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Ban Urges Cooperation Against West African Pirates

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is calling for coordinated action against pirates who pose an increasing threat to shipping in the Gulf of Guinea. The secretary-general spoke Wednesday at a U.N. Security Council meeting called to discuss piracy in the gulf, located off the southern coast of west Africa. Pirates have attacked about 20 ships in […]

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Red Cross Races to Reach 1 Million Starving Somalis

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The International Committee of the Red Cross says it hopes to deliver aid to one-million starving Somalis in the hardest-hit famine regions by the end of the year. Spokeswoman Nicole Engelbrecht told VOA on Wednesday that people in southern and central Somalia desperately need food, water, health care and other emergency aid just to stay […]

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UN: Nearly Half of Somali Famine Victims Have Received Food Aid

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says emergency food aid has reached about 1.85 million Somalis, nearly half of the people in need in the drought-stricken African nation. However, the report released Tuesday by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that four million Somalis remain in crisis nationwide, and that 750,000 people risk death […]

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Horn of Africa Summit Nets $200 Million in New Pledges

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 2:52 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says more than a dozen countries have made $218 million in new pledges toward drought and humanitarian relief in the Horn of Africa. The funding announced Saturday came during a mini summit on the ongoing crisis in the Horn of Africa. Around 13 million people in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti have […]

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President Obama Awards Medal of Honor

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has awarded the Medal of Honor to former Marine Corps Corporal Dakota Meyer for conspicuous gallantry and exhibiting fearlessness at the risk of his life while in combat. Mr. Obama said at the White House Thursday the ceremony paid tribute to a man who placed himself “in the thick of the […]

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US MEDAL OF HONOR correction 1st UPD

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to award the Medal of Honor to a former Marine Corps corporal for conspicuous gallantry and exhibiting fearlessness at the risk of his life while in combat. Dakota Meyer will receive the award at a White House ceremony Thursday. Meyer was serving in Afghanistan with an embedded Marine training […]

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President Obama to Award Medal of Honor

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 10:37 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to award the Medal of Honor to a former Marine Corps corporal for conspicuous gallantry and exhibiting fearlessness at the risk of his life while in combat. Dakota Meyer will receive the award at a White House ceremony Thursday. Meyer was serving in Afghanistan with an embedded Marine training […]

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US: Bank of America to Cut 30,000 Jobs

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the largest consumer and business banks in the United States, Bank of America, says it plans to cut 30,000 jobs to save $5 billion in annual costs. The privately owned bank said Monday the job cuts would be carried out over the next several years, trimming about 10 percent of the bank’s workforce […]

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East Africa Summit: Drought Aid Failing, Security Risk Rising

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Desperate famine victims in Somalia are not getting the food and relief supplies they need, and some African leaders say that failure could soon risk the region’s security. Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki told delegates at a United Nations’ summit in Nairobi Friday that famine victims continue to pour into relief camps in his country. And […]

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Bank of America May Slash Jobs

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Bank of America may cut around 40,000 jobs in a drive to become leaner and more profitable. The privately owned bank is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, has around 288,000 workers, and operates in 40 countries. Stories in the Wall Street Journal and on Bloomberg news say most of the cuts in […]

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