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When UN ‘expert’ called for eradication of the disabled before birth, this woman with Down syndrome fired back

Yadh Ben Achour is a Tunisian lawyer and member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. However, judging by comments he has made, it doesn’t seem that he is much interested in protecting human rights — at least not for people he deems inferior. Show More Summary

NUST MISIS metallurgists were the first to develop a unique furnace for the recycling of waste

(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) More than 95% of cast-iron in the world is still produced in blast furnaces. Modern blast furnaces are powerful units that produce tons of cast-iron daily, but they require prepared, high-quality raw materials like agglomerate cakes, steel pellets, and iron. Show More Summary

The Value of Thanks … and the Value of Action

As all of my American readers know and many international readers know as well, today is the day that many American families celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. For those abroad, Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States...Show More Summary

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating refugees in two months, Dhaka said Thursday, as global pressure mounts over a crisis that has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya to flee across the border. The United Nations says 620,000...Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving 2017, Everyone

10 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Given the condition of the national government (not to mention some state governments), we in the United States could be forgiven for wondering what there is to be thankful for this year. May I suggest we go micro, local, personal.....

The US voted against UN resolution condemning Nazism

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The United States is one of three nations that voted against a U.N. resolution condemning Nazism late last week. The resolution called to combat the “glorification of Nazism, Neo- Nazism and other …...

How JFK’s assassination led to a constitutional amendment

10 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

President John F. Kennedy’s death on November 22, 1963 traumatized a nation and led a united Congress to make a key constitutional change, in the form of the 25th amendment.

UN urges Iraq to probe troop violations during fight with IS

A top United Nations official Thursday called on the Iraqi government to speed up investigations into allegations of human rights violations committed by security forces during the fight against the … Click to Continue »

Dramatic video shows mad dash as North Korean defector shot 5 times, pulled to freedom

23 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The United Nations Command in control of the border between the two Koreas released dramatic video footage on Tuesday of what happened when a North Korean solider defected to the South earlier this month.

Latin America is world's most violent region for women: UN

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said Wednesday, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous. In a report presented in Panama, UN Women and the...Show More Summary

Olympians Set To Highlight USA Swimmings 2017 Winter Nationals

By SwimSwam on SwimSwam Short-course national titles will be on the line for many of the United States’ top swimmers next week at USA Swimming’s Winter National Championships, set for Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at Ohio State University’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Olympians Set To Highlight USA Swimmings 2017 Winter Nationals

Thankful For The Millions Moving Beyond Coal Globally

I’ve come back home from the United Nations climate talks (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, with so much to be thankful for - namely

How a North Korean soldier crashed a vehicle, got shot 5 times, and dashed across the border to South Korea

The American-led United Nations Command has released the much-anticipated footage of the defection of a Korean People's Army (KPA) soldier. The soldier made his move around 3 p.m. local time on November 13. The footage shows how theShow More Summary

It’s All About Power — The Connection Between Sustainability & Renewables

Researchers in Stockholm and London have examined the Sustainability Development Goals established by the United Nations and determined that access to electrical power from renewable energy will be vital to achieving most of them.

Yemen Could Be Out of Food in Six Weeks, Aid Official Warns

Johan Mooij expects food supplies in Yemen’s capital of Sana to run out in about six weeks. Mooij is the Yemen country director for CARE, one of several dozen humanitarian groups working with the United Nations to distribute food to millions of people in Yemen. Even before Saudi Arabia blockaded Yemen two weeks ago, the

5 genocides that are still going on today

After a grueling, five-year trial, Ratko Mladi?, the general of the Bosnian Serb Army during the Bosnian civil war in the '90s, was convicted of war crimes including genocide on Wednesday by a United Nations court at The Hague. He was...Show More Summary

Stunning CCTV Footage Shows North Korean Defector Being Shot By Border Guards

yesterdayNews : The Cutline

United Nations Command on Tuesday released dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier defecting from his country and fleeing south across the Demilitarized Zone last week only to be fired upon by his fellow border guards.

Footage shows North Korean defector's escape

The United Nations Command released video showing a North Korean defector crossing the border between North Korea and South Korea on November 13. The UNC is responsible for policing the Demilitarized Zone accused North Korea of violating the armistice agreement when a soldier crossed the military demarcation line in pursuit of the defector. Show More Summary

UN hopes sex misconduct cases buoy efforts to help women

The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction — until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men … Click to Continue »

The First Thanksgiving: New at Reason

yesterdayNews : Reason

Where was the first Thanksgiving in the United States actually held? A. Barton Hinkle writes: Thanksgiving is a great American tradition. As is disputing the holiday's origins. National mythos portrays the first Thanksgiving as taking place in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in celebration of a bountiful harvest. Show More Summary

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