United States

US Dollar still tops the world’s “currency pyramid”

The US Dollar continues to offer advantages “no other currency” can, and sits on top of the world’s “currency pyramid”.

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Helping women to “cross over from victim to survivor”

Victims of human trafficking can be manipulated to believe that they love and need the person trafficking them, according to one survivor.

Sheila McClain, who is from the United States, ran away from home as a young girl after being abused.

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“Historic racial targeting” in the US is “dangerous” for peaceful assembly

The ‘historic racial targeting by police’ can be dangerous for citizens’ rights to peacefully assemble in the United States.

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Urgent funding needed for proposed humanitarian operation in Mosul, Iraq

As the Iraqi army moves to retake the city of Mosul from the terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh, aid groups are preparing to assist as many as 1.5 million civilians who might be affected.

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Volunteering enhances "liberty of others" one meal at a time

Providing free healthy meals to the elderly might seem like a small step but it allows them to stay in their homes longer, thus enhancing their autonomy and, ultimately, their freedom.

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“Working together” in local coops will help achieve global goals

“Being a cooperative means working together” and can also help the world reach its ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (

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Afghan teen raps against child ‘Brides for Sale’

An Afghan teenager is using rap music to advocate for an end to child marriage.

Sonita Alizadeh, 19, has released a music video called ‘Brides for Sale’ which highlights the ordeal of young girls forced into marriage by their families.

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UN Gender Focus: LBTI people and High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

“Huge numbers” of LBTI people “killed and injured around the world”

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“Huge numbers” of LGBTI people killed and injured around world

“Huge numbers” of violent hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex people take place around the world, and official statistics are “probably just the tip of the iceberg.”

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“Winning” war against HIV/AIDS, says UN head of agency

We are winning the war against HIV/AIDS but countries need to stay focused, the head of the agency dedicated to fight the epidemic has said.

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