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News in Brief 02 May 2016 (AM)

In the Warga Dalal camp of Iraq, children improvise games. 22 October 2014. Credit: OCHA/Iason Athanasiadis

  "Continuing bloodletting" in Iraq takes lives of 741 citizens in April Terrorism, violence and armed conflict led to the deaths of 741 Iraqis last month, the UN mission in the country, UNAMI,…

2 May 2016 / Listen /
People with albinism face "extinction" in Malawi Chemical weapons re-emerge as "tool of war" International Jazz Day celebrates music's "universal message of peace" Significant cease-fire violations recorded in Ukraine Lifeline to millions of Syrians is at stake, says aid coordinator Burundi killings “are evidence of spiralling violence” "Moral, legal and political obligation" to help people fleeing war "End madness" of nuclear testing
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Hunting an indicted war criminal in the former Yugoslavia: The Lid is On podcast

Slavko Dokmanovic (left, in white shirt) is read his rights by Vladimir Dzuro (right, in white shirt). File Photo (1997): Col. David Jones, US Army

Two United Nations policemen have been talking about the "horror stories" they heard from the families of victims of…

3 May 2016 / Listen /

Journalist jailed in Azerbaijan wins press freedom prize

World Press Freedom Day

A radio journalist from Azerbaijan is the winner of the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Khadija Ismaliyova…

3 May 2016 / Listen /

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa slows "markedly"

Mine workers at Greenside Colliery, an Anglo American thermal coal mine in South Africa. UN Photo/The Global Fund

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has slowed "markedly" over the past year according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).…

3 May 2016 / Listen /

"Bring to book" people who harm journalists in South Sudan

Stop killing journalists. Photo: UNESCO

The perpetrators of violence against journalists in South Sudan should be brought "to book," according to the UN cultural…

2 May 2016 / Listen /

"Days of high profit and low risk from wildlife crime are over"


A surge in wildlife crime is being met with unprecedented efforts by the international community to combat it, a…

2 May 2016 / Listen /
Efforts under way to restore Syria's "frayed" and "shredded" truce Data is a "natural resource" for implementing social change
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People in Houses

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Life Begins at Ten


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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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