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The Culture of Algeria

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Algeria’s Unique and Diverse Culture and Tradition <p><a href=”http://adserver-new.virtualcountries.com/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a71ad9f9&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adserver-new.virtualcountries.com/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=140&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a71ad9f9″ alt=”” /></a></p> Algeria’s culture is strongly influenced by the country’s recent history, as well as other aspects such as their literature, music, arts, crafts and religion. Arabic is Algeria’s primary language and is spoken by around 82% of the populace. The French colonialism experienced by […]

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Alice Ann Munro the Canadian Author Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2013

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Alice Ann Munro (née Laidlaw; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian author writing in English. The recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature and the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, she is also a three-time winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award for fiction.[1][2][3] The focus of Munro’s […]

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Putin telephone conversation with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

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Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. Mr Putin warmly congratulated Ilham Aliyev on his election as President of Azerbaijan. The conversation took place at Russia’s initiative. Earlier, Vladimir Putin sent Ilham Aliyev Aliyev, Ilham President of Azerbaijan A congratulatory message, in which he noted that Mr Aliyev’s convincing election […]

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Ban calls for enhanced partnership with Southeast Asian bloc to promote peace, development

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the ASEAN-UN Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 10 October 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for enhanced partnership between the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as the two bodies work together for peace, human rights and sustainable development across the […]

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UN marks World Mental Health Day by focusing on well-being of ageing populations

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A mental health counsellor talks with clients in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: WHO/Marko Kokic 10 October 2013 – Citizens over 60 years of age must have access to social and health services to ensure their physical and mental well-being, the United Nations said today, marking World Mental Health Day. “We can all […]

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Central African Republic: Security Council reinforces UN office, backs African Union peacekeeping role

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A partial view of the Security Council at its meeting to discuss the Central African Republic. UN Photo/Sarah Fretwell  10 October 2013 – Seriously concerned by the deteriorating security situation and widespread human rights abuses in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today “reinforced and updated” the United Nations peacebuilding office in the […]

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UN atomic agency reviews Czech Republic’s largest national electricity company

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Inspectors from the IAEA and Euratom look into the spent fuel pond at the Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant, Czech Republic, in November 2012. Photo: IAEA Petr Pavlicek 10 October 2013 – An international team led by United Nations nuclear safety experts today completed a review of corporate safety performance at CEZ, the largest national electricity […]

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Ban ‘encouraged’ by wave of diplomatic progress at UN General Assembly session

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe (file photo) 10 October 2013 – Top-level events during the opening of this year’s General Assembly highlighted the centrality of the United Nations, with a breakthrough Security Council resolution on Syria, and Iran and the United States using the world forum for overtures aimed at reversing decades of tension, […]

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Africa must ‘open the door’ to sustainable industrial development – UN official

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UNIDO Director General Li Yong. Photo: UNIDO 10 October 2013 – The head of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has stressed that the agency’s strong focus on inclusive and sustainable industrialization can help bolster the continent’s efforts to achieve long-term growth and development. “It is so important for Africa to find a tool […]

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UN agency selects winners of young innovators competition

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Young Innovators Competition 2013. Credit ITU 10 October 2013 – Ten young people from around the world will be honoured with a United Nations award recognizing their work as entrepreneurs and use of technology to change the world. The recipients of the 10 Young Innovators Competition organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom come […]

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