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Sudan: Darfur deal welcomed by UN chief as ‘historic achievement’

A peace agreement between Sudanese authorities and key armed movements from Darfur could provide a path to national unity, the head of the joint UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said on Monday. Secretary-General António Guterres later described it as an “historic achievement” towards lasting peace., breaking Sudan: Darfur deal welcomed by UN chief as ‘historic achievement’, news, latest news

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Called "Best PM India Never Had", Pranab Mukherjee Had Bipartisan Respect

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, the elder statesman of Indian politics, described by many as the “best Prime Minister India never had” , has died at 84. He had tested positive for COVID-19 and had…, breaking Called "Best PM India Never Had", Pranab Mukherjee Had Bipartisan Respect, news, latest news

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Jon Rahm sinks incredible 66-foot putt to win BMW Championship playoff

It was a case of “anything he can do, I can do better” for Jon Rahm at the BMW Championship on Sunday., breaking Jon Rahm sinks incredible 66-foot putt to win BMW Championship playoff, latest news, sport ,

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How Emma Watson’s outfit at the Met Gala changed the red carpet forever

Only just over a decade ago, sustainability in fashion was a fringe issue. But today, it has become a major talking point — even at important red carpet events, as evidenced by this year’s Oscars., breaking How Emma Watson’s outfit at the Met Gala changed the red carpet forever, latest news,

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What fewer people on the planet would mean for the environment

Overconsumption, not overpopulation, drives climate change. A projected decline in fertility could see the world’s population peak in just four decades, with Japan and Spain halving in size. breaking What fewer people on the planet would mean for the environment, news, latest news

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Urgent solution needed to address fuel woes in war-torn Yemen

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen has called on all parties to urgently work together with his Office, in order to find a solution that ensures people in the country can access basic fuel supplies, amid major shortages in areas controlled by the Houthis, formally known as Ansar Allah., breaking Urgent solution needed to address fuel woes in war-torn Yemen, news, latest news

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Climate activists target German lignite mine

Climate protesters have decried excavation plans at Garzweiler 2, a giant lignite coal mine in western Germany. Scuffles broke out as a breakaway group of activists briefly occupied a giant excavator. breaking Climate activists target German lignite mine, news, latest news

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Climate activists target German lignite mine

Climate protesters have decried excavation plans at Garzweiler 2, a giant lignite coal mine in western Germany. Scuffles broke out as a breakaway group of activists briefly occupied a giant excavator., breaking Climate activists target German lignite mine, news, latest news

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TikTok: China’s new export rules could give Beijing control over sale: expert

China has updated a list of technologies banned for export to include categories that could apply to the video-sharing app TikTok. This would give Beijing the last word on whether the app must sell its US business., breaking TikTok: China’s new export rules could give Beijing control over sale: expert, news, latest news

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‘Wisdom’ of Guatemala’s indigenous people needed for sustainable development: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

The wisdom and knowledge of indigenous people in Guatemala is central to the realization of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, targets agreed by countries around the world to end poverty, maintain peace and preserve the health of the planet. In this blog, the UN Resident Coordinator in Guatemala Rebeca Arias Flores explains how sustainable development is not new, but simply a new name that draws on ancient wisdom that is renewed with each generation of indigenous people. , breaking ‘Wisdom’ of Guatemala’s indigenous people needed for sustainable development: A UN Resident Coordinator blog, news, latest news

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Mauritius: Thousands protest over government response to oil spill

Tens of thousands of Mauritians have marched in the capital city to protest against the government’s handling of a giant oil spill off its pristine Indian Ocean coast. breaking Mauritius: Thousands protest over government response to oil spill, news, latest news

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UN envoy welcomes ‘commonalities’ shared by Syrians in Geneva talks

Syrian opponents meeting in Geneva as part of efforts to find a peaceful end to nearly a decade of conflict in their country have found common ground on which to pursue further discussions, UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said on Saturday., breaking UN envoy welcomes ‘commonalities’ shared by Syrians in Geneva talks, news, latest news

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UN agencies call for urgent disembarkation of hundreds rescued in the Mediterranean

Hundreds of rescued migrants and refugees currently on board three vessels in the Central Mediterranean, some of whom have been stuck at sea for weeks, must be brought to shore immediately, two UN agencies said on Saturday., breaking UN agencies call for urgent disembarkation of hundreds rescued in the Mediterranean, news, latest news

