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News in Brief 04 October 2017 (PM)

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UN experts call for political dialogue over Catalonia tensions UN experts are calling for "urgent dialogue" in an effort to diffuse tensions between Spanish authorities and the regional government of Catalonia, over the disputed independence referendum on Sunday. The president of the north-east region in Spain said on Wednesday that he would declare independence within [...]

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News in Brief 04 October 2017 (AM)

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UN migration agency launches US$120 million appeal for Rohingya refugees The UN migration agency, IOM, launched a US$120 million international appeal on Wednesday to support more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees who are now living "in dire conditions" in Bangladesh. The mainly-Muslim Rohingya, based in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, have been fleeing attacks from government forces [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 04 October 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: New guidelines set to confront the global health threat of child obesity; and: We hear about efforts to protect Rohingya refugee women in Bangladesh.

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Climate action vital to help Caribbean recover from hurricanes: UN chief

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Caribbean islands devastated by hurricanes in recent weeks need the world to take action on climate change in order to secure their future. That's the view of UN chief António Guterres, speaking to the press at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday. The Secretary-General announced he would be visiting the islands of Antigua, Barbuda [...]

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Counselling and dieting among new guidelines on child obesity

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An estimated 41 million children under five years old are obese or overweight, UN health experts warned on Wednesday, at the launch of new guidelines to tackle what they have called a global epidemic. Faced with evidence indicating that the problem affects rich and poor countries alike, the World Health Organization WHO has released details on how trained [...]

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We need to get smarter on HIV, says fashion guru Kenneth Cole

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Failing to find a cure for HIV/AIDS in the next five years may see the world "losing control" of the virus, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Kenneth Cole said on Wednesday. The leading fashion designer has been speaking at the UN in Geneva, where he's been taking part in the Social Forum of the Human Rights Council, [...]

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