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Gunmen opened fire during evening prayers at the mosque, killing one person and wounding three, in the second recent attack on Bangladesh’s tiny...
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The talks, to be led by a vice minister from each side, are intended to ease tensions and improve relations on the divided Korean Peninsula.
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The Moldovan police said Thursday that they had detained 13 people suspected of being members of a paramilitary group accused of planning to attack...
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Delcídio do Amaral, an ally of President Dilma Rousseff, was charged with impeding an investigation into Brazil’s state-owned oil company.
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Illegal levels of arsenic and mercury polluted a river in the days after a dam burst at an iron ore mine this month.
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Nigeria’s military cannot meet the president’s December deadline to crush Boko Haram’s Islamist uprising.
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The local activist, Luis Díaz, a leader of the opposition Democratic Action party in Guárico State, was shot at a public meeting on Wednesday.
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Once again, smugglers are bringing hundreds of women and children each day to the Mexican banks of the river and sending them across in rafts.
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The dark memories of seven decades ago have bubbled to the surface in recent weeks for many people who were sent to Japanese internment camps.
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The new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has moved climate-change policy to the top of the country’s political agenda after it spent nearly a decade...
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Some retailers are trying to dial back, because for a nation that prides itself on decorum, last year was ugly; or, a typical American Black Friday.
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Miss Canada, Anastasia Lin, was denied a visa to attend the international pageant, apparently because she is outspoken about human-rights abuses in...
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The new government of António Costa, the Socialist leader and a former mayor of Lisbon, brings to an end to almost two months of political...
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Russia was looking at ways to curb commercial ties and investment projects, possibly including the deal to build a gas pipeline through Turkey.
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The pope also said the need for dialogue between religions was “essential” during a meeting on Thursday on his first official trip to Africa.


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This 34th International Day of Peace

We are pleased to share that on July 4, 2015, our Founder and CEO, Mr.

UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker led

Forest Whitaker, Humanitarian, CEO and Founder of WPDI, Actor, gave a

On February 4, 2015, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Health

The ultra-durable One World Futbol, a soccer ball that never needs a

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January 15, 2015  more than 600 civic, business and philanthropic

In the winter of 2012, WPDI provided our key partner in

  • The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) extends to

Whitaker’s international influence is not limited to Hollywood. He’s

In South Sudan, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation

A speech about the conflict in South Sudan and how WPDI is helping to

Academy award winner Forest Whitaker visited Findley Elementary in Des

Forest Whitaker, an Oscar-winning actor, was at Des Moines' Findley

Forest Whitaker returns to inspire Des Moines students


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