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U.N.: 3,700 Children Orphaned by Ebola, Lives Shattered

New York, N.Y.  Amid a climbing death toll and widespread panic, the Ebola outbreak continues to ravage West Africa leaving thousands of orphaned children in its wake, an official for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today, as a fortified UN mission arrived in the region to confront and contain the growing crisis. “Thousands [...]

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New York City Poetry Corner: Poem by Sharon Stern

Numbers These new numbers make me nervous: No nineteen – nothing I know. A two and 3 zeroes. What the hell kinda date is that?   I am outside of time beyond the pale of creation. The sun is the same but stars collide and the heavens roar.   Only I am fixed in space [...]

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U.N.: Not One Child Untouched by Recent Gaza Conflict

New York, N.Y.  There is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent conflict in Gaza, where children suffer from bedwetting, difficulties in sleeping, nightmares, a loss of appetite, and display more aggressive behaviour at school, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today. Palestinian children weep at the [...]

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In Hong Kong, Occupy Central Gains Momentum

Hong Kong.  Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP), often abbreviated to Occupy Central, is an organization advocating the nonviolent occupation protest for universal suffrage in Central, Hong Kong that started on 27 September 2014.  It had previously been scheduled to start in the second half of 2014. In Hong Kong, Occupy Central Gains Momentum. Photo: Hong Kong Freelancers Network. The campaign was initiated by Benny [...]

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True Love at Last: The Cancro-Silvetz Wedding

By Mitzi Perdue, edited by Jim Luce. Huntington, N.Y.  Lorraine Silvetz, formerly Lorraine Cancro, didn’t use Match.com or another Internet dating site to find the love of her life. Instead, she found her husband and soul mate when she was looking for something entirely different, the quest to help relieve the suffering of those experiencing [...]

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Luce Leader Grows at Yale: from Anti-Bullying to Autism Awareness

New Haven, CT.  In the study of psychology, there is a term called ‘feature integration theory.’  The term describes how we visually combine details to identify unified objects. For instance, when looking for a friend in a crowd (assuming he or she has a striped shirt on), one scans the crowd for a striped shirt [...]

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Stop “Primitive” Practice: U.N. Officials Call for End to Death Penalty

New York, N.Y.  The continuing application of capital punishment is a “primitive” practice which has no place in the 21st century, United Nations officials declared today, as they pressed global leaders to set course towards abolishing the death penalty and advancing a more progressive judicial agenda in their respective States. “We are seeing substantial progress [...]

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Ban Says World Must Press Ahead on Equal Rights for LGBT Community

New York, N.Y.  Bringing homophobia and transphobia to an end is “a great human rights cause,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that the fight against discrimination “lies at the core of the mission of the United Nations.” Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph Smida. In his video message to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, [...]

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Lauding Success in Fighting Hunger, U.N. Urges Sustained Commitment

New York, N.Y.  Despite a rising global population and the perilous effects of climate change, the goal of eliminating hunger around the world remains within reach, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. Millenium Development Goal 1: eraticate extreme poverty and hunger. Copyright United Nations. UN Photo / Kiba E Park. In his message to the Zero Hunger Challenge’s [...]

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U.N. Urges Greater Protections for People with Dementia

New York, N.Y.  A United Nations independent expert today called on Member States to do more to protect older people affected by dementia from stigmatization, discrimination, victimization, and neglect. “The voices of older people and those who look after them need to be heard in a meaningful way,” said Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, the U.N. Independent Expert on the [...]

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MSF: Children Play in Debris of Northern Gaza

Ban-ki Moon Designates Leonardo DiCaprio U.N. Messenger of Peace

U.N.: Nearly $1 Billion Needed to Combat Ebola Outbreak

Ban: Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Must Inspire Nuke-Free Future

Helping the Voiceless Victims of Animal Hoarding

Photo of the Day: July 31, 2014