Activists of Oxfam carry a giant bottle on the shores of a beach ...
Nov 28th, 2010
(Reuters) - Activists of Oxfam carry a giant bottle on the shores of a beach in Cancun November 28, 2010. The bottle contains a message reading "Urgent: Save Lives in Cancun," in reference to millions of world's poorest people. Mexico will host international climate change talks among almost 200 nations meeting in Cancun from November 29 to December 10. REUTERS/Stringer (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT) -
By Erika Solomon BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist rebels led by al Qaeda-linked fighters seized Syria's largest oilfield on Saturday, cutting off President Bashar al-Assad's access to almost all local crude reserves, activists said. "Now, nearly all of Syria's usable oil reserves are in the hands of the Nusra Front and other Islamist... [Full Article]
International aid agency Oxfam on Tuesday launched a "12 Days of Giving" appeal to help destitute Syrian refugee families in Jordan and Lebanon survive the region's harsh winter months. The UN children's agency UNICEF meanwhile warned of the danger posed by another tough winter to millions of children affected by Syria's co... [Full Article]
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By Ed Cropley and Pascal Fletcher JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, plunging his nation and the world into mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. But while his passing had been long expected, President Jacob Zum... [Full Article]
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A gleaming addition to Miami's waterfront will greet the art world elite as they jet into town this week for the 12th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach: a $131 million art museum the city hopes will anchor its burgeoning cultural scene. "Our cultural infrastructure has evolved," said Thom Collins,... [Full Article]