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Laura MacInnis

Laura MacInnis

    Obama accuses Congress of holding back US recovery
    Obama accuses Congress of holding back US recovery
    Barack Obama has accused Congress of holding back the US economic recovery by blocking "common sense" measures he said would create jobs.
    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 DRC, the UN said on Tuesday.
    UN rights council criticises Israel over Gaza
    UN rights council criticises Israel over Gaza
    The UN Human Rights Council has endorsed a report that accused Israel of war crimes in Gaza, passing a resolution that singled it out for censure.
    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, the WHO said on Friday.
    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, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.
    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 UN sought on Tuesday to advance an anti-racism declaration and brush off comments from Iran's president that prompted a walkout.
    Ahmadinejad prompts walkout from UN racism summit
    Ahmadinejad prompts walkout from UN racism summit
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prompted a walkout from his speech to a UN racism summit on Monday when he accused Israel of racism against the Palestinians.
    Sri Lanka army 'holds back its strength' against Tigers
    Sri Lanka army 'holds back its strength' against Tigers
    Sri Lankan forces are holding back their strength against Tamil Tiger rebels to comply with international rules of war, a minister said on Monday.
    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.
    '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 $29-million.