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Global growth projected to remain subdued: IMF

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The global economy is growing more slowly than expected, with risks to that growth increasing especially in emerging markets, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in an update to its World Economic Outlook (WEO). The IMF says global growth is now projected at 3.1 for 2013 and 3.8 percent for 2014, a downward revision of [...]

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Pope visits Lampedusa

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Pope Francis, during a highly symbolic visit to Italy’s Lampedusa Island on Monday, called for understanding and solidarity for the thousands of people who risk their lives every year on the high seas in search of a better life. Lampedusa Island, Italy has become a primary European entry point for migrants, mainly from Africa. The [...]

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IAEA team wraps up review of causes of roof collapse at Chernobyl Nuclear plant

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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expert team has completed a mission to review the causes and effects of a partial roof collapse at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in February 2013. The expert team was asked to assess the root causes of the collapse, any radiological consequences of the incident, and the plant’s response [...]

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WFP fears funding shortfall will impede delivery of "food and hope" in Syria

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The World Food Programme (WFP) warns that a lack of funding could affect food distribution to Syrian refugees as early as this month. Muhannad Hadi, WFP Emergency Coordinator for Syria, says the agency requires $27 million each week to distribute rations to more than five million people in the country or who have fled to [...]

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Syrian situation – bad to worse, says WFP Emergency Coordinator

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The situation in Syria has gone from bad to worse, says Muhannad Hadi, the World Food Programmes's Emergency Coordinator for Syria. Mr. Hadi, who was in Syria last week, says this month, WFP will deliver food to about three million people inside the country and more than one million outside the country. He says the [...]

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The end of a long, silent journey: Two Eritreans in Libya

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David and his wife Amitu arrived in Tripoli, Libya in the middle of its Arab spring revolution in 2011. Their long and arduous journey started by crossing the Sahara desert from Eritrea, to Sudan into Libya. The couple faced considerable challenges in their perilous journey as they are both deaf and mute. In this piece [...]

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ICPD human rights conference opens with strong calls for equality for every person

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In many places, women continue to be seen as second-class citizens. And girls' potential continues to be squandered, despite the links between their education and economic growth. That's what the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin told the opening session of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) International Conference [...]

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UN Chief condemns killings of protesters

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday condemned the reported killing of more than 50 people at protests outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Egypt earlier that day. Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, says the Secretary-General was deeply concerned about the killings. ” He condemned those killings and called [...]

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Ban urges Syrian conflicting parties to respect the religious obligation of Ramadan for at least a month

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all parties in Syria to respect the religious obligation of Ramadan for at least, at a minimum, one month. In a Ramadan appeal for the people of Syria, the Secretary-General noted that Syrians are enduring a third Ramadan when their country is being torn apart by an ever-worsening civil [...]

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81 killed in Egypt’s latest political crisis

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The United Nations Human Rights office (OHCHR) says it is alarmed by the escalation of violence and killings in Egypt following the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Nearly 81 people have been killed and over 1,300 injured since the start of the current political crisis on July 3. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [...]

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