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Ban: ‘Gaza in Critical Condition’ – Calls Again for Immediate Ceasefire

New York, N.Y.   Urging Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting now, “in the name of humanity”, United Nations Secretary-General has again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [...]

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In NYC: Immigrants Reach 3 Million – 37% of Population

New York, N.Y.  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Planning Executive Director Richard Barth and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Fatima Shama today released the Newest New Yorkers report demonstrating that New York’s immigrants have played an integral role in maintaining the City’s record population growth and significantly boosting the City’s economic vitality. The [...]

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U.S. Navy Assists in Philippines After Super Typhoon Haiyan

Ormoc City, Philippines.  U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Alisha White, left, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) and Naval Aircrewman Tactical Helicopter 2nd Class Chris Miller, right, speak with citizens affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan while delivering relief supplies in support of Operation Damayan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass [...]

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American Red Cross Offers Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief T-Shirt

Washington, D.C.  People and organizations all over the world are rising up to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. On Friday, November 8, 2013, this deadly typhoon tore through the country made up of more than 7,000 islands. Map showing areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: www.icrc.org. The Red Cross has been working [...]

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Close to My Heart, Habitat for Humanity Launches IndiaBUILDS

New York, N.Y.  Habitat for Humanity International was very important to my father. He had been a college professor and loved to build houses during the summer as his hobby. Eventually he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, becoming our hometown’s construction supervisor. At his funeral in 2007, a professional looking woman approached me saying, “I believe you have [...]

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A Global Call for International Assistance with Crises at Fukushima

Grinnell, Iowa.  The crisis situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan is deteriorating and threatens not only the survival of the population of Japan but could also become a significant global disaster. We express our deepest sympathies to the people of Japan for the tragic loss of life, habitat and infrastructure they are [...]

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In Switzerland, Finishing School Admits Men at Last

Glion, Switzerland.  The sign on the door with a stick figure of a man overlaid with a big “X” will have to go now that the last Swiss finishing school, bending to economic reality and social change, is accepting men. The Institut Villa Pierrefeu, located on a hill above Lake Geneva, is the last in [...]

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Prince William, Kate Hold Private Christening for New Prince

London, England.  Britain’s Prince George was christened on Wednesday in a service attended by just 21 guests, a small and private ceremony for a baby whose parents want to shield him from too much media intrusion. Prince William, whose mother Diana was hounded by paparazzi and died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, [...]

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Obama Awards 2013 National Medals of Arts & Humanities

Organizations Suggest Ways to Help Unaccompanied Minor Migrants

Ban: ‘Gaza in Critical Condition’ – Calls Again for Immediate Ceasefire

Around World, Millions of Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Meets Palestinian President

LGBT Bias Over Upcoming Pink Dot Event in Singapore