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2010-03-27 09:37:36

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) said Friday that it needs 4.3 billion dollars to save more than 4 million lives by 2015, asking donors to foot the bill. The alliance provides vaccines for poor children and claims that they have prevented over 5.4 millions deaths through their efforts. "There is a potential for saving 4.2 million children until 2015 if we have funding," said Graca Machel, a patron of the GAVI. She said the alliance needed an additional 2.6 billion...

2007-05-15 12:00:38

Boys are valued far more than girls in the world, said a report charging nearly 100 million girls are killed as babies or fetuses annually. The report, Because I am a Girl, said 2 million girls are subjected to genital mutilation and nearly 1 million are victimized by child traffickers, four times the number of boys who are victimized, the Independent reported. The report from Plan International said girls are not as well educated as boys, and many suffer stunted growth due to poor...

2006-07-18 06:35:59

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela celebrated a quiet 88th birthday with his family on Tuesday as South Africans wished the anti-apartheid hero many more birthdays to come. Mandela, who formally retired from public life in 2004, spent the day with his extended family in his ancestral home of Qunu in the rural Eastern Cape province. He had no public events scheduled. But South Africa's media was awash with birthday cheer. Radio call-in shows and newspapers brimmed with goodwill...

2005-07-17 03:03:24

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Nelson Mandela turns 87 on Monday, an increasingly fragile icon whose moral message nevertheless grows louder with each passing year. Unlike earlier birthdays, which saw the Nobel laureate party with film stars, royalty and adoring children, this anniversary will spotlight Mandela's political legacy rather than his celebrity allure, officials say. Nelson Mandela Foundation officials and associates say the focus is firmly on ensuring...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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