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Today's youth still enthusiastic about space

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With talk of missions to Mars and films such as "Hidden Figures" playing in cinemas across the world, outer space still remains a source of fascination for today's youth. That's according to a representative of an NGO representing some 10,000 young people across the world. Zihua Zhu, Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator for the Space Generation Advisory [...]

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"No doubt" that Syrian forces, ISIL, used chemical weapons

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There is "no doubt" that in two incidents investigated by a joint-UN investigation body this year, chemical weapons were used by the Syrian government, and the Da'esh terrorist group. That's according to Edmund Mulet, who is head of the joint UN-OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) body known as the JIM, or Joint [...]

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News in Brief 07 November 2017 (PM)

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Stop using antibiotics on healthy animals as preventive measure: WHO Farmers and the food industry should stop using antibiotics on healthy animals to prevent disease outbreaks. That's the advice on Tuesday coming from the World Health Organization (WHO), which is also concerned about the overuse of antibiotics to boost livestock growth. The guidelines say that [...]

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Prevention and timely diagnosis needed to combat under-40s cancer

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There is urgent need for adequate measures to prevent cancer among people aged 20 to 39 years. The call has been made by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO). Globally, there were one million new cancer cases among this age group in 2012, as [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 07 November 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Daniel Johnson. In today's programme: It's Police Week here in New York and the newly-appointed Police Adviser tells us it's a "unique time" for officers to listen and learn from each other; and: A plea to the [...]

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Army officers urged to protect South Sudan's children

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Soldiers in South Sudan have been reminded of their responsibility to protect children from violence, neglect, exploitation and abuse. The army officers took part in a two-day workshop last week organized by the UN mission in the country, UNMISS, where they were urged to show leadership by ensuring their troops protect children caught in conflict. [...]

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News in Brief Tuesday 7 November – Geneva (AM)

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  Yemen blockade puts millions at risk, warn UN agencies A blockade on basic supplies to Yemen threatens millions of people and should be lifted immediately, the UN said on Tuesday. The call follows a decision on Saturday by the Saudi-led coalition which is fighting Houthi separatists in the country to close air and sea [...]

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Death penalty in Iran applied "for all kinds of crimes": UN expert

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The death penalty is applied for many different crimes in Iran, but no official figures are released for who is on death row, or what they are accused of. That's one of the issues being highlighted by Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. She was at [...]

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