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Secretary-General concerned after deadly hurricane hits Caribbean and USA

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is closely monitoring developments in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy which has caused death and widespread damage to parts of the United States and the Caribbean. Speaking in Incheon, South Korea, on Tuesday, Mr. Ban said the storm has affected millions of families, including the United Nations family. "My thoughts are [...]

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Global Efficient Lighting Centre opens in Beijing

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A new collaborating centre for energy efficient lighting opened in Beijing on Wednesday. The Global Efficient Lighting Centre (GELC) has been launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Chinese National Lighting Test Centre. Dianne Penn reports. The Global Efficient Lighting Centre is designed to boost efforts by developing countries to phase out inefficient [...]

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Yellow fever hits Central and South Darfur

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An outbreak of yellow fever has killed at least 32 people in Sudan's Central and South Dafur regions, according to the World health Organization (WHO). Since the first week of October a total of 84 suspected cases have so far been reported. Patrick Maigua Reports. The World Health Organization says it was notified of the [...]

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