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  • The United Nations late last week denied Haitian claims for compensation in the wake of a cholera epidemic brought, widely believed to have been brought to the island nation in October 2010 by UN Nepalese peacekeepers.
  • 20 Feb 2013- 07:39 by Local Press Report PIEDRAS Colombia Reports The Colombian branch of the South African-based gold mining conglomerate AngloGold Ashanti is taking the municipality of Piedras in the central Colombian department of Tolima to court claiming that the town is breaching the right of
  • Laotian authorities last week signed an updated eight-year-old deal with Russian investor Regional Oil for construction of three hydropower projects on Mekong River tributaries.
  • 8 Feb 2013- 08:48 by Local Press Report new yorK UNICEF UNICEF welcomed core contributions from Member States at the annual pledging event held on the third day of the first regular session of the Executive Board. Some $38 million USD was pledged during the event at United Nations Headquarters.
  • The City Ombudsman’s Office has claimed that Colombian insurgent group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) plans to launch a bomb attack on the water supply of the capital, Bogotá. The ombudsman, Jorge Armando Otalora, made the claim based on information he had received from citizens living in upmarket areas in the north of the city. Otalora stated the bomb threat was connected to extortion attempts.