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WHO / AIR POLLUTION

New estimates released by WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world's largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could [...]

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GENEVA / COTE D'IVOIRE HUMAN RIGHTS

A UN independent expert on the human rights situation in Cote d'Ivoire expressed concern over unresolved issues in the national reconciliation process of the West African country – ahead of presidential elections in 2015. OHCHR

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UN / DPRK

The North Korean ambassador Ri Tong Il said that the United States is undermining the dialogue in the Korean Peninsula. He added that "at the very moment when the representatives of the North and South of Korea were sitting at the table of dialogue to discuss the issue of separated families reunion, theUSmade another provocation." [...]

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SOMALIA / QORYOOLEY AL SHABAAB

The Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM captured and secured the strategic town ofQoryooleyfromAl Shabaab over the weekend. AMISOM and the SNA began renewed offensives against al Shabaab militants early this month and have so far captured eight towns across South Central Somalia. AU UN IST

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UN / HAITI

The head of the United Nations Mission in Haiti Sandra Honoré told the Security Council  that the long awaited adoption and promulgation of the Electoral Law  along with this month's Accord emanating from the Inter-Haitian Dialogue prepared a path toward inclusive and transparent elections to be held later this year. UNTV

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GENEVA / WMO CLIMATE REPORT

The World Meteorological Organizaton (WMO), says that 13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occurred in the 21st century. CH UNTV

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