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IMF / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

The twin fears over the future of the Eurozone and the danger of theUnited Statesdropping over the fiscal cliff continue to put pressure on global growth. Confidence is further hit by a loss of momentum in key emerging and developing economies, according to an IMF report on the world economic outlook. IMF

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NEPAL / HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

The United Nations Human Rights office, in a report, has documented serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law that occurred during the ten year conflict in Nepal from 1996-2006, and expresses concern over the country's failure to create promised transitional justice mechanisms. OHCHR

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UN / JUVENILE JUSTICE

A new report on violence against children in the juvenile justice system says at least one million young people under the age of 18 are locked up worldwide, and many of them end up in prison because child protection systems have failed. UNTV

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THE HAGUE / BURKINA FASO – NIGER

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today (8 October) opened public hearings in the case concerning the frontier dispute betweenBurkina FasoandNiger. ICJ

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JORDAN / LAKE – SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN

During their joint visit to the Za'atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and UNICEF’s Executive Director, Anthony Lake, saw how learning is making a difference for Syrian refugee children. UNICEF

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STRASBOURG / BAN KI-MOON

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (08 October) said that "the escalation of the conflict along the Syrian-Turkish border and the impact of the crisis onLebanon are extremely dangerous." COUNCIL OF EUROPE

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