Daily Archives: May 6, 2015

Discovery of bodies in smuggler’s camp in Thailand prompts UN call for joint action against people trafficking

6 May 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency today expressed its deep concern over the discovery of dozens of bodies in smugglers’ camps in Thailand, appealing for a regional effort to end human trafficking and protect those who escape difficult conditions from “the hands of ruthless smugglers.” “It’s distressing to hear that people who

Geologist: Cities located next to earthquake “time bombs” should prepare for the inevitable

EarthquakesGeologist: Cities located next to earthquake “time bombs” should prepare for the inevitable Published 6 May 2015 A geologist, who is the author of the forthcoming Earthquake Time Bombs, points to several areas around the worlds where large cities lie on or adjacent to a major plate boundary creating a ticking time bomb: Tehran, the

Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony

May 6, 2015 Governor General to Invest 50 Recipients into the Order of Canada OTTAWA–His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, May 8, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. The Governor General, who is chancellor and Principal Companion of

World’s forcibly displaced hit record 38 million, prompting UN appeal for ‘all-out effort’ for peace

6 May 2015 – By the end of 2014, a record-breaking 38 million people had been forced to flee their homes within their own country because of conflict or violence, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to appeal today for “an all-out effort to bring about peace in war-ravaged countries.” The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)