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Watch your step': Negotiations around post-2015 development agenda

The deadline for the realization of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by countries of the world is drawing to a close in 2015. The progress on MDGs might have been with mixed results, but lot of lessons need to be learnt while we frame new set of development goals and targets after 2015. The post-2015 discussions have been taking place since last one and a half years to address the issues of unsustainable, poverty, climate change, and global cooperation, with a view to integrate the economic, social and environmental aspects of global governance.

Watch your step': Negotiations around post-2015 development agenda
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Untimely death of an outstanding member of a pioneer hotel in Riyadh

Riyadh Inter-Continental Hotel is the first ever five star facilities to come up in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, having started its operation in the year 1974.

Untimely death of an outstanding member of a pioneer hotel in Riyadh
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36 Tamil Women Recruits Passed Out In Trincomalee

36 recently-enlisted Tamil woman soldiers passed out yesterday during a colorful Passing out Parade at 22 Division, Trincomalee.

36 Tamil Women Recruits Passed Out In Trincomalee
36 Tamil Women Recruits Passed Out In Trincomalee
36 Tamil Women Recruits Passed Out In Trincomalee
36 Tamil Women Recruits Passed Out In Trincomalee
36 Tamil Women Recruits Passed Out In Trincomalee
36 Tamil Women Recruits Passed Out In Trincomalee
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Scientists Honor Bruno Manser on His 60th Birthday

A team of Swiss scientists honour missing rainforest advocate Bruno Manser with the announcement of the discovery of two new animal species in the tropical rainforests of Borneo. This was announced today by the Natural History Museum of Berne, Switzerland, on the occasion of Bruno Manser’s 60th birthday on 25 August 2014.

Bruno Manser in Sarawak in 1999 (Photo credit Bruno Manser Fund)
Aposphragisma brunomanseri has been named after the missing rainforest advocate (Photo credit: Berne Natural History Museum
Ansonia vidua has been found in the Gunung Murud region, where Manser disappeared in May 2000 (Photo credit: Berne Natural History Museum
Mountain rainforests in the Gunung Murud region, where Ansonia vidua was discovered (Photo credit: Berne Natural History Museum
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High level ‘Nam push for Lanka investments

The Government of Vietnam, while unravelling Lankan investment volumes within its borders, signalled on 22 August of its own investment push towards Sri Lanka-and coming from its high levels. “Already 10 Sri Lankan investment projects are in Vietnam. Vietnam investors and businesses too are eager to go out of the country and invest.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka–left) greets  Pham Binh Minh (the Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister who is also the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam) on 21 August in Hanoi.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka–left) explains the Sri Lankan export product profile produced by the EDB to Pham Binh Minh (the Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister who is also the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam) on 21 August in Hanoi.
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