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UN / DRONES WRAP

Expressing concern about the potential for illegal use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, two United Nations human rights experts today (25 October) called on States to be transparent in their use, to investigate allegations of unlawful killings and to respect the full range of applicable international law. UNTV

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UN/ MYANMAR HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations expert on Myanmar today (25 October) cautioned that the situation in Rakhine State is feeding a winder anti-Muslim narrative in the country which threatens the ongoing reform process aimed at a more open and broad-based democracy. UNTV

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ICC / RUTO

In a unanimous decision, the International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber reversed its decision that Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto would be granted permission to be excused from court during his trial. ICC

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MADAGASCAR / ELECTIONS

People inMadagascarcast their votes Friday to elect a new president, in a long-postponed ballot widely expected to pull the country out of its political impasse. UNDP

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SOMALIA / PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union held a meeting with President H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, who welcomed the Council's recent endorsement of the recommendations of a joint AU-UN assessment mission to have more support to the Somali National Security Forces (SNSF) and AMISOM.  AU UN IST  

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UN / SYRIA AMOS

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said that despite the Council's "grave alarm" at the rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation inSyria, the fighting continues. She also noted "worrying" reports of rapidly increasing malnutrition. "People suffering from chronic illnesses, such as cancer and diabetes, lack access to treatment, and they also are dying. Silently." UNTV

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MYANMAR/ CONFLICT AID

WFP has been providing regular food assistance to displaced people in Rakhine state since the outbreak of communal violence in June 2012. Currently, WFP reaches 142,000 people per month in and around Sittwe. WFP

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TURKEY/SYRIANS CARPETS

Forty Syrian refugees were  given a crash course in carpet weaving at Adiyaman camp in Turkey. The workshops have been a success, the carpets are now being sold in the US and UK. UNHCR

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CAR/ MILITIA ATTACKS

In August this year, members of a militia group attacked two areas in the north-west of the Central African Republic. The attacks forced thousands of villagers to flee into the bush to find safety. Now they are struggling to survive. UNHCR

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GENEVA / SYRIA POLIO

A large scale vaccination campaign is underway in Syria, led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), following reports of an outbreak of polio in the country. CH UNTV

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