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When 2.5 Billion People Live Without a Toilet

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When 2.5 Billion People Live Without a Toilet

In the world population of 7 billion, it’s estimated that 2.5 billion people live without a toilet. They defecate in the open – on streets, in the fields and forests. WaterAid announced today a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that puts the global sanitation crisis at the forefront of advocacy efforts aimed [...]

UN Help in South Sudan as Fighting Continues

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UN Help in South Sudan as Fighting Continues

The security situation in South Sudan remains “fluid,” the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country said today. It confirmed that it is sending reinforcements to areas affected by the current fighting between pro- and anti-Government troops, particularly Bor, Malakal, Bentiu and Juba. “This is critical to enable the Mission to deliver on its mandate [...]

Fireworks Display at Burj Khalifa in Dubai

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Fireworks Display at Burj Khalifa in Dubai

The iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks display by Emaar Properties, the global property developer, at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and Downtown Dubai, captivated the world and put the international spotlight on Dubai. It is stated to be the largest fireworks display and celebrations held in the city at The Palm Jumeirah, The World [...]

Ban Ki-moon Urges to End Conflict in South Sudan

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Ban Ki-moon Urges to End Conflict in South Sudan

In an appeal broadcast in South Sudan on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his call on its leaders to settle their differences peacefully and pledged to help end the violence that has wracked the world’s youngest nation over the past 10 days. “I want to assure you that the United Nations stands with the [...]

Save the Children Aid for South Sudan

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Save the Children Aid for South Sudan

A special Save the Children flight arrives in South Sudan today, Dec. 24, carrying supplies for families who have fled their homes due to fighting. These supplies will be used to help alleviate the conditions of those families seeking safety in United Nations compounds in Juba and include: 150 jerry cans, kitchen sets for 140 [...]

The Novotel Dubai Al Barsha Opens its Doors

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The Novotel Dubai Al Barsha Opens its Doors

The 42-storey property, Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, is open for business, accepting its first guest today, Sunday 10 November. Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the four-star hotel has an inventory of 465 guest rooms, five food and beverage outlets, ten meeting rooms and a business centre, along with a host of leisure facilities. Its location beside [...]

Real Estate Event Cityscape Global in Dubai

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Real Estate Event Cityscape Global in Dubai

Investors from Britain, India, Iran, Pakistan, and Russia have been tipped as the top five with the most financial potential at Cityscape Global next month, as the final countdown begins for the Middle East’s leading real estate showpiece event. Wouter Molman, exhibition director of Cityscape Global, which takes place from 8-10 October 2013 at the [...]

Coca-Cola Company to Help Poor in Africa

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Coca-Cola Company to Help Poor in Africa

Today at World Water Week in Stockholm, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) announced the Company’s support of new programs in four African countries – Kenya, Zambia, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The funding, a total of $4.6MM from The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, will support sustainable solutions to clean water [...]

Syrian Children in Trouble as Conflict Continues

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Syrian Children in Trouble as Conflict Continues

Children trapped amid fighting in Syria are being killed, maimed, and denied access to food and medicine as the number of child refugees fleeing the civil war tops one million, Save the Children said Thursday. The aid agency has spoken to families trapped by some of the worst violence yet seen in the two-and-a-half year [...]

Bill Clinton Joins Fight against Hearing Loss

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Bill Clinton Joins Fight against Hearing Loss

Earlier this week, during his ten-day Africa trip, former President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton joined Starkey Hearing Foundation’s team of hearing professionals to give customized hearing devices to more than 375 people in Livingstone, Zambia and Kigali, Rwanda. They made the stops to see the progress the Foundation is making on its Clinton Global [...]

Clintons See How Clean Water Saves Lives

Clintons See How Clean Water Saves Lives

Through the eyes of children, parents and teachers, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton got a personal look at the toll of unsafe water, as part of their visit to Groupe Scholaire Camp Kanombe primary school in Kigali. “Let me say how grateful I am to both P&G, one of the greatest companies [...]

Dubai Attracted 5.5 Million Visitors in Half Year

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Dubai Attracted 5.5 Million Visitors in Half Year

More than 5.5 million tourists visited Dubai in the first half of 2013, representing an 11.1 per cent year-on-year increase, indicating that Dubai is on the way to achieving its Tourism Vision for 2020. The first half visitor number results, released Sunday by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), show increases across all [...]