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Local Currency Bonds in Emerging East Asia Top $4 Trillion

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-11-2009 05:48 GMT-0000
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Outstanding local currency bonds in emerging East Asia stood at $4.2 trillion at the end of September 2009, up 14.8% over 12 months and nearly eight times more than at the end of 1996, shortly before the onset of the Asian financial crisis.

1.5 BILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE LIVE IN DARKNESS

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-11-2009 05:41 GMT-0000
New York: With the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen just 13 days away, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has highlighted the need to ensure that the energy needs of developing countries are central to any new climate agreement, after a new report found that almost a quarter of the world's 6 billion people live without electricity.

MILITARY ACTION ALONE WILL NOT DEFEAT SCOURGE OF PIRACY

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-11-2009 05:38 GMT-0000
New York: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to all those who serve on the front lines of the battle against piracy off the coast of Somalia, while stressing that this scourge will not be defeated by military means alone.
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PAPER FOOTBALL FETCHES OVER $200,000 AT CHARITY AUCTION

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-11-2009 05:33 GMT-0000
A street football from the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, made from paper, wrapped in plastic bags and tied with string - and signed by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon - was the top scorer at a United Nations-backed gala auction in Dubai last night that raised nearly $1 million for Palestinian youth.

NO IMPROVEMENT IN PALESTINIAN ACCESS TO ISRAELI-OCCUPIED WEST BANK LAND

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-11-2009 05:28 GMT-0000
New York: Israel continued to increase freedom of movement for Palestinians between most urban centres in the West Bank over the past six months, but access to land has not significantly improved, with 60 per cent of the area remaining largely off-limits for use and development, according to a new United Nations report.

Increased threats of kidnapping and attacks to international staff in Darfur

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-11-2009 05:22 GMT-0000
New York: Increased threats to international staff in Darfur, including “extremely alarming” kidnappings, ongoing military action by Chad, Sudan and rebels, and Government limits on peacekeepers' movements continue to hamper efforts to stabilize the Sudanese area torn apart by nearly seven years of war, says a new report by the United Nations chief.

NEW POLICY CENTRE AND TRUST FUND IN SEOUL MARK SHIFT IN UN-KOREAN RELATIONS

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-11-2009 05:16 GMT-0000
New York: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Republic of Korea signed plans today for a new policy centre and trust fund, marking a shift in their 40-year partnership to reflect the country's status as an emerging donor to development.

Particle Physics

Particle Physics Or Doomsday?

Different Perspective Is the Demand For Today's Science
Author: Saurabh Sugandh - Published 23-11-2009 16:55 GMT-0000
Large Hadron Collider, as we know, has been an issue of debate in recent days especially in the scientific community. Whether this issue is worth debating for it's negative outcomes or for it's positive value, is now the issue left. However, it is generally agreed that this experiment of colliding protons at a very high speed of the order 7eV will yield us some of the various dead blocks in particle physics.

Number of researchers in developing countries increased by 50 per cent in five years

Women only occupy a very small percentage
Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-11-2009 16:49 GMT-0000
New York: Although the number of researchers working in developing countries over the last five years has increased by 50 per cent, women only occupy a very small percentage of these positions in some regions, according to a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report released today.

Global Economy Remains In Holding Pattern

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-11-2009 16:40 GMT-0000
The global economy remains very much in a holding pattern—stable, and getting better, but still highly vulnerable—IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss Kahn said in London today.

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