News in Brief 25 November 2015 (AM)

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Attack on Presidential Guards in Tunisia met with condemnation

An attack against a bus carrying Presidential Guards in Tunisia has been condemned by both the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council.

The attack left more than a dozen people dead.

In a statement, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the UN would continue to stand with Tunisia in the country's fight against terrorism.

The 15 members of the Security Council stressed the importance of bringing those responsible for coordinating the assault to justice.

2015 likely to be the warmest year on record

Weather experts say that 2015 is likely to be the warmest year on record.  The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says the combination of global warming cause by humans and this year's strong El Niño have contributed to this year's warm global temperatures.

WMO also says the years between 2011 and 2015 were the warmest five years on record and featured an array of extreme weather events, especially heatwaves, caused by climate change.

The news comes ahead of next week's worldwide conference in Paris, where world leaders will work to agree on a new, universal agreement to tackle climate change.

UN expresses concern over proposed identity law in Iraq

The UN has expressed concern over the potential impact of a proposed national identity law on minority ethnic and religious communities in Iraq.

Under the legislation, a child would be considered Muslim if his or her parent converts to Islam, irrespective of whether that parent has custody of the child.

In a statement, the UN's top human rights official in Iraq emphasized that "the determination of religious adherence remains a personal choice of all individuals regardless of age, gender or other distinguishing factors."

Veronica Reeves, United Nations.

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