Daily Archives: June 9, 2011

HIV and Aids: Voices from the frontline – interactive

Ten years since the landmark UN general assembly special session on HIV and Aids, which outlined the UN’s commitment to combat the virus, the UN general assembly meets this week in New York to review progress and chart the future … Continue reading

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US universities in Africa ‘land grab’

Harvard and other major American universities are working through Britishhedge fundsĀ and European financial speculators to buy or lease vast areas of African farmland in deals, some of which may force many thousands of people off their land, according to a … Continue reading

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Philippines birth control legislation opposed by church

At the Dr Jose Fabella Memorial hospital 300 proud mothers lie three to a bed, cradling their newborns. With up to 100 babies born every 24 hours here, this is one of the busiest maternity wards in the world. “Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Bangkok is the third most popular city in the world

The latest index of Global Destination Cities by MasterCard shows that Bangkok tops other cities in Asia/Pacific in terms of tourist traffic and visitor spending during 2011. Bangkok beats other cities in the region such as Singapore, Hong Kong and … Continue reading

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