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Abdullah, Saleh Ali

Yemeni politician and soldier, president 1990–2012. He became president of North Yemen on the assassination of President Ahmad Al Ghashmi in 1978,

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Abolition movement

A movement culminating in the late 18th and early 19th centuries that aimed first to end the slave trade , and then to abolish the institution of

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The second largest continent, Africa is a land of contrasts. To the north lies the great Sahara, the largest desert in the world. The central parts,

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African Americans

African Americans are a people whose ancestors are from Africa. Although there are obvious mixtures among African Americans, the dominant ancestry of


( ălkăl'dē, Span. älkäl'dā ) [Span., from Arab.,=the judge], Spanish official title, in existence at least from the 11th cent. Since the late 19th

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The story of how Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematics don at Christ Church, Oxford, came to write Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has long since

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Allende, Isabel (1942- )

Born on August 2, 1941, in Lima to Chilean parents, Allende was raised from the age of three by her divorced mother in Santiago, Chile. In Santiago,

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Agreement between two or more states to come to each other's assistance in the event of war. Alliances were criticized after World War I as having


According to the U.S. State Department, Somalia's Harakat al Shabab al Mujahideen (Arabic for “Movement of the Youth”), known most commonly as simply

American Fur Company

John Jacob Astor founded the American Fur Company in 1808 in an attempt to compete with other large fur trading companies, such as the North West