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Every Child Counts

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 Roger Hamilton (August 26, 2008)  Volunteers Only LWB is made up solely of volunteers who pay for their own expenses when helping in the many programmes they run for the children. “They are very hands"on, "says Warwick, “They have very low overheads and work very hard to get the most effective return for their investment. They raised almost US$1 million last year and have expanded their programmes all over .. (International)

Action in Africa

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 Roger Hamilton (August 26, 2008)  From Latin to Pink Floyd From when he was very young, Charlie proved he was a person of action. As a rebellious young man he attended Eton College as a Latin scholar - but when he left at 18, he went through his love of riding racehorses, into business as an Events promoter. By the time he was 24, he could count The British Government among his clients, and by the time he was 27, he had . (International)

Rivers of Dust

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 Roger Hamilton (August 26, 2008)  The Impact of Africa Three weeks later, I stepped foot on Africa's ancient soil for the first time with no itinerary and not much cash in my pocket. Rich smells and the deep red colour of the earth slowly permeated my senses. As we drove through Nairobi, a mass of humanity was jumbled in the streets amongst the diesel fumes, the grit and the grime, all of which told me I was on a .. (International)

Critical Moments in the Crossfire

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 Roger Hamilton (August 26, 2008)  Getting There How did I get there? I coach Gary Connery, stunt man and philanthropist. Gary is planning to run and base-jump across the USA to raise a billion dollars for children's charities worldwide. Gary and wife Vivienne are Global Ambassadors for Molly Bedingfield's international charity Global Angels, ‘championing the needs of children around the world. ' Gary once .. (International)

Self Reliance For Zambia

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 Roger Hamilton (August 26, 2008)  A Naturalist in Central Africa Bryan migrated from the United Kingdom to Zambia with his parents in 1948, and went on to work in both Zimbabwe and Zambia for three decades. Early on, Bryan found a passion for agriculture and horticulture, and he became an active member of the ‘Naturalist Society of Central Africa’. Bryan migrated to Australia in 1980 where he met and .. (International)

Did God Make Only Adam and Eve - An Insight Into the Legal Position of Eunuchs

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 Abhinav Sinha (August 25, 2008)  How often do we sit and question our gender or sexual identity? Is it always the same as the biological sex that we are born in? Can it be independent entity, irrespective of our biological sex? Most of us assume, for lack of further information that our overall sexuality that includes our sex, gender, sexual orientation and sexual behavior are all determined at some point through some .. (International)

France's Literary Return to Work

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 Johnny Summerton (August 25, 2008)  Summer is almost over here in Europe. All right so you would be hard pushed to be able to tell it from the weather, which seems certainly to have rejoiced in being almost one long wet spring shower with intermittent bursts of sunshine, at least in this part of northern France. But the signs are aplenty that we're fast heading into autumn. And every year a big fuss is made in France .. (International)

Poverty - The Scourge of Africa

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 Alan Hawkins (August 25, 2008)  The most probable reason poverty exists, is insufficient work opportunities in combination with a lack of basic education and skills training, or is it? In Africa, drought is labled as the most common cause of poverty, assisted often by a war here and there, a touch of genocide or the self enrichment of a political dictator and his merry men. Poverty is the scourge of Africa, it knows .. (International)

Go Your Own Way - Let Others Talk!

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 James Shen (August 24, 2008)  I recently wrote an article “Mainstream Western media stages Blemishing China Marathon" which was posted on a number of blogs and websites. Many comments were received, most were generally supportive or partly positive, while a few readers expressed their criticisms especially over my observations on politics and problems in the US or the influence of the mainstream Western media. . (International)

A Health Wake Up Call For Planet Earth!

