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Foreign aid worker kidnapped in central Kabul
Al Riyadh - 8/17/2015
Armed men kidnapped a foreign aid worker, believed to be German, in downtown Kabul on Monday, according to Reuters. It was not clear if militants or a criminal group were behind the kidnap, as there
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Gunmen Kidnap Female Foreign Aid Worker in Kabul
NBCNews.com - 8/17/2015
KABUL — Unknown gunmen kidnapped a female foreign aid worker in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, police said. "At around 9:15 this morning a foreign female national was kidnapped by an armed
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Poverty drives Myanmar girls into underage sex work
Reuters India - 8/17/2015
YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Teenager Wut Yee was devastated when her mother, a sex worker, told her that she had just agreed to sell her daughter's virginity to a businessman for $3,000. Wut
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Cancer in developing world on the rise
CBC - 8/17/2015
There were an estimated 14.1 million new cancer cases worldwide in 2012, mostly in developing countries, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. In comparison, in 2008 there were
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Canadian doctor to help guide women's cancer care in developing world
CTV News - 8/17/2015
Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press Published Monday, August 17, 2015 10:49AM EDT TORONTO -- A Canadian oncologist has been appointed by the World Health Organization to help create guidelines
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The U.N. at 70: Leading the Global Agenda on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
Inter Press Service - 8/17/2015
Active Citizens , Aid , Armed Conflicts , Civil Society , Crime & Justice , Democracy , Development & Aid , Education , Gender , Gender Identity , Gender Violence , Global , Global Governance , Headlines
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Promoting economic growth through education
Mail & Guardian Online - 8/17/2015
Education is central to gender equality. Education improves access to the labour market, specifically higher-skilled and more remunerative occupations – but it also enables individuals to engage more
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O. P. Jindal Global University Hosts the 12th Knowledge Globalization Conference:
Financial Express - 8/17/2015
Key Highlights: 51 papers presented on the theme of “ Managing in Diverse Cultures” 9 tracks & 3 panel discussions at the 2 day conference. Conference organized in collaboration with Knowledge Globalization
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Does the Quality of Investment Protection Affect FDI Flows to Developing Countries?
World Economy - 8/17/2015
Abstract Studies on the impact of international investment agreements (IIAs), including bilateral investment treaties (BITs), on foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows have been inconclusive. This
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UAE- Mohamed bin Zayed India's PM hold talks over bilateral ties latest regional
MENAFN - 8/17/2015
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) As they exchanged views on a wide range of regional and international topics of mutual interest the two sides emphasised their mutual desire to build more solid
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Next humanitarian aid convoy to be dispatched to Donbas on August 20
Itar Tass - 8/17/2015
MOSCOW, August 17. /TASS/. The next humanitarian aid convoy of the Russian Emergencies Ministries will leave for the war-torn Donbas region on August 20, Head of the ministry’s National Crisis Management
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Over 80 Syrians dead as regime air raids hit town
MENAFN - 8/17/2015
(MENAFN - Arab News) BEIRUT: At least 82 people were killed in Syrian regime air raids Sunday on a town outside Damascus a monitor said as the UN's top humanitarian chief held talks with government officials.
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Abdulai - Africa Will Continue Battle Against Poverty Until Shift in Thinking [interview]
Individual.com - 8/17/2015
For many years, no other country from any other region has been able to break into the league of the world's ten poorest countries dominated by Africa countries. Despite various interventions, including
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Foreign aid worker kidnapped in central Kabul
Reuters India - 8/17/2015
KABUL Armed men kidnapped a foreign aid worker, believed to be German, in downtown Kabul on Monday, the latest in a spate of attacks on foreign targets at a time of declining security in the Afghan capital.
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UN: nearly 5 million people in Eastern Ukraine are in need of humanitarian aid
RIN.ru - 8/17/2015
Olga Denisova. About 5 million people in Eastern Ukraine are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to a report by the office of the United Nations office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs
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WHO picks Canadian oncologist to lead work in developing countries
Macleans Online - 8/17/2015
TORONTO — A Canadian oncologist has been appointed by the World Health Organization to help create guidelines and programs to provide earlier diagnosis and treatment of cancers that are killing more women
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An Apollo Astronaut Claims Aliens Prevented A Nuclear Third World War32
Huffington Post UK - 8/19/2015
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has made the astonishing claim that it was aliens, not diplomacy, which prevented the Cold War from descending into the Third World War. Speaking to the Mirror Online,
An Apollo Astronaut Claims Aliens Prevented A Nuclear Third World War31 Huffington Post UK
An Apollo Astronaut Claims Aliens Prevented A Nuclear Third World War26 Huffington Post UK
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Intersectionality of Sexuality, Inequality and Poverty [guest blog]
Individual.com - 8/17/2015
I recently had the pleasure (and challenge) of being part of a team of Research Assistants working for the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). My two colleagues and I were tasked with coding, analysing
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Ethiopia: Govt Dismisses Need for Food Aid as Drought Looms
Afropages.fr - 8/17/2015
Détails lundi 17 août 2015 15:36 By Government Communications Affairs Office (GCAO) says the country is self-reliant for any emergency food assistance in response to an impending drought season in large
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World: A More Dignified and Equitable Humanitarian System Global Southern NGO Network
South Africa News Shafaqna - 8/17/2015
Source: Adeso Country: World Adeso, with a group of Southern NGOs (SNGOs), is leading a movement to develop a Global Network for Southern national and local organizations working with communities to
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The psychologists walking 100 miles to fight austerity’s impact on mental health
MyInforms - 8/17/2015
Stephen Weatherhead (centre), and other walkers at the start of the walk from Leicester to London to raise awareness of the psychological effects of austerity. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian
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News24.com.ng | Poverty drives Myanmar girls into underage sex work
News24 Nigeria - 8/17/2015
Yangon - Teenager Wut Yee was devastated when her mother, a sex worker, told her that she had just agreed to sell her daughter's virginity to a businessman for $3 000. Wut Yee, then 14, had quit school
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Poverty drives Myanmar girls into underage sex work 15:12 17/08/2015 in News
News24 - 8/17/2015
Yangon - Teenager Wut Yee was devastated when her mother, a sex worker, told her that she had just agreed to sell her daughter's virginity to a businessman for $3 000. Wut Yee, then 14, had quit school
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Hunger in the jungle as Myanmar blocks aid
IRIN - 8/17/2015
Civilians in Kachin state fled their village of Lawt Kawng during flighting between the Myanmar military and the Kachin Independence Army on 22 July 2015 YANGON, 17 August 2015 (IRIN) - Local aid groups
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NGO report identifies hazards in California fracking chemicals
Chemical Watch - 8/17/2015
EWG calls for alternatives assessment and increased hazard disclosure 17 August 2015 / United States A report, by US NGO Environmental Working Group (EWG), has analysed the potential hazards posed
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