Variety
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The Iran Project
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5%. Individuals : The number of Iranians with access to the Internet during the one year period increased 17.5% with 53.2% of the population currently using the Internet. By the end of the previous year 45.3% of the population used the Internet. The number of Iranian users of the webaged over six — was put at 38.9 million. As per the MIS view, a person is an “Internet user” who has used the net at least once during three months. The national organization claims that the study is based on the standards outlined by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). ITU is an international organization basedin Geneva and is affiliated to the United Nations. The ITU has 191 member states and more than 700 sector members and associates (private companies, non-governmental organizations and other entities). Furthermore, the SCI affiliated to the Plan and Budget Organization, will conduct a survey studying Internet penetration and Iranian familiesaccess to ICT related technology in the current Iranian year.
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Ten of the world’s leading human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have chosen three human rights defenders from Cambodia, El Salvador and Egypt as this year’s finalists for the prestigious Martin Ennals Award. The three finalists were selected from a field of some 50 human rights defenders. Director of the Martin Ennals Foundation, Michael Khambatta, says the city of Geneva, which will host the award ceremony on October 10, provides project funding of $12,000 for each of the finalists. “The prize money itself is 30,000 francs for the laureate and 10,000 for the finalists ,” said Khambatta. "The idea is not really to give a lot of money. The idea is really to give them credibility, recognition and hopefully protection through widespread publicity.” Khambatta tells VOA each finalist is at serious risks from their respective governments and others who oppose the work they do to promote human rights.
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GE's Geneva skill already lets Alexa control your smart appliances. Now, just in time for summer, it'll put her in control of your window AC unit, too.
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Autocar
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The 2017 Kia Picanto made its public debut at the Geneva motor show. Kia's city car gets a sporty new GT-Line variant, a new turbocharged engine and more kit to take on its rivals; range is topped by £13,755 1.25 GT-Line S trim The 2017 Kia Picanto will go on sale in the UK in May, costing from around £9450 in entry-level 1.0 1 guise. For the first time in the Picanto's lifespan, the city car will gain sportily styled GT-Line and GT-Line S trims, which get more equipment, a muscular body kit, bespoke paintwork and a new steering wheel. These cost from £11,950 with the 1.0-litre engine, and top out the range in 1.25 GT-Line S trim, at £13,950. The third-generation Picanto, which made its public debut at the Geneva motor show , will only be offered as a five-door model, following in the footsteps of its Rio supermini sibling, as the slow selling three-door struggled to find customers in the current generation car.
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Informed Comment
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The most recent round of talks, facilitated by the UN in Geneva, wrapped up three weeks ago. However, the reported attack and subsequent events have placed the country between two paths: one leading more death, destruction and regional and international divisions; and the other of real de-escalation and ceasefire, added de Mistura. The UN Special Envoy reiterated that there are no military solutions to the strife in the war-ravaged country. “You have heard it countless times, but I will say it again: there can only be a political solution to this bloody conflict […] regardless of what some say or believe,” he expressed, noting that this is what Syrians from all walks of life also say and something that the Security Council had agreed upon. “So, let us use this moment of crisis – and it is a moment of crisis – as a watershed and an opportunity perhaps for a new level of seriousness in the search for a political solution.” Licensed from Inter Press Service
Al Jazeera
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The United Nations has only raised half the money it says it needs to fight the 'world's largest hunger crisis'. Two years of war have pushed Yemen to the brink of famine, destroyed the health system and blocked imports of crucial food and medicine. Donors at a conference in Geneva have pledged $1.1bn for aid, but the UN says it needs about $2.1bn. Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports. WARNING: Viewers may find some of the images in this report disturbing. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Atwood continues: The question of whether the U.S. carried out germ warfare has been raised but has never been fully proved or disproved. The North accused the U.S. of dropping bombs laden with cholera, anthrax, plague, and encephalitis and hemorrhagic fever, all of which turned up among soldiers and civilians in the north. Some American prisoners of war confessed to such war crimes but these were dismissed as evidence of torture by North Korea on Americans. However, none of the U.S. POWs who did confess and were later repatriated were allowed to meet the press. A number of investigations were carried out by scientists from friendly western countries. One of the most prominent concluded the charges were true. At this time the US was engaged in top secret germ-warfare research [ including non-consensual human experimentation] with captured Nazi and Japanese germ warfare experts, and also [ conducting non-consensual human experimentation on tens of thousands of people, including in gas chambers and aerial bombardments , with mustard gas and other chemical weapons,] experimenting with Sarin [, later including non-consensual human experimentation], despite its ban by the Geneva Convention.
