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Global forced displacement hits record high

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unhcr.org – GENEVA, June 20 (UNHCR) – Wars and persecution have driven more people from their homes than at any time since UNHCR records began, according to a new report released today by the UN Refugee Agency…

WORLD

Syrian refugees in Greece ‘put their tent on Airbnb’, promising scorpions, dehydration and ‘broken promises’

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telegraph.co.uk – A group of Syrians has advertised the tent they are living in on Airbnb, in an ironic dig against the miserable conditions they are experiencing in a camp in Greece. In the advertisement, the Syria…

WORLD

‘It was hell’: Syrian refugees share stories of torture – News from Al Jazeera

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aljazeera.com – Sources: Al Jazeera, Syrian Network for Human Rights Amman, Jordan – Syria’s civil war isn’t just being fought on the ground but also in its prisons. Activists accuse the government and the opposit…

SCIENCE

Blog Post: 5 incredible ways to access deep insight and understanding for yourself

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cecelia.com.au – Posted a month ago by Cecelia Hatswell in Awakenings. One of the greatest and most important things we can learn about and experience in this life is the understanding of self. Obtaining deep insig…

ENVIRONMENT

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Migratory Bird Program

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fws.gov – Congratulations to 2015 Federal Duck Stamp Contest winner Joseph Hautman of Plymouth, Minn. And congratulations to all of the talented artists who entered the contest this year! One of the easiest …

WORLD

Refugees are Revitalizing Some Great American Cities Facing Decline | Niskanen Center

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niskanencenter.org – Rustbelt cities like Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Detroit have struggled for decades to bounce back from the doldrums of deindustrialization. Top-down urban renewal efforts have had a mixed, mostly dis…

BUSINESS

Prague Is Hosting the Largest Ever Conference on Urban Design and Migration

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nextcity.org – In 2015, the UN counted 244 million people living outside of their country of origin. That is 3 percent of the world’s population on the move; seeking respite from war and oppression, economic oppo…

WORLD

One Year Photographing the Lives of Migrants – The New Yorker

newyorker.com – In early 2015, after hundreds of migrants died when their boats capsized off the coast of Libya, the photographer Daniel Castro Garcia and the designer Tom Saxby decided to travel from their homes …

WORLD

Syrian Refugees in a Jordanian Camp Arrange For a Long Term Exile

mojahedin.org – Salaam Asha’ra and his family left Syria in early 2013, when no one expected that the civil war in their country would last for years without any signs of subsiding, creating the worst refugee cris…

WORLD

Refugees in Greece send a clear message to the world: ‘Help families get back together’

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oxfamamerica.org – More than 50,000 people fleeing war, persecution, and poverty, are now living in crowded conditions in Greece with uncertainty and fear as Europe wrestles with migration policies. Cecile, a 42-year…

WORLD

Turkish coastguard ‘attacks boat packed with refugees’

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independent.co.uk – The Turkish coastguard attacked a flimsy dinghy packed with men, women and children in a bid to prevent it reaching Greece, it has been claimed. Footage filmed by Channel 4 News in the Aegean appea…

LEISURE

Protecting and Integrating Children on the Move

fxb.harvard.edu – When almost 1.3 million migrants crossed the Mediterranean last year seeking refuge in Europe, each country faced a choice—help those fleeing unspeakable violence and suffering or close the borders…

WORLD

Susan Wojcicki: Refugees Are Trying to Escape Terror—Not Create It

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time.com – In just three days in May, some 700 refugees are feared to have died in shipwrecks. I find those deaths especially heartbreaking; my father could have been one of them. In 1949, my father was 11 ye…

WORLD

Refugees deserve action and investment, not indifference and cruelty

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weforum.org – In 2015, when more than a million refugees and migrants arrived on European shores, the reaction in many countries quickly turned to tightening border controls and erecting fences. Public opinion b…

WORLD

Muhammed Muheisen’s Portraits of Young Afghan Refugees

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time.com – The mere mention of the word “refugee” usually conjures two reactions: heartbreaking images from far-flung camps and numbers that border on the abstract. In June 2013, the UN Refugee Agency estimat…

WORLD

Refugees at highest ever level, reaching 65m, says UN – BBC News

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bbc.com – The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded, the UN refugee agency says. It estimates that 65.3m people were either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displ…

WORLD

The man who changes lives

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unhcr.org – TORBALI, Turkey – One man can change lives. Just ask the Syrian refugees in Torbali, near Izmir, about the work of Levent Topçu. Levent, known to the refugees simply by his first name, is the 52-ye…

WORLD

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya Has a Message on Refugees Every Business Needs to Hear

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mic.com – Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya is literally the embodiment of the American dream. Ulukaya, the son of Kurdish dairy farmers who grew up in eastern Turkey, first emigrated to the United States in 1994 wi…

