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U.S. Independence Weekend starts with a nightmare in Orlando

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 8:56 pm | eTN Rush

The Independence Day weekend in the United States started Friday. It started with a scary beginning in Orlando at the Orlando Eye. It's the fifth tallest Ferris wheel in the world; just 13 meters shy of the London Eye. More >>

"Peru Regiones: Sur" promotes domestic tourism to the south

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 8:55 pm | eTN Rush

LIMA, Peru - The National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) announced the realization of the next tourism fair, “Peru Regiones: Sur” to take place Tuesday, August 25, according to a press release provided to Living in Peru. More >>

Boosting game watching and tourism

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 8:54 pm | eTN Rush

Lake Mburo National Park, located near the municipality of Mbarara, Southwestern Uganda’s largest town and Uganda’s second largest town, has just received a major boost to its game watching reputation. More >>

Sharm El Sheik hotel employee points fake gun at tourists

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 8:53 pm | eTN Rush

SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt - British tourists have told of their shock after a hotel employee at a popular destination in Egypt pointed a fake gun at holidaymakers' heads the day after the Tunisia terror attacks. More >>

Three Commandments for Every State Capitol

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 8:46 pm | Walter Brasch

The Oklahoma Supreme Court this past week ordered the legislature and the executive branch to remove a six-foot tall Ten Commandments granite monument from the front of the state house. More >>

GetUp: Adani continues to play in the dark over Abbot Point

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 8:43 pm |

GetUp Senior Campaigner, Sam Regester, says Fairfax Media revelations into Adani’s questionable lobbying techniques are another sign the Indian mining giant is choosing to play in the dark. More >>

Hollywood Giants Join Forces to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 8:40 pm | Greenpeace

Hollywood mega-stars Mark Ruffalo and Ian Somerhalder have thrown their support behind the Greenpeace global campaign to save the Great Barrier Reef. More >>

Twin action weeks sweep seas for substandard shipping

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 8:17 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

Two ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) action weeks will cover East Asian waters and the Black Sea in a sweep to search out and rectify substandard conditions. Both events will run from 6 to 10 July. In the East Asia event teams of ITF inspectors ... More >>

AIDS is a 'human rights issue,' Ban declares

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 12:43 pm | UN News

AIDS is a 'human rights issue,' Ban declares, launching major new UN report in Barbados More >>

Destruction at Palmyra site

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 12:41 pm | UN News

Destruction at Palmyra site 'perverse' attempt to deny Syrian people their heritage, UNESCO chief warns More >>

South Sudan: UN deplores deadly attack

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 12:38 pm | UN News

2 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a deadly attack against a United Nations 'protection-of-civilians' site in South Sudan amid a renewed flare-up of violence in the newfound nation. More >>

UN chief condemns latest Egypt terrorist attack

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 12:36 pm | UN News

1 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today's deadly attack in North Sinai. More >>

Boko Haram's 'extensive and far-reaching' abuses

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 12:34 pm | UN News

UN rights chief urges concerted action to tackle Boko Haram's 'extensive and far-reaching' abuses More >>

UN report projects steady decline in food prices

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 12:32 pm | UN News

1 July 2015 – Real prices for global agricultural products will continue their gradual decline over the coming decade due to a combination of strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand, according to a new report ... More >>

Ebola: virus resurfaces in Liberia

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:44 am | UN News

3 July 2015 – In a speedy response to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ) has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating ... More >>

Mali: UN condemns attack which killed six peacekeepers

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:43 am | UN News

2 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali ( MINUSMA ), which killed six peacekeepers and injured five others. More >>

Syria's ‘cataclysmic conflict’

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:38 am | UN News

30 June 2015 – The international community should be ashamed that three years since the adoption of the Geneva Communiqué on Syria, the Middle Eastern country’s “cataclysmic conflict” continues unabated, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said ... More >>

Cholera eradication in Haiti will take ‘some years,’

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:31 am | UN News

30 June 2015 – While some 16,000 new cases of cholera have been reported in Haiti so far this year, the disease is now under control but it will not be eradicated unless improving water and sanitation conditions are given a higher priority by both ... More >>

Year of sustained violence across Iraq

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:28 am | UN News

30 June 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) today said that over the past year in Iraq, it has seen a 75 per cent increase in grave violations against children that include killing and maiming, abduction, recruitment as soldiers, ... More >>

Thousands flee Burundi for neighbouring countries

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:27 am | UN News

30 June 2015 – Some ten thousand refugees fled Burundi over the weekend before authorities managed to close the borders ahead of yesterday’s parliamentary elections, the United Nations refugee agency ( UNHCR ) reported today. More >>

