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On World Blood Donor Day, UN agency stresses value of voluntary donations
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Friday, 20 June 2008
On World Blood Donor Day, UN agency stresses value of voluntary donations
China and the United Arab Emirates are both close to reaching 100 per cent voluntary donations for their national blood supplies, the United Nations health agency has announced, calling on other countries to use them as models to increase their own stocks of safe blood supplies.Read Full Article ...
 
Palestinians hit by higher food prices and falling incomes, UN report says
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Thursday, 19 June 2008
Palestinians hit by higher food prices and falling incomes, UN report says
Nearly 40 per cent of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank do not have access to sufficient food, a rise of four per cent from 2006, according to a...
 
Food shortages put millions of Zimbabweans at risk of hunger, warn UN agencies
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Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Food shortages put millions of Zimbabweans at risk of hunger, warn UN agencies
The lack of fertilizer and seeds, economic constraints and adverse weather have led to food insecurity in Zimbabwe and threatens to plunge five million people ...
 
Avian influenza: situation improving but threat remains, UN expert says
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Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Avian influenza: situation improving but threat remains, UN expert says
Although some countries are facing continuing and significant outbreaks of bird flu, the situation in the rest of the world is improving because of major effor...
 
Ban welcomes move by Saudi King to tackle
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Monday, 16 June 2008
Ban welcomes move by Saudi King to tackle
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the decision by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to convene a meeting of the world's major oil producers to discuss ways...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
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    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.