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Amal Alamuddin changes last name to Clooney

Amal Alamuddin changes last name to Clooney

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) --Amal Alamuddin, notable human rights barrister, has officially adopted the name of her new husband, actor George Clooney.
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Amal Alamuddin declines U.N. request to investigate war crimes in Gaza

Amal Alamuddin declines U.N. request to investigate war crimes in Gaza

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin declined an offer from the U.N. to investigate the alleged human rights violations in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
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Annan: Iran's voice on Syria should be heard

LONDON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Iran has a chance to play a constructive role in bringing stability to Syria and the broader region, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday.

Rouhani, Annan discuss nuclear issues in Tehran

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday his country wants nothing more than what it's allowed under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Kerry: Syria peace talks expose how alone Assad is

Kerry: Syria peace talks expose how alone Assad is

MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Discussions on ending Syria's civil war showed the world how isolated Syrian President Bashar Assad truly is, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
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Egypt criticized for crackdown on rights group

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is upset by the arrests of some human rights leaders after an armed raid this week in Cairo, a spokeswoman said.
The Elders welcome revised draft Egyptian constitution

The Elders welcome revised draft Egyptian constitution

LONDON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday he viewed a revised draft constitution in Egypt as a step closer to democratic transition in the country.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
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Daughter: Mandela surrounded by family in week before his death

Daughter: Mandela surrounded by family in week before his death

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- South Africa's Nelson Mandela had a "wonderful time" in the week before his death because the entire family was with him, a daughter said.

Israeli settlements bad move, Kofi Annan says

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Israel's decision to expand into East Jerusalem is "deeply unhelpful" to the Middle East peace process.

Desmond Tutu, Bono attend memorial for Dutch Prince Friso

DELFT, Netherlands, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu and U2 singer Bono were among 900 attendees at a memorial service for deceased Dutch Prince Friso.
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United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan (center) tours Beirut's bombed-out southern suburbs with Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora (left), other government officials and Hezbollah members of Parliament on Monday August 28, 2006. Residents of the southern suburbs held up posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as the entourage passed. Annan is on the first leg of a Middle East tour to strengthen the cease-fire in Lebanon. (UPI Photo)
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Kofi Atta Annan /ˈkoʊfi əˈnɑːn/ (born 8 April 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his founding the Global AIDS and Health Fund to support developing countries in their struggle to care for their people.

Kofi Annan was born in the Kofandros section of Kumasi, Ghana – in what was then the British colony of the Gold Coast. He is a twin, which has a respected status in Ghanaian culture. His twin sister Efua Atta, who died in 1991, shares the middle name Atta, which in Fante and Akan means 'twin'. Annan and his sister were born into one of the country's aristocratic families; both their grandfathers and their uncle were tribal chiefs.

In the Akan names tradition, some children are named according to the day of the week on which they were born, and/or in relation to how many children precede them. Kofi in Akan is the name that corresponds with Friday.

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