Main PageFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search Arts History Society Welcome to Wikipedia, Biography Mathematics Technology the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Geography Science All portals 3,822,064 articles in English Todays featured article In the newsThe first expedition to reach the geographic SouthPole was led by the Norwegian explorer Roald At least five people are killed andAmundsen. His party arrived at the pole on 14 more than one hundred are woundedDecember 1911, five weeks ahead of a British team in a murder–suicide attack inled by Robert Falcon Scott. Amundsen and his Liège, Belgium.companions returned safely to their base, and later The Constituent Assembly oflearned that Scott and his four companions had Tunisia elects Moncef Marzouki asdied on their return journey. Amundsens initial the President of Tunisia.plans had been to explore the Arctic, but he The United Nations Climatedecided to go south on hearing that both Frederick Change Conference in Durban,Cook and Robert E. Peary were claiming to have South Africa, closes with anreached the North Pole. However, he kept this agreement to establish a new treatyrevised objective secret until after his departure. to limit carbon emissions.The expedition arrived in Antarctica in January Allegations of flaws in the Russian1911 and after months of preparation the five-man legislative elections trigger thepolar party set out in October 1911. The route from countrys largest protests (pictured)their base at the Bay of Whales took them across since the dissolution of the Sovietthe Great Ice Barrier and up the Axel Heiberg Union.Glacier. The partys mastery of the use of skis and Iran files a formal complaint to thetheir expertise with sledge dogs ensured rapid and UN Security Council regarding arelatively trouble-free travel. Although the U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel aircraft seizedexpeditions success was widely applauded, the within its territory.story of Scotts heroic failure and tragic death The National Basketball Associationovershadowed its achievements. For his decision to lockout ends with a collectivekeep his true plans secret until the last moment, bargaining agreement betweenAmundsen was criticised for what some considered players and owners.deception on his part. (more...) Wikinews – Recent deaths –Recently featured: Cogan House Covered Bridge – More current events...
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