WORLD

#WithRefugees – World Refugee Day – UNHCR

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unhcr.org – 1. Baw Meh Baw Meh dreams of a safer future for her grandchildren. Baw Meh’s story 2. Mojtaba Mojtaba’s story 3. Carmen Carmen hopes to inspire other women through her work. Carmen’s story 4. Sola…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

‘We’re designing new ways of living and interacting’ – What Design Can Do

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whatdesigncando.com – 24 Jun 2016 Published in Refugee Challenge by Bas van Lier ‘The definition of design is broadening as we know it – it’s grown from something literal and concrete to something so much more abstract …

WORLD

Meet the people from around the world protesting our treatment of refugees

sbs.com.au – Australia hasn’t had the greatest track record when it comes to our treatment of those hoping to call our sunburned land home. Take the White Australia policy, which was only abolished in the 1970s…

WORLD

Town’s warm welcome for Syrian refugees shows divided Britain can heal

mirror.co.uk – Today, as Britain starts healing the wounds inflicted on our country during the bitter and divisive EU debate , I keep thinking of a modest rural community in Wiltshire. You couldn’t describe the m…

WORLD

This Funder is Thinking Locally To Deal With a Global Humanitarian Crisis – Inside Philanthropy – Inside Philanthropy

insidephilanthropy.com – The global refugee crisis has become far worse than anyone ever expected. We hear all the time that it’s the “largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.” The scope and scale, not to mention tr…

WORLD

Syrian Refugees Are Sharing Their Experiences on Airbnb, and It’s Disgusting

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usuncut.com – Syrian refugees in Greece have found a creative way to tell the world about the horrible conditions in which they live — by advertising their tent on Airbnb. The travel website is traditionally use…

WORLD

An Istanbul Bookstore Made by a Refugee for Refugees

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bookriot.com – Some people are good for the soul. Samer al-Kadri is one such being. When you walk into his Pages Bookstore and Cafe, a labor of love that he designed and decorated over a painstaking six months, a…

WORLD

Story of Syrian migrants gang-raping Idaho girl embellished by anti-refugee movement: Authorities

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washingtontimes.com – A story picked up by conspiracy blogs and some conservative media outlets that Syrian migrants gang-raped a 5-year-old Idaho girl at knifepoint was embellished to incite anti-refugee sentiments, au…

SPORTS

These 10 refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

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one.org – This post originally appeared on the UNHCR website on June 3rd. Since the modern Olympics began in 1896, over 200 national teams have vied for glory at the Summer and Winter Games. Now, for the fir…

WORLD

MPs Who Arrived As Refugees Describe How It Feels To Be Embraced

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huffingtonpost.ca – They came to Canada with precious little and now exemplify what’s possible in this place. On Monday — World Refugee Day — the Liberal party released a short video online showcasing four MPs who und…

WORLD

Afghan refugees face an uncertain future after June 30 – The Express Tribune

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tribune.com.pk – Islamabad may not renew the Pakistan Proof of Registration cards for 2.5 million Afghan refugees due to expire on June 30. After having hosted their three generations, Islamabad has changed its moo…

WORLD

The Former Refugee Who Rescued His Own Family on a Greek beach

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blog.amnestyusa.org – On World Refugee Day, we talk to Ghias Aljundi, who fled to the UK from Syria 18 years ago. He is one of thousands volunteering to help refugees arriving in Greece since last year. But he’d never e…

LEISURE

Building the Next Generation of Readers

educationblog.oup.com – James Clements is the director of ShakespeareandMore.com. He is the author of Building an Outstanding Reading School, a report about creating a strong reading culture in a school. James will be lea…

WORLD

Brexit: Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn sacks Hilary Benn – News from Al Jazeera

aljazeera.com – Britain’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has sacked shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn as deep divisions emerged in the Labour party following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Corbyn, …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

On the Beat With Hawk Lopez of Crown of Thorns: Be Prepared to Have a Good Time | Modern Drummer Magazine

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moderndrummer.com – Hello Modern Drummer readers, Hawk Lopez here from John Corbett, Solomon Burke, Little Steven, and Crown of Thorns. I am happy to announce that I will be joining longtime Crown of Thorns bandmate J…

BUSINESS

Soros looks set to make a killing on Brexit result

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marketwatch.com – George Soros may be getting rich on an implosion in British markets — again. The landmark vote in the U.K. to leave the European Union has rocked global markets, sending the British pound GBPUSD, -…

WORLD

Europe demands quick divorce from divided Britain after Brexit vote

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yahoo.com – London (AFP) – European powers demanded a quick divorce Saturday as Britain’s seismic vote to abandon the EU sparked bitter break-up rows at home and abroad. Britons had cast aside warnings of isol…

HEALTH

A. De Croo promet 4 millions d’euros à ONUSIDA / zegt 4 miljoen euro toe aan UNAIDS / pledges 4 million euros for UNAIDS 

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us7.campaign-archive1.com – Le vice-Premier et ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo a reçu aujourd’hui Michel Sidibé, directeur exécutif d’ONUSIDA. Cette organisation est un partenaire multilatéral im…

WORLD

It’s time to make basic protections for women refugees a priority!

