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Universal primary education can be achieved by 2015 - EU commissioner
Universal primary education can be achieved by 2015 - EU commissioner
There is still time to fulfil the key millennium development goal (MDG) of achieving universal primary education by 2015 if the world can...
Poland's Krakówing literary scene
Poland's Krakówing literary scene
To mark Kraków's appointment as Unesco City of Literature, a set of supersized, multicoloured letters were placed in the iconic medieval...
Science award winners aim to compete in international arena
Science award winners aim to compete in international arena
The two South African scientists, who were awarded 2013...
SA women shine again in science awards
SA women shine again in science awards
Two South African women receiving €15 000 towards their doctoral research. The majority of the 10 fellowship winners are based at South...
Mount Fuji named world heritage site
Mount Fuji named world heritage site
Fujisan, the highest mountain in Japan at 3 776m, is one of the country's most recognisable sights. The snow-capped peak "has...
Desmond Tutu takes Unesco human rights prize
Desmond Tutu takes Unesco human rights prize
Tutu was on Monday awarded the prize for "his exceptional contribution to building a universal culture of human rights at the national, regional...
World Press Freedom Day to focus on 'new voices'
World Press Freedom Day to focus on 'new voices'
How to preserve and deepen the free speech gains symbolised by the Arab Spring is a key theme of this year's World Press Freedom Day on May 3.
Israel releases frozen Palestinian tax funds
Israel releases frozen Palestinian tax funds
Israel decided on Wednesday to release tax money it had been withholding from the Palestinians since they won membership to the United Nations...
Tax sanctions leave Palestinian public servants in the lurch
Tax sanctions leave Palestinian public servants in the lurch
Around 153 000 employees of the Palestinian Authority (PA) will not be paid this week if Israel continues to withhold $100-million (£64.5-million) in monthly Palestinian tax revenues, which it is obliged to pass on under the terms of the 1993 Oslo accords....
Palestine's Unesco membership threatens programmes
Palestine's Unesco membership threatens programmes
The Palestinians can raise their flag alongside those of 194 full-fledged nations at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) after signing a document on Wednesday finally giving them a voice within the vast UN system -- bringing pride across the Arab...

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