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Somali President Declares Famine

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s president has declared a famine in his drought-stricken country and called for more international help to deal with the crisis. While touring a displaced-persons camp in the capital, Mogadishu on Tuesday, President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said food has become so scarce that there is “in fact a famine” in his country. The president […]

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Somali President Declares Famine

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s president has declared a famine in his drought-stricken country and called for more international help to deal with the crisis. While touring a displaced-persons camp in the capital, Mogadishu on Tuesday, President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said food has become so scarce that there is “in fact a famine” in his country. The president […]

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UN Seeks Security Assurances to Help Starving Somalis

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says it needs security guarantees from insurgents in Somalia before it can provide the level of aid needed in the drought-stricken country. Spokesman Adrian Edwards told VOA Tuesday that the agency must have a “reasonable degree of safety” before increasing its efforts in Somalia. Edwards said that currently, the agency […]

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Obama Presents Medal of Honor to US Army Ranger

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has presented the Medal of Honor to an Army Ranger who protected fellow troops from a grenade attack in Afghanistan. Presenting the medal at the White House Tuesday, President Obama called Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry an “extraordinary” American soldier. He quoted a fellow soldier who said Petry shows that true […]

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Obama Presents Medal of Honor to US Army Ranger

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has presented the Medal of Honor to an Army Ranger who protected fellow troops from a grenade attack in Afghanistan. Presenting the medal at the White House Tuesday, President Obama called Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry an “extraordinary” American soldier. He quoted a fellow soldier who said Petry shows that true […]

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Obama Awarding Medal of Honor to Army Ranger

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is awarding the Medal of Honor Tuesday to an Army Ranger who protected fellow troops from a grenade attack in Afghanistan. Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry is the second living person to receive the honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Petry lost his right hand when he threw a live […]

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UN Convention on Law of the Sea Defines Nations’ Rights, Responsibilities

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is an international agreement that defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world’s oceans and management of their natural resources. Nations participating in the third U.N. Conference on the Law of the Sea reached agreement on the treaty in 1982 […]

UN Convention on Law of the Sea Defines Nations’ Rights, Responsibilities

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is an international agreement that defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world’s oceans and management of their natural resources. Nations participating in the third U.N. Conference on the Law of the Sea reached agreement on the treaty in 1982 […]

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UN: 8 Million Urgently Need Food in Horn of Africa

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations food agency says more than eight million people in the Horn of Africa need emergency food aid due to the ongoing drought in the region. The Food and Agriculture Organization warned Tuesday that food is urgently needed in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The agency said the region has had below-average rainfall […]

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Western Europe Tops Annual ‘Rule of Law Index’

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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An annual survey released Monday says that adherence to the rule of law varies widely around the world and appears to correlate with per-capita income. The 146-page Rule of Law Index, compiled by the World Justice Project, ranks countries on such areas as whether the government is held accountable, there is access to justice, rights […]

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