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Shining a Light on our Researchers, Doctors, Nurses, and Caregivers

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Dr. Jill Biden gives remarks at a breast cancer awareness month reception with Vice President Joe Biden, in the living room at the Naval Observatory Residence in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann) Earlier this week, Joe and I hosted our 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Reception. We were […]

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President Park, Belgian PM discuss cooperation at summit

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President Park Geun-hye (left) and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo shake hands prior to the Korea-Belgium summit in Brussels, Belgium, on November 7. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae) President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo after her arrival in Brussels, Belgium, on November 7. The two leaders exchanged opinions […]

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ElectList: November 2 – 8, 2013

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  Period in review: November 2 – 8, 2013 Tajikistan (Nov 6, 2013) Presidential elections were held in Tajikistan on November 6, 2013. President Emomali RAHMON of the People’s Democratic Party of Tajikistan / Ҳизби халқӣ-демократӣ Тоҷикистон won re-election to a third term in the election, winning 3,023,754 votes (83.07 percent). Ismoil TALBAKOV of the […]

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Happy 61st Independence day to Cambodia – Independence from France on 9 Nov 1953

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  Cambodia (i/kæmˈboʊdiə/;[7] Khmer: ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, Kampuchea, IPA: [kɑmˈpuˈciə]), officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total landmass is 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 sq mi), bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, […]

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Massive anti-polio campaign to reach 20 million children across Middle East – UN agency

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UNICEF has joined the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to launch a huge immunization campaign against polio in Syria. Photo: UNICEF 8 November 2013 – Aiming to stop a polio outbreak in Syria from spreading across the region, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is spearheading the largest-ever immunization campaign in the Middle […]

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As super typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines, UN and partners prepare to provide support

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An average of 20 typhoons a year strike the Philippines. Photo: IRIN/Jason Gutierrez 8 November 2013 – The United Nations and its partners are supporting the Government of the Philippines in assessing the damage caused by super typhoon Haiyan, which made landfall this morning in Guiuan on Samar Island and is currently making its way […]

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In final stop on Sahel visit, Ban pledges ongoing UN support for Chad, wider region

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with President Idriss Déby Itno (right), of Chad, in the capital N’Djamena. UN Photo/Mark Garten 8 November 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has wrapped up his visit to the Sahel with a final stop in Chad, where he discussed with senior Government officials the country’s efforts to tackle […]

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Central African Republic: UN rights chief warns cycle of violence may ‘spin out of control’

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High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay 8 November 2013 – The top United Nations human rights official warned today that the deteriorating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) may spin out of control, further destabilizing the country. “The latest clashes between ex-Séléka forces and various self-defence groups, are extremely worrying. Such violent incidents […]

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Climate change deal in Warsaw vital for small farmers, rural poor, UN agency stresses

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Pepper crops were developed to adapt to a hot climate, sandy soil and little water in the village of Launi, Niger. Photo: IFAD 8 November 2013 – With diplomats set to gather in Warsaw next week to pick up negotiations on a binding climate deal, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) stressed today that […]

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UN expert decries ‘unacceptable’ number of child victims of abuse in Benin

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Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Najat Maalla M’jid. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre 8 November 2013 – A United Nations independent expert today urged the Government of Benin to make child protection a priority in its agenda, following a visit to the country which revealed that violence and exploitation of […]

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