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Ban and officials from DR Congo discuss fragile security situation

Print 26 March 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today discussed the fragile security and humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in a meeting with the country’s Foreign Minister, Raymond Tshibanda N’tungamulongo. The two men, who met at UN Headquarters, agreed that the…

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Brics and Africa: a winning partnership against hunger?

As day one of the Brics summit draws to a close, Lidia Cabral asks: can the group offer an alternative model for dealing with food insecurity in Africa? The Brics presidents meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico, last year. Photograph: Roberto Stuckert Filho/AFP/Getty Images The Brics summit in South Africa that began in Durban this week is the fifth time that ...

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U.S. Supreme Court weighs same-sex marriage (Video)

Kent Hoover Washington Bureau Chief Email | Twitter | Google The U.S. Supreme Court took on the highly charged issue of gay marriage Tuesday, as activists on both sides of the issue demonstrated outside. The court heard arguments considering California’s Proposition 8, which defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. Voters passed this proposition in 2008 in ...

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Supporters of Guatemalan ex-dictator deny genocide

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A group of retired soldiers and their relatives launched a campaign Monday to deny that a genocide was carried out in Guatemala and to demand a fair trial for former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt. About 24 people began collecting 5,000 signatures in…

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He Has Millions and a New Job at Yahoo. Soon, He’ll Be 18.

One of Yahoo’s newest employees is a 17-year-old high school student in Britain. As of Monday, he is one of its richest, too. That student, Nick D’Aloisio, a programming whiz who wasn’t even born when Yahoo was founded in 1994, sold his news-reading app, Summly, to Yahoo on Monday for a sum said to be in the tens of millions ...

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Opposition takes Syria’s seat at Arab League summit

Syria’s main opposition group has taken the country’s seat for the first time at the annual Arab League summit. Mouaz al-Khatib, the opposition chief who recently attempted to resign, thanked the members for the seat. Syrian opposition representatives took the country’s seat for the first time Tuesday at the opening of the annual two-day…

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Immigrant wins $338M Powerball jackpot in US

A 44-year-old immigrant from the Dominican Republic is the winner of a $338 million Powerball lottery jackpot in the U.S., and he’s telling reporters in Spanish that he’s “very happy.” Several media outlets were at the New Jersey liquor store, where the ticket was sold, on Monday when Pedro Quezada entered. They report that the store owner validated Quezada’s ticket ...

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The President and First Lady love ‘The Bible’ series despite controversy

‘The Bible’ series that airs weekly on the History Channel has been a huge success. Hollywood couple Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice, The Voice) and Roma Downey (Touched By an Angel) are the producers of the series that is drawing a large audience. According to a by Barna Research for the American Bible Society, about 4 in 10 Americans have ...

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Bill Gates offers $1million to reinvent the condom

Bill Gates, the world’s second richest man, is offering up to $1 million to anyone who can re-invent the condom. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to improve the lives of the world’s poorest Photo: Andrew Crowley for the Telegraph By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 10:01PM GMT 25 Mar 2013 The Microsoft founder’s charitable foundation says little has been ...

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US Stocks Fall on Broad Concern About Europe

Stocks reversed an early rise on Wall Street Monday as traders returned to worrying about the European economy. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @NYTNational for breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors Optimism about a deal to prevent financial collapse in Cyprus had briefly pushed the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to within a quarter-point of its ...

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