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$8.5 Million Dollhouse Amps Up ‘Holiday Under The Stars’

New York, N.Y.  Valued and insured at $8.5 million, The Astolat Dollhouse Castle will be on public display this holiday season at The Shops of Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center in Manhattan for the first time ever since being built in the 1980s. On November 12, the unveiling of the “dollhouse” will coincide with […]

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World AIDS Day: UNICEF Urges More Investment, Access to Treatment

New York, N.Y. An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, but disparity in access to treatment is hampering progress towards reaching a global goal of reducing new infections in children by 90 per cent, the United Nations Children’s Fund. Posha, living with HIV, participated in the Option B+ programme, […]

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Nepal: Millions of Children at Risk this Winter Due to Severe Shortages

New York, N.Y.  Due to severe shortages of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines, more than three million children under the age of 5 are at risk of death or disease during the harsh winter months in Nepal, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Ten year old Babu Kaji Tamang, who gets around by […]

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Herba-Lite: Pot for the Middle Aged!

This is called Herba-Lite. It’s pot for the middle aged! © Jan Ivarsson 2015. Tweet

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Purchases Abroad Take Up Growing Portion of Chinese Luxury Spending 

This article is featured in Jing Daily’s Weekly Roundup Newsletter. Beijing, China. According to a new report by the China-based Fortune Character Institute, 78 percent of luxury purchases by Chinese consumers took place outside of mainland China this year, a number slightly higher than last year’s estimate of 76 percent. As tariffs keep luxury goods prices high […]

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Mayflower Roots – and a Metrocard – Get One on the Subway

New York, N.Y. Who we are is shaped by where we have been as much as by where we wish to go. For me, knowing where my family has been over the last several centuries gives me the sense that I fit into the world as I should without worry about my place. I know […]

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From 2012: Charlie Sheen Gives USO $1 Million – Biggest in its History

Percentage of Actor’s Anger Management Show Profits to Benefit Facility for Injured Troops in Bethesda, MD Los Angeles, CA.  Charlie Sheen has announced that he will donate 1% of the profits from his new FX show Anger Management to the USO, with the actor guaranteeing a minimum of $1 million and an unlimited cap on […]

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China Plans for Mainland Police in H.K. Rail Station Spark Controversy

Washington, D.C. A new high-speed rail line that will link mainland China and Hong Kong is drawing criticism over Beijing’s plans to place mainland Chinese police officers in the Hong Kong train station. People’s Armed Police. Photo: Wikipedia. The planned West Kowloon terminus for the railway linking Kowloon and Guangzhou is not scheduled to open until […]

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European Border Restrictions on Refugees Violate Human Rights

New York, N.Y. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Balkan States today that border restrictions based on a refugee’s or migrant’s nationality infringed human rights, with the United Nations refugee agency reporting that 1,000 people are already stranded, 60 of them on hunger strike and 11 reportedly stitching up their mouths in protest. Syrian refugee Mohamed, his wife […]

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‘Orange the World’ Campaign Effort to End Violence Against Girls, Women

New York, N.Y. From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls, which according to the UN’s agency for gender equality (UN Women) affects one […]

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