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Happy 68th Birthday to Desiré Delano “Dési” Bouterse 8th President of Suriname born 13 October 1945

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Desiré Delano “Dési” Bouterse[1] (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɑutərsə]) (born 13 October 1945 in Domburg (Wanica)) is the eighth President of Suriname. From 1980 to 1987 he was the dictator of Suriname when the country was under military rule. Bouterse is the chairman of the Surinamese political combination Megacombinatie (Megacombination) and the leader of the National Democratic Party […]

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After latest Lampedusa tragedy, Ban calls for action to protect human rights of migrants

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Italian coastguards help a group of boat people found floating in a crowded craft near Lampedusa Island.UNHCR/A.Di Loreto 12 October 2013 – Following reports of a second ship capsizing off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to protect the rights of migrants and take […]

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DR Congo: Attack on peacekeeping helicopter ‘unacceptable,’ says UN envoy

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Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Mary Robinson. Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti 12 October 2013 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region has condemned the armed rebel attack on a UN helicopter in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) calling the act “unacceptable.” “I learned with deep concern that a […]

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Darfur: Ban voices sadness at death of UN-African Union military observer

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UNAMID peacekeepers evacuate wounded civilians to El Fasher for medical treatment. Photo: Rania Abdulrahman/UNAMID 12 October 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his sadness after a Zambian military observer of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission died in an attack by unidentified armed assailants. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban […]

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Kerry, Karzai extend talks on Afghan-US pact for third round

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While the US is keen to conclude the negotiations quickly, the Afghan president has said the pact can wait until after Afghan elections, due in April.—AP/File Photo Published 2013-10-12 19:26:37 KABUL: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai extended talks on Saturday as part of a last-ditch effort to negotiate a […]

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Obama meets Malala Yousufzai

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Updated 2013-10-12 07:41:57 This official White House photo showsPresident Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousufzai, the young Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban a year ago, in the Oval Office, October 11, 2013. — Photo by AFP                      WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama […]

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Chinese premier arrives in Bangkok, Thailand

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L, front) arrives at the airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 11, 2013. At the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Li arrived here Friday and started an official visit to the country. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)   Full text of Chinese premier’s article published on Thai newspaper   BANGKOK, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) […]

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