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US to Give Additional $169 Million in Aid to Ethiopia, Kenya

  New York, N.Y. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced Thursday it will provide an additional $169 million in humanitarian aid to the drought-stricken African countries of Ethiopia and Kenya. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said the funds, over $136 million for Ethiopia and almost $33 million for Kenya, would be […]

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Botswana Prepares to Host Dalai Lama Over China’s Objections

  New York, N.Y. Until a few weeks ago, says Lawrence Seretse, editor of The Botswana Gazette, few people in this nation of two million people even knew who the Dalai Lama was. But now, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader is making headlines in Botswana as it prepares to host him August 17-19 for a human […]

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Young Refugees Cleared to Travel to Waiting US Foster Families

  New York, N.Y. Young refugees from Somalia and Eritrea who are eagerly awaited by American foster families have been cleared to travel to the United States, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) tells VOA. As VOA reported Friday, the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (UMR) Program has been in a state of uncertainty since the Trump administration’s travel order […]

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South Korea Parliament Votes to Impeach Park

Seoul, South Korea — The South Korean National Assembly has voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye. With 234 of the parliament’s 300 members voting Friday for impeachment, the measure gained more than the two-thirds majority support needed. The stunning and sudden collapse of Park’s presidency was caused by recent allegations that a multi-million dollar influence peddling […]

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Solution Close as Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Leaders Open Talks

New York, N.Y. 7 November 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered his “full support” to the talks between the Greek Cypriot leader and the Turkish Cypriot leader, concentrated on the chapter of territory, as well as other outstanding issues interdependently, kicked off today in Switzerland. “The two leaders have reached a critical juncture in […]

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Countries Need to be Reminded They Are Built on Diversity

New York, N.Y. United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today called for an alternative narrative on migration, where human mobility is seen as a positive development and a driver for economic prosperity and social progress.          The immigration detention centre in Makassar on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island is one of 13 across the […]

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Ban Calls For End To Elder Abuse As Pathway For Global Goals

New York, NY– Marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized that ending neglect, abuse and violence against older people is crucial as the international community continues to work together towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and fulfil their underlying pledge to leave no one behind.                                                                        An old woman […]

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U.N. Health Agency Sees ‘Very Low’ risk of Zika Spread From Olympics

New York, N.Y. An expert panel of the World Health Organization (WHO) today concluded that while the Zika virus and its associated disorders continue to be a public health emergency of international concern, there is a “very low” risk of further international spread of the virus as a result of the upcoming Olympic Games. Soon-to-be […]

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Conquering the Con: How Seniors Can Avoid Being Swindled and Scammed

7 Reasons Why Grandparents are Turning to Diamond Investments

First of 33,000 Congolese Refugees Relocated to New Settlement in Angola – UN Agency

Education Activist Malala Yousafzai to Study at Oxford

UN Rights Chief Urges Kenyan Leaders to Act Responsibly, Avoid Further Violence

‘Racism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are Poisoning Our Societies’ – UN chief