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CHINA / EARTHQUAKE ANNIVERSARY

One year on and the impact of last year’s Sichuan earthquake can still be felt in Xihe county, some 300 kilometers from the epicenter. The 250 students at Caoyang Primary School now study in temporary classrooms. They are one of over six thousand school buildings damaged beyond repair. UNICEF

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UN / MIDDLE EAST WRAP

Addressing a ministerial meeting in the Security Council on the Middle East, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that after the inconclusive results of last year’s negotiations, and the bloodshed in Gaza, the last three months witnessed almost no progress on the two key resolutions recently adopted by the Security Council- 1850 and 1860. UNTV

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UN / SRI LANKA

United Kingdom’s Secretary of State David Milliband and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner speak to the press on the latest developments in Sri Lanka. Intense fighting has been reported over the weekend with a heavy toll on civilians, resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives and more injuries. UNTV

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IAEA / NUCLEAR WASTE

How countries manage spent fuel and radioactive waste is under the spotlight at a review meeting opening today (11 May) at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria. IAEA

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