UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan left Damascus on Sunday without managing to secure an accord to end bloodletting in Syria, as fighting raged in major flashpoints leaving dozens more dead. Annan departed at the end of a two-day mission during which he said he presented President Bashar al-Assad with "concrete proposals" to halt unrest monitors say has claimed more than 8,500 lives since.. . .
Syrian armour moved against protest flashpoints and a general was gunned down in Damascus on Saturday as the bloodshed showed no signs of abating, even spilling over into Lebanon
Deutsche Bank has dismissed two top executives following an internal inquiry into whether the company conducted surveillance on a board member and others.
In a news release, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that at least 15 million people are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity in countries in the Sahel, including 5.4 million people in Niger, three million in Mali, 1.7 million in Burkina Faso and 3.6 million in Chad, as well as hundreds of thousands in Senegal, the Gambia, and Mauritania.
The detention of Barth?lemy Diaz, the mayor of Sicap Baobab Mermoz a district of Dakar has triggered a serious political tension in Senegal. Police and youth wing of various opposition parties clash in a City Hall in the Senegalese capital Dakar over protracted detention of Mayor Barth?lemy Diaz beyond the 48 hours limit.
The Swedish truck maker posted a worse-than-expected net loss amid weak sales, but said demand appears to have bottomed out at a low level.
Ghanaian social entrepreneur, Kwaku Kyei has been selected as a winner of the 2011 UNEP SEED Initiative Award. The Awards recognize inspiring social and environmental entrepreneurs whose businesses can help meet sustainable development challenges...
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The head of Europe's bailout fund said Friday he does not expect to reach a conclusive deal with Chinese leaders during a visit to Beijing but expects the surplus-rich country to continue buying bonds issued by the fund. Klaus Regling
The UN is warning villagers to run for their lives as some 6,000 fighters advance on their ethnic rivals. Fighters from the Lou Nuer ethnic group are pursuing members of the Murle community, reports say, as a deadly vendetta over cattle raiding continues.
South Korea sees an opportunity for better relations with North Korea as its new leader takes power, President Lee Myung-Bak said Monday, while vowing to respond strongly to any provocations.
"Our biggest goal is the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula
Kwaku has been using his holistic education from Valley View University and talents to contribute to Ghana?s green economy through his Recnowa Initiative www.recnowa.org which he co-founded with three young enterprising Ghanaians. The project is contributing to the fight against the plastic waste menace in Ghana by up-cycling waste into high fashion
Tourism officials in the Maldives on Monday denied that health spas at luxury holiday resorts operate as brothels and sought legal redress to squash the government orders to shut the facilities.Last week the tourism ministry instructed resort hotels across the nation's coral islands to close all spas and health centres offering beauty treatments and massages. The crackdown followed protests by an Islamist party that claimed they were a front for prostitution. .
The Verge's Jamie Keene pointed us to a brand new Google Earth Easter egg: a Morrissey reference in front of the Salford Lads Club. To break the programming monotony, the computer geeks over at Google like to put inside jokes in their creations, known as Easter Eggs. For Google Earth, however.
Ignorance is bliss, so they say. That should make Central Europe the happiest place on the planet in 2012, because as governments, analysts and the wider population try to gauge the depth and impact of the building crisis in the Eurozone, it's clear that no-one knows anything. Apart from the Hungarians of course, who know that everyone's out to get them..
For those that live with chronic pain, or are in post-traumatic mode from an injury or surgery, opiate derivatives such as hydrocodone and oxycodone (typically mixed with acetaminophen) can help to suppress the pain and allow for more normal function.
Mike Activity in the eurozone manufacturing sector fell for the fifth successive month in December, but showed a slight improvement on the previous month, a closely-watched survey suggests. The Markit eurozone manufacturing PMI was 46.9, up from November's 28-month low of 46.4. Any score under 50 represents a contraction.
After years of coverage dominated by scandals, the world?s greatest cycling race is back to being what it?s supposed to be: a messy spectacle of conflicting agendas, gamesmanship and feuds.
Tea obsessives are giving the fragrant leaves the kind of attention, and prices, reserved for wine. No doilies required. The Phenomenon
In a battered market, Old Masters hold their value better than contemporary art. Case in point: Brueghel the Younger. How Much Is It Worth?
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In the quest to replicate the richness of wild caviar, one aquaculture farm in Uruguay is perfecting the product. The Specialist
Steve Ehrlich's buildings, Onna Ehrlich's handbags ? the father-daughter duo share a sensibility that's at once modern and multicultural. The Partnership