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From Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog Thu Jul 31 2014, 09:03:30

The United Nations Human Rights Council announced a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

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From ONE Thu Jul 31 2014, 09:00:33

Mark it on your calendar: World Breastfeeding Week starts this Friday! Hailed by UNICEF as nature's "safety net," exclusive breastfeeding is one of the most effective interventions for preventing child deaths. Keep reading to learn ten important links between breastfeeding and the fight against extreme poverty--some of them may surprise you! 1. Combating malnutrition Under-nutrition...

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Jul 31 2014, 09:00:16

The film, Diaries of a Dissident Poet, follows poet James Matthews around Cape Town, tracking him during a year, from his 83rd to 84th birthday. It opens with a small celebration of his 83rd at the District Six Homecoming Centre in (downtown Cape Town) and moves on to scenes of him in conversation or banter with [...]

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From ThinkProgress Thu Jul 31 2014, 09:00:13

"They rape [the girls], then they cut their throats. Or if they don't rape them [and kill them], they leave them pregnant. And if we try to rat them out or go to the police, they'll kill us. They put us in plastic bags and leave us on the shore," Carolina said.

The post Meet Carolina, Who Brought Her Daughters 1,500 Miles To The U.S. So They Wouldn't Be Raped appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Face of Malawi Thu Jul 31 2014, 08:49:55

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) through the party's spokesperson Jessie Kabwila has asked government to increase the number of beneficiaries on the Farm

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From MEI Editor's Blog Thu Jul 31 2014, 08:45:00

The New York Times has taken note of a phenomenon I had been planning to talk about soon anyway, so I'll use their piece as a takeoff point for my own comments: "Arab Leaders Silent, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel."

As Israel's current operation in Gaza grows into something much longer and deadlier than Cast Lead six years ago, there has been much international condemnation, from Europe, the UN, and human rights groups. The US is less critical and the US Congress openly supportive (and the US is resupplying Israel with munitions in the midst of the operation), but there has been considerable criticism in the media and academia.

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From Face of Malawi Thu Jul 31 2014, 08:25:07

Government says it has commissioned new inquiry into the controversial sale of the presidential jet by the Joyce Banda administration. Former President

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From Face of Malawi Thu Jul 31 2014, 08:07:46

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has said he is shocked with the fire incident that gutted Tsoka market

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From Mike Stopforth Thu Jul 31 2014, 08:03:05

I haven't had a desk at Cerebra for just over 5 months now. Cerebra's offices have a very open plan design to start with and Craig and I deliberately resisted the temptation of closed off offices (more about that here). I had, without much intention, occupied a desk in the far corner of the office behind the [...]

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From Aid | The Guardian Thu Jul 31 2014, 07:34:20

UN asks for $100m as conflicts drive refugees into drought-stricken Sahel countries already experiencing food insecurity

About $100m (£60m) of funding is needed from international donors to pay for food-security programmes in the Sahel, the UN has warned, as more than 20 million people continue to face shortages.

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