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Enemies unite for world record hummus

Israeli Arab and Jewish chefs have served up a world record for cooking hummus in the name of Middle East peace.

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Enemies unite for world record hummus

Source:, Sun January 10, 2010
Israeli Arab and Jewish chefs have served up a world record for cooking hummus in the name of Middle East peace.

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.

UNESCO adds 23 new sites to global network of biosphere reserves

Source: United Nations News Centre, Fri September 21, 2007
United Nations - Remote cloud forests in Viet Nam, hundreds of atolls in Micronesia and mangroves in El Salvador are featured in the 23 ecosystems which were added today to a United Nations network set up to fight biodiversity loss and promote sustainable development that helps local communities.

Owls unite Middle Eastern farmers

Source: USA Today, Wed August 15, 2007
Sheik Hussein Village, Jordan - For years, Ibrahim Alayyan watched in frustration as rats devoured the date palms at his lush family farm.

WHO Urges Ban on Smoking in Public Buildings

Source: ENN, Wed May 30, 2007
Geneva, Switzerland - The U.N. health agency on Tuesday issued its strongest policy recommendations yet for controlling tobacco use, urging all countries to ban smoking at indoor workplaces and in public buildings.

‘Follow the Women - Women for peace’ cycle ride gets underway

Source: AME Info, Mon April 23, 2007
Aleppo, Syria - 'Follow the Women - Women for Peace' cycle ride started from Aleppo University in northern Syria on Saturday, with 249 female riders from 30 countries crossing the start line and heading straight into the first 30km road section from Aleppo to the site of the historic Saint Simeon Citadel.

Paris donors’ conference to raise billions for Lebanon

Source: AFP, Sat January 27, 2007
Paris, France - An international donors' conference opens in Paris on Thursday to raise billions of dollars to help rebuild Lebanon and shore up the western-backed government of Prime Minister Fuad Siniora.

Lebanon conflict oil ‘contained’

Source: BBC, Sat January 27, 2007
Jiyyeh, Lebanon - An oil spill resulting from last year's conflict in Lebanon is largely contained, says the UN, but problems remain.

Last Israeli troops leave Lebanon this article opens in a new window

Source: BBC, Sat September 30, 2006
Israeli troops complete their withdrawal from Lebanon, more than two months after the war with Hezbollah began.

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