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blog.amnestyusa.org – By Nicole van Huyssteen, Women’s Human Rights Thematic Specialist  Can you imagine not eating or drinking to avoid being watched by men as you shower or use the bathroom? Or being too frightened to…

WORLD

Refugees from Around the World Become American Citizens at Central Park Ceremony on World Refugee Day

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ny1.com – As the world stops to remember the plight of refugees, a group of immigrants completed the long journey to American citizenship in Central Park Monday. NY1’s Lori Chung has more. A simple oath, and…

SPORTS

Spirituality

pinterest.com – This is one of the Menae, the Greek Nymphs of the fifty new moons of the Olympiad (a period of four years). Fifty moons were significant because this number marked the conjunction of solar and luna…

WORLD

Presidents Kenyatta and Obama to work together in repatriating

citizentv.co.ke – US President Barack Obama has said the United States and Kenya will work closely together to ensure the needs of refugees and host communities are met. According to the White House Office of the Pr…

BUSINESS

Ethiopia Flexes its Manufacturing Muscle

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economywatch.com – Ethiopia seems to be attracting the attention of economists interested in Africa, and for good reason. Except for Rwanda, Ethiopia is the only African country whose economic growth has been consist…

BUSINESS

7 things to know about China’s economy

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weforum.org – Given the extraordinary impact China’s economic growth has on the rest of the world, it is perhaps not surprising that speculation about the country’s future is so intense and so constant. China ha…

ENVIRONMENT

Climate Hotspots: World Bank Climate Action Plan Supports Cities, Urban Poor

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worldbank.org – In the report Shock Waves, the World Bank found that it’s the poorest people who are more exposed than the average population to climate-related shocks, such as floods and other extreme weather eve…

BUSINESS

Is Africa Still Rising? Yes. Actually, It’s Just Getting Started!

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huffingtonpost.com – On 13th May 2000, The Economist magazine ran a front cover that notoriously labeled Africa as ‘The Hopeless Continent’. In its eyes, Africa was a forsaken place — ravaged by war, famine and diseas…

WORLD

Russia’s State Duma just approved some of the most repressive laws in post-Soviet history — Meduza

meduza.io – Beginning on July 20, 2016, “the failure to report a crime” will itself become a criminal offense. Russians will be required to inform the authorities about anything they know regarding preparation…

BUSINESS

Climate Change Will Contribute To Greater Food Insecurity, Increase Risk Of Conflict

wfpusa.org – On Monday’s World Refugee Day, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees released a new report on forced displacement across the globe. The numbers reveal that by the end of last year, a staggering 6…

LEISURE

Italy: Children Stuck in Unsafe Migrant Hotspot

hrw.org – The center, an European Union-designated “hotspot” for screening asylum seekers who arrive in Italy by sea, has one large main room and a smaller room in the back, which is intended for families an…

LEISURE

El Brexit como encrucijada

caldentey.wordpress.com – La victoria del Brexit en el referéndum del Reino Unido pone la coyuntura europea patas arriba y tiene un profundo alcance. No hay duda de que estamos en una encrucijada. No es una crisis provocada…

BUSINESS

Brexit’s Winners and Losers: Johnson Triumphs as Pound Plunges

bloomberg.com – Today’s victory for the Leave campaign in the U.K.’s referendum on European Union membership will roil business, markets and politics.  Below is a sampling of some of the winners and losers from th…

ENVIRONMENT

Centro de Excelência da ONU defende cooperação entre países para erradicar a fome no mundo

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nacoesunidas.org – Em cinco anos de atividades, o Centro de Excelência contra a Fome, uma parceria entre o governo brasileiro e o Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), envolveu mais de 40 países de África, Ásia e Amér…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Caught between everything they believe and an undeniable force… @AuthorLJBaker #romance

masqueradecrew.com – Cover links to Amazon.com Caught between everything they believe and an undeniable force, not even love might be enough. Undeniable Bound Together, book 1 by LJ Baker Genre/Keyword(s): Romance, Par…

SCIENCE

Women, HIV and Trauma: Toward Resiliency & Healing

huffingtonpost.com – Co-authored by Karishma Oza, HIVE Program Coordinator. One in four U.S. women have experienced gender based violence. Among women living with HIV, one in two has experienced intimate partner violen…

