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Serious Request is a family of annual multi-day, multimedia fundraising events for International Red Cross initiatives, typically hosted by radio stations in the week before Christmas. [1]

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Aarau (locally) is a town, a municipality, and the capital of the northern Swiss canton of Aargau.

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AFC Ajax

Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax, also AFC Ajax, Ajax Amsterdam or simply Ajax, is a Dutch professional football club based in Amsterdam.

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AIDS orphan

An AIDS orphan is a child who became an orphan because one or both parents died from AIDS.

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Algemeen Dagblad

The Algemeen Dagblad or AD is a Dutch daily newspaper based in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Ametist Azordegan

Ametist Azordegan (born 1 July 1980) is a Swedish journalist, television presenter and radio presenter.

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Andi Knoll

Andreas "Andi" Knoll (born 11 June 1972 in Innsbruck) is an Austrian radio and television presenter.

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André Kuipers

André Kuipers (born 5 October 1958) is a Dutch physician and ESA astronaut.

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Angela Groothuizen

Angela Groothuizen (born 28 September 1959) is a Dutch singer, artist and television personality.

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Anna Drijver

Anna Drijver (born 1 October 1983) is a Dutch actress and model.

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Annemieke Schollaardt

Annemieke Schollaardt (born May 3, 1979) is a DJ for AVROTROS on popular music channel 3FM.

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Antena 3 (Portugal)

Antena 3 is one of the three national radio channels produced by the Portuguese public broadcasting entity Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the others being Antena 1 and Antena 2.

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Antwerp (Antwerpen, Anvers) is a city in Belgium, and is the capital of Antwerp province in Flanders.

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Apeldoorn is a municipality and city in the province of Gelderland in the centre of the Netherlands.

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Association without lucrative purpose

Vereniging zonder winstoogmerk (Dutch, abbreviated vzw) or Association sans but lucratif (French, abbreviated asbl) or Vereinigung ohne Gewinnerzielungsabsicht (German, abbreviated VoG) is the legal term for a 'not-for-profit association' in Belgium; the French term also applies in Luxembourg and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.

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Austria Press Agency

The Austria Press Agency (Austria Presse Agentur, APA) is the national news agency and the leading information provider in Austria.

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Örebro is a city with 117,543 inhabitants, the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County in Sweden.

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Basel (also Basle; Basel; Bâle; Basilea) is a city in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine.

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The Bastille was a fortress in Paris, known formally as the Bastille Saint-Antoine.

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Belgian Red Cross

The Belgian Red Cross was established in 1864 by Doctor Andrea Wegner and has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

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Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.

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Bern or Berne (Bern, Bärn, Berne, Berna, Berna) is the de facto capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their (e.g. in German) Bundesstadt, or "federal city".

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Bert Koenders

Albert Gerard "Bert" Koenders (born 28 May 1958) is a retired Dutch politician and diplomat of the Labour Party.

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Beslan school siege

The Beslan school siege (also referred to as the Beslan school hostage crisis or Beslan massacre) started on 1 September 2004, lasted three days, involved the illegal imprisonment of over 1,100 people as hostages (including 777 children), and ended with the deaths of at least 334 people.

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Big Brother (franchise)

Big Brother is a Dutch reality television game show franchise created by John de Mol Jr., broadcast in the Netherlands and subsequently syndicated internationally.

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BLØF is a Dutch rock band from Vlissingen, Zeeland which has become popular internationally for its music, its frequent collaborations with bands from other parts of the world, willingness to incorporate other genres into their "sound", and focus on bettering the world around them.

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Boom, Belgium

Boom is a Belgian town, located in both the arrondissement and province of Antwerp.

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Breda is a city and municipality in the southern part of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Brabant.

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Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium.

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Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi (Republika y'Uburundi,; République du Burundi, or), is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

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Caritas Portugal

Caritas Portugal ("Cáritas Portuguesa" in Portugal) is the official Catholic's Church organization in Portugal for charity and social relief, instituted by the Portuguese Episcopal Conference.

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Charleroi (Tchålerwè) is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium.

