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Hobart and Southern Tasmania: Overview of Tasmania

Tasmania, nicknamed Tassie for short, is a large island state of the Commonwealth of Australia, separated from the

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Global Superstar Kylie Minogue Performs at New York’s GLAAD Media Awards

Long an advocate for the LGBT community, Australian singer/songwriter and actress Kylie Minogue performed at the annual GLAAD Media Awards recognizing various branches of the media for their outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. AU.tv talked to Kylie at the Waldorf Astoria before the event. “I’m here to share the love,

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Whitsunday Islands: Whitsundays by Seaplane

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most beautiful natural wonders on earth, and the 74 lush

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Election Observers Express Support for Validity of Syrian Elections

A group of American observers on June 18 expressed their support for the validity of the Syrian elections

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Syrian Refugee Children Are Painting Their Hopes on Tents for World Refugee Day

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has invited young refugees to paint their messages on a tent for the

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UN Human Rights Council Decries Foreign Involvement in Arming Both Sides of Syrian Crisis

The Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on Syria said influential states supplying the Syrian government and opposition forces know their weapons are being used to carry out war crimes and human rights violations. Presenting the Commission’s latest report June 17 to the Human Rights Council, commission chairman Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro said those countries cannot

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Allegations of Chlorine Gas Used in Syrian Conflict as OPCW Reports That Syria Has Eliminated Majority of Chemical Weapons

The President of the UN Security Council told reporters April 23 that Syria has eliminated almost 90 percent

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Violence Again Rife in the Long-Suffering Old City of Homs as Syrian Conflict Continues into Fourth Year

UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi met with US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the

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Actor Orlando Bloom Visits Syrian Children in Jordan Refugee Camps as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and actor Orlando Bloom in mid-April wrapped up a visit to Jordan where he met

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Syrian Actor Starts Drama Program for Refugee Children with “Shakespeare in Za’atari”

Wiam Yousef Al-Ammari is a 12-year-old refugee from Deraa in southwestern Syria and stopped going to school after

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Syrian Refugee Teachers Start Schools for Children Resettled in Jordan

An estimated 25 percent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan are not enrolled in schools. Some refugee teachers have taken it into their own hands to educate their children. Jamal Ahmed Shahadeh loves teaching children. But that ended when he fled to Jordan. A few months ago Jamal opened a school at a refugee settlement