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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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,

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 ...

Syria refugee camps set up as Turkey limits entries

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Turkish aid workers have been setting up tents and distributing supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border. Some 35,000 people fled a Syrian ...

Oil Is the Cheap Date From Hell

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It’s scary out there. The rout in the stock market that began around Jan. 1 took a turn for the worse early this month. By Feb. 10 the Standard & ...

Mother Whale Snuggling Child Caught On Camera (VIDEO)

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STARS & THEIR PETS EXCLUSIVE: Joely Fisher And Her Dog Lucky Is That A Sheep? Mangalica Pigs' Long, Curly Hair Bears Stri… Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Donates 175K To Animal Shelters ...

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2016

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The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underlines the power of science as a driver for human rights and dignity, poverty eradication and the protection of the planet. On this ...

The Pro-Life Issue That Republicans Aren’t Lining Up To Support

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Pro-life Republicans spend a lot of time talking about their mission to save babies’ lives. So will they line up to support a new piece of legislation that’s designed to ...

U.S. and Russia Announce Plan for Humanitarian Aid and a Cease-Fire in Syria

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MUNICH — Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, announced that they had agreed on the delivery over the next few days of desperately needed ...

Three Border Policemen injured in car-ramming attack near Ma'aleh Adumim

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Three Palestinians attempted a car-ramming attack against multiple Israelis near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim Saturday afternoon, according to MDA.Three Border Policemen, aged 21, 29, and 43,

Shark Week quiz: Can you guess the shark by its silhouette?

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By Earth Touch July 09 2015 Shark Week quiz time! We've got a lineup of iconic species to test your shark ID skills. And there's a catch: you've only got ...

Naturejobs Career Expo San Francisco

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The Naturejobs Career Expo 2016, hosted for the first time in San Francisco, offers talented researchers an excellent opportunity to meet a diverse selection of national and international employers from ...

The Link Between Neanderthal DNA and Depression Risk

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Modern humans originated in Africa, and started spreading around the world about 60,000 years ago. As they entered Asia and Europe, they encountered other groups of ancient humans that had ...

Congress encouraging US states to “combat BDS”

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The human cost of the hottest year on record

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11 February 2016, GENEVA – The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new ...

The Mining Industry Makes Oil Giants Look Great

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When you find yourself in a hole, the saying goes, stop digging. A simple lesson that arguably has bypassed a mining industry that’s wiped out more than $1.4 trillion of ...

Vandals Deface Sign at Pittsburgh LGBT Clinic in Anti-Gay Hate Crime

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The doctor who oversees an LGBT-oriented wellness clinic in Pittsburgh had an amazing response after a banner at the facility was defaced in an anti-gay hate crime on Friday. The ...

One inch could save thousands of sea turtles

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Congress Blog feed By Lora Snyder It seems as though every other day we hear about new foods we shouldn’t be eating. Whether it’s methane emissions from cattle, almond farms ...

Berning of America: When the Impossible Becomes Inevitable

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Berning of America: When the Impossible Becomes Inevitable What’s happening in America right now doesn’t come as a surprise to those who have been trying to shed light on so ...

World leaders focus on Syria at annual Munich Security Conference

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Representatives from world powers, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, arrived in Munich ...

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February

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Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global ...

Yellen Says Fed Evaluating Possibility of Negative Rates in U.S.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed was taking another look at negative interest rates as a potential policy tool if the U.S. economy faltered, after central banks in ...

New Peer-Support Service Accessible to Spanish-Speaking Survivors

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Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. (February 10, 2016) – A brand-new peer-support service is available today as part of RAINN’s commitment to supporting Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault.

Goldman Staff Said to Depart on Guidelines Breach in Mideast M&A

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Three bankers have left Goldman Sachs Group Inc. after the U.S. firm determined they breached internal guidelines in connection with the bank’s advisory role on the planned acquisition of a ...

Meet the Robin Hood of Science

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1 2 3 4 9-PART PLAYLIST The world is a funny place. The careful observation and wit of a comedian can bring touching lessons from life's most absurd moments. Here ...

Marine vessel tracking system also a lifesaver for wildlife

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A new paper from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), in partnership with researchers and practitioners from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Space Quest, Google, and SkyTruth, reviews the ...

Explore Life Beneath the Waves

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Google is committed to exploring and preserving the ocean. Today, in time for World Oceans Day on June 8, and in partnership with XL Catlin Seaview Survey, NOAA’s Office of ...

How Did I Get Here? Brad Smith

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How Did I Get Here? Chief executive officer and chairman, Intuit Education Ceredo-Kenova High School, Kenova, W.Va., class of 1982 U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1982–83 Marshall University, Huntington,

Forget the Great Recession—Welcome to the ‘Great Repricing’

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Six and a half years removed from the Great Recession, we’re now in the midst of the “Great Repricing.” That’s what David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist for Gluskin Sheff ...

Women in the context of microcephaly and Zika virus disease

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Should pregnant women be concerned about Zika virus disease? Although symptoms associated with Zika are generally mild, a possible association has been observed between the unusual rise of Zika cases ...

No Safety for Refugee Women on the European Route

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Latest From Our Blog Influx of Refugees and Limited Firewood Leads to Spike in Gender-based Violence Refugees with Disabilities At Highest Risk of Gender-based Violence Protection from Gender-based Violence for ...

Poland wants punishments for use of "Polish death camp" phrase

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WARSAW - Poland is drawing up new regulations to punish use of the phrase "Polish death camps" when referring to wartime Nazi concentration camps on Polish soil, Justice Minister Zbigniew ...

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