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The key to Viet Nam’s successful COVID-19 response: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

Whilst no country can claim to have beaten COVID-19, some countries have been noticeably more effective in curbing the spread of the disease. Kamal Malhotra, the UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, explains why the country’s response to the pandemic has been so successful., breaking The key to Viet Nam’s successful COVID-19 response: A UN Resident Coordinator blog, news, latest news

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New killings after Jacob Blake shooting reveal chronic problems still to be overcome in US

Disturbing video footage purportedly showing a teenager involved in a deadly shooting in the US state of Wisconsin is evidence that far stricter gun control measures are needed, the UN human rights office, OHCHR said on Friday.. , breaking New killings after Jacob Blake shooting reveal chronic problems still to be overcome in US, news, latest news

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Complex security, environmental crises worsen conditions for over 360,000 in western Chad

More than 360,000 internally displaced persons in Chad’s Lake province are facing a “double” crisis, exposed to security and environmental risks, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported, highlighting the need to strengthen resilience of affected communities., breaking Complex security, environmental crises worsen conditions for over 360,000 in western Chad, news, latest news

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UN rights chief urges DR Congo to protect Nobel laureate Mukwege amid death threats

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has condemned death threats made against Congolese Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege and called for his protection., breaking UN rights chief urges DR Congo to protect Nobel laureate Mukwege amid death threats, news, latest news

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Hurricane Laura: Most dangerous hurricane to hit the US this season

Hurricane Laura is by far the most intense and dangerous hurricane to hit the United States this season, the UN weather agency said on Friday, the day after it made landfall on the US Gulf Coast.
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Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings?

The guidance on who should wear face coverings varies around the UK., breaking Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings? news, latest news

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Coronavirus: How does Covid-19 test-and-trace work?

People who have been in close contact with someone found to have Covid-19 are now being traced., breaking Coronavirus: How does Covid-19 test-and-trace work? news, latest news

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Europe lockdown: New coronavirus rules country by country

What are European countries doing to control new coronavirus outbreaks?, breaking Europe lockdown: New coronavirus rules country by country news, latest news

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Coronavirus: What happens when the furlough scheme ends?

Almost 10 million people have accessed the scheme, which closes in October., breaking Coronavirus: What happens when the furlough scheme ends? news, latest news

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Japan: Shinzo Abe’s checkered economic legacy

The Japanese prime minister’s aggressive economic reform policy, known as Abenomics, has had a mixed record. Abe’s procrastination on structural reforms for fear of losing political currency is mainly to blame., breaking Japan: Shinzo Abe’s checkered economic legacy, news, latest news

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Coronavirus: What does my boss have to do to keep me safe?

The government wants more people to return to the workplace – but what precautions must employers take?, breaking Coronavirus: What does my boss have to do to keep me safe? news, latest news

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Flu: Why we still need to worry about it this winter

Drive-through vaccination clinics and extra staff are being considered for England’s biggest flu vaccination programme., breaking Flu: Why we still need to worry about it this winter news, latest news

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UNICEF: Time is of the essence, as water shortages compound desperate situation in Beirut

Risk of water-borne diseases is rising in Beirut, in the aftermath of the devastating explosion in early August, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling for urgent action to ensure families and responders have access to safe water and sanitation. , breaking UNICEF: Time is of the essence, as water shortages compound desperate situation in Beirut, news, latest news

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The future of TikTok after CEO Kevin Mayer resigns

What began as a video platform for teens to share their antics is now the center of a major dispute between the United States and China. Ahead of a looming ban on the popular app, its CEO Kevin Mayer has quit., breaking The future of TikTok after CEO Kevin Mayer resigns, news, latest news

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Who will pay for the Mauritius oil spill?

The tide of oil leaking from a crashed ship has devastated the nature-rich coasts of Mauritius, but compensation may be limited. breaking Who will pay for the Mauritius oil spill?, news, latest news

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German students defy coronavirus to study abroad

Thousands of German students head abroad every year — but university experience and exchange programs have altered beyond recognition in the pandemic. With term starting, DW spoke to students who chose to stay overseas. , breaking German students defy coronavirus to study abroad, news, latest news

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Welcome to the latest edition of Eco Africa

On this week’s Eco Africa, we check out e-mobility startups in Uganda, a fashion designer in Mozambique creating sustainable clothing, and Egypt’s Bedouins returning to their farming roots. breaking Welcome to the latest edition of Eco Africa, news, latest news