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 Paul A Phillips (August 20, 2008)  Here are just some facts regarding planet Earth and its human population: 1. Out of the 6-odd billion humans on planet Earth, around 2 billion have to get by on roughly 2 dollars a day. 2. Every seven seconds a child dies of starvation. 3. 40% of the population don't have a toilette. 4. Half the population are without safe water and proper sanitation. 5. Because of a lack of .. (International)

Freedom and Its Price in the Georgian Conflict

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 Joseph Gill (August 20, 2008)  Normally the articles I write deal with sports, photography, or sports memorabilia preservation. Now, given that the Beijing Olympics are in progress, the general assumption is that I have an unlimited number of topics to discuss. Needless to say this article is about a different topic occurring in the news. This topic actually affects my life and the lives of the people that I hold .. (International)

Mainstream Western Media Stages "Blemishing China Marathon"

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 James Shen (August 20, 2008)  If you google “China" or “Olympics" on any given day in recent months, with the exception of the few weeks China was stricken by deadly earthquakes, you will be overwhelmed by the shower of negative coverage from the mainstream Western media against China and its hosting of 2008 Beijing Olympics. For months leading up to the Beijing Games, China has been put under the .. (International)

Beijing Olympics - Not Always As it Seems

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 John Pagan (August 20, 2008)  Unless you are currently living in a cave, you should be aware that the 2008 Beijing Olympics are currently underway. No event is more momentous, no athlete more revered, than a medal winning Olympiad. Behind the scenes of the 2008 Olympics however, are many less than glorious incidents. A few events have been readily presented to the public via CNN, the local newspapers and various .. (International)

Celebration of India's Independence - "At the Stroke of the Midnight Hour"

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 Dr. Elizabeth Menon (August 14, 2008)  August 14, 1947: Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, announced the birth of a new nation, born after more than a century of colonial rule, with these golden words - “At the Stroke of the Midnight Hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. . . Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the .. (International)

China's Renewable Energy Plans - Shaken Not Stirred

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 David DuByne (August 13, 2008)  The May 12th earthquake in western China's Sichuan Province will have effects reaching further outside China than Beijing is letting on. Sichuan Province holds the key to China's hydroelectric power generation plans in its renewable power targets and the area is also a hub for worldwide outsourced wind turbine equipment. Both were badly damaged. This infrastructure will take months or .. (International)

5 Key Reasons Why Children Are Starving in Africa

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 Thando Mavimbela (August 13, 2008)  It is important to note that developing countries do need donations and sponsorships from developed economies in order to fight starvation. In this article, I will present some few facts about these starving children in Africa. Many African children that are starving live in the streets. They are orphaned, homeless, hopeless, and desperate. These children are very young with no mother, . (International)

7 Things I Love About African Children and Orphans

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 Thando Mavimbela (August 13, 2008)  Take some time to read the article right to the end and you will most likely understand and find out more about these Young Heroes. 1. African children live with hope that their future will be brighter someday. They wake up every morning and still afford to show a smile despite their circumstances, despite the empty stomachs and aching - untreated wounds. They are strong. 2. They .. (International)

AIDS Orphans in Africa

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 Thando Mavimbela (August 13, 2008)  What kind of image does this conjure up in your mind when you think of Aids Orphans? Brown skinned children, bony and sickly children. Why? Because the words Aids Orphans is synonymous with Africa. This is the legacy of Africa. There are a whole host of reasons why this is so. A few of those are listed below: The poorest of people and countries in the world are found here. The most .. (International)

5 Problems For Children in Africa

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 Thando Mavimbela (August 13, 2008)  I will simply provide the list below and provide my own brief review for each point I make. If you take some time to read the article right to the end, you will gain more valuable insights in to this serious subject. Most of them cannot afford to go to school or are forced drop out A good education is important to improve the lives of African children. Children in Africa lack financial . (International)

AIDS Orphans in Swaziland

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 Thando Mavimbela (August 13, 2008)  If projections are anything to go by the number of AIDS orphans in Swaziland increases at an alarming rate every year. Most of the AIDS orphans do not have both parents; it is in rare cases where one parent is still alive. The situation is worse in polygamous families because each wife has a number of children with only one father - so when the father, who is usually the sole bread .. (International)