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Chelsea Dagger

"Chelsea Dagger" is a song by Scottish rock band The Fratellis.

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Children in the military

Children in the military are children (defined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child as persons under the age of 18) who are associated with military organisations, such as state armed forces and non-state armed groups.

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Claudia de Breij

Claudia de Breij (born 13 March 1975 in Utrecht) is a Dutch comedian, singer, show host and radio disk jockey.

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Clã is a Portuguese pop-rock band of a mixed nature in terms of style, ranging from moments of pure balladry, through jazzy details, to enthusiastic pop songs.

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A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed.

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Couleur 3

Couleur 3 is the third radio station operated by RTS Radio Télévision Suisse.

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Couleur Terre

Couleur Terre (literally Colour Earth) is the French Swiss version of the Serious Request that broadcasts on Dutch radio/television.

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Dandora is an eastern suburb in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Darfur (دار فور, Fur) is a region in western Sudan.

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De Volkskrant

de Volkskrant (The People's Paper) is a Dutch daily morning newspaper.

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Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person's daily functioning.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.

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Denis Mukwege

Denis Mukengere Mukwege (born 1 March 1955) is a Congolese gynecologist.

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Do (singer)

Dominique Rijpma Van Hulst is a Dutch singer known by her stage name Do.

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Doetinchem (Low Saxon: Deutekem) is a city and municipality in the east of the Netherlands.

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A donation is a gift for charity, humanitarian aid, or to benefit a cause.

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Dragonette is a Canadian electronic music band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 2005.

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Drinking water

Drinking water, also known as potable water, is water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation.

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Echt, Netherlands

Echt is a city in the Dutch municipality of Echt-Susteren in the province of Limburg, Netherlands.

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Ed Sheeran

Edward Christopher Sheeran, (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor.

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Editors (band)

Editors are an English rock band, formed in 2002 in Birmingham.

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Efteling is a fantasy-themed amusement park in Kaatsheuvel in the Netherlands.

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Eindhoven is a municipality and city in the south of the Netherlands, originally at the confluence of the Dommel and Gender streams.

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The Elfstedentocht (West Frisian: Alvestêdetocht, English: Eleven cities tour) is a skating tour, almost long, which is held both as a speed skating competition (with 300 contestants) and a leisure tour (with 16,000 skaters).

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Emma Knyckare

Emma Margareta Knyckare, née "Emma Andersson" (born 14 July 1987) is a Swedish comedian and radio presenter.

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Emmen, Netherlands

Emmen is a municipality and town of the province Drenthe in the northeastern Netherlands.

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Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region.

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Environmental migrant

Climate refugees or environmental migrants are people who are forced to leave their home region due to sudden or long-term changes to their local environment.

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Epke Zonderland

Epke Jan Zonderland (born 16 April 1986) is a Dutch gymnast and 2012 Olympics gold medalist in the high bar.

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Essen (Latin: Assindia) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of the European Union.

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Expressen ("The Express") is one of two nationwide evening newspapers in Sweden, the other being Aftonbladet.

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Farah Abadi

Farah Abadi, born Erichsén, (born 18 January 1988 in Västervik) is a Swedish television presenter who also works for Sveriges Radio.

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FC Groningen

Football Club Groningen is a Dutch professional football club based in Groningen.

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Federal Government of Belgium

The Federal Government of Belgium (Federale regering, Gouvernement fédéral, Föderalregierung) exercises executive power in the Kingdom of Belgium.

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Female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia.

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Flanders (Vlaanderen, Flandre, Flandern) is the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium, although there are several overlapping definitions, including ones related to culture, language, politics and history.

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Flemish Government

The Flemish Government (Dutch) is the executive branch of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Region of Belgium.

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Frans Bauer

Frans Bauer (born 30 December 1973 in Roosendaal) is a Dutch singer of "levenslied" (Dutch Schlager).

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Friesland (official, Fryslân), also historically known as Frisia, is a province of the Netherlands located in the northern part of the country.

