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Kenyan troops protect Somali city from explosive devices left by militants

It’s been about a week since Al Shabaab militants retreated from the Somali port city of Kismayo, and Kenyan soldiers on duty there are working to make sure a potentially explosive situation is kept under control.

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A carpet industry leader in India fights illegal child labour

For years, India’s carpet industry and the International Labour Organization (ILO)  have been engaged in the fight against illegal child labour.

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Homework: Educate every child around the world

There are 61 million children around the world today who are not in school.

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Countries face massive teacher shortages: UNESCO

Massive teacher shortages are quietly looming over countries struggling to provide every child with quality primary education by 2015, says UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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UN calls for restraint following deadly mortar attack on Turkish town

Both the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council are calling for restraint following the deadly shelling this week of a Turkish town by Syrian forces.

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Helping women in the Andes by improving varieties of local grains and cereals

For centuries, quinoa and amaranth have been cultivated in the High Andes of Peru.  These highly nutritious cereals were even consumed by the Incas.

Today, demand for these products is on the increase in places like North America, Japan and in European countries.

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Recognizing educators as “change agents” on World Teacher’s Day

Long hours, low pay, harsh conditions: welcome to the reality of millions of teachers worldwide.

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UN office provides an expanded view of the use of space technology

From the GPS system in cars to the navigational equipment in airplanes, satellite navigation technology is critical to keeping humanity on the move.

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UN commends Mozambique on 20 years of peace

Mozambique has been commended for sustaining 20 years of peace.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the country on the accomplishment, which commemorates the signing of a peace accord after years of civil war following independence from Portugal in 1975.

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Mahiga praises Somali transition

The shift from a transitional government in Somalia to one that was approved by the people has been a momentous achievement by the Somali people.

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