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News in brief 27 June 2016 (AM)

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Suicide bombings in Lebanon kill five A series of four suicide bombings in north-eastern Lebanon that took place on Monday morning have killed five, and left others injured. The attacks, which took place…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Parties to Yemen peace talks have “moral responsibility” to end conflict : Ban

Secretary-General meeting with Parties to the Yemen Peace Talks.

Parties to the Yemen peace talks have a "moral and political" responsibility to end the conflict, the UN Secretary-General urged on Sunday. Speaking in Kuwait where the negotiations were being hosted, Ban Ki-moon…

26 Jun 2016 / Listen /

"Dehumanizing" practice of torture remains pervasive

ingers wearing hats advocating "No Torture" line up before performing at a Human Rights Day event outside of Mogadishu Central Prison in Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

The dehumanizing practice of torture remains pervasive and is disturbingly gaining acceptance, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday. He made the remarks on the International Day of Support for the Victims of…

26 Jun 2016 / Listen /
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Delivering on promise to invest in humanity

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A staggering 130 million people worldwide require immediate humanitarian assistance; a figure that in population terms, would represent the…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Dadaab returnees will leave camps voluntarily, says UNHCR

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In Kenya, moves are continuing to encourage about 320,000 Somali nationals to leave Dadaab, one of the biggest camp…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Europe needs to build on "existing systems" to fight Zika Virus

A model of the Aedes mosquito, which spreads the Zika virus to humans. Aedes mosquitoes also spread dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Photo: Kate Mayberry/IRIN

Europe needs to build on "existing systems" to fight Zika and prevent any possible outbreak. This was the conclusion…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Disaster risk reduction in Belize beneficial but expensive

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Reducing the economic impact caused by disasters is expensive but worthwhile, according to the minister for national emergencies in…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Women suffer greater impacts from drug dependency

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Women can suffer greater impacts from drug dependency than men according to the UN's annual report on global drug…

26 Jun 2016 / Listen /

New international project launches to help gather life-saving data

Children play outdoors at a school in Curaçao, the Netherlands. Photo: UNICEF/Roger LeMoyne

A new project to help gather life-saving data on health trends has been launched, involving 18 countries from around…

26 Jun 2016 / Listen /
Brazilian government needs "more pressure" to protect indigenous rights
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