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That's Antonio Guterres speaking at a donor conference for Yemen in Geneva. The problem here is not just about funding - it's about the war making it hard to get aid to people
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This means it can issue notice under Section 148 of the I-T Act. However, there are doubts whether the department can receive information pertaining to old accounts and transactions," said senior chartered accountant Dilip Lakhani. According to Mitil Chokshi, partner at Chokshi & Chokshi LLP, "As per Article 26 of double tax avoidance treaty between India and Switzerland, administrative assistance for questions concerning the application of domestic law can be provided for information starting from financial year 2011-12. It is possible that there may be specific questions that may come up which are not covered under Article 26 of the DTAA. These are also shared by authority on practical approach." Bishwanath Garodia of the Kolkata-based Mangal Steel Group had denied having any bank account with HSBC, Geneva, stating he had no knowledge about such a bank; Garodia also said he was under extreme pressure and duress following the I-T department's search and seizure action and had signed whatsoever was dictated.
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gay sex is a sin, clarifying a question he had refused to answer several times so far during the election campaign. Donors at a conference in Geneva have pledged more than one billion dollars to Yemen to help relieve what the UN is calling the "world's.
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dressed beggars, we keep on going to the donors and asking for more and I think what we have seen today in Geneva is everyone realises how dire the situation is. This is the worst spot as far as humanitarian workers on this planet, men, women and children are already dying.
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for the Labour but also for him personally. Thank you very much. Donors at a conference in Geneva have pledged nearly $1.1 billion - that's £857 million - to Yemen to help relieve what the UN is calling the "world's largest humanitarian crisis"
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She joins me from Geneva. Good evening. Let's get your assessment of that pledge of aid
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Donors at a conference in Geneva have pledged nearly one point one billion dollars - that's 857million pounds - to Yemen to help relieve what the UN is calling the "world's largest humanitarian crisis". The United Nations had previously asked for more than two billion dollars as aid groups warn the country is on the brink of famine. Two years of war between a Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen's government and Houthi rebels have devastated the country
Nottingham Evening Post
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A businessman who had a £5,500 Rolex watch taken off him by Customs officers at Luton Airport says they made him feel like a shoplifter.Charles Stewardson and his wife Katrina were coming home from Geneva after a skiing trip in March last year when their holiday became a nightmare.After a stressful trip and long queues with their two tearful toddlers in tow, the couple were stopped in the green channel.Mrs Stewardson was carrying a large gift box containing a Rolex Submariner GMT watch she...
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Nottingham Evening Post
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A businessman who had a £5,500 Rolex watch taken off him by Customs officers at Luton Airport says they made him feel like a shoplifter.Charles Stewardson and his wife Katrina were coming home from Geneva after a skiing trip in March last year when their holiday became a nightmare.After a stressful trip and long queues with their two tearful toddlers in tow, the couple were stopped in the green channel.Mrs Stewardson was carrying a large gift box containing a Rolex Submariner GMT watch she...
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The Guardian - World news
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António Guterres tells humanitarian donors conference the war-torn country is facing ‘a tragedy of immense proportionsThe UN secretary general, António Guterres, has said the UN has now been promised $1.1bn860m) – half the amount requested for the humanitarian appeal for Yemen, which is facing the world’s largest hunger crisis and experiencing “a tragedy of immense proportions”, with a child dying every 10 minutes. “Our humanitarian appeal for 2017 is $2.1bn and only 15% has been met until the present moment,” Guterres told an aid-pledging conference in Geneva earlier on Tuesday, two months after the UN launched an appeal to prevent famine in the Arab world’s poorest nation. Continue reading...