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Myanmar: Upcoming elections an opportunity to take a new inclusive democratic path

The Government of Myanmar should embrace upcoming national elections, scheduled for November, as an opportunity to take a new and fully inclusive democratic path, and to address the root of causes of abuses suffered by ethnic minorities, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) has urged. , breaking Myanmar: Upcoming elections an opportunity to take a new inclusive democratic path, news, latest news

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The surprising truth about digital currencies

Central banks all over the world are planning to launch digital currencies. Fueled by competition from private firms as well as increasingly charged geopolitical ties, authorities believe cash may soon no longer be king., breaking The surprising truth about digital currencies, news, latest news

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Furniture retailers in Germany must go digital to stay in the selling game

Since many Germans are stuck working at home or skipping vacation this year, they are doing all those things at home that they always wanted to do to make their homes little paradises. Now shops just need to catch up., breaking Furniture retailers in Germany must go digital to stay in the selling game, news, latest news

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Coronavirus and schools: What are the risks with reopening?

BBC health correspondent Laura Foster explains what schools are doing to keep pupils safe., breaking Coronavirus and schools: What are the risks with reopening? news, latest news

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UNESCO launches Beirut recovery fund for culture, heritage and education

To support the rehabilitation of schools, historic heritage buildings, museums and the creative economy, which suffered extensive damage in the deadly explosions that shook Beirut earlier this month, the head of the UN cultural agency on Thursday launched an international fund-raising appeal.

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‘Widespread’ COVID-19 transmission, limited testing, deepen Syria’s humanitarian woes

COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on health services in Syria, where limited testing is obscuring the real extent of the pandemic, the UN’s Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Thursday., breaking ‘Widespread’ COVID-19 transmission, limited testing, deepen Syria’s humanitarian woes, news, latest news

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UN rights expert calls for ceasefire, commitment from all stakeholders to ensure free elections in Central African Republic

The UN’s expert on human rights in the Central African Republic (CAR) issued a series of recommendations on Wednesday to ensure that citizens – after years of civil unrest – can freely decide the future of their country during presidential elections on 27 December., breaking UN rights expert calls for ceasefire, commitment from all stakeholders to ensure free elections in Central African Republic, news, latest news

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Deliberate silencing of peaceful voices in Iraq ‘unacceptable’, says UN human rights chief

A new UN report launched on Thursday highlights human rights violations and abuses that were committed during recent demonstrations in Iraq and calls for immediate action for justice., breaking Deliberate silencing of peaceful voices in Iraq ‘unacceptable’, says UN human rights chief, news, latest news

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Togo overcomes ‘sleeping sickness’ as a public health problem

The West African nation of Togo has eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness” as a public health problem, becoming the first in the continent to achieve the milestone, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said. , breaking Togo overcomes ‘sleeping sickness’ as a public health problem, news, latest news

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Towering over Germany: A refreshing trip to the Zugspitze mountain

For those missing the sensation of being above or amid the clouds, a trip to the Zugspitze mountain in southern Germany could be a refreshing summer escape. But COVID-19 restrictions also apply at this historic site. breaking Towering over Germany: A refreshing trip to the Zugspitze mountain, news, latest news

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Toxic gas released after Beirut explosion, residents ask how bad is it?

Nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate pumped massive pollution into the air of Lebanon’s capital last month. Some worry the post-blast cleanup is worsening the problem. breaking Toxic gas released after Beirut explosion, residents ask how bad is it?, news, latest news

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New bus trip will take you from Delhi to London in 70 days

Would you travel halfway across the world by bus?, breaking New bus trip will take you from Delhi to London in 70 days, latest news,

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Covid-19: Five ways to avoid catching the virus indoors

Good ventilation could be key to avoiding coronavirus this autumn as people spend more time indoors., breaking Covid-19: Five ways to avoid catching the virus indoors news, latest news

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Teacher donates a kidney to her student’s mother. Now both women are hoping to find a kidney for a neighbor

When Missouri art teacher Misty Byrd learned that the mother of one of her students needed a new kidney, she said she didn’t even think about it — she picked up the phone and offered hers. After a successful transplant and developing a close friendship, both women are now working to find a kidney for a local father who is waiting on the transplant list., breaking Teacher donates a kidney to her student’s mother. Now both women are hoping to find a kidney for a neighbor, latest news,

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Facing pandemic, economic and political challenges, Iraq Government ‘operating in the eyes of multiple storms at once’

