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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Dec 3 2014, 13:13:45

Alleged human traffickers who had arranged more than 20 boat trips from north Africa to Europe picked up in sting operation in Italy and Germany

Ten suspected migrant smugglers were arrested on Wednesday in Italy and Germany, including the alleged ringleader behind a treacherous journey that killed an estimated 244 people off the coast of Libya in June.

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From Aid | The Guardian Wed Dec 3 2014, 10:55:52

A new global development agenda is on the table. Here's how to make it the most progressive and ambitious agenda possible

Whether you agree with the emerging post-2015 development agenda or not, it is likely to steer trillions of dollars of spending, as well as key areas of policy over the next 15 years. Its implementation will occupy the minds of governments, business and campaigners. So we need an agenda that is - to use UN jargon - "fit for purpose".

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Dec 3 2014, 10:46:19

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State militants that have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria is prepared to battle the jihadists "for as long as it takes", US Secretary of State John Kerry told coalition members in Brussels Wednesday.

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From Africa Past & Present Wed Dec 3 2014, 10:42:12

Chitja Twala (History, Univ. of Free State) on the history of black politics and the African National Congress in the Free State province; oral history; cultural resistance; the field of History in South Africa; lessons of the Marikana Massacre; and "transformation" in South African higher education.

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From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Wed Dec 3 2014, 10:07:09

ምዕራፍ 8 ብዛዕባ መርገም (Scourge) ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ይገልጽ። ኣብ ዝማዕበላን ኣብ መስርሕ ዘለዋን ሃገራት ዓለም፡ ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ብፍላይ ካብ 18 ክሳብ 20ታት ዕድመ ብዘለዎም ደቂተባዕትዮ ንገለ 2 ዓመት ከገልግሉ ዝብል ወግዓዊ ናይ መንግስቲ ሕጊ ኣለወን ። እዚ ንምክልኻል ሃገር ዝድግፍ ዑቑር ሓይሊ ተባሂሉ ዝግበር ኽኸውን እንከሎ፡ ንፍልይ ዝበሉ ዜጋታት ከም ናይ እምነት ሰባትን ብሕልና ኣብ ረጽሚ ንዘይኣምኑን (conscientious objectors) ድማ ሕድገታት ይገብር። እዚኣቶም ሰባት፡ መሰረት እምነቶም ኣብ ...

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From ONE Wed Dec 3 2014, 10:06:32

By chef, foodie and activist Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods I'm headed to Capitol Hill right now (with some of my good chef friends Pati Jinich, Hugh Acheson and Nina Compton) to meet with members of Congress and urge them to pass the bipartisan energy bill you've been working on all year. Will you send...

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Dec 3 2014, 09:38:35

London conference shines spotlight on troubled nation after 13-year foreign military mission that cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars

The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, will meet foreign leaders in London on Thursday with little to show for two months in power but with a pressing need to persuade international donors to stay involved as concerns intensify that fragile gains won over 13 years may be lost as most foreign troops withdraw.

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From ONE Wed Dec 3 2014, 09:15:53

This guest blog is from Liberian nurse Louise Gaye.  She works at ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia, and is featured in our Ebola: Waiting video alongside stars from around the world. While the world waited to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, healthcare workers like Louise have been there from the start. Risking...

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From AllAfrica Blog Wed Dec 3 2014, 08:21:02

[IDS]The disproportionate impact of emergencies on people with disabilities

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Dec 3 2014, 08:18:47

Belgians seldom agree about anything, but they all know their country's unity hangs by a potato thread.

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