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Philippine coconut farmers in dire need of alternative livelihoods, UN agency warns

27 January 2014 – Coconut farmers in the Philippines are in urgent need of assistance to recover their livelihoods nearly three months after Typhoon...
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Northern Ireland republicans rally against Gerry Adams arrest

Hundreds of supporters of detained republican leader Gerry Adams rallied in Belfast on Saturday after Northern Ireland police obtained an extension to quiz him over a notorious IRA murder. With tensions rising, his Sinn Fein party warned it could review…
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US Secretary of State John Kerry warns of ‘genocide’ risk in South Sudan

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Thursday of a risk of genocide in South Sudan if the country's four-month-old civil war is not stopped. "There are very disturbing leading indicators of the kind of ethnic, tribal, targeted nationalistic killings…

UN chief saddened by passing of Trinidad and Tobago's former President

11 April 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to the Trinidad and Tobago's former President, A.N.R. (Ray) Robinson, who died on...

Iraq: Amid massive displacement, UN agencies move to combat spread of communicable diseases

4 July 2014 – United Nations relief agencies and their partners working amid the ongoing turmoil and massive population displacement in Iraq are scaling...
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British euroscepticism runs deeper than anti-EU outsiders UKIP

Though anti-EU outsiders UKIP might top the polls at the European Parliament elections in Britain, a eurosceptic streak runs through all the mainstream parties they stand against. The United Kingdom Independence Party of Nigel Farage, which is fixed…

Ban condemns Texas shooting, says ‘ideas must be defended through democratic debate and dialogue’

4 May 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday’s shooting in Texas that injured a law enforcement officer, reiterating that such...
Russia Suicide Bombing

Ten killed in new attack in Russian city of Volgograd 

At least 10 people were killed on Monday in a bombing that destroyed a packed trolleybus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, a day after 17 people died in a suicide strike on the city's main train station. The new attack will further heighten…
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France’s Sarkozy rejects corruption allegations

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday angrily rejected allegations of corruption that have threatened his political career, in his first public reaction to a phone-tap scandal that has gripped France. "I think it is now my duty to break…
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Clinton: Mandela ‘champion for human dignity and freedom’

Former US president Bill Clinton, who was in office when Nelson Mandela took power in South Africa, on Thursday mourned the death of a "champion for human dignity and freedom". "Today the world has lost one of its most important leaders and one of its…