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Fundraising or fund raising (also known as "development") is the process of gathering voluntary contributions of money or other resources, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies (see also crowd funding).

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Galvanize (song)

"Galvanize" is a song by British electronic duo The Chemical Brothers featuring vocals by Q-Tip.

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Gazet van Antwerpen

The Gazet van Antwerpen (Antwerp Gazette, popularly named De Frut, "sour head cheese") is a Belgian newspaper in Antwerp and Flanders, published by Concentra.

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Geneva (Genève, Genèva, Genf, Ginevra, Genevra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

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Gerard Ekdom

Gerard Ekdom (born 26 March 1978, in Utrecht) is a Dutch radio DJ formerly at the radio stations NPO Radio 2 and the 3FM.

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German-speaking Switzerland

The German-speaking part of Switzerland (Deutschschweiz, Suisse alémanique, Svizzera tedesca, Svizra tudestga) comprises about 65 percent of Switzerland (North Western Switzerland, Eastern Switzerland, Central Switzerland, most of the Swiss Plateau and the greater part of the Swiss Alps).

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Gers Pardoel

Gerwin Pardoel (born 12 May 1981), better known by his stage name Gers Pardoel or mononymously as Gers, is a Dutch rapper.

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Ghent (Gent; Gand) is a city and a municipality in the Flemish Region of Belgium.

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Giel Beelen

Michiel Antonius Adrianus Beelen (born 25 May 1977 in Haarlem), better known as Giel Beelen, is a Dutch radio DJ and presenter, working primarily for public broadcaster VARA.

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Gina Dirawi

Gina Dirawi (جينا ديراوي; born 11 December 1990) is a Swedish television presenter, singer-songwriter, radio personality, blogger, comedian and actress.

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The Glaspaleis (in English: Glass Palace) is a modernist building in Heerlen, Netherlands, built in 1935.

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Goirle is a municipality and town in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.

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Gothenburg (abbreviated Gbg; Göteborg) is the second-largest city in Sweden and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries.

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Graz is the capital of Styria and the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna.

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Groningen (Gronings: Grunnen) is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands.

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Guus Meeuwis

Gustaaf Stephanus Modestus "Guus" Meeuwis (born 23 March 1972) is a Dutch singer and songwriter.

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Haarlem (predecessor of Harlem in the English language) is a city and municipality in the Netherlands.

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Heerlen (Heële) is a city and a municipality in the southeast of the Netherlands.

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Hello (Martin Solveig song)

"Hello" is a song performed by French DJ and record producer Martin Solveig and Canadian synthpop band Dragonette, taken from the former's fifth studio album, Smash (2011).

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Het Laatste Nieuws

Het Laatste Nieuws (in English The Latest News) is a Dutch language newspaper based in Brussels, Belgium.

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Het Nieuwsblad

Het Nieuwsblad (The Newspaper) is a Belgian newspaper that mainly focusses on "a broad view" regarding politics, culture, economics, lifestyle, society and sports.

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Hitradio Ö3

Hitradio Ö3 is one of the nationwide radio stations of Austria's public broadcaster ORF.

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Hivos (Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries) is a development aid organization, headquartered in The Netherlands.

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Hozier (musician)

Andrew Hozier-Byrne (born 17 March 1990), known professionally by the mononym Hozier, is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter from County Wicklow.

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Ilse DeLange

Ilse Annoeska de Lange (born 13 May 1977) is a Dutch country and pop singer, better known as Ilse DeLange (English spelling).

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Infant mortality

Infant mortality refers to deaths of young children, typically those less than one year of age.

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Innsbruck is the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria and the fifth-largest city in Austria.

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Internally displaced person

An internally displaced person (IDP) is someone who is forced to flee his or her home but who remains within his or her country's borders.

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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 17 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering.

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Irene Moors

Irene Moors (born June 18, 1967, Alkmaar) is a Dutch comedian, TV personality, singer, and host.

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Jacqueline Govaert

Jacqueline Govaert (born 20 April 1982) is a Dutch singer, songwriter, and pianist.

