21 countries that don’t have an army
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We take a look at the world’s 21 countries that don’t have an army, from tiny island nations to states who abolished their militaries.

What were the countries along the Silk Road?
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We take a look at the countries along the Silk Road, the ancient network of trade routes that connected China with the West.

The longest beach in the world
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The longest beach in the world is located in Bangladesh. Cox’s Bazar boasts up to 125km of unbroken sandy beach.

The last country in the world to abolish slavery
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In 1981, Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery. But the West African nation still has a long way to go.

The tallest flagpole in the world
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The tallest flagpole in the world is the Jeddah Flagpole, located in Saudi Arabia. Erected in 2014, the flagpole stands 171m (561ft) high.