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UN / MYANMAR

The Security Council to meet in closed consultations. A Myanmar court sentenced democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi today to serve 18 months under house arrest for violating her house arrest by letting an American to stay at her home. UNTV

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INDIA / HIGHER EDUCATION

India is taking steps to ensure its young people have the education and skills needed to compete for jobs, particularly in high tech industries. The country is pushing universities and colleges to improve their teaching techniques and update their equipment. International Youth Day is Wednesday (12 August). WORLD BANK

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ASIA / HIV RISK

A new UN report says an estimated 50 million women in Asia who are either married or in long-term relationships with men who engage in high-risk sexual behaviors are at risk of becoming infected with HIV from their partners. FILE

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UN AIR SERVICE / FUNDING GAP

The UN air service, shuttling aid workers to remote locations to provide life-saving assistance to vulnerable people in Africa, is in danger of being shut down due to a funding shortage, according to the World Food Programme (WFP) which operates the flights. WFP

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