City-states
A city-state is a sovereign state consisting of a city and its dependent territories. Historically this included famous cities like Rome, Athens, Carthage and the Italian city-states during the Renais...
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How Rwanda is Becoming the Singapore of Africa
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President Trump meets pope at the Vatican
Pope Francis welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump to the Vatican May 24.
Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants
In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will ren...
Germany's privacy laws strike again as Berlin suspect cannot be fully identified 
Police are trying to find Tunisian Anis Amri after his ID was found under the seat in the lorry used to kill 12 people in the German capital on Monday night.
Ethiopia Doesn't Need Traffic Lights - Meskel Square, Addis Abeba
Meskel Square. The nerve center of Addis Ababa, is often the site chosen by the Ethiopians for festivals and celebrations but also is a chaotic crossroads thousand vehicles cross daily...
6 Modern Capitals With Ancient Roots
An ancient city that manages to stay inhabited—and important—over thousands of years is a surprisingly rare occurrence. Here are six of the most fascinating examples.
NUS Students Build Singapore’s First Personal Flying Machine
A team of eight engineering students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully built Singapore’s first personal flying machine, dubbed Snowstorm. Comprising an intricate design...
Epic Battle Between Python And King Cobra Caught On Camera In Singapore
A python and king cobra were filmed having an epic fight on the streets of Singapore. The footage, shot on a college campus, shocked passers-by as the snakes brawled for about 30 minutes, Channel News...
Pope Francis approves new Vatican department to investigate bishops who cover up sexual abuse
Pope Francis has approved an unprecedented Vatican department to judge bishops accused of covering up or not preventing sexual abuse of minors, meeting a key demand by victims' groups. A statement sai...
Lily Allen gets the royal family of Monaco out of their seats and dancing as she takes to the stage in Chanel costumes
Lily Allen took to the stage at the Rose Ball 2015 in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation at Sporting Monte-Carlo on Saturday night where she performed for the Monaco royal family.
The World allows passengers to live on a cruise ship year round
The World offers wealthy individuals the chance to live on a ship while visiting the most exotic or remote locations on the planet. This year's itinerary will take them from Singapore to the Antarctic...
Aquatic Wildlife Painted With A Touch Of Resin By Keng Lye
Singapore-based artist Keng Lye created a fish in a plastic bag, a can of tadpoles swimming around, frogs on a lilypad all from carved resin
Altepetl
The altepetl (/alˈtepetɬ/), in Pre-Columbian and Spanish conquest-era Aztec society, was the local, ethnically based political entity. It is usually translated into English as "city-state". The word i...
Ancient cities
A city is a large and permanent human settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town in general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administ...
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History of Somalia
Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl), officially the Federal Republic of Somalia (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya, Arabic: جمهورية الصومال الفدرال...
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Berlin
Berlin (/bərˈlɪn/, [bɛɐ̯ˈliːn]) is the capital of Germany, and one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.5 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populou...
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Bremen (city)
The City Municipality of Bremen (German: Stadtgemeinde Bremen, [ˈbʁeːmən]) is a Hanseatic city in northwestern Germany.A commercial and industrial city with a major port on the River Weser, Bremen...
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Bremen (state)
The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (German: Freie Hansestadt Bremen, [ˈbʁeːmən]) is the smallest of Germany's 16 states. A more informal name, but used in some official contexts, is Land Bremen ('S...
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Carthage
The city of Carthage (/ˈkɑrθɪdʒ/; Arabic: قرطاج‎ Qarṭāj) is a city in Tunisia and was the centre of the ancient Carthaginian civilization. The city developed from a Phoenician colony of t...
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Free City of Danzig
The Free City of Danzig (German: Freie Stadt Danzig; Polish: Wolne Miasto Gdańsk) was a semi-autonomous city-state that existed between 1920 and 1939, consisting of the Baltic Sea por...
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Free Territory of Trieste
The Free Territory of Trieste (Italian: Territorio libero di Trieste, Slovene: Svobodno tržaško ozemlje; Croatian: Slobodni teritorij Trsta; Triestine and Istrian: Teritorio Libero de Trie...
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Polis
Polis (/ˈpɒlɨs/; Greek: πόλις [pólis]), plural poleis (/ˈpɒleɪz/, πόλεις [póleːs]) literally means city in Greek. It can also mean citizenship and body of citizens. In modern historiography, polis is ...
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Hamburg
Hamburg (/ˈhæmbɜrɡ/; [ˈhambʊʁk], local pronunciation [ˈhambʊɪ̯ç]; Low German/Low Saxon: Hamborg [ˈhambɔːx]), officially Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg), is the secon...
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Italian city-states
The Italian city-states were a political phenomenon of small independent states mostly in the central and northern Italian peninsula between the 9th and 15th centuries.After the fall of the Western Ro...
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