HEALTH

Region looks to turn tide on health crisis

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sobserver.ws – Samoa and Pacific Island countries at the inaugural Pacific Non-Communicable Diseases (N.C.D) Summit have expressed their support for a Pacific funding mechanism to better balance responses to the …

WORLD

Warren Bell, Author: Reprise: The Poison Fruits of Hatred

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warrenbellauthor.blogspot.com – I do not often agree with Washington Post political cartoonist Tom Toles. His left-leaning drawings are usually too much for my moderate Independent leanings. But when he published the above cartoo…

WORLD

Katie Pavlich – Shocker: U.S. Weapons Showing Up in the Hands of Terrrorists

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townhall.com – When President Obama announced a few weeks ago that the United States would be sending arms to the Syrian “rebels,” the majority of Americans let out a disappointing sigh and many warned weapons in…

LEISURE

Uvi Poznansky: I raise her to her feet and carry her—all the way up the staircase—into my chamber

uviart.blogspot.com – From there I go down to the women’s quarters, to see Bathsheba. The two of us continue to react in opposite ways to what has just happened. While I have regained my vigor, she has lost hers. I find…

ENVIRONMENT

Clinton Appointees Block Effort To Ban Fracking In Platform

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shadowproof.com – Democrats appointed to the Democratic Party’s Platform Committee by Hillary Clinton and the party’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, defeated a ban on fracking on June 24. Former U.S. Represen…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Tweet Jukebox: An app launched by laziness.

tweetjukebox.blogspot.com – In the winter of 2013, I was in my Cape Town apartment struggling to keep tweeting, pulling together more tweets into spreadsheets and loading them into a very popular social media tool.  A thought…

WORLD

The New UN Secretary-General Will Need to Rebuild the Secretariat’s Integrity

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thewire.in – New York: Three months before his tragic death, Dag Hammarskjöld gave a powerful lecture in Oxford, entitled ‘The International Civil Servant in Law and in Fact‘. He positioned the secretary-genera…

BUSINESS

SGX’s new sustainability reporting rules will help ‘open up markets’

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eco-business.com – Singapore’s local bourse, the Singapore Exchange (SGX), on Monday officially launched its guidelines on sustainability reporting which mandates that all listed companies report on a ‘comply or expl…

WORLD

Genocide by ‘Joint Criminal Enterprise’

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markgeoffreykirshner.com – “Syria’s future is in the hands of those who must demand the rule of law and accountability for mass graves still consuming today’s innocents.” (Official photo of Tomasica mass graves) The U.S. gov…

POLITICS

Sanders’ Online Army Prepares For A Revolution Without Him

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vocativ.com – Bernie Sanders remains in the race to be the Democratic candidate for president, but only in a ceremonial capacity, like the king from one of his beloved Scandinavian social democracies. Mathematic…

WORLD

As Britain decided its future, striking parallels with U.S. political debates emerged

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washingtonpost.com – LONDON — It may be pure coincidence that Donald Trump flew to Scotland on the day that British voters decided to leave the European Union. But in striking ways, the forces fueling Thursday’s histor…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Infringement Suit Over ‘Stairway’

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abcnews.go.com – A jury today found that Led Zeppelin did not plagiarize the opening riff of “Stairway to Heaven.” After five days of testimony from music experts, a former Spirit band member and the surviving memb…

ENVIRONMENT

This is how the Brexit result will affect universities and students

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independent.co.uk – Figures within the higher education sector will have awoken with a bitter taste on Friday with the news the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. On Monday, the heads of 103 univers…

BUSINESS

5 charts that show what Brexit has already cost the UK

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independent.co.uk – Shares and sterling have taken a beating since the UK voted to leave the EU. Market movements started not long after it emerged that Leave was in the lead in a vote that was decided 52 per cent to …

SPORTS

‘They Took Back Their Country,’ Trump Says – NBC News

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nbcnews.com – Donald Trump hailed Britain’s decision to quit the European Union Friday as “a great thing,” saying it would not be the last time that voters expressed their anger over immigration. “I said this wa…

WORLD

Future of the EU: Who’ll be next to leave?

