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Obama to visit Arkansas towns hit by tornado

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor says President Barack Obama has accepted his invitation to visit the Arkansas communities that were hit last week by a deadly tornado. More News Read more National News Pryor’s office announced Saturday that Obama plans to visit the state Wednesday to survey the tornado damage. Fifteen people died in the storm. Details ...

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Dozens killed in Ukraine fighting and fire; OSCE monitors freed

ODESSA/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – At least 42 people were killed in a street battle between supporters and opponents of Russia in southern Ukraine that ended with dozens of pro-Russian protesters incinerated in a burning building, bringing the country closer to war. Pro-Russian rebels in the east freed seven European military observers on Saturday after holding them hostage for eight days, ...

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Dozens killed in Ukraine fighting and fire; OSCE monitors freed

ODESSA/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – At least 42 people were killed in a street battle between supporters and opponents of Russia in southern Ukraine that ended with dozens of pro-Russian protesters incinerated in a burning building, bringing the country closer to war. Pro-Russian rebels in the east freed seven European military observers on Saturday after holding them hostage for eight days, ...

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Afghan rescuers search for survivors under threat of third landslide

Kabul: Afghan police and villagers began a dangerous search for more than 2,000 people buried under a massive landslide in a remote mountainous region in the northeast on Saturday, amid concern the unstable hillside may cave in again. The United Nations said at least 350 were killed, but officials fear that the toll will rise sharply as the poor village ...

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India 3rd on list of ‘green buildings’ countries outside US

WASHINGTON: India has been ranked third on the list of top 10 countries in leadership in energy and environmental design outside America, according to the latest US Green Building Council report. Canada followed by China occupy the top two slots in the ranking of the top 10 countries for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) outside the US. The ...

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GJA Bemoans Poor Remunerations Of Journalists

Low wages and salaries paid journalists and other media practitioners took centre stage at this year’s flag raising ceremony to mark World Press Freedom Day in Accra on Friday. Present at the event which was held alongside a news conference at the International Press Centre were the President of the Ghana Journalists Association, Roland…

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UN agencies call for safe access to vulnerable people

Tweet United Nations, May 3 (IANS) UN high commissioner for refugees and the World Food Programme (WFP) urged all conflicting parties in South Sudan to provide safe access to reach vulnerable people, official said Friday. The vulnerable people in South Sudan include 125,000…

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Ukraine economy: How bad is the mess and can it be fixed?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $17.1bn (£10.1bn) bailout for Ukraine to help the country’s struggling economy. The money will be released over two years, with the first instalment of $3.2bn available straight away. The IMF loan will also unlock further funds worth $15bn from other donors, including the World Bank, EU, Canada and Japan. Months of turmoil ...

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UN chief slams terrorist attacks in Egypt

Tweet null United Nations, May 2 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has lashed out at recent terrorist attacks in Egypt, saying that there can be no justification for acts of terror, media reported Friday. The UN chief made the statement when he met visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, the second time in a month since they met in Brussels ...

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Knowledge-Based Economy Conference held in Riyadh (UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

(Source: UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Knowledge-Based Economy Conference held in Riyadh Organized by the UNDP and the Government of Saudi Arabia, the Conference took place on 24 and 25 April 2014 with the inauguration of HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the participation of the representative of the Secretary…

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