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Pope Francis Urges All People to Protect the Earth

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Pope Francis Urges All People to Protect the Earth

Pope Francis commemorated Earth Day with a speech of environmental stewardship Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. On this 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the Pope’s remarks bring the message of the environmental movement to billions of people around the world. Over one billion people of all faiths observe Earth Day. In attendance [...]

UN Condemns Terrorist Attack on Spanish Embassy in Libya

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UN Condemns Terrorist Attack on Spanish Embassy in Libya

The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino León has condemned the latest terrorist attack in the Libyan capital of Tripoli in which the Spanish Embassy was targeted. Reportedly, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had attacked the embassy on Monday. The attack didn’t result in any loss of [...]

Azerbaijan Urged to Release Activists and Journalists

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Azerbaijan Urged to Release Activists and Journalists

Azerbaijan’s international partners should insist on the release of wrongfully detained and imprisoned critics as the country prepares to host the first European Games, Human Rights Watch said today. The humanitarian organization also released a new video featuring prominent activists and journalists detained in the months leading up to the games. Azerbaijan will host the [...]

Who Killed Pro-Russian Journalist in Kiev?

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Who Killed Pro-Russian Journalist in Kiev?

On the afternoon of April 16, masked assailants attacked Oles Buzyna, 45, outside his apartment building in Kiev as he was leaving. Based on news media reports, several witnesses told the police that they heard shots fired and saw two men shoot Buzyna in the chest and head and then flee in a dark blue [...]

Unregulated Lobbying Leads to Corruption in Europe

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Unregulated Lobbying Leads to Corruption in Europe

Transparency International said today that Europe urgently needs lobbying reform. A new report from the anti-corruption group found that of 19 European countries assessed, only 7 have some form of dedicated lobbying law or regulation, allowing for nearly unfettered influence of business interests on the daily lives of Europeans. The 19 countries together score just [...]

James Bond Daniel Craig Gets UN ‘Licence to Save’

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James Bond Daniel Craig Gets UN ‘Licence to Save’

After designating the renowned actor Daniel Craig as the first United Nations (UN) Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards at Headquarters Tuesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked the current James Bond for his commitment to supporting the UN’s vision of a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of [...]

Lexus Design Award Grand Prix Winner Announced

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Lexus Design Award Grand Prix Winner Announced

Lexus International has announced “Sense-Wear” of Emanuela Corti and Ivan Parati (Caravan) as the first-ever Grand Prix winner of the Lexus Design Award. An elite judging committee selected the winner based on the prototype work and presentations of four finalists focused around the theme of “Senses.” Launched in 2013, the Lexus Design Award is an [...]

Ḥaqīqāh to Reveal the Truth Behind ISIS

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Ḥaqīqāh to Reveal the Truth Behind ISIS

Ḥaqīqāh magazine states that the ISIS terrorists are misusing Qur’anic verses to entice and mislead Muslim youth. By Rakesh Raman A new digital magazine promises to expose the reality of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in order to educate the Muslims about the misguided Islamic ideology that ISIS follows. Christened Ḥaqīqāh, the [...]

UN Unveils Memorial to Victims of Slave Trade

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UN Unveils Memorial to Victims of Slave Trade

United Nations (UN) officials welcomed Wednesday the unveiling at the world body’s New York Headquarters of a permanent memorial to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade which they acknowledged was one of the most horrific tragedies of modern history. “This memorial stands as a strong and permanent reminder – not only of [...]

Hamburg: Germany’s Nominee for 2024 Olympic Games

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Hamburg: Germany’s Nominee for 2024 Olympic Games

The General Assembly of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) voted Saturday in favour of Hamburg as the official German nominee for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The north German city of Hamburg prevailed over Berlin and aims to present games with short distances, on the water and in the heart of Europe’s second [...]

Meet Stavros Loumis – World Bartender Champion

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Meet Stavros Loumis – World Bartender Champion

Stavros Loumis beat out nine other finalists at the local, regional and divisional levels in 2014. These 10 finalists ousted more than 8,000 bartenders from over 900 TGI Fridays restaurants in 60 countries around the world. TGI Fridays has crowned Stavros Loumis of Larnaca, Cyprus the World’s Greatest Bartender at the 24th annual World Bartender [...]

Boris Nemtsov’s Murder: Suspect ‘Tortured’ for Confession

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Boris Nemtsov’s Murder: Suspect ‘Tortured’ for Confession

By Rakesh Raman Zaur Dadayev, a prime suspect arrested in connection with the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, has withdrawn his confession. He told two human rights activists – Eva Merkacheva and Andrei Babushkin – on Wednesday that Russian interrogators tortured him to get his confession. Nemtsov, a former Deputy Prime Minister of [...]