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cnn.com – Far-right nationalist movements across Europe, already cultivating support among those disillusioned with EU leadership and a rise in immigration, are expected to capitalize on the UK’s decision. J…

WORLD

BDS campaign hopes to take Israeli goods off Palestinian dinner tables during Ramadan

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mondoweiss.net – The Boycott, Divest and Sanction campaign has made huge strides in the occupied West Bank over the past two years, but campaign organizers are no where near done. At the start of Ramadan, the campa…

BUSINESS

Demolitions as displacement: Israel targets Negev’s Bedouin Palestinians

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Jim Clancy

middleeastmonitor.com – A new report has revealed how 2,752 structures were demolished in Bedouin Palestinian communities in the Negev over the last three years, part of what human rights activists have described as an on…

POLITICS

Negative Partisanship Rises

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Jim Clancy

the-american-interest.com – Last Spring, the political scientists Alan Abramowitz and Steven Webster released a paper arguing that, since the 1950s, “a growing number of Americans have been voting against the opposing party r…

WORLD

Israel: EU’S Growing Concern – Newsweek Middle East

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newsweekme.com – On June 3, a few days before the 49th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, diplomats gathered in Paris for a conference framed as a preliminary step towards reviving …

WORLD

Boat migrant rescues surge as calm seas return to Mediterranean

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reuters.com – ABOARD THE TOPAZ RESPONDER Ships manned by humanitarian organizations, the Italian navy and coast guard helped rescue about 4,500 boat migrants on Thursday as calm seas returned to the Mediterranea…

POLITICS

Donald Trump on Brexit: “I hope America is watching”

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vox.com – The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, and Donald Trump hopes “America is watching.” After the decisive Brexit vote, which led to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation a…

WORLD

EU Leaders Tell The UK They Want Brexit To Happen Quickly

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buzzfeed.com – European Union leaders will deliver a stark message to Britain on Friday morning that while they are sorry the UK has voted to leave, the separation must now happen quickly. Senior EU government of…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

The Museum of the City of New York to Examine a Gay Underground

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nytimes.com – The Museum of the City of New York could not have predicted how timely it would be to mount an exhibition exploring how creativity became both an outlet and a refuge for lesbian, gay, bisexual and …

ENVIRONMENT

These 7 major risks threaten urban sustainability

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greenbiz.com – The world’s cities are home to 54 percent (4 billion) of the earth’s total population; by 2050, that percentage is projected to increase to 66 percent. Today’s mass urbanization, while an undoubted…

SCIENCE

Genomic Expression makes Red Herring “Top 100” for disprupting cancer care with RNA-Seq

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rna-seqblog.com – Genomic Expression (http://www.genomicexpression.com), first mover in making RNA sequencing actionable in oncology, today announced that it has won the Red Herring Top 100 North America award. The …

LEISURE

PARALYZED PAINTER MARIAM FATIMA PARE – Ýnsan ve Sanat

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insanvesanat.com – No one ever thinks that one day they are going to become a quadriplegic mouth-painter. Mariam Fatima Paré was born in Kenitra Morocco. Her father, a Marine Sargent was stationed in Morocco after th…

BUSINESS

New York Makes History, with Tampons and Pads – NYTimes.com

kristof.blogs.nytimes.com – New York City made history today with passage of the nation’s first legislative package to ensure access to menstrual products in public schools, shelters and corrections facilities. In doing so, N…

LEISURE

The Steve Caresser Radio Show free 60’s 70’s & 80’s oldie hits ePrintedBooks™

eprintedbooks.com – Note: This message is on every page. Thank you for reading. Hello, I’m Steve Caresser. Some call me an author and some call me a poet. I believe one day I could very well be. Don’t most of us live …

LEISURE

How to work with Beauty Bloggers: Interview with Sarita Coren

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formulabotanica.com – In today’s blog post we have the honour of interviewing Sarita Coren, the Godmother of Green Beauty. Sarita has been active in the health and wellness field for 20 years and is a well-known and res…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Morium by S.J. Hermann

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readersgazette.com – High school seniors, Nathan and Alexandria, are looking forward to graduation for one reason. They dream of a life without torment. Because neither one can call home a sanctuary, they face bullies …

WORLD

Here’s How Often Cops Are Arrested For Breaking The Laws They’re Paid To Uphold

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dokmz.wordpress.com – “Police crimes are not uncommon,” researchers found. A new study finds that hundreds of police officers are arrested each year for the same sorts of crimes they are supposed to be thwarting. The st…

WORLD

Hungary PM: Clinton is George Soros Puppet, Wants to Overrun EU With Millions of Muslims

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informationliberation.com – Hungary PM: Clinton is George Soros Puppet, Wants to Overrun EU With Millions of Muslims”While the mouth is Clinton’s, the voice is that of George Soros.” Chris Menahan InformationLiberation May. 2…

SPORTS

Book review: ‘The Lost Child’ a brilliant, textured tale

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fredericksburg.com – First, let’s get this bit of housekeeping out of the way: Caryl Phillips’ “The Lost Child” is brilliant. Phillips paints with prose—which is a wonderful alliterative book-jacket blurb but it leads …

SCIENCE

Unravelling the Mysteries Trapped Within Mayan Hieroglyphs

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ancient-origins.net – For hundreds of years, linguists have been trying to decode the ancient hieroglyphic script of the Mayans, left behind on monument carvings, painted pottery, and drawn in handmade bark-paper books….

