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AFGHANISTAN / DRUGS

A three-day gathering of regional celebrities, including singer and newly appointed Goodwill Ambassador Farhad Darya, on the problem of illicit drugs concluded today in Kabul, Afghanistan. UNAMA

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SOMALIA / JAWHAR CAPTURED

The Somali National Army with support from AMISOM troops captured Jawhar, one of the few remaining strongholds of al Shabaab in the Middle Shabelle region of Somalia. AU-UN IST

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UN / DPRK

The UN Security Council today condemned the launch of another rocket by the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK). US Ambassador Susan Rice also commented on Syria. UNTV

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DR CONGO / GOMA PEACEKEEPERS

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is patrolling the town of Goma to protect civilians after the M23 rebels' retreat, and continues to secure the airport. MONUSCO

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MYANMAR / RAKHINE

The recent resurgence in inter-communal violence in western Myanmar, forced hundreds of people to sail to safety on their fishing boats. UNHCR

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UN / RAVI SHANKAR

Famed sitar player Ravi Shankar passed away Tuesday (11 December). Forty-five years ago nearly to the day, Shankar performed alongside violinist Yehudi Menuhin at a Human Rights Day celebration at the United Nations General Assembly. FILE

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