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September 22, 2017

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Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) The Power of ONE: How individuals can make a difference ONE PLANET, ONE people, Shared Responsibility: What Are the SDGs and Why Do ...

Mercury and health

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Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil. Exposure to mercury – even small amounts – may cause serious health problems, and is a ...

2017 Winner

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Zannah Mustapha, a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in north-eastern Nigeria to get a quality education, is the 2017 winner of the UNHCR Nansen ...

Strong compacts for refugees and migrants more urgent than ever

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Strong compacts for refugees and migrants more urgent than ever NEW YORK – Faced with record numbers of people displaced by conflict and persecution, and the rise and complexity of ...

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

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Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making ...

Which country has conducted the most nuclear tests?

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The world saw its first nuclear weapon test on July 16, 1945, when the United States detonated a nuclear bomb at a test site in New Mexico. Since then, a ...

Price traveled by private plane at least 24 times

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has taken at least 24 flights on private charter planes at taxpayers’ expense since early May, according to people with knowledge of his ...

Rohingya Hindus now face uncertainty in Myanmar

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Despite international condemnation at the UN General Assembly and cautious words of assurances from Myanmmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Rohingya Muslims continue to flee their country. Now Rohingya Hindus ...

Whole of Puerto Rico without power

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Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m residents, emergency officials have said. Abner Gómez, head of the disaster management agency, said ...

Kim Jong-un Called Trump a ‘Dotard.’ How Harsh Is That Burn?

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And Herman Melville used it in a poem about a shark. “Eyes and brains to the dotard lethargic and dull, Pale ravener of horrible meat.” The Korean word Mr. Kim ...

Uber London licence not renewed

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Uber will not be issued a new private hire license, Transport for London has said. TfL has concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a ...

Is Myanmar's jade business driving ethnic tensions?

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Over the past few weeks, nearly 400,000 people escaping violence in Myanmar's eastern state of Rakhine have streamed into Bangladesh, creating a humanitarian crisis. The UN Security Council has condemned ...

US-made bomb killed civilians in Yemen residential building, says Amnesty

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A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen’s capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more – including a five-year-old girl called Buthaina whose photograph went viral ...

'I boycott Tesco for calling me darling'

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Have you vowed never to go back to a company because of their unsatisfactory customer service? Ryanair has come under pressure from customers after cancelling flights, and train operators, supermarkets ...

SPEAK! 2017

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Sometimes nothing speaks louder than when we say nothing at all. So, this Friday 22nd September, the campaign will begin with a “day of silence”, as individuals and organisations choose ...

A Conversation With Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

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More on: Afghanistan Terrorism and Counterterrorism U.S. Foreign Policy Wars and Conflict President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discusses the challenges facing Afghanistan, including its fight against terror groups, and his country’s ...

I survived an acid attack

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Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device Video On average in 2016, there were two acid attacks a day. 2017 is now projected to be the year with ...

Witness to Carnage in Burma’s Rakhine State

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Hasina is a soft-spoken 20-year-old Rohingya woman from Rakhine State in Burma. She asked us to use her picture and tell her story so the world knows what is happening ...

Statement by Michel Barnier

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At 83, the embassy worker at the center of the 'M. Butterfly' story is still an enigma

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When Vincent Lancisi and his wife were traveling in the south of France earlier this year, they began chatting with their driver. And he told them a story about his ...

Undocumented Parents Arrested at Children's Hospital While Awaiting Their Infant Son's Surgery

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Oscar and Irma Sanchez, both of whom are undocumented immigrants living in Texas, were arrested while awaiting a serious surgery for their two-month-old son, highlighting the excruciating human cost of ...

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The International Day of Peace is celebrated around the world on September 21. The United Nations has declared this day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and ...

Myanmar's military: The power Aung San Suu Kyi can't control

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Power over the military rests with the commander-in-chief who has complete control over Myanmar's security and police forces Military has been at the helm of "clearance operations" in Rakhine state,

Speech by Michel Barnier in front of the Committees of Foreign Affairs and the Committees of European Affairs of the Italian Parliament

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The Srebrenicans are standing with the Rohingya

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A year ago, I wrote about Aleppo and Syria. Today, I am writing about another country, another people and yet another crime. I feel obliged to write, because genocide survivors ...

