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World News : 
on 2006/10/13 12:07:15

12 OCTOBER 2006 | NEW YORK -- Much violence against children remains hidden and is often socially approved, according to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children presented yesterday to the UN General Assembly. For the first time, a single document provides a comprehensive global view of the range and scale of violence against children.

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World News : WWF staff missing in Nepal
on 2006/9/24 1:41:31

23 Sep 2006
Kathmandu, Nepal – A helicopter with a number of WWF staff on board has failed to arrive at its destination in Nepal, the global conservation organization said today.

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World News : Journalists to be freed
on 2006/9/8 22:47:26

9 Sep 2006 04:27
Statement from National Geographic Society on Journalist Paul Salopek

From National Geographic Magazine Editor in Chief Chris Johns

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from National Geographic Magazine Editor in Chief Chris Johns:

I am overjoyed that Paul Salopek and his Chadian assistants will be freed, and I thank Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for it. This is also victory for freedom of the press. Paul is a sensitive and careful reporter and I look forward to more of his insightful writing in National Geographic magazine.

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World News : NASA postpones Atlantis Launch
on 2006/9/6 9:30:11

Sept. 6, 2006 RELEASE: 06-311
Tracy Young/Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.


NASA has delayed Wednesday's launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on its
STS-115 mission to the International Space Station. Shuttle Program
managers made the decision early Wednesday morning due to a problem that occurred during the activation of one of the shuttle's three electricity-producing fuel cells.

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World News : THE Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, is dead.
on 2006/9/4 8:40:00

THE Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, is dead.

He was killed in a freak accident in Cairns, police sources said. It is understood he was killed by a sting-ray barb that went through his chest.

He was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary and that' is when it occured.

Mr Irwin's body was being flown to Cairns.

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