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Jamie Lidell

Jamie Alexander Lidderdale (born 18 September 1973, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England), known professionally as Jamie Lidell, is an English musician and soul singer living in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Jan Peter Balkenende

Jan Pieter "Jan Peter" Balkenende Jr. (born 7 May 1956) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 22 July 2002 until 14 October 2010.

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Jan Smit (singer)

Jan Smit (born 31 December 1985) is a Dutch singer, television host, actor and football director.

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Jörgen Raymann

Jörgen Henri Raymann (born 13 August 1966) is a Dutch-Surinamese cabaretier, stand-up comedian, actor and presenter.

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Jeder Rappen zählt

Jeder Rappen zählt (JRZ) (literally Every rappen (nickel) counts) is the Swiss version of the Serious Request that broadcasts on Dutch radio/television.

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Jett Rebel

Jelte Steven Tuinstra (born January 24, 1991), known by his stage name as Jett Rebel, is a Dutch singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist.

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Johnny de Mol

John Carel de Mol (born 12 January 1979 in Laren), known as Johnny de Mol, is a Dutch actor and presenter.

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Jordy van Loon

Jordy van Loon (born 16 June 1993) is a Dutch child singer who reached number one in the Dutch Single Top 100 with his single "Verliefdheid".

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Kawangware is a slum in Nairobi, Kenya, about 15 km west of the city centre, between Lavington and Dagoretti.

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Kensington (band)

Kensington is a Dutch rock band from Utrecht, Netherlands that was formed at Jordan MLU in 2005.

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Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.

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Kenya Red Cross Society

Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world.

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Kenyatta International Convention Centre

The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), formerly the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, is a 28-story building located in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Kibera (Nubian: Forest or Jungle) is a division of Nairobi Area, Kenya, and neighbourhood of the city of Nairobi, from the city centre.

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Kitty Jutbring

Anna Maria Kitty Skura Jutbring (born 8 April 1977) is a Swedish reality television contestant, radio and television host, singer and DJ.

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Kodjo Akolor

Kodjo Akolor (born 15 June 1981) is a Swedish TV/radio personality and comedian.

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Korean Broadcasting System

Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) is the national public broadcaster of South Korea.

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Korean Red Cross

The Republic of Korea National Red Cross (more commonly known as the Korean Red Cross) is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside South Korea.

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Land mine

A land mine is an explosive device concealed under or on the ground and designed to destroy or disable enemy targets, ranging from combatants to vehicles and tanks, as they pass over or near it.

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Latvia (or; Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika), is a sovereign state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.

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Latvijas Radio 5

Latvijas Radio 5 - Pieci.lv is part of Latvijas Radio public service broadcasting network based in Riga, Latvia.

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Latvijas Televīzija

Latvijas Televīzija (Latvian Television, LTV) is the state-owned public service television company in Latvia.

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Laura Jansen

Laura Jansen (born 4 March 1977 in Breda) is a Dutch-American musician.

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Le Soir

Le Soir ("The Evening") is a French language daily Belgian newspaper.

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Leeuwarden (longname), Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality in Friesland in the Netherlands. It is the provincial capital and seat of the States of Friesland. The municipality has a population of 122,293. The region has been continuously inhabited since the 10th century. It came to be known as Leeuwarden in the early 9th century AD and was granted city privileges in 1435. It is the main economic hub of Friesland, situated in a green and water-rich environment. Leeuwarden is a former royal residence and has a historic city center, many historically relevant buildings, and a large shopping center with squares and restaurants. Leeuwarden was awarded the title European Capital of Culture for 2018. The Elfstedentocht (Eleven Cities Tour), an ice skating tour passing the eleven cities of Friesland, started and finished in Leeuwarden. The following towns and villages within the municipality have populations in excess of 1,000 people: Leeuwarden, Stiens, Grou, Goutum, Wergea, Jirnsum, Reduzum, and Wirdum. The municipality is governed by the mayor Ferd Crone and a coalition of the Labour Party, Christian Democratic Appeal, and GreenLeft.

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Leiden (in English and archaic Dutch also Leyden) is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, Netherlands.

