Alicia Van Hoesen

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Iraq violence: Baghdad car bombs kill at least 66

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/981000/981733_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524778309_9053c5a3ded8681f081fe432212793ad<p><b>At least 66 people have been killed in a series of car bombs targeting mainly Shia areas in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say.</b><p>Many more were …

EU ends arms embargo on Syria rebels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/981000/981741_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524646262_b0fbf4bb87cacf2a73b1e78ed5f67ff0<p><b>European Union foreign ministers have said they will not renew an arms embargo on the Syrian opposition, due to expire on Saturday.</b><p>But there was no …

Malnutrition hits school performance, warns Save the Children

<b>A quarter of the world's children are at risk of underperforming at school because of chronic malnutrition, says UK charity Save the Children.</b><p>Missing out on a nutritious diet could severely damage a child's ability to read and write, it said.<p>The study found that malnourished children suffered …

Taliban condemns Afghanistan balloon project

The official Taliban website has published an article criticising an art project in which 10,000 pink balloons were given away for free in Kabul, saying the event encouraged un-Islamic behaviour.<p>Under the headline "Was it a balloon show or a mini-skirt show?", the piece said that the conceptual …

Newsday: We should not give arms to Syrian rebels, says Austrian foreign ministry.

Week in Photos: May 25, 2013

Lens<p>From flags at Arlington for Memorial Day to the Oklahoma tornado, see the week’s most striking images.<p>05.25.13 5:00 AM ET<p>Europa Press, via …

Afghan peace hopes soar with balloons

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan -</b> A day after sounds of bombs and gunfire filled the air of Afghanistan's capital, dozens of young Afghans gathered 1.5km away from the site of the Taliban attack to deliver messages of peace and hope inside 10,000 pink balloons.<p>The event was part of a public art series called …