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UN / GAZA CEASEFIRE

A UN spokesperson said that the Secretary-General welcomed today’s announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices adding that any peace effort that does not tackle the root causes of the crisis will do little more than set the stage for the next cycle of violence. UNIFEED-UNTV

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UN / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Heath Organization warned the heavy toll on health workers is hampering the efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The UN agency noted that more than 120 health professionals have died and more than 240 have contracted the disease in the affected countries. UNIFEED-UNTV

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GENEVA / E-CIGARETTES PRESSER

The World Health Organization is calling for global regulation of electronic cigarettes and similar products. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, a WHO expert said "the tobacco industry pretends to be part of the solution to the health disaster that they have created." WHO

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SOUTH SUDAN / BENTIU HELICOPTER CRASH

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) confirmed that three Russian crew members have been killed after an MI-8 helicopter crashed near Bentiu in Unity State. UNMISS

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SOUTH SUDAN / MALNUTRITION

Every day, when Nyabel Wal, thinks of preparing food for her family of five, she has only one option, to harvest the wild grass, known locally as wool, that grows near her home. The plant grows virtually everywhere in South Sudan and it is believed to be the only weed holding the deteriorating lives of [...]

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WHO / E-CIGARETTES

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says that e-cigarettes and similar devices –frequently marketed by manufacturers as aids to quit smoking – require global regulation in the interest of public health. According to WHO, “they contain chemicals and usually even a few cancer causing agents.” WHO

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