News in Brief 5 June 2015 (PM)

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Investigation urged into disappearance of 11 people in CAR

An investigation has been urged by the UN following the disappearance in the Central African Republic 15 months ago of 11 people including five women and one child.

The UN Human Rights Office said troops from the Republic of Congo arrested the people in Boali, a small town north of the capital Bangui, following an exchange of fire.

Here's the OHCHR spokesperson, Rupert Colville.

"A witness reported hearing crying, screaming and gunshots at the premises occupied by the commander of the Congolese contingent. Another witness also reported hearing several gunshots. A third witness said several hours later the Congolese commander knocked on his door and requested two shovels which he said were needed to reinforce the contingent's defensive positions."

The Congolese troops were not part of a UN peacekeeping force.

36 MERS cases investigated in South Korea

Thirty-six of cases of the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome, known as MERS are to be investigated by the World Health Organization, WHO, in the Republic of Korea.

The UN health agency says there is no evidence to suggest sustained human-to-human transmission and no evidence of airborne transmission.

First global report shows 1bn people volunteer

More than one billion people volunteer globally, the majority of them working in their own countries.

That's according to the first ever UN report on volunteerism around the world.

The report outlines the role volunteers can play in helping to improve the way people are governed.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

Duration: 1’38″

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