Yemen crisis deteriorates

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:24 am | UN News

30 June 2015 – The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country’s health system and has exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) has warned. More >>

Internal displacement doubles in Libya since September

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:23 am | UN News

30 June 2015 – According to the United Nations refugee agency, the number of people displaced within Libya has almost doubled from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 amid escalating fighting this year in different parts of the ... More >>

Statement on Cuba

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:19 am | U.S. Department of State

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for your patience. In Washington a few moments ago, President Obama announced that we had reached an agreement to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba and that we ... More >>

Concern about the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:18 am | U.S. Department of State

The United States is deeply concerned about the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, which the United Nations yesterday designated as a Level 3 crisis, its most severe category. More >>

Thunder Captain And Officers Face Justice

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:58 am | Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

The Captain, Chief Engineer and Second Mechanic of the notorious poaching vessel, Thunder, have been charged with counts of pollution, reckless driving, forgery and negligence in São Tomé and Príncipe. More >>

LSM weighs in on the marketing impact of brag culture

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:53 am | London School of Marketing

London, England: (03 July, 2015) London School of Marketing, a leading institution offering accredited marketing and business qualifications in the heart of London, has published insights on the ways in which social media has contributed to the rise ... More >>

Max Keiser Interviews GoldCore’s Mark O’Byrne

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:52 am | GoldCore

- Gold price has been flat but interesting developments bubble under the surface - Emergence of new tech is undermining existing banking cartel and will make owning and trading gold easier - Gold price my rise if current shortages cause COMEX to ... More >>

Myanmar: Employers Must Accept Minimum Wage

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:49 am | ITUC

Brussels, 3 July 2015 (ITUC OnLine): Trade unions have reacted angrily to threats by Myanmar manufacturing companies, backed by Korean and Chinese business interests, to close around 100 factories if a minimum wage is introduced. The government has ... More >>

Lord Lamont confronted by Arabs over Iran oil deal

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:29 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Lord Lamont and Richard Bacon MP were confronted by Peter Tatchell and Ahwazi Arabs from Iran who peacefully disrupted and briefly occupied a UK-Iran business meeting at the London HQ of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) at 1pmtoday, Friday 3 ... More >>

Little attention on gold as platinum and silver shine

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:29 am | GoldMoney

The Greek Gods might be stomping their feet on Mount Olympus, but it appears the precious metals markets are not interested as the greenback retains control. More >>

TISA leaks reveal threat to seafarers

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:26 am | ITF

Discussion documents on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) published by Wikileaks reveal a continuing threat to seafarers’ wages and conditions should the agreement be adopted, the (International Transport Workers’ Federation) said today. The documents ... More >>

Israel seizes Flotilla ship to Gaza and deports two

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:24 am | Canada Boat Gaza

Two Canadians, Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish, who were on board the Freedom Flotilla III boat Marianne, headed towards Gaza when it was seized by Israeli forces early Monday morning, are returning to Canada today. Israeli forces used an electric weapon ... More >>

ITUC Appeals to Voting Members to Reject Qatar Airways Deal

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:23 am | ITUC

Barcelona Football Club: ITUC Appeals to Voting Members and Fans to Reject Qatar Airways Deal More >>

"We will not rest until every displaced person returns home"

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:21 am | Nwaorgu Faustinus

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, has delivered a message of hope, restoration and comfort to Nigerians affected by the insurgency in the North East when he visited one of the several IDP camps in Maiduguri on Wednesday. More >>

Wike wants to set R/S on fire by meddling ...

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:20 am | Nwaorgu Faustinus

Wike wants to set R/S on fire by meddling in Chieftaincy issues - Rivers APC More >>

Wike squanders N60 billion in 30 days...

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:19 am | Nwaorgu Faustinus

Wike squanders N60 billion in 30 days...You lend to him at your own risk, Rivers APC tells banks More >>

Stark warning to governments ahead of Paris climate talks

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:15 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Contrasting futures for the ocean give a stark warning to governments ahead of Paris climate negotiations More >>

AoS helps seafarers stranded at Newport docks

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:14 am | Apostleship of the Sea

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) provided support for a group of seafarers who were left stranded on board their ship for more than three months at Newport docks. More >>

The flotilla didn’t make it to Gaza, but Israel didn’t win

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:10 am | Pacific Media Centre More >>

