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Afghanistan “Worst Country” for Mothers

Norway, Australia, Iceland and Sweden received top rankings this year, while the bottom ten included mostly African and Middle Eastern nations Save the Children says that Afghanistan’s low ranking is a result of its record-high rate of under-five mortality; the lowest female life expectancy; and the worst gender disparity in primary education in the world. […]

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Chinese President Hu Jintao Declares Open Shanghai World Expo


Chinese President Hu Jintao and International Exhibitions Bureau President Jean-Pierre Lafon present at the Expo 2010 opening ceremony in Shanghai, China International dignitaries, including French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak, Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and other 16 heads of state and government were in […]

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H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV Visits Pakistan

H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV Visits Pakistan His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, Spiritual leader of Ism\’illi Muslim community, is on an official visit to Pakistan. The objective of his visit is to show coordination with the relief efforts and condolence for the victims of the massive earthquake that struck Pakistan on October […]

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University of Chicago to Open New Center in Beijing

President Robert J. Zimmer in Beijing. The Center will open on Sept. 15, with Nobel laureates and other leading scholars discussing their collaborations and their latest work in economics, paleontology, music, medical education and other topics. President Robert J. Zimmer said the Center in Beijing represents the University’s long–term commitment to build relationships in China […]

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Voting for GreenSoul Shoes for Award

The GreenSoul Shoes team working in Navotas City, Philippines. Photo by Alastair Onglingswan. For each one that GreenSoul Shoes sell, they give one away to an underprivileged child in need in that same community. Their goal is to shoe 1 million children in five years. In my interview with Stephen, he noted that winning the […]

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Roshan: Cell Phone Company Helping to Change Afghanistan

Behind Karim’s twinkling eyes, I could almost see his brain synapses flashing.Photo courtesy of Film Officer William Inganga, Republic of Kenya. Since its inception in the market in 2003, Roshan has invested over $445 million in implementing and maintaining a high quality cell phone network across a nation battered by violence and turmoil. When one […]

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