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US ‘War on Terror’ Study Report

| December 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

At least half a million people have been killed due to the “war on terror” launched by the United States in the wake of September 11, 2001 attack, according to a study published recently. The report by the Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs put the death toll between 480,000 and 507,000. But the paper acknowledged […]

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Imran Khan Wields Broom

Imran Khan Wields Broom

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The conditions of Pakistan’s ruling class are in complete contrast to the harsh economic realities of that country Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s House has 524 employees, 80 cars and 33 bullet-proof cars. Each of these cars costs more than Rs. 5 crore. Besides, Pakistan’s Prime Minister has several helicopters and a few planes at his disposal. […]

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Global Hunger Index – India slips from 55th to 103rd rank in Modi Years

Global Hunger Index – India slips from 55th to 103rd rank in Modi Years

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2018 Report says there are more hungry people in India than five years ago. There is bad news for India from the Global Hunger Index 2018 which ranks India at 103 position among the 119 nations. Last year India was on 100th position. But even more poignantly, India has fallen from 55th position in […]

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Top 10 Nations Corner 2/3rd Global GDP

Top 10 Nations Corner 2/3rd Global GDP

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The total GDP of the world economy is about $80 trillion today. Top ten economies make up a neat two-thirds of the total. These are United States, China, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, India, France, Brazil, Italy, and Canada. The United States with a GDP of $24.4 trillion takes away nearly a fourth of the total […]

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World’s Most Active and Laziest Nations

World’s Most Active and Laziest Nations

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Uganda tops the nations with most active people, Kuwait has the laziest people. Kuwait has been named as the laziest nation on the earth with 67% of its people failing to hit recommended exercise target. A survey of the lazy vs. active people across the globe finds that Ugandans are the most active, with only […]

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Sultan Abdülmecid’s Relief Efforts

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Did you know that Sultan Abdülmecid of the Ottoman Empire was so moved by the plight of Ireland’s famine in the 1840s that he donated £1,000 to relief efforts? Initially, he is said to have offered £10,000 (the equivalent today of around €1m) to help ease the suffering. However, Queen Victoria, upon learning of his generous […]

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Malala’s Global Effort on Girls’ Education

Malala’s Global Effort on Girls’ Education

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Las Vegas: Taliban’s efforts to keep girls away from education in Pakistan was defeated by their very action of shooting her, says Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel laureate. “The result is that today millions of people all over the world are speaking out” and taking action against keeping young girls away from the liberating […]

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UN Experts Accuse Saudi, UAE of War Crimes

UN Experts Accuse Saudi, UAE of War Crimes

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three experts working for the UN’s top human rights body say the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disappearances and “deprivation of the right to life” during three and a half years of escalated fighting against rebels in Yemen. In their first […]

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Archbishop Invited to Global Unity Forum in Indonesia

Archbishop Invited to Global Unity Forum in Indonesia

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Joseph D’Souza, President of the All India Christian Council has been invited to the Second Global Unity Forum meeting in Indonesia. The two day international summit will be held on 25 and 26 October 2018 in which President Joko Widodo and many other Indonesians will participate to “foster the emergence of a truly just […]

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Pope Francis Calls for a Global Family of Nations

Pope Francis Calls for a Global Family of Nations

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

On a visit to Dublin, Ireland, Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, called on the international community to create a global family of nations and peoples with a sense of unity and solidarity, especially with the weakest of our brothers and sisters. Noting that “racial and ethnic hatred, intractable conflicts and violence, contempt for human […]

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