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China’s top political advisor meets Vanuatu PM

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  Yu Zhengsheng (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets with Prime Minister of Vanuatu Moana Carcasses Kalosil in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Sept. 14, 2013. Kalosil is in Yinchuan to attend the first China-Arab State Expo which will kick off on […]

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Ban receives report from team probing possible chemical weapons use in Syria, will brief Security Council on findings

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and Dr. Ake Sellstrom, head of the UN team investigating the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria. Un Photo 15 September 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has today received the report of the UN team probing the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria and plans to brief […]

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China’s top political advisor meets King of Bahrain

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Yu Zhengsheng (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, meets with King of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-khalifa on the sidelines of a China-Arab State Expo in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Sept. 15, 2013. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing) YINCHUAN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — China’s top […]

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China’s top political advisor meets King of Jordan

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Yu Zhengsheng (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, shakes hands with King of Jordan Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein prior to their meeting on the sidelines of China-Arab State Expo in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Sept. 15, 2013. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing) YINCHUAN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) […]

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Happy 204th Independence day to Mexico – (Grito de Dolores) Independence from Spain declared on 16 Sept 1810. Recognized on September 27, 1821.

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Mexico (i/ˈmɛksɨkoʊ/; Spanish: México; IPA: [ˈme.xi.ko] ( listen)), officially the United Mexican States[8][9] (Spanish:  Estados Unidos Mexicanos (help·info)),[10][11] and also the United States of Mexico (Spanish: Estados Unidos de México),[12][13][14] is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on […]

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Happy Independence day to Papua New Guinea – Independence from Australia of the former Territory of Papua and New Guinea on 16 Sept 1975.

By   /  September 15, 2013  /  AFRICA, All News, Guinea, INDEPENDENCE DAY, WESTERN AFRICA  /  No Comments

Papua New Guinea (PNG; Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini), officially named the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea (the western portion of the island is a part of the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua) and numerous offshore islands. […]

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Apathy, democracy’s most insidious enemy, can be remedied with inclusive participation – UN chief

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Libyan women queue up to vote on election day in July 2012. Photo: UNSMIL 15 September 2013 – This year’s International Day of Democracy falls amid volatile political transitions in several countries, prolonged economic crisis, and dramatic demographic and social change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that such events all underscore the […]

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UN humanitarian chief welcomes enhanced partnership with Iran on regional, international assistance

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 15 September 2013 – United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos announced today that Iran is set to strengthen its partnership with the UN on regional and international assistance, and stressed that effective collaboration is crucial if the world body and other organizations are going to meet […]

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Happy 49th Birthday to Robert Fico PM of Slovakia born 15 Sept 1964

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Robert Fico (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈrɔbɛrt ˈfit͡sɔ]), (born 15 September 1964) has been Prime Minister of Slovakia since 4 April 2012 and leads the Direction – Social Democracy party. Fico served as Prime Minister from 4 July 2006 to 8 July 2010. First elected to Parliament in 1992 (whilst within Czechoslovakia), he would later be appointed to […]

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Happy 193rd Independence day to Costa Rica – Independence from Spain on 15 Sept 1821.

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Costa Rica (i/ˌkoʊstə ˈriːkə/, meaning “rich coast” in Spanish), officially the Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish: Costa Rica or República de Costa Rica, pronounced: [reˈpuβlika ðe ˈkosta ˈrika]), is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the […]

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