroyed should the earth’s temperature rise to 4 degrees Celsius.

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