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News in Brief 20 October 2017 (PM)

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Peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic  Two UN peacekeepers were wounded following clashes with so-called anti-Balaka fighters who attacked a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday. The mainly-Christian armed group has been battling mostly-Muslim rebel fighters across the country since civil conflict began in 2013. The peacekeepers from the UN Mission, MINUSCA, [...]

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UN and Africa: Somalia, South Sudan briefing, and efforts to eradicate TB thread

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International support "a silver lining" in the wake of Somalia bombing Somalis have taken to the streets of the capital, Mogadishu, to protest against violent extremism in the aftermath of a double car bombing which killed more than 300 people this past weekend.  The United Nations and its partners have been assisting the government in [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 20 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:  Myanmar children facing "hell on earth" in Bangladesh camps, says UNICEF; and: Pop star Ellie Goulding tells us why climate change isn't all "gloom and doom.

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News in Brief 20 October 2017 (AM)

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WHO helps contain new outbreak of Ebola-like virus on Kenya-Uganda border The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was working with Ugandan authorities and other agencies to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD); an illness that produces symptoms similar to the deadly Ebola virus. A 50-year-old women who was taken to [...]

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Climate change not all "doom and gloom:" Singer Ellie Goulding at UN

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British singer Ellie Goulding has opened up about her passion for combating climate change: from creating a sustainable bracelet brand to her selectivity when it comes to endorsements, the pop artist says there's still time to take action. Ms Goulding was at the United Nations in New York earlier this week where she took part [...]

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UN Gender Focus: Reproductive health, Antigua & Barbuda, and Space for Women

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Reproductive health and economic inequalities inextricably linked: UNFPA Economics is just the tip of "the inequality iceberg."  That's one of the conclusions being stressed by Richard Kollodge, Senior Editorial Adviser at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), following the release of the agency's 2017 report on the state of the world's population.  The report details [...]

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