The COVID-19 pandemic is aggravating deep-rooted economic, social and political challenges in Iraq, but elections in 2021 – if credible – could open a new chapter for the Middle East nation after years of conflict and strife, the UN’s top official in the country said Wednesday. , breaking Facing pandemic, economic and political challenges, Iraq Government ‘operating in the eyes of multiple storms at once’, news, latest news

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He almost died migrating to Europe. Now he is warning other Gambians about it

Mustapha Sallah and Youth Against Irregular Migration are raising awareness in The Gambia about the dangers of migrating to Europe through irregular means., breaking He almost died migrating to Europe. Now he is warning other Gambians about it, latest news,

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Refugees at risk of hunger and malnutrition, as relief hit in Eastern Africa

UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce its food and cash assistance for refugees in Eastern Africa by up to 30 per cent, the agency has said, voicing fears that the reductions could worsen in the coming months unless urgent additional funding is received in time. , breaking Refugees at risk of hunger and malnutrition, as relief hit in Eastern Africa, news, latest news

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German cities dig deep to tap groundwater amid climate change

German cities and towns are struggling with water shortages. Climate change is making it more difficult for municipalities to reach the groundwater they rely on. breaking German cities dig deep to tap groundwater amid climate change, news, latest news

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German cities dig deep to tap groundwater amid climate change

German cities and towns are struggling with water shortages. Climate change is making it more difficult for municipalities to reach the groundwater they rely on., breaking German cities dig deep to tap groundwater amid climate change, news, latest news

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Address root causes of the Rohingya refugee crisis, urges UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater attention to the Rohingya refugee crisis – which entered its fourth year – and for addressing the root causes of the conflict. , breaking Address root causes of the Rohingya refugee crisis, urges UN chief, news, latest news

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Afghanistan: Flash floods leave dozens dead north of Kabul

More than 70 people have been killed by flash flooding caused by torrential rains in Afghanistan’s Parwan Province. Authorities say local rescue crews are overwhelmed by the devastation. breaking Afghanistan: Flash floods leave dozens dead north of Kabul, news, latest news

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Germany’s 16 states: North Rhine-Westphalia

A cosmopolitan approach to life in Cologne, industrial heritage in the Ruhr region, open countryside in Westphalia: North Rhine-Westphalia is a state of contrasts. breaking Germany’s 16 states: North Rhine-Westphalia, news, latest news

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‘Momentous milestone’ as Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

The wild poliovirus has been eradicated in Africa, health officials announced on Tuesday, calling it a “momentous milestone” for the continent. , breaking ‘Momentous milestone’ as Africa eradicates wild poliovirus, news, latest news

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Israel’s accord with United Arab Emirates an opportunity to unlock progress on wider Middle East peace efforts, UN envoy says

The recent agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has the potential to change dynamics across the Middle East, the UN’s top envoy in the region told the Security Council on Tuesday, urging Palestinian and Israeli leaders to re-engage in efforts to resolve their protracted conflict., breaking Israel’s accord with United Arab Emirates an opportunity to unlock progress on wider Middle East peace efforts, UN envoy says, news, latest news

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Rights expert denounces lack of investigation into 2017 killing of journalist in South Sudan

Lack of investigation into the killing of a journalist three years ago in South Sudan is indicative of a wider climate of hostility towards journalists in the country, an independent UN human rights expert has said. , breaking Rights expert denounces lack of investigation into 2017 killing of journalist in South Sudan, news, latest news

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UNICEF works to ease suffering of children whose lives have been ‘turned upside-down’ after Beirut blast

Following a deadly explosion earlier this month, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has delivered some 67 tons of critical humanitarian supplies to affected children and families in Beirut., breaking UNICEF works to ease suffering of children whose lives have been ‘turned upside-down’ after Beirut blast, news, latest news

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Watch this four-year-old hit a hole-in-one to dad’s amazement

The odds of the average golfer making a hole-in-one are 12,000 to 1, according to the National Hole-in-One Registry., breaking Watch this four-year-old hit a hole-in-one to dad’s amazement, latest news, sport ,

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Three years after exodus, Rohingya refugees ‘more vulnerable than ever’

Three years into the Rohingya refugee crisis, women, men and children – driven from their homes in Myanmar into camps across the border in Bangladesh – are more vulnerable than ever, UN agencies have reported. , breaking Three years after exodus, Rohingya refugees ‘more vulnerable than ever’, news, latest news

