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Waterscapes Glass Sculptures by Ben Young

Amazing glass sculptures of different dreamlike waterscapes by artist Ben Young.<p>Ben Young is a self-taught sculptor raised in Waihi Beach, New …

Art

ESPN Documentary on Dying Indian and Nepalese World cup 2022 Workers

"A 21st Century slave state" | Qatar World Cup 2022

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No Time for Complacency on Piracy

In 2011, 176 ships were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. Twenty-five of these attacks were successful.<p>In 2013, seven ships were attacked, but no attack was successful.<p>It is clear that the international fight against piracy is producing results. Yet there is no room for complacency: 49 …

Africa

Save the oceans, feed the world!

What's a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world's oceans might just help to feed the planet's …

And In The Darkness.

Remember: Our Oceans Are Defined By What We Put In Them

June 8 is World Oceans Day. It's a fitting time to contemplate humanity's evolving relationship with the source of all life. For much of human …

Global Warming

The Ukraine Crisis as a Proxy Conflict: Some Solutions?

<b>In the concluding part of a series for the PDU,</b> <i>Maria Mitaev</i> <b>suggests some ways in which the EU and other international actors might move forward in</b> …

Russia’s Gazprom part of secretive natural gas group within UN European unit

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> The Russian natural gas company Gazprom, which supplies much of Europe’s gas imports, is at the center of a secretive cabal of mostly state-owned natural gas companies that has been operating for two decades under the aegis of the United Nations, according to a first-ever audit of the …

MAP: This Is What A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Could Look Like

Pro-Russian separatists have stirred up tension in eastern Ukraine over the past few days, occupying and taking control of building in as many as 10 Ukrainian cities.<p>The chances of a full-fledged Russian invasion of Ukraine have grown, U.S. officials and observers say. The White House has openly …

Ukraine Says 300 Pro-Russian Fighters Killed In Eastern Clashes

Ukraine’s government has claimed that 300 pro-Russian separatist fighters have been killed and around 500 wounded, as their offensive in eastern …

Azerbaijan Politics: Quick View - SOCAR Signs Deal With Russian Energy Firm

The agreement enables SOCAR and Rosneft to co-operate on the exploration and production of oil and gas projects within Azerbaijan, Russia and in third countries.<p>Commenting on the JV, Rovnag Abdullayev, the chief executive officer of SOCAR, and Igor Sechin, the executive chairman of Rosneft, said …

Obama, G-7 colleagues issue new list of demands to Putin

BRUSSELS — President Obama and Group of Seven allies said Thursday that Russia must meet new conditions or face the prospect of new sanctions over its aggression in Ukraine.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin must recognize President-elect Petro Poroshenko as the new leader of Ukraine, stop shipping …

Crude oil falls on hopes of easing of Ukraine crisis

Oil prices dipped in Asia today after Russian President Vladimir Putin reached out a hand to crisis-hit Ukraine, raising hopes of an easing in the …

Helen Clark - El Partido contra la Pobreza

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Afghan women stand to be counted as West begins to disengage | Reuters

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Framed by her blue shawl, the solemn, bespectacled face of Serena Faizi peers out from an election campaign poster at a Kandahar city roundabout, while Afghanistan approaches its own crossroads as Western troops prepare to go home.<p>Serena Faizi, 25, one of the …

Mahbuba Jamshidi: 'It Would Be a Tragedy for Women to Lose Their Legal Status and Rights in This Political Game'

<i>Mahbuba Jamshidi was selected as the Director of the Women's Affairs Department in Herat province in 2012. She has studied Miniature Painting at the Fine Arts School of the University of Herat. She is also founder of the Visual Arts Association and director of the National Gallery.</i><p>Photo : …

UN calls for Nigerian schoolgirl abductors to face justice

The UN Security Council called on Friday for the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, which is holding 276 schoolgirls hostage, to be held accountable for what may amount to crimes against humanity.<p>The statement approved by all 15 council members was the strongest by the UN’s most powerful body on …

Africa

Philippines Is Getting Better For Gays, But Discrimination Persists: UN Study

Egyptian population explosion worsens social unrest

560,000 extra births in 2012, compared with 2010, in country already struggling with depleted resources and too few jobs<p>Egypt is struggling to contain a population explosion that has surged in the past three years, exacerbating many of the social tensions that indirectly led to the 2011 …

Ageing population: what can the UK learn from overseas?

From intergenerational holiday camps to a parliament for older people, schemes across Europe and further afield could offer inspiration<p>Our rapidly ageing population raises a slew of questions for our society. How will we meet the cost of social care? What can we do to prevent isolation and …

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