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Tobacco smoking ruining lives: Lung cancer rates alarming

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Many engage in smoking just for the fun of it and unfortunately get caught in the nicotine addiction trap such that they cannot do without a certain number of puffs per day. Smoking has had a great adverse impact on many communities and has been directly responsible for the plight of those who are slowly wasting away from the ravages of lung cancer. In 2012 (the most recent year for which data are available) lung cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer with 1.8 million cases worldwide, accounting for 13% of all cancer cases.

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Romain Rolland: The Cosmopolitan Spirit

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Romain Rolland: The Cosmopolitan Spirit
29 January: Birth Anniversary

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Power of social media in modern diplomacy

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UN highlights power of social media in modern diplomacy during day-long New York event. Source:UN News: 30 January 2015 – The United Nations is holding its first ever Social Media Day at its New York Headquarters today, in an event featuring social media professionals, digital diplomacy practitioners and academics who are sharing their experiences, discussing trends and proving insights i

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Children’s struggles for education focus of award-winning film

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FEATURE: Children’s struggles for education focus of award-winning film screened at UN. A scene of two young boys running from the film 'On the Way to School.' Credit: Distrib Films US.

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Tourism, contributing to global economic recovery

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Source:UN News: 27 January 2015 – The number of international tourists reached 1.13 billion in 2014, 51 million more than in 2013, on trend for the fifth consecutive year of above average growth since the 2009 economic crisis, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced today.

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‘HeForShe’ campaign at Davos Forum

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UN Women launches next phase in ‘HeForShe’ campaign at Davos Forum
Source:UN News: 23 January 2015 – At the World Economic Forum in Davos

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Charulata written by Rabindranath Tagore.

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I saw a movie by Satyajit Ray named

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Nepal: distribution of emergency health kits to flood survivors

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Nepal: UN agency continues distribution of emergency health kits to flood survivors
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IMF downgrades global growth forecast

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International Monetary Fund downgrades global growth forecast, despite cheaper oil

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20 January 2015 – Despite a sharp dec

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Role of light in boosting sustainable growth

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Marking international year, UN chief celebrates role of light in boosting sustainable growth

Source:UN News, 19 January 2015 – The role light-based technologies play in spurring sustainable development can help the international community tackle the challenges of

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