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Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide, UN chief "saddened"

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A mudslide in Sierra Leone on Monday has left at least 200 dead, according to news reports, burying dozens of homes following heavy rains. The UN Secretary-General said he was saddened by the deaths and devastation, which took place near the capital of Freetown. More details from Matt Wells. The mudslide occurred in the town [...]

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News in Brief 14 August 2017 (PM)

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"Deep concern" for safety of Syrian civilians on Jordanian border UN agencies expressed deep concern on Monday for the safety of nearly 50,000 Syrian civilians who have been stranded for months on the border with Jordan. The displaced are mainly women and children, who have been trapped in an area known as the berm; an [...]

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Terror attack in Burkina Faso condemned by UN chief

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The UN Secretary-General has condemned a terrorist attack that took place in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, on Sunday. Eighteen people were killed when gunmen attacked a Turkish restaurant in the centre of the city, media reports say. Jocelyne Sambira has the story. In a statement released by his spokesperson, António Guterres extended his "heartfelt condolences" [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 14 August 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: A "vicious circle" of conflict and malnutrition sees the number of Yemenis with suspected cholera, rise above the half-million mark. We'll hear from the World Health Organization; and in the wake of an attempted [...]

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News in Brief 14 August (AM)

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7.7 million in DRC face "acute hunger" UN agencies warn Around 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face acute hunger, a 30 per cent increase over the last year, two UN agencies warned on Monday. A new report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food [...]

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"Vicious circle" in Yemen, as cholera cases hit 500,000

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A "vicious circle" of cholera being fuelled by malnutrition in war-torn Yemen, has seen the number of suspected cases of the deadly disease pass the half-a-million mark, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Around 5,000 people are being infected every day, and nearly 2,000 have died since the outbreak began at the end [...]

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