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Ambulance offers hope in war-torn Somalia

Chaos and death on the streets of Mogadishu: unfortunately, it's nothing new in the Somali capital.
"People here find it hard to believe it is real."
- Rufai Salad, free ambulance service co-founder

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Ambulance offers hope in war-torn Somalia

Source: CNN, Wed September 30, 2009
Chaos and death on the streets of Mogadishu: unfortunately, it's nothing new in the Somali capital.

What Does an Egyptian Pharaoh Smell Like?

Source: Live Science, Sun April 19, 2009
She may have ruled like a man, but Egyptian queen Hatshepsut still preferred to smell like a lady.

Satellite Internet Accelerated Access For Africa And Middle East

Source: Lamit, Thu March 12, 2009
Romania - New satellite internet access for Africa is now available due to the new satellite capacities allocated by Lamit Company, to all kind of users along the entire continent.

Measles Deaths Worldwide Fall by 74 Percent

Source: Voice of America, Sat December 06, 2008
Geneva, Switzerland - Health officials say aggressive efforts to vaccinate young children against measles have resulted in a 74 percent global decline in the number of deaths due to the illness. Experts say the biggest decline, 90 percent, occurred in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

NATO warships ready to tackle piracy off Somalia this article opens in a new window

Source: Terra Daily, Mon October 27, 2008
Brussels (AFP) Oct 24, 2008 - NATO warships are in place off the Somali coast to tackle rampant piracy in the waters, and are ready to escort UN aid vessels under threat, a spokesman for the alliance's naval command said Friday.

Somalia once again polio-free, declares UN health agency this article opens in a new window

Source: United Nations, Tue March 25, 2008
In what is being described as a major victory in the global fight against polio, the United Nations health agency announced today that the disease has been eradicated in strife-torn Somalia thanks to the efforts of some 10,000 volunteers and health workers across the Horn of Africa nation.

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.

Africa Wages War on Scourge of Plastic Bags

Source: ENN, Wed August 22, 2007
Nairobi, Kenya - They've become as much a symbol of Africa's landscape as the stereotypical lions and plains ... Discarded plastic bags -- in the billions -- flutter from thorn-bushes across the continent, and clog up cities from Cape Town to Casablanca.

Somalia Allows U.N. Humanitarian Flights

Source: The Ledger, Fri December 29, 2006
Mogadishu, Somalia - Shortly after wresting control of Somalia's capital from Islamic militants, the U.N.-backed transitional government Thursday approved the immediate resumption of humanitarian flights.

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