SCIENCE

3 Savvy Ways to Take Advantage of The New Twitter Image Sizes (You’ve Got To Try These) – Social Quant – Twitter Growth Done Right

socialquant.net – Well, Twitter is at it again and introduced yet another change to the platform this week.  Slow down, though. Before you get your social feathers all ruffled, it’s not like they abandoned perfectly…

TECHNOLOGY

17 Top Blogging Tools That You Ignore At Your Peril – Jeffbullas’s Blog

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jeffbullas.com – Admit it, you’ve cursed the blogging game in the past. That’s understandable. Because with all the myriad of tasks involved, it does take a toll on you. For each post that you’ll ever write, you co…

TECHNOLOGY

7 Ways to Use Mobile Video Live Streaming for PR and Marketing

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Wanda Nicholson

smedio.com – Mobile video live streaming is one very under-utilized public relation (PR) and marketing opportunity this year. In fact, the year 2016 is being called the year of video for social media marketing….

LEISURE

Lubianka-2-river by Henryk Gorecki

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Rosita Larsson

fineartamerica.com – Lubianka is a small river in the Holy Cross Mountains-Natinal Park around Starachowice(Poland)A small, but very picturesque. -Best and complete description of the content and characteristics of the…

BUSINESS

Australian’s critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

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James Toupin

reneweconomy.com.au – Australia is in the midst of an extended discussion about the country’s energy future. The timing is bad for critics of renewables, who increasingly have to pick their stats carefully. But not ever…

WORLD

CASH CRUNCH: Nigeria records low lesser hajj trips

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dailytrust.com.ng – Compared to previous years, Nigeria has recorded low turnout of pilgrims for this year’s Umrah (lesser Hajj) to Saudi Arabia, checks by Daily Trust on Saturday revealed. Many Muslims intending to e…

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This Ad Agency Says It’s Time for Brands to Start Engaging With Their Trolls

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This study is forcing economists to rethink high-deductible health insurance

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Buyers still feel burned by Donald Trump after Tampa condo tower failure

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Three news outlets turned away from Trump golf course event

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Just Think If Obama Hadn’t Talked Down To UK Voters; Things Would Have Been Different – FACT!

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newsninja2012.com – The cat’s out of the bag, and it looks like Barack Obama played a huge part in #Brexit passing and liberating the UK from the European Union. Yes, had he not angered so many UK voters with his “bac…

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How Film Rookies Get Work Without Experience

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3 Facebook Live Examples That Generated Sales : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com – Looking for ways to use Facebook Live for business? Interested in what’s working for others? Facebook Live broadcasts can help you expand your current audience and get new clients and customers. In…

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Shock in Calais: ‘Perhaps the French and English were not best of friends after all’

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Grey Brexit vote angers younger Britons

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Aziz Ansari Slams Donald Trump’s ‘Xenophobic Rhetoric’ in Scathing Op-Ed

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rollingstone.com – Aziz Ansari has penned a scathing op-ed slamming Donald Trump’s “xenophobic rhetoric” throughout the mogul’s presidential campaign and especially in the aftermath of the tragic Orlando shooting. “T…

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Famous Diamonds Examined by GIA

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10 Content Marketing Lessons from The World’s Fastest Growing Websites

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Monsanto’s Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health

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Artificial Intelligence Has a ‘Sea of Dudes’ Problem

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Happy birthday, George Orwell: 4 reasons for you to pick up 1984 again

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hindustantimes.com – Reading Eric Arthur Blair has never made more sense for Indians as it does today. Blair, who, you ask? The British author of socio-political commentaries Animal Farm, Shooting an Elephant and 1984,…

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Britain’s exit from Europe should leave Clinton shaking in her boots

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The Swedes who think their progressive Scandinavian utopia is being ruined by refugees

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Sonia Consiglio Favaretto

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unglobalcompact.org – Sonia Consiglio Favaretto has spent more than a decade working to enable sustainable and transparent capital markets in Brazil. In her role at BM&FBOVESPA S.A. – one of the largest stock exchanges …

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abc.net.au – The most powerful El Nino weather event in half a century is officially over but its impact will be felt most severely in Africa, which is now in the grip of its most devastating drought in 35 year…

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Tough choices separate Syrian refugee family stranded on the route towards Europe

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medium.com – Imagine you have to cross a rough sea on a small overcrowded rubber boat. Now, imagine that you are pregnant, fleeing war and that the rubber boat is the only solution being offered to you. Facing …

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World Refugee Day: true refugee stories from around the world

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unicef.ca – Every day, in the news, we see violence and disaster threatening communities around the world. From terrorist groups in Nigeria to the war in Syria, the horrors on our screen reflect an unfathomabl…

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Thousands Attend Amjad Sabri’s Funeral in Karachi

