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Month: May 2019

May 31, 2019

World No Tobacco Day

WHO and global partners today (31 May) celebrate the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form

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World News At a Glance

US Secretary of State Discusses Iran with German Officials and other stories across the World

African News At a Glance

Revered DRC Opposition Leader’s Body Arrives in Kinshasa for Funeral and other Stories across African Continent

Survivors of China’s 1989 Tia...

On June 4, 1989, a bloody crackdown by the Chinese government on a student-led pro-democracy movement in China shocked the world. Thirty years later, student leaders and activists of the movement attended a conference in a Washington suburb, where they talked about what happened in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and why

Myanmar Nationalist Monk Wirathu Fa...

The Mahana is a government-appointed council that oversees and regulates the Buddhist clergy in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. In March 2017, its office in Mandalay prohibited Wirathu from giving sermons for a year because of his hate speech and anti-Muslim rhetoric

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando ...

Orlando Bloom visited the Mutua resettlement area in Beira, currently home to around 1,500 people affected by the cyclones, nearly half of whom are children. Bloom danced and sang with young children and spoke to them about their hopes and dreams for the future

Ethiopian PM: ‘All of My Inte...

For the past year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has led Ethiopia through dramatic changes. Entrenched ethnic tensions and complex regional conflicts have posed ongoing challenges to the young leader’s reform agenda, but he remains resolute in his desire to make the most of his time in office

Nineteen Hours of Ramadan Sunlight ...

Muslims in the U.S. state of Alaska face nearly 20 hours of daylight during the fasting month of Ramadan

Muslim Americans Run for Charity Du...

During the month of Ramada, millions of U.S. Muslims fast from dawn to dusk each year and this year, Ramadan has fallen in May. Already temperatures in Washington D.C. have risen above 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit.) Running while fasting on hot days can be challenging and ill-advised

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