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Universal access vital to protect people from vulnerability UN Report

Jul 25, 2014

Universal access vital to protect people from vulnerability UN Report

India seriously needs to pay attention. Universal access is not populism as some hawks say, but is a holistic approach that is unavoidable if its serious of the welfare of its people. #India #Development #InMyOpinion #Human Development Index #Populism #Universal healthcare #welfare state #Universal Access #UN development report
Prithviraj Chavan writes for Firstpost Committed to improving child healthcare

Jul 25, 2014

Prithviraj Chavan writes for Firstpost Committed to improving child healthcare

There is no leadership without accountability for nutrition. Maharashtra has shown the way to the rest of the country. Other states are looking to replicate Maharashtra's nutrition mission, writes Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. #InMyOpinion #Prithviraj Chavan #Maharashtra #Unicef #Nutrition policy #Lancet
Gaza crisis Modi govt's UNHRC vote against Israel must be lauded

Jul 25, 2014

Gaza crisis Modi govt's UNHRC vote against Israel must be lauded

India has condemned Israel for "disproportionate use of force" and called for an international commission of inquiry to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law. #India #US #Israel #InMyOpinion #UN #Palestine #resolution #Gaza #Israel-Gaza crisis #voting against Israel
EU targets state-owned Russia banks in sanctions plan

Jul 25, 2014

EU targets state-owned Russia banks in sanctions plan

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union would target state-owned Russian banks vital to financing Moscow's faltering economy in the most serious sanctions so far over the Ukraine crisis under proposals considered by EU governments on Thursday. Ambassadors of the 28-nation bloc discussed options to curb Russian access to capital markets, arms and energy technology in response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner in an area of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists on July 17. Talks on the options for stepped-up action drafted by the European Commission will continue on Friday morning, an EU official said, and diplomats said decisions on wider sanctions were likely at the earliest next week. #United States #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #european #russian #opinion
UN aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others - sources

Jul 25, 2014

UN aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others - sources

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The U.N. civil aviation agency will hold a broad international meeting to discuss airline safety in the industry's most coordinated response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday #United States #India #China #Business #Technology #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion
U.S. says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military

Jul 25, 2014

U.S. says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across its border with Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf also said there was evidence that the Russians intended to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers to the separatist forces. Harf, speaking at a regular media briefing, cited intelligence reports but said she could give no more information of what the reports were based on. #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Ukraine #opinion
Exclsuive - U.N. aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others - sources

Jul 25, 2014

Exclsuive - U.N. aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others - sources

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The U.N. civil aviation agency will hold a broad international meeting to discuss airline safety in the industry's most coordinated response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The meeting of ICAO and top officials from the airline industry and air traffic controllers, to be held in Montreal next week, comes amid growing calls for action to prevent a repeat of last week's incident, which killed 298 people. #facebook #India #Japan #Russia #Chicago #Italy #United Kingdom #opinion
At least 15 killed by shelling of Gaza school; toll exceeds 760

Jul 25, 2014

At least 15 killed by shelling of Gaza school; toll exceeds 760

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 760 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. #India #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #Israel #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion
Wreckage of Air Algerie flight found south of Malian town of Gao - state TV

Jul 25, 2014

Wreckage of Air Algerie flight found south of Malian town of Gao - state TV

DAKAR (Reuters) - The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crewmembers has been found south of the Malian town of Gao close to the border with Burkina Faso, Malian state television said on Thursday. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was due to visit the site of the crash on Friday, state television said. A foreign diplomat and a local official in the nearby town of Gossi confirmed that the wreckage of flight AH5017, which was flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers, had been found. #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Argentina #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion
U.S. House committee votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

Jul 25, 2014

U.S. House committee votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers. In a partisan vote of 7-4, the House Rules Committee approved the legislation, likely setting it up for consideration by the full House next week #Legal #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Argentina #House #opinion
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