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Lelystad is a municipality and a city in the centre of the Netherlands, and it is the capital of the province of Flevoland.

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Let's Dance to Joy Division

"Let's Dance to Joy Division" is a song by The Wombats and the second single taken from their album A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation.

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Leuven or Louvain (Louvain,; Löwen) is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium.

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Liège (Lidje; Luik,; Lüttich) is a major Walloon city and municipality and the capital of the Belgian province of Liège. The city is situated in the valley of the Meuse, in the east of Belgium, not far from borders with the Netherlands (Maastricht is about to the north) and with Germany (Aachen is about north-east). At Liège, the Meuse meets the River Ourthe. The city is part of the sillon industriel, the former industrial backbone of Wallonia. It still is the principal economic and cultural centre of the region. The Liège municipality (i.e. the city proper) includes the former communes of Angleur, Bressoux, Chênée, Glain, Grivegnée, Jupille-sur-Meuse, Rocourt, and Wandre. In November 2012, Liège had 198,280 inhabitants. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,879 km2 (725 sq mi) and had a total population of 749,110 on 1 January 2008. Population of all municipalities in Belgium on 1 January 2008. Retrieved on 2008-10-19. Definitions of metropolitan areas in Belgium. The metropolitan area of Liège is divided into three levels. First, the central agglomeration (agglomeratie) with 480,513 inhabitants (2008-01-01). Adding the closest surroundings (banlieue) gives a total of 641,591. And, including the outer commuter zone (forensenwoonzone) the population is 810,983. Retrieved on 2008-10-19. This includes a total of 52 municipalities, among others, Herstal and Seraing. Liège ranks as the third most populous urban area in Belgium, after Brussels and Antwerp, and the fourth municipality after Antwerp, Ghent and Charleroi.

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Licht ins Dunkel

Licht ins Dunkel (German for "light into the dark") is an annual telethon held in Austria since 1973.

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Linköping (p) is a city in southern Sweden, with 153,000 inhabitants as of 2016.

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Linnea Henriksson

Ellen 'Linnea' Petrea Henriksson (born 9 November 1986) is a Swedish singer and songwriter.

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Lisbon (Lisboa) is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 552,700, Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2.

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Little Jinder

Astrid Maria Josefine Jinder (née Stove; born 20 February 1988), better known by her stage name Little Jinder, is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and producer.

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Lucerne (Luzern; Lucerne; Lucerna; Lucerna; Lucerne German: Lozärn) is a city in central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of the country.

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Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen, (born 22 November 1965) is a Danish actor.

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Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) belonging to the Plasmodium type.

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Malmö (Malmø) is the capital and largest city of the Swedish county of Scania.

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Martin Solveig

Martin Picandet (born 22 September 1976), better known by his stage name Martin Solveig, is a French DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer.

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Metro (Dutch newspaper)

Metro is a free Dutch newspaper, distributed daily since 1999, mostly to commuters in high-traffic areas.

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Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.

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Michiel Veenstra

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Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (Netherlands)

The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (Minister voor Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) is a Minister without portfolio tasked with all matters concerning International trade, Export promotion, International development, Development aid and International Environmental policies.

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Miss Montreal

Roos-Anne (Sanne) Hans better known by her stage name Miss Montreal (born 22 September 1984 in Dedemsvaart), is a Dutch singer-songwriter and guitar player.

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Mobile app

A mobile app is a computer program designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone/tablet or watch.

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Molly Nutley

Molly Nutley (born 16 March 1995) is a Swedish actress.

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Mosquito net

A mosquito net offers protection against mosquitos, flies, and other insects, and thus against the diseases they may carry.

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Musikhjälpen (Music Aid) is the Swedish version of the Dutch Serious Request radio/television campaign.

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NAB Marconi Radio Awards

The Marconi Radio Awards are presented annually by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to the top radio stations and on-air personalities in the United States.

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Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya.

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Nena (born Gabriele Susanne Kerner, 24 March 1960) is a German singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian who rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song "99 Luftballons".

