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Aid Organization Oxfam Criticizes U.K. Media Portrayal of Africa

London, U.K.  Oxfam, an international organization intending to eliminate poverty, has criticized the way in which Africa is depicted to United Kingdom (UK) audiences. In a press release, the charity said the continent was being portrayed in an “overwhelmingly negative” way which is “undermining popular support for efforts to bring an end to hunger on the continent”. Dame Barbara Stocking, […]

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As G20 Summit Nears, U.N. Calls for Sustainable Growth For All

New York, N.Y.   Eyes will be fixed on St. Petersburg, Russia on Sep. 5, as finance ministers and central bank governors gather for the upcoming two-day Group of 20 (G20) Summit. The ministers and bankers will discuss international economic and financial policies that will impact every corner of the globe. In a preview of its […]

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Syria: We Cannot Afford to Lose a Generation

New York, N.Y.  The numbers of children affected by the Syrian crisis are almost impossible to fathom: over three million inside Syria, more than one million living in exile in neighboring countries. Most have experienced or witnessed horrific violence. They have lost loved ones, and they will bear the emotional and physical scars of war for the rest […]

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Muslims Around World Celebrate Eid al-Fitr – Including U.S. Soldiers

Jakarta, Indonesia.  Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Worshipers gathered in mosques in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, to begin the celebrations Thursday. Iraqi Muslims exchange greetings after the Eid dawn prayers outside mosque on the first day of […]

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Uruguay Gives Initial OK to State-Controlled Marijuana Industry

Montevideo, Uruguay.  NPR reports that Uruguay is poised to create a state-licensed marijuana industry, as its legislature takes steps to approve a controversial bill detailing how the government would regulate marijuana, from its production and import to marketing and distribution. The move would be a first. NPR’s South America correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro tells NPR’s Newscast unit […]

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Photo of the Day: UNICEF – Family in Guinea-Bissau

Tebe-Zinho, Guinea-Bissau.  A family uses a rudimentary log bridge to cross a stream on their way to the village of Tebe-Zinho, Guinea-Bissau in order for the children to receive vaccinations and other health services. Political instability and deep poverty continue to limit economic and social development in Guinea-Bissau. The country has the world’s seventh-highest under-five […]

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NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg Wishes New York Ramadan Mubarak

New York, N.Y.   NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg Wishes New York a Ramadan Mubarak: New Yorkers in all five boroughs celebrate the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which calls us together in a spirit of reflection. Mayor Bloomberg meets with leadership of the Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center, January 03, 2012. Photo Credit: Edward Reed. One […]

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Photo of the Day: The Ruins at Stonehenge, England

Salisbury, England.  One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds. Tweet

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