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U.N. Launches Record $22.2 Billion Humanitarian Appeal for 2017

The United Nations launched a record humanitarian appeal on Monday, asking for $22.2 billion in 2017 to help almost 93 million people hit by conflicts and natural disasters. More than half of the money will be used to address the needs of people caught up in crises in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and South Sudan, the U.N. Show More Summary

Climate change will drive stronger, smaller storms in US

The effects of climate change will likely cause smaller but stronger storms in the United States, according to a new framework for modeling storm behavior developed at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Though...Show More Summary

Trump advisors aim to privatize oil-rich Indian reservations

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Native American reservations cover just 2 percent of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along with vast coal reserves. Now, a group of advisors to President-elect Donald Trump on Native American issues wants to free those resources from what they call...

Torture Can Be Useful, Nearly Half of Americans in Poll Say

1 hour agoNews : NYTimes: News

A question about whether an enemy fighter could be tortured to extract information revealed a stark contrast between the United States and many other nations.

U.N. chief Ban may be unwitting loser in South Korea presidential scandal

SEOUL (Reuters) - Besides South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the biggest casualty of the country's mushrooming political corruption scandal may be the presidential aspirations of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

More Americans support torture than Afghans, Iraqis and South Sudanese. Why?

3 hours agoNews : BlogPost

The United States has a higher tolerance for torture than any other country on the United Nations Security Council, and Americans are more comfortable with torture than citizens of war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Ukraine. Those are two key findings reported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday, in a […]

UN appeals for record $22.2 bn in global aid

The United Nations appealed Monday for a record $22.2 billion (20.9 billion euros) to provide aid in 2017 to surging numbers of people hit by conflicts and disasters around the world. The work of humanitarians "is more necessary and courageous than ever," UN humanitarian aid chief Stephen O'Brien said in Monday's report. Show More Summary

U.N. launches record $22.2 billion humanitarian appeal for 2017

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations needs a record $22.2 billion to cover humanitarian relief projects next year, covering the needs of 93 million people in 33 countries, U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said on Monday.

U.N. appeals for $22.2 billion in 2017 humanitarian funds, its highest request ever

4 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Every year, the United Nations issues a global appeal for humanitarian funds. This money is designed to help the work performed by the international body and nongovernmental organizations partnering with it to aid people in dire need worldwide, with estimates drawn up in conjunction with teams in the field. For 2017, the world body is appealing […]

Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger top November sales charts, ahead of Corolla

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

In a strong reflection of buyer trends, a pair of light commercial vehicles topped the sales charts in November. The Toyota HiLux (3839 units) was the nation’s favourite new vehicle, ahead of its Ford Ranger arch-nemesis (3410). Third was the Toyota Corolla small car on 3245. It lends further ammunition to the argument that the […]

International Volunteer Day

Volunteerism is one of the contributions that we, as general citizens of our society, use to impact positive developments within our world. Mandated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985, December 5th is annually recognized as International Volunteer Day. Show More Summary

Much has changed since Bruce Arena last coached U.S. soccer, but core job remains

When Bruce Arena took the U.S. national soccer team coaching helm for the first time, Christian Pulisic was 41 days old. In Arena’s second U.S. tour, Pulisic is the program’s prized young marvel. When Arena left D.C. United in the fall of 1998 after three glowing seasons, MLS featured 12 teams, an uncertain future and […]

Beautiful National Geographic photos show how Americans in every state spend their downtime

National Geographic photographers have been documenting human life since the early 1900s, capturing historic moments as well as more mundane routines. In the new book "National Geographic: The United States of America," 700 captivating...Show More Summary

UN makes biggest ever aid appeal amid fears of compassion fatigue

Growing number – and scale – of crises around the world is not matched by political will to tackle them, experts warn The United Nations is expected to launch its biggest ever appeal for humanitarian funding amid growing fears that major donors no longer have the political will to address proliferating crises in Yemen, Syria, Nigeria and elsewhere. Show More Summary

USMNT Watch: Wooten Continues Scoring Tear, Lichaj Shines for Forest

There's already plenty of speculation as to who United States men's national team boss Bruce Arena will add to his first competitive roster in March. Plenty of names will be entered into the conversation in the coming months, but two...Show More Summary

CARIBBEAT: UN apology to Haiti on cholera

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

It was a long time coming, but the United Nations last week made an official apology for the deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti.

Allies And Chill: 5 Ways You Can Be Helpful In 2017

As a nation we have less than two months until the master of reality television, Donald J. Trump, is inaugurated as the next President of the United States. Like a majority of the country, and a trans person, I feel like this idea is disgraceful, overwhelming, and sobering. Show More Summary

'Hamilton Electors' Declare War on Trump

Click here for reuse options! "Electors have already come forward... to unite behind a responsible Republican candidate for the good of the nation." VP-elect Pence got booed on Broadway last month, but there's a far more frustrating Hamilton story for Trump now. Show More Summary

Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) Partners With NFAA To Introduce S3DA Program To Western States

Louisville, KY – Scholastic 3-D Archery will be partnering with NFAA to help spread the S3DA program into the western United States. S3DA will host a Western U.S. Indoor National Championship in conjunction with both the NFAA Vegas shoot and the Western U.S. Show More Summary

#GivingTuesday: How Innovation is Empowering More People to Become Philanthropists

"As individuals, we have power. We have power by the choices we make, what we buy, which companies we support, [and] how we travel," said former United Nations Secretary-General and UN Foundation Board Member Kofi Annan during a recent...Show More Summary

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