FAI Confirms Borschberg’s Solo Flight Is the Longest Ever

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:06 am | FAI

FAI Confirms that Borschberg’s Solo Flight Is the Longest Ever Achieved Lausanne, Switzerland, 2 July 2015 – FAI confirms that at 22:48 UTC Swiss Pilot André Borschberg superseded Steve Fossett’s 2005 duration performance by flying solo for more than ... More >>

Momentum grows for strengthened South-South Cooperation

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:02 am | FAO

Momentum grows for strengthened South-South Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific to fight hunger and improve food security and nutrition More >>

Mobile technology and African business owners

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 9:20 pm | African Press Organisation

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, July 2, 2015/ -- With smartphone penetration ramping up across Africa, the continent’s businesses have an opportunity to use mobile technology to become more efficient, productive, and responsive in the way they do ... More >>

Scaling-up HIV testing is critical to end the AIDS epidemic

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 9:17 pm | UNAIDS

HIV/AIDS programme managers and community groups join hands to strengthen and expand HIV testing More >>

Oxfam on flood watch in Solomon Islands

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 9:15 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam is monitoring Tropical Storm Raquel, which has the potential to see a repeat of the type of flash flooding in the Solomon Islands that caused extensive damage to Honiara last year. More >>

WFTU extends solidarity with the Greek People

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 9:14 pm | WFTU

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) expresses its international solidarity with the Working Class and the People of Greece who suffer under difficult conditions because: – The last days thousands of workers have been dismissed from work. – ... More >>

FIJI: Kiwi journalism intern enjoys short stint at the Times

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 9:07 pm | Pacific Media Centre More >>

Pacific Voices Heard on Humanitarian Action

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 2:13 pm | UNICEF NZ

Talks about the future of humanitarian action in the Pacific have wrapped up with calls for stronger partnerships with vulnerable and crisis affected communities. “Pacific Islanders live with the threat of disaster and climate change every day. ... More >>

Scholars urge minister to take decisive action on Nauru

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 12:37 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Twenty nine New Zealand legal scholars have written an open letter to the foreign minister Hon Murray McCully (attached), calling on him to take more decisive action over the deteriorating constitutional situation in Nauru. More >>

Action Needed to Tackle Child Labour Caused by Syrian Crisis

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:30 am | UNICEF NZ

Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Child Labour Caused by Syrian Crisis: Save the Children and UNICEF The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to ... More >>

Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Core Text

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:28 am | Wikileaks

Today, 1500 CEST Wednesday, 1 July 2015, WikiLeaks releases a modern journalistic holy grail: the secret Core Text for the largest 'trade deal' in history, the TiSA (Trade In Services Agreement), whose 52 nations together comprise two-thirds of global ... More >>

Wike’s plan to borrow N100b from various banks exposed

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:24 am | Nwaorgu Faustinus

Wike’s plan to borrow N100b from various banks exposed ...Seeks loans in tranches of N10b, N20b, N30 & N40b More >>

ITF comment on election of new IMO secretary-general

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:22 am | ITF Press Officer

Commenting on the election of Lim Ki-Tack as the next president of the IMO (International Maritime Organization), Paddy Crumlin, president of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), said: More >>

Senator Kaine Leading Delegation to Syrian Border

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:21 am | United Free Syria

Syrian Emergency Task Force And United for a Free Syria Thank Senator Kaine for Leading Delegation to Syrian Border More >>

Analysis and Research Report: Radiant Insights Inc

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:14 am | Radiant Insights

The Global MVR Compressor Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the MVR Compressor industry. More >>

Release of Papua political prisoners

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:05 am | Antara News

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) give the file a pardon to the five political prisoners in prisons Abepura, Jayapura, Papua, on Saturday (May 9, 2015). (ANTARA/Hafidz Mubarak A.) More >>

Ban on people to celebrating anniversary of the Free Papua

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:03 am | Antara News

”If there are certain groups who conduct activities commemorating the anniversary of the Free Papua Organization they will be prosecuted. " More >>

Oral Update on Boko Haram by UN High Commissioner

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 7:55 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Oral Update on Boko Haram by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council, 1 July 2015 More >>

Ban welcomes new post-2020 climate targets

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 8:17 pm | UN News

30 June 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today's formal submission of post-2020 climate change targets or Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) by both the China and the Republic of Korea. More >>

First country to halt mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 8:00 pm | UN News

Cuba becomes first country to halt mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis – UN health agency More >>

Global Printed RFID Market Research Report Up To 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 7:57 pm | Radiant Insights

Global Printed RFID Market Report was a professional and depth research report on Global Printed RFID industry that you would know the world's major regional market conditions of Printed RFID industry, the main region including North American, Europe ... More >>


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