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Free & Equal

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Free & Equal is a United Nations campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality The Price of Exclusion Do you know how much discrimination really costs? This riddle is ...

Some 80,000 refugees arrive in Europe in first six weeks of 2016

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Text size| | | News Stories, 12 February 2016 © UNHCR/H.HollandA family of refugees walk along the beach after landing on the Greek island of Lesvos in January 2016. GENEVA,

How Scalia Compared With Other Justices

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Justice ideology based on Martin-Quinn scores Nominated by a Republican Nominated by a Democrat +4 MORE CONSERVATIVE Thomas MORE LIBERAL Alito +2 Scalia Median justice Roberts +0 Kennedy Breyer Kagan ...

Say #IDONT to fight child marriage this Valentine's Day

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Lebanon Population: 5.0 mil Fertility rate 1.7 Maternal Mortality Ratio 15 Contraceptives prevalence rate 40 Population aged 10-24 28% Youth secondary school enrollment: Boys 67% Girls 68%

Zika virus disease

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These interim case definitions have been developed for the purpose of providing global standardization for classification and reporting of Zika virus cases. WHO guidance for the surveillance of Zika virus ...

Ted Cruz Says 2016 Election Should Now Be All About The Supreme Court

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Following the unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Sunday that the 2016 election should now be about who ...

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Humanitarian emergencies and disasters are increasing worldwide, with terrible consequences for human lives, sometimes reducing years of development to dust. Amidst the ruins and in the face of an emergency,

Trump Calls for McConnell to Delay Supreme Court Nominee

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should use the tactic of “delay, delay, delay” to stymie President Obama’s announced intention of nominating someone to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Donald ...

Europe: UNHCR concerned over increasing restrictive measures, urges effective comprehensive European response

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Text size| | | Briefing Notes, 12 February 2016 This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed ...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Statements

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The Secretary-General calls on all Central Africans, including the candidates, to ensure that the presidential run-off and the new round of legislative elections, scheduled to take place on Sunday, 14 ...

Radio airwaves amplify “On the Road” since Beijing

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World Radio Day Through a UN Women partnership with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, 20 stories produced by women community radio producers bring to life the realities women ...

Reliable communications in emergency and disaster

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Radio is ubiquitous in times of disaster, able to communicate vital information to the victims and support to emergency services. To mark World Radio Day 2016, David Wood, Consultant, Technology ...

Republicans to Face Each Other at Debate After Testy Week in South Carolina

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Chris Christie won't be on tonight's debate stage in Greenville, South Carolina, but his presence will be felt.Just before dropping from the presidential race, the New Jersey governor demonstrated how ...

IFAD social reporting blog: Top five reasons why we love small farmers

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Written by Sally Martinelli, Simona Siad and Katie Taft As different cultures celebrate Valentine's Day, IFAD reminds the world of the importance of investing in small farmers.At IFAD, we love ...

Hot Water: The Bizarre Sex Lives of Ocean Creatures

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Romance! Danger! Hope! And the wildest sex even you can imagine. In her new book Sex in the Sea, coral reef ecologist Marah J. Hardt dishes on the swinging sex ...

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The minister told a conference of transport authorities last week that the tenders for the “Positive Energy” initiative had already been issued and the tests on the panels would begin ...

The Shipping Industry Is Suffering From China’s Trade Slowdown

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When business slows and owners of ships and offshore oil rigs need a place to store their unneeded vessels, Saravanan Krishna suddenly becomes one of the industry’s most popular executives.

FEATURE: Hailed as ‘role models,’ all-female Indian police unit departs UN mission in Liberia

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12 February 2016 – “We see you as family,” Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf recently told the women of the all-female Indian police unit serving in her country under the United ...

The Loonie Is Driving NHL Players Crazy

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The NHL has a loonie problem. The Canadian dollar fell to 68¢ last month against the U.S. dollar, a 13-year low, and analysts think it could drop an additional 13 ...

Meet the New Sharks of 2015

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The worn and weary phrase “There’s more fish in the sea” isn’t just hollow solace for heartbroken saps, but for shark biologists, this means more discoveries of new species. Another ...

For Analysts, Loving LinkedIn Was Wrong

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It’s not often Wall Street says “I’m sorry.” But after LinkedIn reported its earnings on Feb. 4, about a dozen financial analysts with varying strategies and sensibilities issued mea culpas.

360° video: Out of Syria, back into school

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Find out why DFID - Department for International Development SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe2,0092K Loading... Loading... Working... 172 views 3 Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in 4 0 Sign in to ...

The Bitter Fight Over the Benefits of Bilingualism

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In one of his sketches, comedian Eddie Izzard talks about how English speakers see bilingualism: “Two languages in one head? No one can live at that speed! Good lord, man.

Mother Of Columbine Killer Gives First Televised Interview

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Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine killers, gave her first televised interview on Friday. Her son, Dylan, alongside friend and classmate Eric Harris, killed 13 people at Columbine ...

Mali: UN mission chief 'outraged' by attack against base that kills three peacekeepers

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12 February 2016 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Mali said he is “outraged” by an attack earlier today against a UN camp in Kidal, in ...

