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Breaking News: US human rights record criticized by UN panel
Posted by: preetamkaushik

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-03-31 20:07:02 -0700 | humanitarian-news

The UN Human Rights Committee has criticized the US for its human rights violations and suggested ways in which the US can improve its track record. The panel has criticized the US drone program for its lack of transparency in...
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Breaking News: US, EU, Russia and Ukraine announce deal to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-20 16:02:17 -0700 | political-news

Ukraine, the United States, the European Union and Russia announced Thursday that they have reached a deal at the talks held in Geneva to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine. The Guardian reports that the parties agreed on "initial concrete steps to...
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Posted by: chnarendra

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-09 18:20:05 -0700 | humanitarian-news

The Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5) set out to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters and targeted universal access to reproductive health by 2015. As of today, maternal-mortality globally has declined by 47 per cent over the last two decades with...
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Breaking News: Russia, West business crisis for Ukraine, but Barack Obama carefully
Posted by: Ritchllle

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-21 16:48:42 -0700 | political-news

Russia, Ukraine and the West reached an agreement Thursday's surprise, the purpose of which is to alleviate the worst crisis since the East-West cold war, the United States, but President Barack Obama warned that it was unclear whether Moscow will...
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Posted by: chnarendra

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-12 10:30:43 -0700 | political-news

The International Seafarers’ Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN) annual awards were presented at a special ceremony hosted by the International Labour Organization. The event took place on the opening day of a tripartite ILO meeting considering amendments to the ILO’s Maritime...
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Breaking News: UN: Rights Council Records in Spotlight at ‘Votes Count'
Posted by: chnarendra

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-03-29 01:08:31 -0700 | political-news

A new website, “Votes Count,” will shed much needed light on how member countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council respond to serious violations of human rights across the globe. The website will compile, analyze and expose the positions...
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Breaking News: UN Commission says broadband can solve the global development gap
Posted by: chnarendra

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-03-26 22:51:46 -0700 | technology-news

Access to broadband could be the universal catalyst that lifts developing countries out of poverty and puts access to health care, education and basic social services within reach of all, according to the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which...
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Breaking News: Iran and world powers begin discussions in May of nuclear projects
Posted by: M Furqan

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-23 01:16:25 -0700 | political-news

Iran and world powers begin to work on the development of a long-term agreement on the country's nuclear program in New York next month , the official IRNA news agency on Sunday States . During the meeting, scheduled to be...
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Breaking News: United States and Russia Announce Agreement on Ukraine
Posted by: neelamyousafzi

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-21 16:48:42 -0700 | political-news

Senior diplomats have agreed on a common road-map and take immediate steps to defuse the tension in Ukraine, announced officials from Russia and the United States. United States Secretary of State John Kerry said the dealer deal "a good day",...
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Breaking News: Green tea helps boost memory, finds Swiss study
Posted by: Nina Rai

Basel :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-18 21:28:42 -0700 | health-news

Who would have ever thought drinking the ubiquitous green tea - popular as a health beverage - could also make one clever? Well, it does, finds a new study. Green tea has been one of the most researched fares in...
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Breaking News: Bionic Olympics planned for 2016
Posted by: Kerry Butters

Bern :: Switzerland | updated 2014-03-27 11:54:12 -0700 | technology-news

Technology is changing the world in so many different ways and the most recent innovation is on the Olympic field. In an attempt to make the Olympics more accessible and diverse, the first Cybathlon has been announced. It will take...
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Breaking News: 2014 UEFA Champions League Semifinals Draw
Posted by: Adrian Holman

Nyon :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-14 09:53:02 -0700 | sports-news

The UEFA Champions League Semifinals draw was held earlier today at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland. The draw was conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and this season's Champions League Ambassador and Portugese soccer great Luis...
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Breaking News: Green tea extract raises cognitive function
Posted by: Debbie Nicholson

Basel :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-10 00:26:38 -0700 | health-news

Green tea extract boots working memory Green tea is presumed to have numerous effects on health. The University of Basel researchers are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory. Past research...
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Breaking News: Russia and West Agree on Steps to End Ukraine's Crisis
Posted by: Reporter989

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-20 12:08:25 -0700 | political-news

Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine struck a deal Thursday to end unrest in eastern Ukraine stoked by pro-Russian militants. The agreement, reached after seven hours of negotiation in Geneva, requires all sides to refrain...
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Breaking News: Start the meeting between Ukraine, Russia, USA and EU to calm the Ukrainian crisis
Posted by: rsa76

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-20 12:08:25 -0700 | disasters-news

The ministerial meeting at the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, United States and the European Union began participating minutes after 11.00 local time (09.00 GMT) in an attempt to defuse the escalating tension in the east Ukrainian . The start...
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