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“Optimism” and “passion” on second day of voting in Sudan

People have been voting with “optimism” and “passion” on the second day of the referendum on the future of Southern Sudan according to the United Nations. Around 4 million people are registered to vote in the referendum which will decide if the south of Sudan splits from the north top form a new country. The [...]

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Push to save DRC’s natural world heritage sites

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Conservationists are looking at how to preserve five areas of natural beauty in the Democratic Republic of Congo which are on a United Nations danger list of world heritage sites. The five sites include Virunga, Garamba, Kahuzi-Biega, and Salonga National Parks, and the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, which are home to a unique range of flora [...]

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Over 20 people reportedly killed in Abyei

South Sudanese woman celebrates independence

As voting continues in the referendum in Southern Sudan, 20 people have been reportedly killed in the oil-rich region of Abyei.

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Israel urged to freeze illegal settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territories

The destruction of a hotel by Israeli bulldozers in East Jerusalem has been criticised by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Shelter remains major challenge in Haiti

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One year after the earthquake which struck Haiti, finding land for shelter to house the people displaced by the disaster remains a major challenge in the Caribbean country.

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Chinese authorities are urged to investigate death of a journalist

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Chinese authorities have been urged by the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to probe the death of Chinese journalist Sun Hongjie.

Hongjie worked as a senior reporter for the Beijing Chenbao newspaper.

Charles Appel reports.

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UN Daily News 11 January 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Funding shortfall has held back Haiti reconstruction

A funding shortfall of $420 million in Haiti has held back reconstruction efforts according to the UN’s humanitarian affairs office, OCHA. This week marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake which devastated the Caribbean country leaving 250,000 people dead and almost one and a half million homeless. Haiti is still in the process of recovering [...]

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UN chief reiterates support for Lebanon tribunal

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his support for the work of the tribunal to prosecute people accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005.

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Southern Sudan votes on second day of referendum

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A second day of voting is taking place in Southern Sudan in a week-long referendum which will decide whether the south of the country becomes independent from the north. The referendum is part of a peace deal signed in 2005 which ended 20 years of civil war. Daniel Dickinson reports. Duration: 2’12″ Among the first [...]

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Southern Sudanese turn out in large numbers for UN-backed referendum

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People of Southern Sudan have turned out in large numbers for the second day of voting for the referendum on the independence of their region.

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

OCHA: Haiti school children at risk of contracting cholera.

Haiti: Young girl with cholera

Nearly 2.2 million children are at risk of contracting cholera in Haiti due to lack of clean water and sanitation in schools, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA. In its weekly update on the cholera outbreak in Haiti, OCHA says prevention activities including the training of teachers and distribution of hand washing materials were not adequate to stop the disease from spreading through schools. Ben Malor reports

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