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Leonardo DiCaprio, Messenger of Peace

Leonardo DiCaprio

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.

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Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a UN Messenger of Peace.

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Coming soon to theaters near you: ‘The Greatest Escape’

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Armed Forces Chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang gestures as he talks about "the greatest escape" of Philippine troops deployed as UN Peacekeepers in the Golan Heights while being besieged by a rebel  faction in Syria, during a forum with foreign correspondents Tuesday, Sept.2, 2014 at suburban Mandaluyong city, east of Manila, Philippines. AP

Awed by their bravery, a lawmaker on Wednesday broached the idea of making a movie about the “great escape’’ of Filipino peacekeepers from a standoff with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights.

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Stars jump onto the trendy advocacy bandwagon

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PITT, JOLIE AND CLOONEY. Stellar involvement shines light on enlightened initiatives.

Some stars have always been known for their support of their important advocacies of choice. They throw the spotlight on important causes that would otherwise not get the viewing public’s attention, or elicit its concern and financial support.

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Brad Pitt joins Angelina Jolie at summit against sexual violence

Angelina Jolie and her partner. AP FILE PHOTO

Brad Pitt joined Angelina Jolie at a London summit on sexual violence Thursday, lending the couple’s star power to the campaign to end rape in war zones.

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