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A woman explores the potential for healing in the midst of conflict

One Day After Peace is a film by Robi Damelin, an Israeli mother whose son was shot and killed some 10 years ago by a Palestinian sniper at a military checkpoint in the West Bank.

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Ending child marriage focus of first International Day of the Girl Child

Many girls grow up dreaming about their wedding day. But for millions of girls across the world, the dream can become a living nightmare if they are married off while still children.

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More people are going online, says ITU

The number of people who are using information and communications technology is continuing to grow, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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WHO calls for support and encouragement for depression sufferers

Everyone feels sad every now and then, but constant feelings of sadness, guilt or low self-worth, as well as disturbed sleep or appetite, could be symptoms of depression, according to mental health professionals.

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Globally about 870 million people are chronically malnourished

Hunger remains a serious problem in the world today with almost 870 million people chronically malnourished, according to a report released on Tuesday.

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UN meeting calls for protection of global biodiversity before it is too late

Representatives from up to 160 countries are meeting in Hyderabad, India, to review progress on a 10-year plan for the planet’s biodiversity; that is the various forms of life on Earth such as plants, animals and even microbes.

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Slower growth on the global economy: IMF

The world economy is not expected to grow significantly, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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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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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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