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Rebuffing Israel, UN Chief Heads to Iran for Non-Aligned Movement Summit Meeting
Iran will be chairing the 120-member Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) for the first time
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Nobel Prize-Winner Elinor Ostrom Dies at 78
Ostrom's work highlighted the power of "the commons"
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'Broken Earth Day': Connecting Climate Change to Wild Weather
In New Mexico, firefighters stand in the remains of the Santa Fe Forest, which was burned last summer during the state’s worst wildfire in history. In Pakistan, a group of women hold dots in front of the makeshift shelter that became their home after the devastating floods in 2010 that displaced...
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International Women's Day in Pictures: Protests, Celebrations
International Women's Day is being marked across the globe with political protest as well as celebration. What are you doing today for International Women's Day? * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * # # #
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Indigenous Peoples in India Fight Back Against Corporate Encroachment
LALGARH, India - This small town, barely 150 km away from the bustling eastern metropolis of Kolkata, hit news headlines in December 2008 when adivasis (indigenous people) led by Maoist rebels briefly captured it. By June 2009 security forces had recaptured Lalgarh, though the forested surroundings...
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Haitian Cholera Victims Seek Reparations from U.N.
UNITED NATIONs - More than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims are seeking compensation, action and an apology from the U.N. and the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for the ongoing epidemic that has killed more than 6,600 Haitians and sickened more than 476,000 since October 2010...
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Profit, Not Care: The Ugly Side of Overseas Adoptions
Lax regulation and an endless demand by childless couples in the West has created an often exploitative market in babies born in the developing world
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Watching Climate Change Through a Farmer's Eyes
In the last few decades, farmers in the heavily-forested Darjeeling Hills of the Himalayas in India and Nepal have noticed something strange. Rivers and streams are drying up, crop yields are plummeting, and trees have begun to flower long before spring arrives. The experiences of these villagers...
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Haiti's Cholera Outbreak Has Not Peaked: WHO
GENEVA -- The cholera outbreak in Haiti that has claimed 3,651 lives has not peaked, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday. "We think that the peak has not been reached," said Fadela Chaib, WHO spokeswoman, of the deadly disease that has also infected 171,304 people. "The peak has not been...
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Haiti Cholera Outbreak 'Came from UN Camp'
PARIS - The cholera outbreak ravaging Haiti began at a camp for UN peacekeepers from Nepal, according to an expert report submitted to the French foreign ministry, a source close to the matter told AFP on Tuesday. Respected French epidemiologist Professor Renaud Piarroux conducted a study in Haiti...
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