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Abducted South Sudan children going "from classroom to front line"

A UNICEF worker stands in front of a group of children undergoing release from the SSDA Cobra Faction armed group, in Pibor, Jonglei State on 10 February 2015. Photo: UNICEF/Sebastian Rich

Hundreds of children in South Sudan are feared by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to be going from classrooms to the front line. UNICEF says scores of children seized by armed men from…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /
"Brutal" killing of Russian opposition leader condemned Time to close gender equality gap ISIL "barbaric acts" stiffens resolve of Security Council to defeat group $377 million appeal launched for Mali as malnutrition fears grow Malawi food damage hampers bid to beat cholera Yemen could "spiral out of control" if deadlock continues Gender equality progress slow and uneven "Aggressive" tobacco firms threaten global health deal, warns UN chief
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Korean peninsula is a nuclear powder keg, warns DRPK envoy at UN talks

A chemical weapons haul.  UN Photo/H Arvidsson

Democratic People's Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong warned Tuesday that the state has the capacity to…

3 Mar 2015 / Listen /

"Balanced approach" urged in dealing with illicit drug problem

Heroin. Photo: UNODC (file)

The trafficking and abuse of drugs continue to be a serious problem around the world, according to a new…

3 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Over a thousand Iraqis killed from acts of violence, terrorism

People fleeing intense fighting in Mosul, the third largest city in Iraq, crossing into the Erbil governerate. Photo: UNHCR/Inge Colijn

Over a thousand Iraqis have died from acts of violence and terrorism, and more than 2,000 were wounded in…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

US, Russia move into diplomatic overdrive at UN Human Rights Council

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Russia's Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State stepped up the diplomatic pace at the UN in Geneva…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Situation in Golan Heights "challenging", says UN observer force chief

UNDOF peacekeepers patrol Golan Heights. UN Photo/Wolfgang Grebien

The situation in the Golan Heights is very challenging but there's hope for an amicable solution, according to the…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /
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