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  2. Taliban - Wikipedia

    United States (limited support in the Islamic State-Taliban conflict) China (alleged by the US, but denied by China) Iran (alleged, but denied by Iran) Pakistan (alleged, but denied by Pakistan)

  3. Sodium/potassium/calcium exchanger 5 - Wikipedia

    View/Edit Mouse. Protein. Sodium/potassium/calcium exchanger 5 ( NCKX5 ), also known as solute carrier family 24 member 5 ( SLC24A5 ), is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SLC24A5 gene that has a major influence on natural skin colour variation. The NCKX5 protein is a member of the potassium-dependent sodium/calcium exchanger family.

  4. Hippie - Wikipedia

    Hippie. Not to be confused with Yippie, Yuppie, Hipster (1940s subculture), or Hipster (contemporary subculture). Young people near the Woodstock music festival in August 1969. A hippie, also spelled hippy, [1] especially in British English, [2] is someone associated with the counterculture of the 1960s, originally a youth movement that began ...

  5. Dervish movement (Somali) - Wikipedia

    The Dervish movement temporarily created a Somali "proto-state", according to Markus Hoehne. It was a mobile state with fluid boundaries and fluctuating population given the guerilla style militant approach of Dervishes and their practice of retreating to sparsely inhabited hinterland whenever the colonial forces with superior firearms overwhelmed them.

  6. Trương Định - Wikipediaương_Định

    Trương Định (1820 – August 19, 1864), sometimes known as Trương Công Định, was a mandarin ( scholar-official) in the Nguyễn dynasty of Vietnam under Emperor Tự Đức. He is best known for leading a guerrilla army in southern Vietnam against French forces in defiance of the emperor. [1] He refused to recognise the 1862 Treaty ...

  7. The District of Columbia statehood movement is a political movement that advocates making the District of Columbia a U.S. state, to provide the residents of the District of Columbia with voting representation in the Congress and full control over local affairs.

  8. Asceticism - Wikipedia

    Asceticism ( / əˈsɛtɪsɪzəm /; from the Greek: ἄσκησις, romanized : áskesis, lit. 'exercise', 'training') is a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from sensual pleasures, often for the purpose of pursuing spiritual goals. [3] Ascetics may withdraw from the world for their practices or continue to be part of their society, but ...