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News in brief 27 June 2016 (AM)


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 /
Today's Features

More than 800 journalists killed in past decade, UN panel hears


Information, and the pursuit of it, is becoming more and more dangerous with over 800 journalists killed in the…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Delivering on promise to invest in humanity


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


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

Belize. Photo: UNDP

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

Jean-Luc Lemahieu. Photo: UN

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
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