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Monday, April 27th 2015 - 21:57 UTC

WHO calls for renewed efforts in global vaccination targets for 2015

In 2013 nearly 22 million infants missed out on the required three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-containing vaccines (DTP3)

Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015 (24 -30 April), the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for renewed efforts to get progress back on course.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 21:41 UTC

In Finland the rich pay higher fines in accordance with their income

Reima Kuisla, a rich businessman in Finland was recently fined 58,000 dollars for traveling a modest, if illegal, 64 mph in a 50 mph zone.

Getting a speeding ticket is not a feel-good moment for anyone. But consider Reima Kuisla, a businessman in Finland. He was recently fined 58,000 dollars for traveling a modest, if illegal, 64 mph in a 50 mph zone.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 21:36 UTC

Galicia accepts need to eliminate fishery discards, but asks for a 'gradual approach'

Rosa Quintana said the gradual approach “needs important measures to preserve the social, economic and environmental objectives of the activity”

Spain's main fishing region Galicia admits the need to eliminate fishery discards but emphasized it must be a gradual process since it is necessary to preserve the social, economic and environmental objectives of this activity which is of central importance for the economy and jobs.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 07:16 UTC

Falklands has received no formal request to DNA test Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin

“The Assembly understands that the identification of soldiers interred at Darwin Cemetery is a sensitive issue, and that families of those soldiers still seek answers to the fate of their loved ones”,

The elected government of the Falkland Islands (FIG) has not received any formal request from Argentina or the International Red Cross, ICRC to exhume and identify Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin, according to the last edition of Penguin News, the Falklands' weekly.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 06:58 UTC

No end in suffering for Nepal: officially 3.220 dead and powerful aftershocks

Officials have warned that the number of casualties could rise as rescue teams reach remote mountainous areas of western Nepal.

At least 3,218 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, say officials. Rameshwor Dangal, head of Nepal's disaster management agency, said another 6,500 people had been injured. Dozens of people are also reported to have been killed in neighboring China and India.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 06:47 UTC

Britain commemorates Anzac Day and the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign

The Queen lays the first wreath at the cenotaph

ANZAC Day commemorations on Saturday began before sun rise with a poignant service of commemoration and reflection at London's Hyde Park Corner with HRH The Princess Royal. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Service of Remembrance led by the Gallipoli Association at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 10:40 UTC

British Council readies global initiative to celebrate Shakespeare's life and work

The occasion is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death in 2016, and an invitation to the world to join in the celebrations

“Shakespeare Lives” is a global initiative celebrating Shakespeare’s life on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016, and an invitation to the world to join in the celebrations by participating in a unique online collaboration and experiencing the work of the great master directly on stage, through film, exhibitions and in schools.

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Oil price war may benefit both US Shale and Saudi Arabia

After the oil price crash in 1985, it took almost twenty years for prices to revert to previous levels; this could mean oil does not return to $100 a barrel until 2035

Even as financial commentators on CNBC are starting to come around to the idea of a bottom in oil prices, the key question for US oil producers remains one of timing. How long will the oil price slump last? Is this a relatively short term event like 2008, or a longer term slump like the one in the mid 1980’s?

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 06:19 UTC

Malvinas' oil rig drilling 'technical problem' triggers strong concern release from Argentina

The Argentine Foreign Ministry stressed a similar failure caused the infamous environmental catastrophe of the Mexican Gulf.

Argentina's Foreign Ministry expressed concerns on Friday over the failure in the blow-out preventer, BOP, valve of the “Isobel Deep” exploration well currently being drilled to the north of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, as reported by Falkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL).

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 05:08 UTC

Falklands and replacing the dollar, priorities for Argentina/Moscow agenda, argues Russian ex diplomat

Cristina Fernandez met with Putin in Moscow, and signed a raft of twenty cooperation accords in different fields and described bilateral ties as “strategic”.

The cooperation agreements recently signed by Argentina with Russia could be a Buenos Aires' response to the situation with the disputed Falkland Islands territories, former Russian ambassador to Argentina Evgeny Astakhov told the Russian news agency, Sputnik International on Friday.

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