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The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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Netherlands Red Cross

The Netherlands Red Cross Society was founded in 1867 in the Netherlands.

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Nick & Simon

Nick & Simon are a Dutch singer-songwriter duo composed of Simon Keizer and Nick Schilder.

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Nijkerk (Dutch Low Saxon: Niekark) is a municipality and a city located in the middle of the Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland.

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Nivelles (Nijvel) is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant.

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Nokia is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company, founded in 1865.

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Nour El-Refai

Nour El-Refai (born 14 November 1987) is a Swedish actress and comedian.

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Novastar is a Belgian band.

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NPO 3FM is a Dutch pop/rock radio station controlled by public broadcaster NPO.

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Oostkapelle is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland.

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ORF (broadcaster)

Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, ORF) is the Austrian national public service broadcaster.

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Oscar Zia

Oscar Zia (born 10 October 1996 in Svedala, Sweden) is a Swedish singer and songwriter, who has participated in several television competition shows.

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Pambazuka News

Pambazuka News is an open access, Pan-African e-mail and online electronic newsletter.

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Pan-Africanism is a worldwide intellectual movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all people of African descent.

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Panzi Hospital

Panzi Hospital was founded in 1999 in Bukavu, the capital of the Sud-Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Pelle Almqvist

Per "Pelle" Almqvist (born 29 May 1978), also known as Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, is a Swedish singer and songwriter.

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Pentatonix (abbreviated PTX) is an, consisting of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee.

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Peter Van de Veire

Peter Van de Veire (born Eeklo, Belgium, 1 December 1971) is a well-known radio personality in Flanders.

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Petter (rapper)

Petter Alexis Askergren, (born 25 May 1974), who simply uses his given name Petter as a stage name, is a rap artist from Stockholm, Sweden, rapping in Swedish.

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Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa),In recognized minority languages of Portugal: Portugal is the oldest state in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times.

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Promulgation is the formal proclamation or declaration that a new statutory or administrative law is enacted after its final approval.

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In medicine, a prosthesis (plural: prostheses; from Ancient Greek prosthesis, "addition, application, attachment") is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part, which may be lost through trauma, disease, or congenital conditions.

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Public broadcasting

Public broadcasting includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service.

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Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti; 17 May 1971) is the wife of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

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Racoon (band)

Racoon are a Dutch rock band, formed in 1997.

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Radio and Television of Portugal

Radio and Television of Portugal (Rádio e Televisão de Portugal) is the public service broadcasting organisation of Portugal.

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Radio SRF 3

Radio SRF 3 is the third radio station from Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF).

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A Rappen (pl. Rappen) originally was a variant of the medieval Pfennig ("penny") common to the Alemannic German regions Alsace, Sundgau and northern Switzerland.

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A refugee, generally speaking, is a displaced person who has been forced to cross national boundaries and who cannot return home safely (for more detail see legal definition).

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Republic of the Congo

The Republic of the Congo (République du Congo), also known as the Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic or simply the Congo, is a country in Central Africa.

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Riel, Goirle

Riel is a village (Dutch: dorp) in the municipality of Goirle, south of Tilburg in the province North-Brabant.

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Riga (Rīga) is the capital and largest city of Latvia.

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Rob Stenders

Rob Stenders (born 18 April 1965 in Oisterwijk, Netherlands) is a Dutch radio DJ.

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Romandy (la Romandie)Before World War I, the term French Switzerland (Suisse française) was. is the French-speaking part of western Switzerland. In 2010, about 1.9 million people, or 24.4% of the Swiss population, lived in Romandy. The bulk of romand population lives in the Arc Lémanique region along Lake Geneva, connecting Geneva, Vaud and the Lower Valais.

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Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) is the public broadcasting organization of the French Community of Belgium, the southern, French-speaking part of Belgium.

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RTP1 is the main television channel of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the Portuguese public broadcasting corporation.

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Ruud de Wild

Rudolf Alexander (Ruud) de Wild (born 24 April 1969, Hilversum) is a Dutch radio host.

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Ryan Shaw

Ryan Christopher Shaw (born December 25, 1975) is a soul musician from Georgia, USA.

