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Laura MacInnis

Laura MacInnis

    Obama accuses Congress of holding back US recovery
    Obama accuses Congress of holding back US recovery
    A vacationing United States President Barack Obama accused Congress on Saturday of holding back the US economic recovery by blocking "common sense"...
    UN decries vicious DRC rapes and night attacks
    UN decries vicious DRC rapes and night attacks
    About 5 400 women have reported being raped this year in one province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations said on...
    UN rights council criticises Israel over Gaza
    UN rights council criticises Israel over Gaza
    The UN Human Rights Council on Friday endorsed a UN report that accused Israel of war crimes in Gaza, passing a resolution that singled it out for...
    WHO: Breast-feeding could save 1,3-million child lives
    WHO: Breast-feeding could save 1,3-million child lives
    Teaching new mothers how to breastfeed could save 1,3-million children's lives every year, but many women get no help and give up trying, the World...
    UN sees strain on Yemen from Somali refugees
    UN sees strain on Yemen from Somali refugees
    Thousands of Somalis are prepared to risk their lives for the chance to be smuggled into Yemen, a gateway to the Middle East that is under...
    China cooling to weigh on African exporters
    China cooling to weigh on African exporters
    The African Development Bank (AfDB) expects mineral exporting countries to suffer from China's slowdown, whose full effects may not yet be felt,...
    Diplomats pick up pieces after UN meeting walkout
    Diplomats pick up pieces after UN meeting walkout
    Diplomats at the United Nations sought on Tuesday to advance an anti-racism declaration and brush off comments from Iran's president that prompted...
    Ahmadinejad prompts walkout from UN racism summit
    Ahmadinejad prompts walkout from UN racism summit
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prompted a walkout from his speech to a United Nations racism summit on Monday when he accused Israel of...
    Sri Lanka army 'holds back its strength' against Tigers
    Sri Lanka army 'holds back its strength' against Tigers
    Advancing Sri Lankan forces are holding back their strength against Tamil Tiger rebels in order to comply with international rules of war, a Sri...
    Protesters rally against World Economic Forum
    Protesters rally against World Economic Forum
    Hundreds of people rallied in Geneva and Davos on Saturday to protest against the World Economic Forum, saying the elite gathered for its annual...
    'Big Bang' collider repairs to cost up to $29m
    'Big Bang' collider repairs to cost up to $29m
    Repairing the giant particle collider built to simulate the "Big Bang" could cost up to 35-million Swiss francs ($29-million), the European...
    UN rights council condemns abuses in DRC
    UN rights council condemns abuses in DRC
    The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday condemned abuses against civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), especially sexual...