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India wedded to coal even as solar prices plummet

India has among the lowest solar power prices in the world and its Paris commitments to cut emissions have been lauded. But with no plans to give up coal, the huge economy’s emissions are only set to rise. breaking India wedded to coal even as solar prices plummet, news, latest news

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First Person: Tourism in Hawaii grounded during pandemic

Tourism is Hawaii’s biggest industry, with some 10 million visitors to the lslands ever year. But that has all changed since the COVID-19 pandemic, and many businesses on the archipelago have been forced to shut down for good, according to a helicopter pilot who flies pleasure trips for tourists., breaking First Person: Tourism in Hawaii grounded during pandemic, news, latest news

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Coronavirus: Which sectors are hiring at the moment?

Jobseekers are having a tough time at the moment but some sectors are hiring and support is available., breaking Coronavirus: Which sectors are hiring at the moment? news, latest news

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Imprisoned rights defenders in Egypt at ‘grave risk’ of COVID-19, warn UN experts

A group of independent UN rights experts have raised alarm over “grave and unnecessary” risks faced by imprisoned human rights defenders in Egypt due to lengthy pre-trial detention., breaking Imprisoned rights defenders in Egypt at ‘grave risk’ of COVID-19, warn UN experts, news, latest news

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First Person: Fighting anti-vaccination rumours in Pakistan

Polio, a deadly, debilitating, yet easily curable disease, is eradicated in most countries, but is still endemic in Pakistan, partly due to a reluctance to vaccinate amongst some parts of the population. Dennis Chimenya, a health worker with the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, is part of a team trying to counter misconceptions, and save lives., breaking First Person: Fighting anti-vaccination rumours in Pakistan, news, latest news

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FROM THE FIELD: Ugly veggies in Kenya destined for lunch not landfills

Hundreds of tons of fresh and edible vegetables which are typically dumped because they do not meet the aesthetic requirements for export are ending up on the plates of hungry Kenyan students thanks to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP)., breaking FROM THE FIELD: Ugly veggies in Kenya destined for lunch not landfills, news, latest news

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Protecting people from conflict, cyclones and COVID-19 in Mozambique: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

The COVID-19 disease has added to longstanding challenges in Mozambique which have threatened the southern African country’s most vulnerable people. In this blog, the UN Resident Coordinator Myrta Kaulard, with IOM Chief of Mission, Laura Tomm-Bonde, and Samuel Chakwera, UNHCR Resident Representative, explain how the United Nations is supporting national efforts to protect the people of Mozambique from multiple threats, breaking Protecting people from conflict, cyclones and COVID-19 in Mozambique: a UN Resident Coordinator blog, news, latest news

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A Taco Bell employee saved a man’s life after he passed out in the drive-thru

, breaking A Taco Bell employee saved a man’s life after he passed out in the drive-thru, latest news,

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Hospice care adapts to multicultural, multilingual Germany

Germany is home to 21 million people whose families have immigrated within the past couple of generations. Hospices and givers of palliative care are adapting their practices to make them more inclusive., breaking Hospice care adapts to multicultural, multilingual Germany, news, latest news

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As Burkina Faso grapples with COVID-19, new UN data reveals ‘alarming deterioration’ in food security

An estimated 3.3 million people in Burkina Faso are facing acute food insecurity, two United Nations agencies warned on Friday.

 , breaking As Burkina Faso grapples with COVID-19, new UN data reveals ‘alarming deterioration’ in food security, news, latest news

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Germany plans equal rights for lesbian co-mothers

A baby born into a lesbian family will have two mothers, and neither will be required to apply to adopt the child, according to a proposed reform. But that won’t be the case for kids in families with two fathers., breaking Germany plans equal rights for lesbian co-mothers, news, latest news

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Rohingya crisis needs lasting solutions, renewed commitment amid COVID-19 pandemic, UN refugee agency

Three years after violence in Myanmar forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas to seek refuge in Bangladesh, the international community must adapt its assistance to the critical needs of those displaced and the host communities supporting them, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. , breaking Rohingya crisis needs lasting solutions, renewed commitment amid COVID-19 pandemic, UN refugee agency, news, latest news

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UN refugee chief underlines continued support to Lebanon

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Friday urged the international community to continue to stand by the people of Lebanon as they recover from the blast that devastated the capital, Beirut, earlier this month. , breaking UN refugee chief underlines continued support to Lebanon, news, latest news

