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Louis Armstrong’s last trumpet recording now a CD

WASHINGTON (AP) — A live recording of Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong playing his trumpet for one of the last times is being released to the public for the first time. On Jan., 29, 1971, Armstrong was a featured performer at the National Press Club in Washington, celebrating the inauguration of fellow Louisiana native Vernon Louviere as the club’s president. On Friday, ...

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Guinea-Bissau: Deposed Leaders Are Freed and Sent to Ivory Coast

Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors Soldiers on Friday released two leading politicians they arrested in an April 12 coup, and the army said it would agree to admit a force of more than 600 soldiers from a regional group of West African states. Carlos Gomes Jr., the ...

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Strauss-Kahn suspects "political enemies" in sex scandal – paper

LONDON (Reuters) – The Guardian newspaper said on its website on Friday that former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn believes his French presidential bid was scuppered last year by “political enemies” who made sure his sexual encounter with a New York maid was made public. It is the first time Strauss-Kahn has spoken publicly about the events surrounding a ...

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Labour law reform may be at odds with EU rights, warns TD

CAROL COULTER, Legal Affairs Editor THE REFORM of the employment rights structures being proposed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation may not meet the requirements of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, according to a Labour TD. Michael McNamara, Labour TD for Clare and a barrister, said in a submission to Richard Bruton that it was not clear ...

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UAE elected to board of UN agency

New York: The UAE has been elected to the Executive Board of the Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women at the UN for a three-year term until December 2015. The elections were held during a session by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York. Elected from the Asian Group along with the UAE to fill ...

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Ghana pioneers new child vaccines

Ghana has become the first country in Africa to start protecting children against two of the continent's deadliest infant diseases with simultaneous vaccinations. Rotavirus, which causes diarrhoea, and pneumococcal disease kill more than 2.7 million children worldwide each year….

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Malaria: Less Investment = More Suffering, More Death

If we needed more evidence that the funding cuts at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria were going to be detrimental to people’s lives, a new study published this week makes it clear: Providing funding to fight malaria makes malaria go away. Cutting funding for malaria makes malaria come back. The study, was published on April 24 ...

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Pak, Afghan, US resume contact to facilitate endga

Islamabad: Afghanistan, Pakistan and the US on Friday agreed to explore ways to arrange safe passage for Taliban militants wanting to join the Afghan reconciliation process as the three countries resumed contacts to facilitate the endgame in the war-torn nation. Senior officials of the three countries decided to form two new sub-groups to push the peace and reconciliation process in ...

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India committed to achieving Millennium Development Goals, Krishna tells Moon

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday said India is committed to achieving the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While welcoming United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon here, Krishna said: “As a democracy with a firm commitment to human welfare and socio-economic development, including the achievement of the Millennium Development…

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