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Happy 56th Birthday to Anthony John “Tony” Abbott 28th PM of Australia born 4 Nov 1957

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  Anthony John “Tony” Abbott (born 4 November 1957) is the 28th and current Prime Minister of Australia. He has been Leader of the Liberal Party since 2009, and the Member of Parliament for Warringah since 1994. Abbott was born in London, England and immigrated to Australia with his family in 1960. Prior to entering […]

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Happy 62nd Birthday to Traian Băsescu 4th President of Romania born 4 Nov 1951

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Traian Băsescu (Romanian pronunciation: [traˈjan bəˈsesku]; born 4 November 1951) is the 4th and current President of Romania, serving since December 2004. Having formerly served as Mayor of Bucharest from 2000 to 2004, he was elected president in 2004, suspended from office in 2007 but reconfirmed a month later in a referendum. He was narrowly re-elected […]

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Imran vows to block Nato supplies in KP

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  Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.—File Photo Published 2013-11-02 18:28:56     LAHORE: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan vowed Saturday to block Nato supplies from crossing through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in response to the US drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud and ‘sabotaged’ peace talks. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is one of two […]

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Happy 36th Independence day to Dominica – Independence from the United Kingdom on 3 Nov 1978.

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Dominica (/ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə/ DOM-i-NEE-kə;[3] French: Dominique; Kali‘na (Carib): Wai‘tu kubuli)[citation needed], officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its size is 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) and the highest point in the country is Morne Diablotins, which has an […]

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Mali: Ban welcomes Netherlands’ decision to contribute to peacekeeping mission

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UN Peacekeepers from Chad serving with the UN mission in Bamako, Mali. Photo: MINUSMA/Marco Dormino 1 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the decision of the Government of the Netherlands to supply personnel and equipment to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, and reiterated his call to Member States for further assistance. […]

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Kosovo: UN chief urges ‘widest possible participation’ in Sunday’s polls

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras (file photo) 1 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a respect for diversity and wide participation in this weekend’s municipal elections in Kosovo. In a statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban called on all concerned “to uphold the highest democratic standards and show full respect for […]

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Syria and neighbours need urgent development response, UN officials tell conference

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Three Syrian refugee children explore the new camp at Darashakran in northern Iraq. Photo: UNHCR/L. Veide 2 November 2013 – The crisis in Syria urgently requires a robust development response to complement ongoing humanitarian and refugee efforts in the region, senior United Nations officials today said at the start of a meeting in Jordan. “A […]

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