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UN rights office ‘appalled’ at violence against human rights defenders in the Philippines

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has called for effective measures to protect rights defenders in the Philippines, amid a spate of deadly attacks against them., breaking UN rights office ‘appalled’ at violence against human rights defenders in the Philippines, news, latest news

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Creating a digital collection of African children stories in African languages

When Dominic Onyekachi set out to read his 6-year-old niece a story, he did not anticipate that the simple task would lead him to create a digital collection of African stories., breaking Creating a digital collection of African children stories in African languages, latest news,

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Iraq: UN Mission condemns killings of activists in Basra

The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has strongly condemned the killing of two activists and attacks against others in the southern city of Basra, urging increased efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. , breaking Iraq: UN Mission condemns killings of activists in Basra, news, latest news

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Welcome to the latest edition of Eco Africa

This week on Eco Africa we look into why bees are important for the ecosystem, visit a market in Nigeria selling endangered animals and see how a South African startup is bringing waste removal to informal settlements. breaking Welcome to the latest edition of Eco Africa, news, latest news

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Coronavirus pandemic delays Earth Overshoot Day by three weeks

The day humanity exceeds Earth’s biocapacity this year, Earth Overshoot Day, falls on August 22, three weeks later than in 2019. The shift is due to the pandemic, but can the contraction happen by design, not disaster? breaking Coronavirus pandemic delays Earth Overshoot Day by three weeks, news, latest news

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A decade behind bars inspired this fitness trainer to help other inmates

When the pandemic shut down New York City this past spring, personal trainer Hector Guadalupe was ready. He had already moved his workout sessions online., breaking A decade behind bars inspired this fitness trainer to help other inmates, latest news,

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Coronavirus: What are the risks of catching it from food packaging?

Some cases around the world have been linked to packaging on frozen food., breaking Coronavirus: What are the risks of catching it from food packaging? news, latest news

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Somalia at a critical juncture, as federal, state leaders, meet to break election impasse

With elections slated for November delayed due to COVID-19, Somalia is at a critical juncture, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday, pressing federal and state leaders to agree on voting modalities, and bolster the capacity of forces which are meant to assume full control of national security, next year., breaking Somalia at a critical juncture, as federal, state leaders, meet to break election impasse, news, latest news

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COVID-19: African countries urged to promote a safe return to school

School closures implemented to protect students from COVID-19, are hurting them in other ways, while the long-term impact of this disruption to education could create a “lost generation” in Africa, two UN agencies said on Thursday. , breaking COVID-19: African countries urged to promote a safe return to school, news, latest news

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Mali coup: Democratic order must be restored ‘as fast as possible’

The UN on Thursday called for the “constitutional and democratic order” to be restored as soon as possible across Mali, following the military coup, and reiterated a call to respect the rule of law, and refrain from violence., breaking Mali coup: Democratic order must be restored ‘as fast as possible’, news, latest news

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Mauritius oil spill highlights importance of global maritime laws: UN trade body

The devastating oil spill off the east coast of Mauritius has highlighted the need for global adoption of international legislation that govern the seas and protect small island states and their vulnerable marine ecosystems against ship pollution, UN trade body UNCTAD has stated. , breaking Mauritius oil spill highlights importance of global maritime laws: UN trade body, news, latest news

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CNN team tracked by Russian operatives in Central African Republic, investigation shows

A new investigation has found evidence that CNN journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR) last year were subject to constant surveillance by a team of Russian operatives., breaking CNN team tracked by Russian operatives in Central African Republic, investigation shows, latest news,

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Hamburg’s Reeperbahn: Amusement strip in times of COVID-19

Dancing is forbidden, shows are allowed — on Hamburg’s Reeperbahn, theater and gastronomy are creatively battling their way into the new normality of the pandemic. breaking Hamburg’s Reeperbahn: Amusement strip in times of COVID-19, news, latest news

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Gandhi and green democracy: The evolution of eco-Swaraj

Swaraj, a philosophy of self-determination and collective decision-making, inspired Gandhi’s struggle for independence. Now it’s informing bottom-up approaches to protecting people and the planet. breaking Gandhi and green democracy: The evolution of eco-Swaraj, news, latest news

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‘Urgent need’ to scale up search and rescue in the Mediterranean

