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INDIA / FOOD SECURITY BILL

India's parliament passed a food security bill making it one of the largest welfare schemes in the world. About 800 million people will be guaranteed subsidized food. (IFAD)

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UN / SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Asked about threats of military strikes on Syria, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq¬†declined to speculate on what actions may be taken and said the Secretary-General "has consistently called for the immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria and for all sides to work to achieve a political solution." (UNTV)  

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GENEVA / BRAHIMI

***ARABIC ONLY***Interview with the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi in Geneva from Thursday 22 August 2013 (CH UNTV)  

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SOUTH KOREA/ BAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that a team of UN inspectors probing the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria returned to the Damascus suburb to which it was headed when its convoy was attacked by snipers. UNTV

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SOUTH SUDAN / KIIR JONGLEI

South Sudan's president Salva Kiir said that the international media has been "misinformed" that the recent fighting in Jonglei is government policy directed against certain ethnic groups. “The government cannot plan to kill its own people." (UNMISS)    

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