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GA / HRC VOTE

The United States, China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Djibouti are among the newly elected countries on the 47-member Geneva-based Human Rights Council. This is the first time the U.S. has held a seat on the Council following a decision by the Obama administration to reverse its predecessor’s policy of boycotting the body. UNTV

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GENEVA / HOLMES

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes reiterates calls for more humanitarian access to northern Sri Lanka where fifty thousand people are reportedly trapped in fighting between government troops and the rebel Tamil Tigers. UNTV

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MEXICO / DIAGNOSTICS A (H1N1)

Since the outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1) first began in Mexico at the end of April, the demand for tests and diagnosis in Mexican laboratories has increased dramatically. The private health sector and government laboratories are working 24 hours, seven days a week, in order to keep up. PAHO

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