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Parnell signs resolution opposing Beringia park

...goal," said the resolution sponsor, state Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage. "My concern however is it's a United Nations designation that could affect the use of our natural resources."Giessel does not want international bodies dictating...
My Turn: What we can do about violent religious persecution

...delegation in Congress. Urge that our government act in cooperation with the international community to prevent what the United Nations characterized as the threat of "potential genocide".? Break the silence about the persecution of Christians in Iraq...
Climate change crusaders cruise through Juneau

...Top team members around the world and the many friends they've made, the expedition is under the patronage of the United Nations. They also have corporate sponsors in Victorinox - the makers of the Swiss Army knife, which Dario used to cut the...
Today in History

...authorities were spared.In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed the U.S. instrument of ratification for the United Nations Charter. The Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War II.In 1953, the United States and South...
Syrian rebels kill 10 troops, capture others in Lebanon

...The deputy mayor said another seven Syrian refugees were killed after a shell slammed into the tent encampment. United Nations officials, who oversee Syrian refugees in Lebanon, did not respond to requests for comment.Syria's civil war...
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Fundraising to help the orphans of Peru

...she might join the Peace Corps, or she might work for the U.S. State Department, or she might work for the United Nations, or she might start her own international non-profit teaching women self defense, or she might work for any number...
Gaza war rages on despite pledge of Hamas, Israel truce

...border have been reduced to rubble.A 12-hour lull Saturday - agreed to by both sides following intense U.S. and United Nations mediation efforts - saw Palestinians return to neighborhoods reduced to rubble and allowed medics to collect close...
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Today in History

...make way for the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations.In 1950, President Harry S. Truman named Gen. Douglas MacArthur commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea. (Truman ended up sacking MacArthur...
Thousands flee Ukraine for Russia as truce nears end

...border on Thursday said they were fleeing the fighting, which has killed more than 400 people since mid-April by the United Nations' estimate.Those who talked to Associated Press journalists, however, said nothing to indicate that they supported...
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Brazil Beat

...JANEIRO - A Dutch television host and actress has quit as an ambassador for her country's national committee of the United Nations children's fund, UNICEF, after tweeting a photo that had been manipulated to appear to show two Colombian footballers...


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