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  • nieuwGlobal Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone
    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (IPS) - A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard-- the use of mercury in dentistry—is steadily moving to a successful conclusion.Providing an update, Charlie Brown, head of the World Alliance f…
    - 6 hours ago 25 Jun 18, 1:20pm -
  • Savagery of Rapes of Minors
    NEW DELHI, Jun 22 (IPS) - Geetika Dang is an independent researcher; Vani S. Kulkarni is lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, USA; and Raghav Gaiha is (Hon.) professorial research fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Man…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 4:56am -
  • Senegalese Immigrants Face Police Brutality in Argentina
    Read the full story, “Senegalese Immigrants Face Police Brutality in Argentina”, on globalissues.org →
    - 2 days ago 22 Jun 18, 10:09pm -
  • Gaming Disorder: A New Disease Experts say is Hard to Diagnose
    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally added "Gaming Disorder" as a disease recognized by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in its 11th revision of its official collection of recognized condi…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jun 18, 8:53pm -
  • EU Urged to Ban Early & Forced Child Marriages
    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - Rangita de Silva de Alwis is Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School & Advisor, UN Sustainable Development Goals FundSomething historic was initiated at the European Develop…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 1:39pm -
  • America First or America Alone?
    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - The United States' move to withdraw from the Human Rights Council will have "reverberations" throughout the world in years to come, say human rights groups. This week, the U.S. announced its intention to withdraw from…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 2:50am -
  • Countries are Using Domestic Laws to Criminalize Health Care
    GENEVA, Jun 21 (IPS) - Dr. Dainius Pūras is UN Special Rapporteur on "the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health".Ambulance drivers attacked, nurses detained, doctors tortured, pharmacist…
    - 4 days ago 21 Jun 18, 1:01pm -
  • Ukraine Puts Water Strategy High on Development Agenda
    KIEV, Jun 21 (IPS) - A campaign to raise awareness of water security in Ukraine could be an inspiration around the world, activists behind it say, after it forced a change in the country's approach to its water resources.Read the full story, “Ukra…
    - 4 days ago 21 Jun 18, 7:01am -
  • Looking to the Sky for Solutions to Mexico's Water Scarcity
    MEXICO CITY, Jun 20 (IPS) - Twenty-five years ago, Mexican engineer Gustavo Rodriguez decided to collect rainwater to solve the scarcity of water in his home and contribute to the care of natural resources.Read the full story, “Looking to the Sky…
    - 4 days ago 21 Jun 18, 1:48am -
  • EU Funds Giant Research Project on Migration
    OSLO, Jun 20 (IPS) - What is the relationship between migration and development? And why do people choose to leave or stay in their home countries? Those are among the questions an international research project will explore.Read the full story, “…
    - 4 days ago 21 Jun 18, 1:02am -

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  • nieuwMagnitude 5.4 quake rattles Greece, no injuries reported
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.4 has struck off southern Greece but no injuries or damage have been reported. The Athens University’s Geodynamic Institute says the undersea quake oc…
    - 11 mins ago 25 Jun 18, 6:55am -
  • nieuwHader headlines impressive bullpen for NL-leading Brewers
    In 1964, Boston reliever Dick Radatz struck out 181 batters in 79 relief appearances, setting a mark that still stands. According to Baseball-Reference.com, it’s the most strikeouts in one year for a pitcher with zero starts. Relievers were used di…
    - 15 mins ago 25 Jun 18, 6:51am -
  • nieuwCarlson signing is first domino to fall in NHL free agency
    The first big free agent re-signing with his own team is just the beginning of the frenzy that’s to come around the NHL. Defenseman John Carlson signed a $64 million, eight-year deal with the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals. His agent and…
    - 21 mins ago 25 Jun 18, 6:45am -
  • nieuwTurkey’s victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, is set to extend his rule with sweeping powers after winning landmark presidential and parliamentary elections. Turkey’s High Electoral Board de…
    - 50 mins ago 25 Jun 18, 6:16am -
  • nieuwJordan says it won’t take in Syrians fleeing new offensive
    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Officials say Jordan won’t take in Syrians fleeing the Syrian government’s latest offensive in the south of the country, near Jordan’s border. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have been advancing deeper into…
    - 56 mins ago 25 Jun 18, 6:10am -
  • nieuwWater, mud block rescue attempt for 12 boys inside Thai cave
    BANGKOK (AP) — Multiple attempts to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for nearly two days have failed, but officials said Monday that they will keep trying. The boys, aged 11-15, are believed to ha…
    - 1 hour ago 25 Jun 18, 5:56am -
  • nieuwDedicated to You wins race at Emerald Downs after 2-5 favorite Riser is disqualified
    Dedicated to You was moved from second place to first when stewards DQ’d apparent winner Riser and placed him last for interference with Barkley at the start of Sunday’s $50,000 Budweiser Stakes.
    - 1 hour ago 25 Jun 18, 5:55am -
  • nieuwAsian stocks fall, oil gives up some gains after China move
    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday and oil prices gave up some of their gains after Chinese regulators freed up extra money for bank lending amid a trade dispute with Washington. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.2 perc…
    - 1 hour ago 25 Jun 18, 5:44am -
  • nieuwAndrew Tate drives oldest hydro to victory in Southern Cup
    Andrew Tate of Walled Lake, Mich., driving the U-9 Delta/Realtrac H1 Unlimited hydroplane, captured the inaugural Southern Cup championship in Guntersville, Ala., on Sunday.
    - 2 hours ago 25 Jun 18, 5:25am -
  • nieuwIn Texas, Trump’s steel tariff stirs uncertainty and concern
    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson is fighting an uphill battle to keep his pipe factory in this refinery suburb east of Houston from becoming a casualty in President Donald Trump’s bitter trade dispute with America’s allies and adversaries. He…
    - 2 hours ago 25 Jun 18, 5:16am -

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