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News in Brief 28 September 2016 (AM)

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Shimon Peres of Israel "worked tirelessly" for peace: UN chief Deeply saddened by the passing of the former president of Israel, Shimon Peres, the UN Secretary-General remembered him as a tireless crusader for…

28 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Mali extremist gets 9 years jail for destroying Timbuktu sites

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An Islamist militant from Mali has been sentenced to 9 years of jail by a UN-backed tribunal for directing attacks against religious and cultural monuments in Timbuktu. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi is…

27 Sep 2016 / Listen /
More than 6 million global deaths due to air pollution, says UN Colombia victims "most forceful" voices of peace Colombia peace deal to be signed with "bullet pens" World faces growing nuclear threats, says deputy UN chief Good work conditions "improve pay and factory output" Security Council urged to press for halt in Syria violence to protect civilians Commendation for Cypriot leaders UN chief welcomes proposal for national dialogue in Gabon
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Huge escalation of attacks in Aleppo kills 96 children

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A "huge escalation" of bombardments in the Syrian city, Aleppo, has led to the deaths of at least 96…

28 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Attacks on medical facilities becoming "new norm" in conflict

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Attacks against hospitals and health workers are becoming a "new norm" in conflict, the head of one of the…

28 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Racial equality's taken a "back seat" at UN

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'Racial equality has taken a "back seat" at the United Nations compared with other issues, according to the person…

28 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Religious leaders have duty to "protect believers from bigotry"

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Religious leaders of all faiths have a duty to protect believers from bigotry and extremism, according to an Imam…

28 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Somalia readying for extraordinary electoral process

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The upcoming electoral process in Somalia could mark a watershed moment for the country, the Security Council heard on…

27 Sep 2016 / Listen /
"Moral impact" of migrant issue on Monaco Indian "change-maker" educates women about rights Protecting heritage part of "security response" to conflict Cyprus talks approaching "make or break moment" Environment factors should be part of refugee status Innovating agriculture to address climate change Attacks on medical facilities "shocking hallmark" of Syria crisis Financing SDGs a major concern for Caribbean Community "We need action from everyone" to reach 2030 goals: UN chief
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