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More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

Eleven new countries have added their names to a growing United Nations-backed list of States that have pledged to halt child recruitment, support the release of children from armed groups and help reintegrate them into civilian life.
"The Paris Principles reaffirm our collective commitment to protect the most fundamental right of a child: To be a child,"
- Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund

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More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

Source: UN News Centre, Sun October 03, 2010
Eleven new countries have added their names to a growing United Nations-backed list of States that have pledged to halt child recruitment, support the release of children from armed groups and help reintegrate them into civilian life.

Transmission Towers Transformed Into Landscape Monuments

Story contains video Source: PSFK, Tue September 07, 2010
The Land of Giants is an innovative design concept that uses transmission towers as the base resource for design. Conceived by Choi + Shine Architects, the project recently won the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Award.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Iceland phasing out fossil fuels for clean energy

Source: IndianPad, Sat September 22, 2007
Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland may be best known for world-famous musical export Bjork, but there's a new star quickly gaining this island nation world-wide acclaim -- clean energy.

Weird Creatures Found on Deep-Sea “Mountain Range”

Source: National Geographic News, Thu August 23, 2007
Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic Ocean - Abundant new and rare marine species have been discovered on a deep-sea mountain range in the middle of the North Atlantic, scientists say.

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