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At least 11 Somalis perish in latest Gulf of Aden boat tragedy, UN reports

People waiting to board a boat to take them across the Gulf of Aden.

Global recording artist, Sarah Brightman designated UNESCO Artist for Peace

British performer Sarah Brightman, one of the world’s few artists to top both pop and classical music charts, will be named UNESCO Artist for Peace in a ceremony at the Organization’s Headquarters on 8 February.

A star of the musicals Cats and Phantom of the Opera, Sarah Brightman started her career as a dancer, going on to become a successful pop singer as well as an acclaimed classical performer. Ms. Brightman has developed her own crossover style, combining different musical genres and traditions in albums such as Timeless, Eden, La Luna, and Harem. Her musical talent has won her more than 180 gold and platinum awards in more than 40 countries. She has achieved combined sales of more than 30 million CDs and DVDs. Currently, she is working on her next solo album, which will be released in early 2013.

A Look Back At Bosnia, Through Angelina Jolie's Eyes

NPR's Tom Gjelten joins a panel with Angelina Jolie to discuss her directorial debut movie, In the Land of Blood and Honey.

U. S. Patent and Trademark Office Announces New Exhibit Highlighting the Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs

In tribute to the tremendous influence of Steve Jobs, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will showcase The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World. The free exhibit will open to the public on November 16 at the USPTO’s campus in Alexandria, Virginia.

Native Survivors Of Foster Care Return Home

When Dwayne Stenstrom was 8 years old a state worker told him that he and his brother were going to a special camp for the summer. Instead, he spent 12 years in foster care.

Apple Visionary Steve Jobs Dies At 56

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has died at age 56. Here, he delivers the keynote address at the 2011 Apple developers conference. For the event, Jobs returned from sick leave to introduce a new iCloud storage system and the next versions of Apple's iOS and Mac OSX.

Israeli Chemist Wins Nobel Prize For Quasicrystals

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Nobel laureate Daniel Shechtman

NIH grantees win 2011 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine

The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to National Institutes of Health grantees Bruce A. Beutler, M.D., of The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.; and Jules A. Hoffmann, Ph.D., for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity and the late Ralph M. Steinman, M.D., of Rockefeller University, New York City for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity.

UN pays tribute to late environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

World’s top tennis player tapped by UN to promote child rights in native Serbia

Tennis ace Novak Djokovic, currently ranked number one in the world, will serve as a National Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in his native Serbia, where he will promote children’s rights and access to early childhood education.