Where to Donate to Mexico Earthquake Victims

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The powerful earthquake that struck Mexico on Tuesday has killed more than 200 people, and more deaths are expected. Buildings collapsed across Mexico City, including a school where at least ...

Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire ‘private briefings’ on 2016 campaign

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Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the ...

SDG Media Zone 18

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To engage people all over the world in the important conversations happening at the UN General Assembly this year, the United Nations in collaboration with the UN Foundation, Public Foundation ...

Earthquake kills more than 220 in central Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico - Fabiola Luna Rios was in her house in the southern part of this city when Tuesday's earthquake struck. "This was a horrible experience," the 47-year-old told ...

Russia puts Kalashnikov on a pedestal

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Russia is putting Kalashnikov on a pedestal, literally and metaphorically. Popout Share downloadThis story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview. Literally, a statue of Mikhail ...

The Politics of the Kurdish Independence Referendum

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On September 25, Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani plans to hold a referendum on Kurdish independence. The results will not be legally binding, but in calling for a vote, the ...

A charity rented out Trump's childhood home and invited refugees

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(CNN)The mat outside the front door of President Donald Trump's childhood home displayed a new message over the weekend: Refugees Welcome. It was an obvious dig at a President who ...

These female marine scientists have a message for girls: Sharks aren't just for boys

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When Alison Kock was a little girl, her father would take her out fishing for lobster. That was when she started to foster her passion for the ocean — and ...

The Soviet officer who averted a nuclear war died, but few people noticed

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A Russian hero of the Cold War died in May, but his death went unmarked until this month. That, perhaps, tells us everything we need to know about how Stanislav ...

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Music legend Bob Weir to be appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

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Sep 17, 2017 Grateful Dead co-founder and guitarist Bob Weir to work with UNDP to raise awareness of Global Goals and combat climate change New York, 17 September –The United ...

‘The most devastating storm in a century’ leaves Puerto Rico, but flooding still looms

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Puerto Rico braced for potentially calamitous flash flooding on Thursday after being pummeled by Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island and knocked out the entire electricity grid. US President Donald ...

Uber London licence not renewed

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Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL has concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold ...

How Uber conquered London

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Every week in London, 30,000 people download Uber to their phones and order a car for the first time. The technology company, which is worth $60bn, calls this moment “conversion”.

Where to Donate to Mexico Earthquake Victims

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Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization, has staff members in Mexico City and has pledged that 100 percent of its donations will go directly to relief efforts, which it says ...

Some refugees suffer culture shock

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Beginning life in a new country as a refugee is not easy. Culture shock can kick in over food, languages — or health care. Popout Share downloadThis story is based ...

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We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our site. By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Archive Energy Filter ...

What does Uber losing its licence mean for Londoners

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Uber has lost its licence to operate in London after a shocking TfL decision to revoke its permission for the minicab app to put its drivers on the Capital's streets.

The Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

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Initiated by the European Union and the United Nations Gender equality and women's and girls' empowerment are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and crucial to ...

Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete

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The billionaire Microsoft (Tech30) co-founder admitted Wednesday that the Control-Alt-Delete function used to start up Windows computers is an awkward maneuver. "If I could make one small edit, I'd make ...

K-pop group's record breaking album conquers three continents

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BTS was the first Korean pop group to clinch a Billboard Music Award Their fifth album, "Love Yourself: Her," has ranked No.1 worldwide on 73 different iTunes Top Albums charts ...

Trump's Twitter storms have a parallel in India

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Social media is shaping politics across the world, and perhaps nowhere more so than in India. And, as in the US, the head of government's Twitter has become a key ...

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is now the mainstream, with Tories in disarray

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Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of presiding over “a government in disarray” and declared that the Labour party, revitalised under his leadership, now represents the mainstream of British politics.

Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent

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In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took private jets on five separate flights for official business, at a cost of ...

The Contradiction Buried in Trump’s Iran and North Korea Policies

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Mr. Trump’s aides see the problem and in an entirely different way. The lesson that the North Koreans would take away from the Iran deal, they say, is that the ...
 

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