5 Ways to Help Slave Trade Victims Across the World

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 Daryl Green (August 13, 2008)  The young woman felt trapped by her existence. She was kidnapped and made a prisoner in a foreign land. All that she loved was torn away. Every day she could expect to work hard. However, at the end of the day, she had nothing. Each day broke her heart and tortured her spirit. She wondered if her life would ever change. The Difficult Problem As millions of international spectators .. (International)

Biogas Fueling the Olympic Torch

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 David DuByne (August 13, 2008)  China is playing a lead role in the area of biogas - processes by which we can turn our waste, animal waste and food waste into a high-end, usable commodity. The subject of using fecal matter as an energy source ranges from taboo in some societies to wide acceptance and utilization in others. In China, it fits into the latter category. Here's what China's National Development and Reform . (International)

A Shell Game of Coal Dust and Green Olympics

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 David DuByne (August 13, 2008)  There are only 270 days left until the opening ceremony at the Beijing Olympics. Between now and the time the torch is lit and the Green games start, 38 new pulverized-coal fired power plants will open. Statement after statement about how this Olympiad will be environmentally friendly and the amazing lengths China is going to with regard to alternative energy power generation in .. (International)

A Case of No Virginity Means No Marriage in France

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 Francis K Githinji (August 12, 2008)  How are the sexual attitudes in our world today? Are women free from socially demeaning beliefs? We thought this was long gone and that the modern-day woman was not intimidated by religious or social beliefs but we might be wrong. In France, a Muslim marriage was annulled on the basis that the woman was not a virgin as she claimed to be. The court used no virginity, no marriage slogan .. (International)

Eradicating Obstetric Fistula - Interview With Natalie Imbruglia

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 Colin Todhunter (August 12, 2008)  How many of you reading this article have heard of the condition obstetric fistula? Not too many, I suspect. Until a couple of years ago, I had never heard of it either. I first heard about it from the Australian singer/songwriter Natalie Imbruglia who was talking about it on a UK television news programme as an official spokesperson for the UN-backed Campaign to End Fistula. Fistula .. (International)

London Terrorist Attacks - The Miriam Hyman Memorial Fund and a Tale of Hope

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 Colin Todhunter (August 12, 2008)  Miriam Hyman (32) was on the Number 30 bus in Tavistock Square, London on 7 July 2007when Hasib Hussain blew himself up. Miriam was a freelance picture researcher and was on her way to work. She was also an artist, creative, outgoing and extremely well-liked by her large circle of long standing friends and relatives. I only had to look at the remarkably overwhelming number of profoundly . (International)

Malaria in Africa Solving Angolas Curse

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 Dave Pipitone (July 31, 2008)  Malaria in Africa is a gigantic problem that affects millions of lives. In modern countries of the world, malaria is under control. Malaria mosquitoes are fumigated. Vaccine to treat and prevent malaria is widely available. People with malaria are few and far between. But in the southern hemisphere, malaria in Africa makes up 80% of the cases world wide. Why is the problem so bad in a .. (International)

A Plea to All Americans

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 Ann Marosy (July 31, 2008)  This is a plea to all Americans - not a political statement or commentary. I am an Australian and live in one of the most beautiful and free countries in the world. We have one of the highest standards of living in the world, free health care, exceptionally high standards of education available for everyone, one the highest literacy rates in the world, and the lowest poverty. The USA .. (International)

Iraqs Twisted Version of Equal Rights For Women

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 Dan Bimrose (July 30, 2008)  In Iraqi society, since the first Gulf War, women have enjoyed far fewer freedoms than their American counterparts. They are increasingly the victims of “honor" killings which go largely unreported and unpunished. Their mobility is restricted. Islamic law dictates a lower status for women. However recent events has shown that they are accorded some rights in Islamic society. They . (International)

The UN As a Friendly Window on the World

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 Helen Fogarassy (July 29, 2008)  The world is a much friendlier place from a window of the United Nations Secretariat than from even a step beyond its guardhouses. There is nothing quaint at the UN about a Black man being the next American President because the majority of leaders of the world's near-200 countries are nonwhite and all are commanding figures. Some are even women, as is Liberia's Head of State, leading a . (International)

