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Planets Could Travel Along With Rogue 'Hypervelocity' Stars, Spreading Life Throughout The Universe

0 Visits: 0 | Thursday December 04, 2014 - 22:51:38
Since that time, astronomers have made numerous discoveries that indicate these rogue, traveling stars indeed do exist, and far from being an occasional phenomenon, they are actually quite common. What's more, some of these stars were found to be traveling at extremely high speeds, leading to the…

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Engineers create very cool material that radiates heat into space

0 Visits: 0 | Thursday December 04, 2014 - 22:47:31
(CNN) -- So much for old-fashioned air conditioning: What if you could harness the universe to cool your house?

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'Asteroid Day' to Raise Awareness of Space Rock Threat

0 Visits: 0 | Thursday December 04, 2014 - 22:39:34
SAN FRANCISCO — Humanity can dramatically reduce its frightening vulnerability to cataclysmic asteroid strikes with just a little extra funding and a little extra effort.

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Suicide bomber rams explosive-laden truck into UN convoy in Somalia

0 Visits: 0 | Thursday December 04, 2014 - 21:32:08
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a UN convoy near Mogadishu's airport on Wednesday, killing three people, Somali police said.

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Safety of Journalists in Somalia a Major Concern

0 Visits: 0 | Monday December 01, 2014 - 21:17:16
MOGADISHU— U.N. agencies, the Somali government and the Somali journalists' union are working to address the problem of censorship and the threat of violence against journalists in Somalia.

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Conference to combat maritime piracy begins today

0 Visits: 17797 | Wednesday September 11, 2013 - 15:33:16
Much has been done to tackle the problems caused by maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia, but more needs to done to build the capacity of Somalia and its neighbours to control their own shores and patrol their own waters, the UAE Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said on Tuesday.

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UAE hopes to build capacity for Somalia

0 Visits: 12531 | Wednesday September 11, 2013 - 15:26:50
While the international community and navies have succeeded in bringing down Somali maritime piracy, problems on land remain. Al Shabab militants are striking at will as shown by their attempt on the life of the president of that country last week and the killing of 15 innocents recently.

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Somalia moves to discredit UN report over funding fears

0 Visits: 20026 | Friday September 06, 2013 - 11:23:38
Somalia has hired British and US consultants to discredit a UN report that claims rampant corruption in Mogadishu because it threatens to imperil donor funding and the return of foreign-held assets, including gold, totalling billions of dollars.

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Somalia: Rape and sexual violence a constant threat for displaced women

0 Visits: 14394 | Friday August 30, 2013 - 17:41:53
Women and children living in Somalia's makeshift camps for displaced people face a high risk of rape and other sexual violence, Amnesty International said today after returning from a research trip to the country.

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Collective efforts essential for progress as Somalia faces critical moment — UN envoy

0 Visits: 13975 | Tuesday August 27, 2013 - 07:17:53
The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today stressed that collective and coordinated efforts from the Government as well as regional and international organizations are needed to achieve progress in the east African country. "Progress is being made in Somalia, but the goals are reversible if we do…

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Humanitarian groups urge banks to ease remittances to Somalia

0 Visits: 16820 | Monday August 26, 2013 - 16:56:56
Humanitarian groups are urging more banks to take on accounts with money-transfer companies that send cash to Somalia. A recent report illustrates the fragile relationship between the remittance companies and banks that make the money transfers possible.

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Peace Is A Prerequisite For Somalia

0 Visits: 17425 | Monday August 26, 2013 - 16:06:56
President Yoweri Museveni has said that peace is a prerequisite for the people of Somalia to trade and lead normal lives. The President was yesterday speaking during a meeting with the visiting Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Lapo Pistelli, who called on the President at his country…

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In Kismayu, fragile peace or a gathering storm?

0 Visits: 9597 | Monday August 26, 2013 - 15:54:48
When bullets tore through the streets of Kismayu in June, leaving over 70 dead as rival militias fought twice for control of the Somali port city, many international aid agencies halted a cautious scale-up of activities. One of the few to stay was the World Health Organisation (WHO). "For us, conflict…

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Ex-Somali colonel told to pay $15M in torture case

0 Visits: 17086 | Sunday August 25, 2013 - 12:50:12
The Associated Press Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 A former Somali military colonel who left the U.S. while facing civil allegations that he tortured a human rights advocate is being ordered to pay $15 million in damages.

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Somalia remittance cut would sever financial lifeline, warns bank chief

0 Visits: 23670 | Wednesday August 07, 2013 - 15:43:01
- Warning from African Development Bank president comes as Barclays prepares to scale back remittance business Share your experiences of sending money home-

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Kenya: Court Quashes Plan to Force Refugees Into Camps-Bars Moving 55,000 Urban Somalis, Others

0 Visits: 20217 | Saturday July 27, 2013 - 13:35:16
(Nairobi, July 26, 2013) — Kenya's High Court on July 26, 2013, quashed a government plan to move 55,000 mostly Somali refugees from the capital, Nairobi, and other cities to camps, Human Rights Watch said today. The court said the relocation would violate refugees' dignity and free movement rights,…

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EU Council pledges support for Somalia

0 Visits: 13322 | Tuesday July 23, 2013 - 23:55:19
Brussels, 22 July 2013 Agter the EU FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting on Somalia in Brusselss on Monday, July 22, 2013, The Council adopted the following conclusions on Somalia:

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Somalia: Ensure Justice for Murdered Journalist

0 Visits: 19303 | Friday July 12, 2013 - 08:55:48
The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project condemns the murder of Somali journalist Mr. Libaan Abdullahi Farah, also known as Libaan Qaran and extends its condolences to the aggrieved family and friends. EHAHRDP calls on the Federal Government of Somalia and the Puntland authorities…

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In Somalia, UN official spotlights plight of refugees returning to their homeland

0 Visits: 15143 | Wednesday July 10, 2013 - 11:43:53
9 July 2013 — The United Nations refugee chief today expressed solidarity with the Somali people during a visit to Mogadishu, particularly the hundreds of thousands who have fled the country and are seeking to return to their homeland after two decades of conflict.

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European Investment Bank welcomes new 7 year mandate for supporting investment in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries-Press Release

0 Visits: 4480 | Wednesday July 10, 2013 - 11:29:56
Engagement by the European Investment Bank to support long-term investment in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries over the next seven years will be strengthened following agreement by the ACP — EU Council of Ministers. European Investment Bank President Werner Hoyer used the annual visit of Ambassadors…

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