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Cricket helping young hurricane evacuees "Return to Happiness"

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Cricket is helping Caribbean children to forget the horrors of Hurricane Irma. The Category 5 storm, which hit in early September, decimated the tiny island of Barbuda, forcing families to seek shelter on the sister island of Antigua. There, the Ministry of Education and the West Indies Cricket Board recently organized a match bringing together [...]

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News in Brief 16 October 2017 (PM)

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Take "coordinated steps" to prevent violence over Kirkuk, urges UN chief The Iraqi government and Kurdish authorities need to take "coordinated steps" to prevent violence across the governorate of Kirkuk, said the UN chief António Guterres on Monday. According to news reports, Iraqi troops took control of the city of Kirkuk and surrounding oil fields, [...]

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Africa Week focus on integration, prosperity and peace

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Gender inequality is costing Africa "tens of billions" of dollars each year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told ambassadors in New York on Monday. Speaking at the launch of Africa Week at UN Headquarters, he said empowering women and girls, as well as investing in youth, are just some of the ways the international community can [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 16 October 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: Global hunger rises for first time in a decade; and: It's Africa Week at UN Headquarters.

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Global hunger rises for first time in a decade: FAO

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The number of people who go hungry has risen for the first time in a decade, to more than 815 million, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said on Monday, which is World Food Day. The announcement coincides with an appeal by Pope Francis to governments to tackle migration caused by food insecurity linked [...]

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News in Brief 16 October 2017 (AM)

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Make migration "safer and voluntary" choice says Pope on World Food Day The decision undertaken by millions each year to migrate needs to become "safer and voluntary" said Pope Francis on Monday, at a ceremony organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, to mark World Food Day. In his address at FAO [...]

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