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List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:
Suu Kyi: Time to ease Myanmar sanctions

Suu Kyi: Time to ease Myanmar sanctions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Washington should ease sanctions on Myanmar, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said, shifting her earlier call for Washington to go slow in lifting sanctions.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 5, 2012.
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Michelle Duggar: World needs more children

JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 30 (UPI) -- U.S. reality television personality, and mother of 19, Michelle Duggar said "the idea of overpopulation is not accurate" and the "world needs more joy."
Obama, Clinton most admired man, woman

Obama, Clinton most admired man, woman

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Americans named President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the most admired man and most admired woman living today, Gallup said Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.
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List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:
Mother Teresa shelter razed in Moscow

Mother Teresa shelter razed in Moscow

MOSCOW, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A Moscow shelter run by the late Mother Teresa's order has been demolished just days before a bronze monument to the Catholic missionary is to be unveiled.
Bridge steps up for Mother Teresa tribute

Bridge steps up for Mother Teresa tribute

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The operators of an iconic New York state structure have stepped forward to honor Mother Teresa.
Empire State Building policy lights up ire

Empire State Building policy lights up ire

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- The late Mother Teresa isn't alone in being rejected for special Empire State Building lighting in New York; the U.S. Marine Corps says it was snubbed, too.

Catholics upset at Mother Teresa 'stiff'

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Catholic group said officials with New York's Empire State Building rejected their request to light the building in honor of Mother Teresa.
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President Ronald and First Lady Nancy Reagan say goodbye to Mother Teresa after they had lunch together in the private residence of the White House in Washington on June 4, 1981. (UPI Photo/Larry Rubenstein/Files)
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September 5, 1997(1997-09-05) (aged 87) Calcutta, India

Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (pronounced ), was a Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. For over 45 years she ministered in her own way to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

In the 1970s, she became well-known internationally for her controversial work considered humanitarian and apparent advocacy for the rights of the poor and helpless. Malcolm Muggeridge documented this favourably and wrote a book Something Beautiful for God, Christopher Hitchens claims Muggeridge was “credulous” and even mistook an innovative photographic film for a divine miracle. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity continued to grow during her life-time, and at the time of her death, they had 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counselling programs, orphanages, and schools. Governments, charity organisations and prominent individuals have been inspired by her work. She received numerous awards, including a number from the Indian Government, one of which was the Bharat Ratna (1980), as well as international awards, such as the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

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