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  2. South African Class 25 4-8-4 - Wikipedia

    At one time it was considered to convert Class 12A 4-8-2 locomotives to condensing engines, but the idea was not put into practice. [1] Condensing locomotives were a rarity, but no novelty to South Africa, since the first condensing steam locomotives had already entered service in the Cape of Good Hope in the late nineteenth century.

  3. Acid attack - Wikipedia

    In India, acid attacks are at an all-time high and increasing every year, with 250–300 reported incidents every year, while the "actual number could exceed 1,000, according to Acid Survivors' Trust International". Although acid attacks occur all over the world, this type of violence is most common in South Asia.

  4. South Africa - Wikipedia

    South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.With over 60 million people, it is the world's 23rd-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres (471,445 square miles).

  5. Rod Dreher - Wikipedia

    During this time, Dreher worked as an editorial writer and columnist for The Dallas Morning News, which he left in late 2009 to become the publications director for the John Templeton Foundation. On August 20, 2011, Dreher announced on Twitter that he was leaving the Templeton Foundation in order to return to full-time writing.

  6. 6th Armoured Division (South Africa) - Wikipedia

    The 6th South African Armoured Division was the second armoured division of the South African Army and was formed during World War II.Established in early 1943, it was based on a nucleus of men from the former 1st South African Infantry Division who had returned to South Africa after the Second Battle of El Alamein in late 1942.

  7. List of converts to Islam - Wikipedia

    The following is a list of people who converted to Islam from a different religion or no religion.This article addresses only past professions of faith by the individuals listed, and is not intended to address ethnic, cultural, or other considerations.

  8. Abolitionism - Wikipedia

    African slaves were not bought or sold in London but were brought by masters from other areas. Together with people from other nations, especially non-Christian, Africans were considered foreigners, not able to be English subjects. At the time, England had no naturalization procedure.

  9. Croydon - Wikipedia

    It is one of the largest commercial districts in Greater London, with an extensive shopping district and night-time economy. The entire town had a population of 192,064 as of 2011, whilst the wider borough had a population of 384,837. It is 9.4 miles (15.1 km) south of Charing Cross.