Menace of Brain Drain

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 Dr Tanvir Hussain Bhatti (July 28, 2008)  Brain drain is a hard nut to crack for the developing countries because it generates intellectual dearth by depriving the country of its brilliant people. These geniuses use their energies and talents to serve the interests of the country where they immigrate to satisfy their personal ambitions and life long aspirations. The loaded industrialized countries have more job opportunities .. (International)

Canadian Influences on American Culture

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 Paul R Turner (July 28, 2008)  Very few countries that share borders also share as much in common culturally as do Canada and the United States of America. The most obvious cultural common ground between the two countries is our use of the English language, although many parts of Canada also rely on French as the main form of communication. But our common traits run much deeper than just language, and in many cases .. (International)

Lost in the Sands of Time

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 Antonu Bezboruah (July 24, 2008)  A federation of sheikhdoms located in SE Arabia, UAE especially Dubai has experienced immense growth in the last couple of decades. Today, Dubai is a destination for the rich as well as the impoverished folks travelling from various regions and looking for a good lifestyle, adequate money, and happiness. Every materialistic possession has a price and Dubai is capable of quenching every .. (International)

Change is a Process, Not a Word

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 Poran Poregbal (July 24, 2008)  The story of how our Iranian life changed forever back in 1979 is an old story. For many of us time has halted. Huge number of older Iranian had to leave a life behind back in 1980 and they have continued this almost one-way trip since then. Now passing the third decades of our sad story, we need a new fresh set of ideas. We need to be able to leave the past and live for today. We as .. (International)

I Am a Billionaire and I Did Not Know It

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 Dan Bimrose (July 22, 2008)  All of us have been forced to deal with high gas prices and a rising inflation rate. 5.02% is not what we are used to in the United States. Imagine 2.2 million percent inflation. It is kind of hard to conceive of. I would have a hard time believing that my annual raise would be able to keep up with that type of inflation. Yet in Zimbabwe that is exactly what they are dealing with. .. (International)

Fighting Terrorism With Education

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 Randy Bisenz (July 21, 2008)  Problem: In many undeveloped Muslim countries education is not widely available to all citizens. Many of the boys and young men in these countries get their education in small religious schools called madrasas that teach a strict fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law to their students. Militant Islamic extremists use these schools as a vehicle for recruiting potential terrorists. . (International)

Embarrassed Barack Obama Angry Over Americans on Foreign Travel

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 Eshwarya Patel (July 21, 2008)  Recently, Barack Obama got angry over Americans for embarrassing him as he could not speak foreign languages while traveled abroad and moreover for the reason that we force Europeans to speak English when they come here. It is not easy to understand why he says so. Does he have any political interest or it is quite difficult for him to accept the fact? No matter how humiliating he finds . (International)

Polish Battle With Anti Semitism

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 Barbara Swiech (July 20, 2008)  The Idea of the Jewish Culture Festival In Poland, where the issue of Jewish-Polish relations is still fragile, events such as Krakow Jewish Culture Festival promote dialog and the opportunity to get to know Jewish Culture better. For young people the festival might be the only chance to meet Jews - in a country that few of them still inhabits nowadays. Apart from this, Jewish Culture .. (International)

Technology The Key to Alleviate World Poverty

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 Akram Saqib (July 17, 2008)  Modern age brought out solution to a lot of human problems. Science and technology have become part and parcel of everyday life. Technology is being used to help resolve the dangling and perplexed issues of the humanity. Modern invention and tools are being used to facilitate the life. Technological advancement has helped man eradicating poverty. People were optimistic that technology .. (International)

Diplomatic Script Need to Be Rewritten

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 Samwel Kipsang (July 16, 2008)  Diplomatic language, its claims and practices are increasing sounding strange and irrelevant in countries where noble rights of people are being denied and lives are being threatened. Citizens in these countries become confused and become irritated as government spokesmen and the supporters lectures to diplomats and the media on diplomatic etiquette and practice. This is kind of .. (International)