UN agencies have called for search and rescue to be stepped up in the central Mediterranean, in the wake of a tragic shipwreck that claimed the lives of 45 migrants and refugees, including five children. , breaking ‘Urgent need’ to scale up search and rescue in the Mediterranean, news, latest news

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Jordan: Closing teachers’ union, detaining officials, ‘serious’ rights violations

Jordan must reverse the decision to close a 140,000-strong teachers’ union and detain its leaders, independent UN human rights experts said on Wednesday, while also urging the authorities to lift gag orders prohibiting public discussion of the case. , breaking Jordan: Closing teachers’ union, detaining officials, ‘serious’ rights violations, news, latest news

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Mali coup: UN peacekeeping mission ‘must and will continue’ operations

The United Nations continues to monitor the ongoing situation in Mali, where soldiers arrested the President and several members of his cabinet in a military coup on Tuesday. , breaking Mali coup: UN peacekeeping mission ‘must and will continue’ operations, news, latest news

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Syria constitutional reform talks hold promise for new social contract

Constitutional reform talks between Syria’s Government and opposition leaders next week in Geneva, offer an opportunity to reconcile differences and establish a social contract with people across the country, who are desperate for progress after more than nine years of war, the Special Envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday. , breaking Syria constitutional reform talks hold promise for new social contract, news, latest news

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Why the Mali coup could worry Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron

A coup in Mali, West Africa, could have ramifications far beyond its borders, threatening to further destabilize across the region and jeopardizing counter-insurgency efforts led by France and the United States., breaking Why the Mali coup could worry Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, latest news,

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Libya: UN human right chief appoints independent investigators to probe abuses

UN-led efforts to address serious rights violations in Libya, received a boost on Wednesday with the appointment of three independent investigators to document abuses in the war-torn country.
 

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Bosnia and Herzegovina should recognise sex crime survivors’ rights, say experts

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, tens of thousands of victims of sexual violence committed during conflict in the 1990s still await justice, UN-appointed rights experts said on Wednesday., breaking Bosnia and Herzegovina should recognise sex crime survivors’ rights, say experts, news, latest news

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President of Mali announces resignation on state TV

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali announced his resignation on state television, hours after he and the Prime Minister were detained by soldiers. CNN’s David McKenzie reports., breaking President of Mali announces resignation on state TV, latest news,

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Bridging Asia-Pacific ‘digital divide’ vital to realize tech benefits

Countries across Asia and the Pacific are using new technologies to contain the global pandemic and mitigate its impact, the UN’s regional socio-economic development arm has said, as governments and experts work together to identify ways to innovate further, and build back better, after COVID-19., breaking Bridging Asia-Pacific ‘digital divide’ vital to realize tech benefits, news, latest news

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Report: Mali president detained by troops

Troops in Mali have arrested the country’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse in a suspected coup, according to the chairman of the African Union. CNN’s David McKenzie reports., breaking Report: Mali president detained by troops, latest news,

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Mali: UN chief demands ‘immediate and unconditional release’ of President, cabinet members

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the immediate restoration of constitutional order and the rule of law in Mali, after mutinying troops arrested the country’s leader and other senior officials on Tuesday., breaking Mali: UN chief demands ‘immediate and unconditional release’ of President, cabinet members, news, latest news

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Hariri assassination: UN-backed tribunal finds one guilty, three acquitted

The UN Secretary-General took note on Tuesday of the guilty verdict delivered by a special UN-backed court, in the case of one of the defendants accused of killing former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, in a bomb attack 15 years ago. Three other defendants, also reportedly members of militant group, Hezbollah, were acquitted. , breaking Hariri assassination: UN-backed tribunal finds one guilty, three acquitted, news, latest news

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One million flee escalating violence in Burkina Faso

Mounting violence in Burkina Faso has forced more than one million people to flee their homes: 453,000 so far this year alone, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Tuesday, citing government figures., breaking One million flee escalating violence in Burkina Faso, news, latest news

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Supporting communities and refugees in Lebanon a ‘top priority’: UNHCR chief

The head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is in Lebanon to drive home the message of solidarity with all those affected by the devastating blast a fortnight ago, reaching out to both Lebanese and the many refugees and migrants sheltering in the country.   
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The young West Africans finding their voice through streetwear

Streetwear has always been about more than just clothing. Over the last three decades it has become a global phenomenon, influenced by a DIY, no-holds-barred attitude expressed through fashion, music, art, dance and skateboarding., breaking The young West Africans finding their voice through streetwear, latest news,