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Happy 50th Birthday to Borut Pahor President of Slovenia born 2 November 1963

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Borut Pahor (born 2 November 1963) is a Slovenian politician who has been President of Slovenia since December 2012. He was Prime Minister of Slovenia from November 2008 to February 2012. A longtime president of the Social Democrats party, Pahor served several terms as a member of the National Assembly and was its chairman from […]

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Happy 33rd Independence day to Antigua and Barbuda – Independence from the United Kingdom on 1 Nov 1981.

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Antigua and Barbuda (i/ænˈtiːɡə ænd bɑrˈbjuːdə/; Spanish for “ancient” and “bearded”) is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island […]

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UN agency reaches ‘record’ number of Syrians with food, but many remain cut off

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WFP staff distributing ready to eat food to families who fled from Yarmouk, Syria. Photo: WFP/Bashar Elias 1 November 2013 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said that it is reaching close to 3.3 million people in Syria – a record for its operations – but many are still without food in areas […]

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UN chief, World Bank President announce joint visit to help Sahel region tackle ‘cycle of crises’

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (on monitor), joined by video-link from Washington D.C., brief the press on their upcoming visit to the Sahel region. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 1 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced today they are teaming up for a trip […]

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‘Aging’ of HIV epidemic necessitates more services for older citizens, UN agency reports

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UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. Photo: UNAIDS/O. Borgognon 1 November 2013 – The shifting demographics of the AIDS epidemic demands a new focus to reach people aged 50 and over who are currently underserved by HIV services, today urged the United Nations agency leading the global HIV/AIDS response. Out of the estimated global total of […]

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Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud killed in drone attack

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This file photograph taken on November 26, 2008, shows Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud speaking to a group of media representatives. – AFP Photo This file picture taken on November 26, 2008, shows Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud (L) firing from a rifle. – AFP Photo TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud. – File Photo   Updated […]

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Meeting with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

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Vladimir Putin met with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who is in Moscow on a working visit. Current bilateral cooperation matters were the subject of discussion. * * * PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Mr Prime Minister, friends, good afternoon, it is a great pleasure to see you. I know that you had a big, […]

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Central African Republic: UN agency calls for more funding to ramp up food aid

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Food rations being handed out at this WFP distribution centre on the grounds of the community hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photo: WFP/Herve Serefio 1 November 2013 – Concerned by the rising food insecurity in the Central African Republic, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said that it plans to boost its […]

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Geneva conference must include Syrian Government and opposition, says Arab League-UN envoy

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Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré 1 November 2013 – The proposed Geneva II conference to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis must include representatives from the Government as well as the opposition, the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Lakhdar Brahimi, […]

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INTERVIEW: Head of OPCW-UN team awaits next steps on destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons

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Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission on eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons programme, speaks to reporters in Damascus. (22 Oct ‘13) UN Photo/AP Photo Pool   1 November 2013 – The Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations overseeing the destruction of Syria’s weapons […]

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