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Salzburg, literally "salt fortress", is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of Salzburg state.

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Samih Sawiris

Samih Onsi Sawiris (سميح أنسي ساويرس; born in 1957) is an Egyptian-Montenegrin businessman and billionaire and second of three sons of Onsi Sawiris, the other two being Naguib Sawiris and Nassef Sawiris.

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Sander Lantinga

Sander Lantinga (born 27 September 1976 in Biddinghuizen) is a Dutch program maker at BNN, and a radio-DJ at radio station 3FM from 2006 till 2015, in August 2015 he is one of the co host of the Coen en Sander Show on Radio 538.

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Sarah Dawn Finer

Sarah Dawn Finer (born 14 September 1981) is a Swedish singer, songwriter and actress.

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Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF; Swiss Radio and Television) is a Swiss broadcasting company, created on 1 January 2011, through the merger of radio company, Schweizer Radio DRS (SR DRS) and television company, Schweizer Fernsehen (SF).

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Seoul (like soul; 서울), officially the Seoul Special Metropolitan City – is the capital, Constitutional Court of Korea and largest metropolis of South Korea.

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Sexual violence

Sexual violence is any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercion, acts to traffic a person or acts directed against a person's sexuality, regardless of the relationship to the victim.

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Sheng slang

Sheng is a Swahili and English-based cant, perhaps a mixed language or creole, originating among the urban underclass of Nairobi, Kenya, and influenced by many of the languages spoken there.

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A sidekick is a slang expression for a close companion or colleague (not necessarily in fiction) who is, or generally regarded as, subordinate to the one he or she accompanies.

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A slum is a highly populated urban residential area consisting mostly of closely packed, decrepit housing units in a situation of deteriorated or incomplete infrastructure, inhabited primarily by impoverished persons.

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Social media

Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.

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Sound reinforcement system

A sound reinforcement system is the combination of microphones, signal processors, amplifiers, and loudspeakers in enclosures all controlled by a mixing console that makes live or pre-recorded sounds louder and may also distribute those sounds to a larger or more distant audience.

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South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (대한민국; Hanja: 大韓民國; Daehan Minguk,; lit. "The Great Country of the Han People"), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying east to the Asian mainland.

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South Korean won

The won (원,; symbol: ₩; code: KRW) or the Korean Republic Won is the currency of South Korea.

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SRF zwei

SRF zwei (Swiss Radio and Television Two) is a German-language Swiss television channel run under the public SRG SSR broadcasting group.

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St. Gallen

St. Gallen or traditionally St Gall, in German sometimes Sankt Gallen (St Gall; Saint-Gall; San Gallo; Son Gagl) is a Swiss town and the capital of the canton of St. Gallen.

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Streaming media

Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.

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Studio Brussel

Studio Brussel (Studio Brussels) (often shortened StuBru) is a Dutch-speaking radio station in Belgium, owned by the VRT.

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The Sudan or Sudan (السودان as-Sūdān) also known as North Sudan since South Sudan's independence and officially the Republic of the Sudan (جمهورية السودان Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān), is a country in Northeast Africa.

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Sveriges Radio

Sveriges Radio AB ("Swedish Radio") is Sweden's national publicly funded radio broadcaster.

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Sveriges Radio P3

P3 (Sveriges Radio P3 or pe tre) is one of the four main radio channels operated by Sweden's national publicly funded radio broadcasting organization Sveriges Radio.

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SVT Play

SVT Play is the brand used for the video on demand service offered by Sveriges Television, more specifically to the streaming services offered on the SVT website, svt.se, and its counterpart for mobile phones.

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SVT2 (usually referred to as Tvåan), is one of the two main television channels broadcast by Sveriges Television in Sweden.

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Swahili language

Swahili, also known as Kiswahili (translation: coast language), is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili people.

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Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

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Sweden men's national ice hockey team

The Sweden men's national ice hockey team (Sveriges herrlandslag i ishockey), nicknamed Tre Kronor (Three Crowns in Swedish), as it is called in Sweden, is one of the most successful ice hockey teams in the world.

