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Brangelina’s 1st Aid

Source: New York Post, Fri September 28, 2007
New York City, New York, USA - Bill Clinton's global conference to help the world's needy turned into the Brangelina show yesterday -- with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announcing they're spearheading efforts to raise millions to educate kids in war-torn countries and to rebuild New Orleans.

Feuding Iraqi Sunnis, Shiites meet at peace seminar in Finland

Source: CNews, Mon September 03, 2007
Helsinki, Finland - Representatives of feuding Sunni and Shiite groups in Iraq were meeting at a seminar behind closed doors Friday to discuss ways of ending the bloodshed, conference organizers said.

“Momentum building” for new climate deal: U.N.

Source: ENN, Mon August 27, 2007
Vienna, Austria - The United Nations says momentum is building for tougher long-term action to fight global warming beyond the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol and a climate meeting starting in Vienna on Monday will be a crucial part of the process.

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.

ENERGY-SOUTH AFRICA: Putting Sunshine In Your Taps

Source: IPS News, Fri July 06, 2007
Cape Town, South Africa - Solar water heaters offer people the chance to save money, increase the security of the local and national energy supply -- and cut down on greenhouse emissions said to cause climate change. Yet, roofs throughout South Africa are noticeably bare.

Vaccines Getting to Poor Nations Faster

Source: Casper Star-Tribune, Mon May 28, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands - The timeline for getting new vaccines to poor countries that need them most is being shortened from decades to less than two years, an alliance of U.N. agencies and government and private groups said Friday.

Will “Flying Squirrel” Suit Let Skydivers Jump Without Chutes?

Cape Town, South Africa - It sounds crazy, and it probably is: Skydive from 15,000 feet (4,600 meters) and land safely -- without a parachute -- wearing a getup that resembles a flying squirrel costume.

Politicians sign new climate pact

Source: BBC, Fri February 16, 2007
Washington, D.C., USA - Leading international politicians have reached a new agreement on tackling climate change, at a Washington summit.

HIV vaccine trial launches in South Africa

Source: CBC, Thu February 08, 2007
Sotuh Africa - The first large-scale trial of a potential HIV vaccine has started in South Africa, researchers announced Thursday.

Brave girl’s dream is back on track

Source: IOL, Fri January 19, 2007
Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa - A 17-year-old girl born without legs has been given a chance to succeed in life - thanks to the generosity of Star readers.

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