The world is full of good news. The following are just a few ...
Meeting in Egypt, the Palestinian Fatah and Hamas parties reach an
agreement to form a unity government and set a date for an election,
marking the start of a new era towards preserving the Palestinian people's
national rights, with people gathering in a Gaza city square to celebrate the
Among those who have been sending gifts for the Royal Wedding of
Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton are West Australia's state
government, which donated US$10,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor
Service and the charity Save the Children, as well as People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals India, who sent traditional wedding garments of
cruelty-free faux silk.
Supreme Master Ching Hai is donating US$50,000 each for a total of
US$100,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Save the Children,
with her best wishes to the Royal loving couple.
Turkmen and Uzbek representatives sign an agreement with their
counterparts from Qatar, Iran and Oman to create a new transport and
transit passageway between the Central Asian nations and the Persian
Gulf, shortening travel distances and promoting cooperation in trade.
The Sri Lankan government grants additional monthly allowances to
11,000 low-income families to help them support disabled family
Top banking regulators from China and Formosa (Taiwan) meet in Taipei,
Formosa to discuss mutual financial investment and collaboration, with bi-
annual negotiations for further cooperation planned.
The third International Flower Festival in Baghdad, Iraq brightens Iraqi
communities and sends a message of peace through colorful flowers as
visitors celebrate spring through this beautiful annual tradition.
Visiting Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets in Beijing with
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao as well as with President Hu Jintao to speak
candidly about human rights concerns as well as to enhance economic
Over a million of people in Moscow, Russia volunteer in clean-up activities
to beautify the city's streets, parks and yards after winter by removing litter
and debris and planting trees and shrubs.
Bruneian student Edward Yapp Kien Yee is selected from among
thousands of applicants to become one of a final 60 who receive the
prestigious Bill Gates scholarship for PhD doctoral studies at Cambridge
University in the UK.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges both Thailand and Cambodia
to lay down arms from a recent dispute over rights to several 11th century
temples, asking that they work toward avoiding conflict as she also
conveys support for Indonesian mediation efforts.
Russia and the European Union agree on a number of joint steps toward
removing visa requirements and allowing citizens of European Union
member states and Russia to travel visa-free.