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{{newsitem|ANA Flies First Boeing 787 Dreamliner|1 Nov 2011|ANA is the first airline to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It's first flight took place this morning, traveling from [[Tokyo]] (Haneda) to [[Okayama]]. Another flight from Tokyo (Haneda) to [[Hiroshima]] took place later in the day. The Haneda-Okayama and Haneda-Hiroshima flights will be its first regular flights however, ANA hopes to eventually also use the planes for international flights. [http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/2011/12/ana-boeing-787-dreamliner-tokyo-haneda-to-okayama-my-first-flight-review/]}}
  
 
{{newsitem|MassKara Street Dance Competition|16 October 2011|[[Bacolod]]'s MassKara Festival's street dance is held today. This mardi-gras destival boasts it as the Festival of Smiles attracting thousands annually to witness the Street dance competition that covers the whole city with smiles of the masks of the dancers today.}}
 
{{newsitem|MassKara Street Dance Competition|16 October 2011|[[Bacolod]]'s MassKara Festival's street dance is held today. This mardi-gras destival boasts it as the Festival of Smiles attracting thousands annually to witness the Street dance competition that covers the whole city with smiles of the masks of the dancers today.}}
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{{newsitem|World Heritage Sites Added from Kenya, Japan, Ethiopia and More|29 June 2011|The World Heritage meeting ended today with a total of 25 new sites being added to the list. The historic area of [[Bridgetown]] was the first-ever site to be added from [[Barbados]]. [[Japan]] and [[Kenya]] each had two world sites added ([[Hiraizumi]] and the [[Ogasawara Islands]] for Japan and [[Mombasa|Fort Jesus]] and the [[Great Rift Valley]] for Kenya). Hiraizumi is located in the Tohoku region, which was affected by the disastrous earthquake/tsunami in March. Japan is hoping that its addition to the list will help revive tourism in the region. The African continent also saw [[Senegal]]'s [[Saloum Delta]], [[Sudan]]'s ancient city of [[Meroe]], and the traditional village of [[Konso]] in [[Ethiopia]]. Each of the nations with the most World Heritage Sites ([[Italy]]'s [[Longobards]], [[Spain]]'s [[Serra de Tramuntana]], and [[China]]'s [[Hangzhou]] West Lake area) also had sites added however, at the meeting there was talk about making it more difficult for such nations to get new heritage sites, as there are still many nations with very few or zero sites that they believe should be given greater priority. See the full list of new Sites on UNESCO's website [http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/776] }}
 
{{newsitem|World Heritage Sites Added from Kenya, Japan, Ethiopia and More|29 June 2011|The World Heritage meeting ended today with a total of 25 new sites being added to the list. The historic area of [[Bridgetown]] was the first-ever site to be added from [[Barbados]]. [[Japan]] and [[Kenya]] each had two world sites added ([[Hiraizumi]] and the [[Ogasawara Islands]] for Japan and [[Mombasa|Fort Jesus]] and the [[Great Rift Valley]] for Kenya). Hiraizumi is located in the Tohoku region, which was affected by the disastrous earthquake/tsunami in March. Japan is hoping that its addition to the list will help revive tourism in the region. The African continent also saw [[Senegal]]'s [[Saloum Delta]], [[Sudan]]'s ancient city of [[Meroe]], and the traditional village of [[Konso]] in [[Ethiopia]]. Each of the nations with the most World Heritage Sites ([[Italy]]'s [[Longobards]], [[Spain]]'s [[Serra de Tramuntana]], and [[China]]'s [[Hangzhou]] West Lake area) also had sites added however, at the meeting there was talk about making it more difficult for such nations to get new heritage sites, as there are still many nations with very few or zero sites that they believe should be given greater priority. See the full list of new Sites on UNESCO's website [http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/776] }}
 
{{newsitem|Macedonia Unveils Controversial Alexander the Great Statue|23 June 2011|A statue of Alexander the Great has been unveiled in [[Skopje]], the capital of [[Republic of Macedonia|Macedonia]]. It is a 47 foot bronze statue, standing on a pedestal in cities central square. While it is not controversial within Macedonia, neighboring [[Greece]] claims that the nation is trying to 'steal' this hero, who was actually born in [[Macedonia (Greece)|Greek Macedonia]]. For Macedonians however, the statue is a point of pride. [http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/24/world/europe/24iht-macedonia24.html]}}
 
  
 
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