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News in Brief 25 September 2017 (PM)

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Iraq: UN chief concerned about Kurdistan vote The UN Secretary-General has expressed concern over Monday's referendum in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, citing its "potentially destabilizing effects." Citizens in the autonomous northern region…

25 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Settlements making two-state solution "increasingly unattainable": UN official

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Israel's continued settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territory is making the two-state solution "increasingly unattainable." That's the message UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, delivered to the…

25 Sep 2017 / Listen /
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Diversifying economies reduces dependence: Tanzania bank chief

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Youth and rural populations in Tanzania are looking to increase their access to financial services, according to Bank of…

26 Sep 2017 / Listen /

"Multiple and grave violations" committed by Russia in Crimea: OHCHR

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"Multiple and grave violations" of human rights have occurred across Crimea, since it was occupied by Russian forces in…

25 Sep 2017 / Listen /

No evidence torture produces reliable information: former US investigator

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Mark Fallon spent more than three decades with the US Government, mainly as a special agent with the Naval…

25 Sep 2017 / Listen /

"Just stop the war" urges UN Yemen Coordinator

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With conflict in Yemen grinding on, the health system and economy have collapsed, seriously jeopardizing "people's ability to survive".…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Mission chief says peace deal crucial to ending South Sudan crisis

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Only an internationally-recognized and functioning peace agreement can end the suffering of millions in South Sudan. That's the firm…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /
Hurricane island expat: I still haven't heard from Dominica relatives Deal to reduce price of HIV treatment aims to save more lives New UN team to investigate ISIL crimes in Iraq New UN relief chief relays voices of displaced to world leaders 1.25 million road deaths must be stopped: UN Envoy Nigerian teacher wins UNHCR Refugee Award
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