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UN Agency Plan Tackles Hidden Cost of Gold

From smartphones to wedding rings, the hidden cost of everyday gold is its threat to human and environmental health, according to a new United Nations-driven initiative launched on Monday that aims to tackle mercury-based mining methods.

SOP newswireWar criminal transferred to Denmark - In 2004, Radoslav Brdanin was convicted by the ICTY of the wilful killing, torture and persecution of non-Serbs.
SOP newswire10 confirmed dead following helicopter crash in Nepal - The United Nations confirmed that seven of its staff and three crew members died when one of its helicopters crashed in eastern Nepal Monday.
SOP newswireMaternal Health Biggest Challenge Facing Afghan Women - Mr. Penumaka noted that 1,600 out of every 100,000 women that give birth die in the process.
SOP newswireMaternal Health Biggest Challenge Facing Afghan Women - Mr. Penumaka noted that 1,600 out of every 100,000 women that give birth die in the process.
SOP newswireRice continues Middle East Shuffle - She met today with Palestinians; now on her way to Israel.
SOP newswireRice continues Middle East Peace Shuffle - She met with Palestinians; now on her way to Israel
Krzys WasilewskiWorld Chronicle: March 4 - Venezuela has sent 10 battalions, or hundreds of troops, to its western border with Columbia.
SOP newswireLebanon stability threatened says Ban Ki-Moon - Lebanon has remained in the grip of an intense political crisis which has shut down the work of key State institutions.
SOP newswireEmergency meeting called by OAS - The Organization of American States will attempt to peacefully resolve a dispute involving Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
SOP newswirePalestinians urged to meet with Israelis - Secretary Rice called for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume, saying the situation in the Middle East needs negotiations, not finger-pointing.
SOP newswireUS Housing Market makes mincemeat of Britain's Largest Bank - HSBC has written off $17.2 billion in bad debt after the U.S. housing market slide hit the value of its loans in 2007.
SOP newswireGaza is focus of Condoleezza Rice now in route to Middle East - State Department Deputy Spokesman Tom Casey said the trip will give Rice an opportunity to hear about the situation directly from Mr. Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
SOP newswireFear Follows Global Markets - Wall Street Woes felt around the world. Dollar slides to 3-year low against yen.
Krzys WasilewskiKHARTOUM, Sudan 20 Villagers Were Killed - The Hillary Clinton campaign questions the ambiguous rules of the Texas primaries.
Krzys WasilewskiWorld Chronicle: February 28 - On Thursday, President Mwai Kibaki and his main political rival Raila Odinga signed a peace agreement that forms a government of national unity.
Glenn JamesShaky Ground in the UK (English Earth Tremor 5.3 on the Scale) - A little past 1.00 a.m. (Greenwich Meantime), on the morning of Wednesday 27th February 2008, an earthquake hit mainland Britain.
Krzys WasilewskiWorld Chronicle: February 27 - William F. Buckley Jr., a man who for decades was the face of American conservatism, died at his home on Wednesday.
Krzys WasilewskiWorld Chronicle: February 26 - The Polish government recognized Kosovo on Tuesday, becoming the first Slavic country to officially establish diplomatic relations with this former Serbian province.
Zoneziwoh MbondguloMeritocracy should be your Principle - Journalists and the media are crying for the state to cease using firearms as this will only aggravate the situation.
SOP newswireBan Ki-moon fights violence against Women and Girls - 'At least one out of every three women is likely to be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime,' he said.
SOP newswireJournalist convicted, condemned-- all in 4 minutes - An Afghan journalist sentenced to death for blasphemy says he was denied access to a lawyer and barred from speaking in his own defense.
Zoneziwoh MbondguloWho's to blame? - I know, you"ve read a lot regarding Africa and its wahala until it"s becoming boredom whenever you come across articles narrating Africa crisis.
Krzys WasilewskiWorld Chronicle: February 25 - Sudan expects to establish normal diplomatic relations with the United States within six months.
SOP newswireParisians form Human Chain for Ingrid Betancourt - The Colombian rebel group FARC kidnapped Betancourt on February 23rd, 2002 as she campaigned for the Colombian presidency.
SOP newswireCastro claims Bush intent is annexation of Cuba - Mr. Castro says U.S. presidential candidates are making immediate demands for change in Cuba to avoid losing votes.
Krzys WasilewskiWorld Chronicle: February 22 - Turkish forces entered Iraq Friday morning to crack down on Kurdish rebels.
SOP newswireWhy is the world such a mess? - Since the 17th century the world has been set on a deeply negative course. War has been continuous and ever more
Krzys WasilewskiWorld Chronicle: February 21 - The American embassy in Belgrade was attacked by an angry mob on Thursday evening during an anti-Kosovo rally organized by the government.
SOP newswireMore than 40 Members of Chinese House Church Alliance Detained in Inner Mongolia; South Korean Minister also Missing - The intensity of persecution amongst members of the Chinese House Church Alliance continues to increase as the Beijing Olympics draw near.
Juliet MaruruA Girl Named Terri - Terri lives in a home for orphans and vulnerable children. The founder of the home, who runs it herself, explained upon my enquiries that both Terriā€™s parents died of HIV-related illnesses.
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