George Clooney Named UN Messenger of Peace

NEW YORK: George Clooney has been designated by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, to raise awareness of the world body’s peacekeeping efforts. Mr. Clooney, who will join eight other internationally renowned individuals as...(read more)

Coach Goes Barefoot to Raise Awareness

INDIANAPOLIS, IN: IUPUI basketball coach Ron Hunter got his pedicure, his game victory and more athletic shoes than he'll ever be able to carry to Africa in July. All on bare feet. Hunter completed one of the most inspirational walks this basketball season by coaching Thursday night's game shoeless for...(read more)

Film War/Dance Nominated for an Oscar

HOLLYWOOD, CA: The film War Dance about Patongo students/refugees competing in the National Music Competition has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. (read more)
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U.S. to Accept 10,000 Bhutanese Refugees From Nepal

NEPAL: The United States will accept 10,000 Bhutanese refugees living in Nepal under the first phase of a refugee rehabilitation program, U.S. ambassador to Nepal Nancy J. Powell said on Wednesday, according to local media house's website THT Online Thursday. Powell said...(read more)