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2009-06-18 12:14:00

Two-day event also features leading academics, international experts and next generation of peace makers and humanitarian leaders BIRMINGHAM, England, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu and former UN relief coordinator Jan Egeland will be the key speakers at the Rotary World Peace Symposium, which will be held 18-19 June in Birmingham prior to the Rotary International convention (21-24 June). Archbishop Tutu, who currently chairs The Elders, a group...

2006-09-01 09:45:08

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Clearing unexploded cluster bombs used by Israel in Lebanon during the month-long war, many of them U.S.-manufactured, could take 10 years, a British-based demining group said on Friday. "We will be clearing unexploded cluster munitions from the rubble of the villages of southern Lebanon for another decade," said Simon Conway, director of Land mine Action. "That is the grim reality," he told reporters in Geneva. Before the recent war between...

2006-08-31 15:59:45

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - International donors pledged more than $940 million on Thursday for war-torn Lebanon's immediate relief efforts, nearly double the target amount. The funds raised at the Stockholm meeting will go to short-term needs, from shelter for those who lost their homes in Israel's war with Hizbollah to removing unexploded bombs. Lebanon hopes to hold a bigger conference later this year to raise money for longer-term reconstruction. "We believe that...

2006-08-10 12:47:14

By Karamallah Daher MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (Reuters) - Hizbollah guerrillas fought Israeli troops who seized a key town in southeast Lebanon on Thursday, and France said a breakthrough could come soon in diplomatic efforts to end the four-week-old war. Israel said plans for a deeper ground assault into southern Lebanon were on hold to give diplomacy a chance. "Things are moving in New York today. I hope they move even more quickly and in the hours to come," French Foreign Minister...

2006-07-29 09:44:34

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah pledged on Saturday to deny the United States and Israel any political gains from the war in Lebanon as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to Jerusalem to discuss ways to end the 18-day-old conflict. Israel rejected as unnecessary a United Nations plea for a truce to aid civilians trapped by fighting. Hours later, an Israeli air strike killed a woman and six children in a house in the southern village of Nmeiriya, medics said. At...

2006-07-29 04:06:33

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Saturday rejected U.N. calls for a 72-hour pause in fighting to enable relief workers to evacuate elderly, young and wounded people from south Lebanon and to bring in emergency aid. "There is no need for a 72-hour temporary cease-fire because Israel has opened a humanitarian corridor to-and-from Lebanon," said Israeli government spokesman Avi Pazner. U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland asked on Friday for the 72-hour cessation of hostilities...

2006-07-29 02:49:39

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. boat carrying the first American aid delivered to Lebanon by sea arrived in Beirut on Saturday with supplies for the 800,000 people displaced by Israel's 18-day bombardment. The HSV Swift, a fast military catamaran which has shipped aid to survivors of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, brought in 20,000 blankets, 2,000 tarpaulins and seven one-metric ton of medical kits to support 10,000 people for three months. "It's going up...

2006-07-29 00:46:36

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice headed for Israel on Saturday to discuss terms for a U.N. Security Council resolution to end its 18-day-old war with Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon. Rice, who visited Jerusalem and Beirut earlier in the week, will meet Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. She will also hold talks with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, who has been pleading for an immediate cease-fire. "(Rice's) instructions are to work with...

2006-07-28 22:10:33

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice returns to the Middle East on Saturday in a diplomatic drive to secure a U.N. resolution to end the 18-day-old war between Israel and Hizbollah. President Bush said on Friday after talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Washington that an international force should be sent quickly to southern Lebanon, particularly to ensure shipments of humanitarian aid. "(Rice's) instructions are to work with Israel and...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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