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newsweekpakistan.com – Thousands of men and women on Thursday thronged the streets of Karachi to attend the funeral of one of Pakistan’s best known Sufi musicians, who was gunned down a day earlier in what police called …

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un.org –  THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON THE DAY OF THE SEAFARER The world is now embarking on carrying out twin plans for the future that have the potential to transform our world: the 2030 Agenda for…

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opencanada.org – This December, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will finish his second five-year term. So far, 11 candidates have come forward to replace him in what is often said to be the world’s most impossible…

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Alan Turing: Church, State, and the Tragedy of Gender-Defiant Genius

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FCCT Rohingya conference gagged

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bangkokpost.com – A panel discussion on Rohingya refugees’ rights was banned by Thai authorities, who were concerned it would undermine Thailand’s good relations with Myanmar, as State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi ki…

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UN highlights role of public service in achieving SDGs

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un.org – New York, 23 June—Emphasizing the critical role that public institutions must play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations marked 2016 United Nations Public Servic…

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Pakistan seeks international help for Afghan refugees

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video.aljazeera.com – Police officials killed in Pak-Afghan border clash Pakistan has kept its main border crossing with Afghanistan closed for a second day, following clashes between the countries’ border security forc…

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18 Mayors Write Letter To Obama: Please Send More Refugees To Our Cities! Is One Your City? – BB4SP

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UN Women stresses women’s role in water management at the Water for Life Conference

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unwomen.org – Over 900 government representatives of UN Member States, experts, academics, and members of international, civil society and private sector organizations from more than 100 countries gathered in Du…

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3ders.org – 3D printed WiFi solution for refugees, MeshPoint, wins best humanitarian tech award

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3ders.stfi.re – A Croatian startup, which just months ago made headlines for MeshPoint, their innovative 3D printed WiFi solution for refugees, has just been named best startup project in the category of Best Huma…

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Xinhua Insight: Robots lending hand to China’s manufacturing transformation – Xinhua

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news.xinhuanet.com – BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua)– The SAIC-GM automobile production floor in Shanghai might remind you of the movie “Transformers.” Giant yellow robotic arms are busy welding parts. The whole car body ca…

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Ethiopia: Why Nation Is On Track to Become Africa’s Industrial Powerhouse

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allafrica.com – Ethiopia seems to be attracting the attention of economists interested in Africa, and for good reason. Except for Rwanda, Ethiopia is the only African country whose economic growth has been consist…

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nytimes.com – But the person blocking the second woman’s path wasn’t usually a queen bee; it was a male chief executive. When a woman was made chief executive, the opposite was true. In those companies, a woman …

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climatechangenews.com – Oslo city council will ban cars from its city centre by 2019 as it seeks to meet a new goal of wiping out practically all of its greenhouse gas emissions. Late on Wednesday Socialist, Labour and Gr…

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pinterest.com – “The photo was taken in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and is of two children who lived nearby to the junkyard with their grandmother. Every day they searched the junkyard for something useful tha…

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csrwire.com – NEW YORK, Jun. 23 /CSRwire/ – Eighty-seven percent of chief executive officers (CEOs) say the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an essential opportunity to rethink …

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Guidance On Low Cost Biodiversity Mapping Launched – UNEP-WCMC

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unep-wcmc.org – On Tuesday 7th June 2016 a new guidance document, Mapping Biodiversity Priorities, was launched at the 13th National Biodiversity Planning Forum (BPF13) in Wilderness, South Africa, by the CEO of t…

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shop.un.org – The Charter of the United Nations is the cornerstone of international peace and security. This edition features a new introduction titles “From War to Peace”, exclusive archival photos and the Stat…

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1st Global Forum of Alliances and Coalitions in Rabat to Advance the Climate Action Agenda

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cop22.ma – Salaheddine Mezouar, President of COP22 and Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation opened the two-day Global Forum of Alliances and Coalitions on the Climate Action Agenda today in Ra…

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un.org – South Sudan: Ban concerned over escalation of violence In Paris, Ban calls for ‘humane solution’ for refugees and migrants On World Day, Ban spotlights role of seafarers in meeting sustainable agen…

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The “Never Say Never” Team

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medium.com – As the only United Nations agency with its own shipping unit, WFP shipping officers coordinate around 20 ships at any given time to sail the ocean and deliver food assistance throughout the world. …

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MLC, 2006: What it is and what it does

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ilo.org – Global support for the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention continues to increase. Currently, the ILO has registered ratifications of the Convention by 65 ILO member State…

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WHO welcomes support from Gavi for malaria vaccine pilot programme

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who.int – The Gavi Vaccine Alliance has announced that it will support a WHO-coordinated pilot programme for the malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S). In a statement issued today, Gavi noted that its support w…