World Whale Day: 6 Things to Know About Whales

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This blog was written by Roger Di Silvestro, a field correspondent for Ocean Conservancy. As Valentine’s Day nears, let’s interrupt our thoughts about love, roses, and chocolates and turn to ...

Indiana Governor Refuses To Say If The Law Should Protect LGBT Workers

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) still cannot clarify if he believes the law should protect workers from being fired just because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Indiana has ...

Gravitational Waves Exist: Here’s How Scientists Finally Found Them

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Just over a billion years ago, many millions of galaxies from here, a pair of black holes collided. They had been circling each other for aeons, in a sort of ...

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the intellectual cornerstone of the court’s modern conservative wing, whose elegant and acidic opinions inspired a movement of legal thinkers and ignited liberal critics, died ...

Netanyahu confronts High Court to defend natural gas policy in unprecedented personal appearance

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In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday is personally appearing before the High Court of Justice to defend his natural gas policy from five petitions filed by ...

Ukraine opens investigation of Shas MK following visit to Crimea

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The Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office launched a criminal investigation over the weekend into Shas MK Ya'acov Margi’s visit to Crimea last week, in an effort to dissuade others from visiting the ...

Situation in Aleppo and other parts of Syria ‘grotesque’ – UN rights chief

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11 February 2016 – The United Nations human rights chief today expressed “utmost alarm” at the rapidly worsening human rights situation in and around the city of Aleppo and other ...

When Data Goes Bad

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So I know this guy Sulemaan from my Toronto days. Really good guy, despite being a Spurs fan. Sulemaan has a son, Syed, who is flagged as a security risk,

The Oil Industry Got Together and Agreed Things May Never Get Better

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The thousands of attendees seeking reasons for optimism didn’t find them at the annual International Petroleum Week. Instead they were greeted by a cacophony of voices from some of the ...

Plastic garbage found in whale carcass - Nation

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JOHOR BARU: Badly-damaged internal organs as well as a parasite have been found in the carcass of a whale that was found along Sungai Sarang Buaya near Batu Pahat. Johor ...

Today is the Day the UN Celebrates Women and Girls in Science. Here's Why That's So Important

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Think on this: What happens to the typical man with a PhD in science after his wife has their first child? Are his opportunities affected by the status of his ...

How To Expand Your Marketplace To LA

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“The theme of L.A. is diversity.” That is what DoorDash’s Kevin Huang told me in our conversation about how expanding on-demand marketplaces into Los Angeles differs from other markets. As ...

Euro-Area Maintains Momentum as Turmoil Threatens 2016 Outlook

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The euro-area economy maintained momentum at the end of 2015, though divergences across the region highlight ongoing struggles as global market turmoil threatens the outlook. The 0.3 percent expansion in ...

Peace Now: PM okayed 20 outposts since 2009

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has authorized 20 outposts since taking office in 2009 and plans to legalize an additional six, according to a report to be released on Sunday by ...

Note to Correspondents: Statement of the International Syria Support Group

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, 11 February 2016 Meeting in Munich on February 11 & 12, 2016, as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the Arab League, China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran,

Thursday’s massive gravitational wave news was broken by a sheet cake (really)

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In case you live under a rock, there's been some huge news in the physics world: On Thursday, scientists finally confirmed long-swirling rumors that they'd detected gravitational waves for the ...

Dimon Just Spent a Year's Pay on JPMorgan Stock After Bank Rout

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Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., spent $26.6 million to buy shares of his bank Thursday after they tumbled to the lowest price in ...

INTERVIEW: UN information technology chief believes all girls should aspire to be ‘geeks’

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10 February 2016 – Atefah “Atti” Riazi, the Chief Information Technology Officer of the United Nations, carries the following items in her handbag at all times – a screwdriver set,

Sea Shepherd to Hold Global Demonstration to Expose the Connection Between Dolphin Captivity and Slaughter

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This Saturday, dolphin lovers across the world will join Sea Shepherd to defend dolphins On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians and supporters worldwide ...

Expert recommends education, rehabilitation for teenage terrorists

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The justice system should invest more in education and rehabilitating teenagers who carry out terrorist attacks, and the offenders often should be exempt from criminal culpability, according to an expert ...

Five-Decade Market Pro Who Called Bond Rally Sees 1% U.S. Yields

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A year ago, with U.S. equities approaching record highs and the Federal Reserve moving toward raising interest rates, Gary Shilling was a lonely voice on Wall Street predicting financial-market gloom ...

The Adult Diaper Market Is About to Take Off

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Thanks to the endless determination of parents to keep baby bottoms dry, Kimberly-Clark’s Huggies diapers brand has become a global powerhouse, with billions of dollars in annual sales. But the ...

Bear Market Descends on Global Stocks

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The yearlong decline in global equities that started with a selloff in energy became a full-blown bear market Thursday as a rout in bank shares extended losses in the broadest ...

How Scalia’s Death May Grant Public-Sector Unions A Reprieve

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The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend will scramble much more than just election-year politics. It could recast several decisions pending before the high court, including ...
 

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