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AT THE close of the Olympics, the world came together in an embrace by sportsmen and women who want to make it a better place...True to this great tradition, Mills had arranged a cultural summit for the arts ministers and officials from 40 nations.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have studied the role airports play in spreading disease and pandemics. They found that airports in New York, Los Angeles and Honolulu can spread disease more aggressively than others.
The Latin sensation's comments came hours before he headlined the "Beat Goes On" concert at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Juanes encouraged leaders to continue supporting the cause so that one day a cure can be found.
After meeting Croatian President Ivo Josipovic here in Brijuni, the UN chief Saturday expressed his concerns about the Syrian situation at a joint news conference, Xinhua reported. The UN chief is sending Herve Ladsous, undersecretary general for
Russia proposed holding a conference of the so-called Action Group for Syria at the end of July in this capital, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Guennadi Gatilov said today. When referring to the meetings of Russia Foreign
UN Security Council talks on Syria virtually collapsed Monday, leaving the major powers heading for a veto showdown on a proposal to impose sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad. Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said his country would veto a
Australia warned Monday of civil unrest in East Timor following last week's parliamentary election in which Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's party gained the most votes but not enough seats in parliament to form government on its own. Tension flared as
Protesters angry that their party will be shut out of East Timor's incoming government have thrown stones at officers, burned or destroyed dozens of cars and damaged some houses, police said Monday. One person has been killed and four policemen have
Timorese Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao will form a coalition government with the country's two minor parties. National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction) in the capital, Dili, yesterday. Mr Gusmao's party won 30 seats in the 65-seat parliament in
March 2005 An inquiry into the UN oil-for-food scandal yesterday failed to give Secretary-General Kofi Annan the clear vindication he wanted, even though the investigators did not accuse him of corruption. Annan interpreted the report as clearing him