The Future of China

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 Kassey Wang (July 16, 2008)  There's little doubt in the minds of experts that China is well on its way to becoming a formidable world power. Since they launched basic market reforms in the late 1970s, their economy has quadrupled in size. They have quickly become a major center for manufacturing, industry and technology. Few can argue that anything the Chinese put their minds to can be accomplished in very little . (International)

Remember the Painful Cries of Men, Women and Children in Africa and Asia, and Those Workers Helping

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 Sandy Shaw (July 16, 2008)  Oppression - women being trafficked within countries and across international borders - those many believers in Jesus Christ who are being sorely persecuted for their faith - men and women demoralised by unemployment, AIDS, famine, and the consequences of frequent natural disasters. These are only a few of the massive issues Aid Workers have to deal with in Africa and Asia. Are there .. (International)

Gift Giving Tradition in Japan

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 Victor Epand (July 15, 2008)  The process of giving gifts is a universal phenomenon but the way it is done varies around the world. It is particularly so in Japan where gift giving is a unique process complete with rules that need to be followed to ensure no one is offended. If you have any plan of going to Japan and staying there for some time, it is better to be acquainted with some of the gift-giving practices .. (International)

Rising Prices Threatens Food Supply of Isolated Tropical Islands

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 Wendy Stenberg-Tendys (July 14, 2008)  Rice has become the mainstay of the communities living in the far northern, isolated tropical islands of Vanuatu. They have from generation to generation lived off the produce of the land. However, in recent years, their diet has been increasingly supplemented by imported rice. Distribution to the remote islands is via the inter-island ships that arrive at random times. Rice supplies .. (International)

How Al Qaeda Uses Assassinations to Target Key Leaders

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 Bruce Alexander (July 13, 2008)  Al Qaeda (AQ) has made the assassination of key leaders of a society one of their primary objectives. In that regard, AQ has shown no distinction in targeting government officials, religious leaders, civic leaders, business leaders, educators and other persons of influence within a country. A review of AQ doctrine on assassination provides valuable insight to recognizing AQ .. (International)

Kashmir Experiencing Hyderabad

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 Raoof Mir (July 10, 2008)  Two decades of insurgency have deeply tainted the societal and monetary lives of Kashmiri's. With the ongoing commotion in the valley the unstable economy has left people with limited employment opportunities. Corruption has led to the failure of all imperative welfare programmes like health, education and employment. Only government jobs have remained the main source of employment for .. (International)

The Theocracy and Pro Western Youth of Iran

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 Jason Reuter (July 10, 2008)  Despite the pro-western sentiments of Iran's youthful population, the fact remains that the ruling theocracy of Iran differs fundamentally on its opinion of those countries deemed “Western, " particularly the United States. As has been vocalized by its current administration, America's policy concerning diplomatic relations with Iran, or the lack thereof, has been largely based .. (International)

The Last Global Act of Colonization

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 Arnold Weisz (July 09, 2008)  As mineral and energy prices soar, there is growing international interest in exploring the seabed for increasingly scarce reserves. Countries like Great Britain, Russia, Mexico, Norway, France, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia have already staked out claims. The two lastest submissions, made in 2008 came from Great Britain which has formally laid claim to 200,000 sq km of the Atlantic . (International)

The Canadian Healthcare System and Its Problems

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 Kevin Colby (July 08, 2008)  The United States government spent $783 billion in 2006 on Medicare and Medicaid. If we went to a universal healthcare in this country, it would probably go well over a trillion dollars. And taxes would certainly increase. American's want affordable healthcare or a universal healthcare system. This is going to be a huge debate going into the Presidential election. But, did you know that . (International)

Kokoda Villagers Need Charity Too!

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 Charlie Lynn (July 08, 2008)  Kokoda has become a magnet for Australians wishing to raise money for various charities and causes. While the causes are noble and the individuals are well intentioned there is some irony in the fact that Australians are seeking to use a track in a country with a subsistence economy to raise funds for a cause in our land of plenty. There is no doubt that most of these Samaritans know .. (International)




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