UN Top Aid Official Valerie Amos to Step Down

Ahram Online | Nov 27, 2014

The top UN official for humanitarian aid, Valerie Amos, who oversaw international relief efforts in Syria and other trouble spots, is stepping down, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

Song Swooning Over Presidential Couple Goes Viral in China

The Japan Times | Nov 27, 2014

A video literally singing the praises of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife has gone viral online.

The Hidden Price of More Overseas Students at British Public Schools

The Spectator | Nov 27, 2014

Just a decade or so ago, most public‑school-educated parents felt obliged to give their children the same start in life they themselves were given (...). These days the price is just too high, says Andrew Halls, head of King’s College School in Wimbledon, and he’s been honest enough to name the cause: the hordes of prospective parents from other countries, oligarchs and oil men, all jostling for places for their progeny. They push the price of an elite ‘British’ education up beyond the reach of any ordinary Brit.

Canada Finds a Home on Twitter

Our Windsor | Nov 27, 2014

Canada’s foreign affairs department has launched a Twitter account for Canada. And it’s a big hit.

Global Classrooms Initiative to Launch Next Semester, Provides International Experience

Diamondback Online | Nov 26, 2014

Last semester, 10 students from this university had the opportunity to take a virtual, project-based course in international development and conflict management with 10 students from Tel Aviv University as part of the university’s new Global Classrooms Initiative.

Why I Tweet as a British Ambassador in a Country Without Free Speech

The Guardian | Nov 26, 2014

Tweeting in Cuba isn’t like tweeting in most other places in the world. With no easy access to Wi-Fi or 3G and no broadband, it’s not simple to get online. Only about 5% of people in Cuba use the internet. I’m one of the lucky ones, because the British embassy provides me with internet via satellite so I can blog, tweet or post to my heart’s content.

World Council Backs U.N.'s Development Goals

Credit Union Times | Nov 26, 2014

The United Nations is undertaking a process to develop a set of sustainable development goals that will be used to target international development assistance during the post-Millennium Development Goal period of 2015–2030.

Indian Community in UAE Gears Up for National Day Fete

Khaleej Times | Nov 26, 2014

Indian community members across the emirates have geared up to celebrate the 43rd UAE National Day, showing solidarity to a country that is hosting more than two million Indians, the largest expatriate community here.

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