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UNODC Chief issues statement praising peace accord signed by the Colombian government and FARC-EP

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unodc.org – Vienna 24 June 2016 – On behalf of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), I warmly welcome news that the Colombian government has signed an accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia…

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Joint Communiqué: Ministerial Tripartite Commission for the Voluntary Repatriation of Somali Refugees from Kenya to Somalia

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unhcr.org – NAIROBI, Kenya – At the invitation of H.E. Ambassador (Dr) Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, the Tripartite Commission for the Voluntary Repatriation of…

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The 5 richest countries host just 5% of refugees — 86% are in developing countries

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salon.com – Those who oppose admitting more refugees in Western countries often ask why other countries aren’t taking them. The reality is they are. In fact, the five wealthiest countries — which make up half …

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Refugee women tell their stories of survival

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abc.net.au – Since the end of World War Two, more than 800,000 refugees have settled in Australia, escaping fear and persecution. For Refugee Week, RN asked three women from three different generations to tell …

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Sponsor Food Parcels for Desperate and Hungry Refugees

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alnasfoundation.org – Sponsor Food Parcels For Desperate And Hungry Refugees What we do? We aim to provide 30,000 people with Iftar by delivering 15,000 parcels to people in “Kilis refugee camp – Turkey, Zaatari refugee…

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UNHCR warns of Iraq funding crunch as thousands flee Falluja

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unhcr.org – GENEVA, June 21 (UNHCR) – With tens of thousands of civilians pouring out of the embattled Iraqi city of Falluja in recent days, US$17.5 million is urgently needed to meet their immediate needs, th…

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CDC warns of Zika, downplays refugee TB

mobile.wnd.com – Zika virus. The name is in headline news as the latest threat to our health. World Health Organization (WHO) officials declare it a “Public Health Emergency.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control a…

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nationalreview.com – Something wicked happened in Idaho’s rural Magic Valley. The evil has been compounded by politicians, media, and special-interest groups doing their damnedest to suppress the story and quell a righ…

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markgeoffreykirshner.com – A young model named Norma Jean Dougherty approached this famed artist in an attempt to pose for a painting. For four years Moran painted Marilyn Monroe and they created a lasting friendship. She al…

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Obama’s Death Sentence for Young Refugees

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nytimes.com – “If I’m sent back, they will kill me,” says Cristóbal, who is staying temporarily at a shelter for unaccompanied migrant kids in Mexico. He says he was forced to work for the gang as a cocaine cour…

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#YouthStats: Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion – Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

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un.org – #YouthStats: Entrepreneurship and Financial InclusionYouth Admin2016-05-04T16:02:10+00:00 #YouthStats: Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion  Financial Inclusion Youth are 33% less likely to hav…

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Tokatoka Farms Help Arrest Land Wastage, Build Resilience and Food Security Post Cyclone Winston in Fiji

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pacific.undp.org – In Navilawa village, Ananaiasa, 42, a farmer says that he has learnt the hard way that he should make use of his land optimally. Ananaiasa is part of the village volunteer farmers that have investe…

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Half of world’s CEOs say business is most crucial way to solve global issues

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mashable.com – Companies aren’t just tapping into sustainability initiatives to save face anymore — they’re looking to change the world.  A new study from the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative…

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From where I stand: Khateeja Mallah

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unwomen.org – Farming is all that I know, my only source of income. I first began working in the fields with my father when I was 10 years old and after that with my husband, to whom I was married off when I was…

SCIENCE

Pink Snow Looks Awesome, But Is Another Climate Change Indicator

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huffingtonpost.com – Some call it pink snow, some call it watermelon snow — and now, a new study is calling it yet another symbol of the drastic melting in the Arctic. The appearance of the so-called pink snow, which …

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markgeoffreykirshner.com – Lydia is a world renowned music talent, with the spirit of ambassador for the future where inclusiveness and peace are the answer to exclusion and conflict. Recognized as the first rock star of the…

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newsroom.unfccc.int – The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the United Nations specialized agency for postal services, just launched a new online tool for analyzing and reporting annual Post emissions. This initiative is pa…

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This $6-A-Month Plan Brings Solar Power To People Living Off The Grid

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npr.org – People talk about a flash of inspiration. But Xavier Helgesen’s eureka moment came in the dark. A few years ago, the American entrepreneur was traveling through Malawi to meet with clients for his …

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fao.org – Through a new global video and poster contest, announced today, FAO is asking the world’s children to help it highlight how climate change is making the task of feeding a growing world population a…

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dw.com – What does Brexit – the withdrawal of Britain from the EU – have to do with Africa? A lot, says Uzo Madu, a British citizen with Nigerian roots. The blogger told DW that Africa played an important r…

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Maya Angelou’s Beautiful Letter to Her Younger Self

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