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Swedish krona

The krona (plural: kronor; sign: kr; code: SEK) has been the currency of Sweden since 1873.

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Swiss franc

The franc (sign: Fr. or SFr.; Franken, French and Romansh: franc, franco; code: CHF) is the currency and legal tender of Switzerland and Liechtenstein; it is also legal tender in the Italian exclave Campione d'Italia.

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Swiss Solidarity

Swiss Solidarity is a Swiss nonprofit organization for charitable, social, and humanitarian aid campaigns.

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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Take Me to Church

"Take Me to Church" is a song by Irish musician Hozier from his debut extended play (EP) Take Me to Church (2013) –– originally released as a free download in September 2013, featuring original recordings & mixes of songs "Take Me To Church," "Like Real People Do," "Angel Of Small Death And The Codeine Scene," and "Cherry Wine" –– as well as his later self-titled debut album (2014).

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A telethon (a portmanteau of "television" and "marathon") is a televised fundraising event that lasts many hours or even days, the purpose of which is to raise money for a charitable, political or other purportedly worthy cause.

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The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, originating in Manchester in 1989.

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The Fratellis

The Fratellis are a Scottish rock band from Glasgow, formed in 2005.

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The Hague

The Hague (Den Haag,, short for 's-Gravenhage) is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland.

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The Hives

The Hives are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the garage rock revival.

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The Wombats

The Wombats are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 2003.

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Thomas Acda

Thomas Acda (born Amsterdam, 6 March 1967) is a Dutch singer, actor and comedian, known as former member of the duo Acda en De Munnik.

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Thriller (Michael Jackson album)

Thriller is the sixth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982, in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records.

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Timbuktu (musician)

Jason Michael Bosak Diakité.

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Top 2000

The Top 2000 is an annual marathon radio program, that plays the 2000 most popular songs of all time, from Christmas through New Year's Eve.

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Trafficking of children

Trafficking of children (aka "Child Labor" and "Child Exploitation) is a form of human trafficking and is defined as the "recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, and/or receipt" of a child for the purpose of slavery, forced labor and exploitation.

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Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007, and owned by Oath Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.

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Uppsala (older spelling Upsala) is the capital of Uppsala County and the fourth largest city of Sweden, after Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.

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Utrecht is a city and municipality in the Netherlands, capital and most populous city of the province of Utrecht.

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Roel van Velzen (born 20 March 1978), better known as VanVelzen, is a Dutch singer-songwriter.

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Vioja Mahakamani

Vioja Mahakamani is a Kenyan comedy series and one of the country's most popular television shows.

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VivaCité is a Belgian public service radio station operated by RTBF.

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Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie

The Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting Organization), or VRT, is the national public-service broadcaster for the Flemish Region and Community of Belgium.

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Wachtebeke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders.

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A walkathon (walk-a-thon), walking marathon or sponsored walk is a type of community or school fundraiser in which participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges for walking a predetermined distance or course.

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Wallonia (Wallonie, Wallonie(n), Wallonië, Walonreye, Wallounien) is a region of Belgium.

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War Child (charity)

War Child is a non-governmental organisation founded in the UK in 1993 which provides assistance to children in areas experiencing conflict and the aftermath of conflict.

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Waylon (singer)

Willem Bijkerk (born 20 April 1980), known professionally as Waylon, is a Dutch singer from Apeldoorn.

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Westkapelle, Netherlands

Westkapelle is a small city in the municipality of Veere on the island Walcheren, in the province Zeeland of the Netherlands.

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Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

Willem-Alexander (born Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand, 27 April 1967) is the King of the Netherlands, having ascended the throne following his mother's abdication in 2013.

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

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Wouter van der Goes

Wouter van der Goes (born 18 January 1973, Alkmaar) is a Dutch radio DJ.

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Youp van 't Hek

Joseph Jacobus Maria "Youp" van 't Hek (born 28 February 1954) is a Dutch comedian, author, columnist, singer-songwriter, playwright and critic.

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Zürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.

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