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UN / BENTIU HELICOPTER

The Security Council condemned "in the strongest terms" the downing near Bentiu, Unity State (South Sudan) on 26 August, 2014 of an UNMISS MI-8AMT helicopter performing a cargo flight to the area with four Russian crew members, three of whom were killed and one severely injured. UNIFEEED-UNTV

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UN / DARFUR

Sudan's ambassador to the UN told delegates in the Security Council that his government was willing to "bury the hatchet" and "let bygones be bygones," adding that Darfur has gone "beyond peacekeeping" and the region was beginning to stabilize. UNIFEED-UNTV

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / LION FISH

Over the past 20 years, lionfish, an invasive species, has spread out of control in the Caribbean and seriously impacted local marine biodiversity. The fishermen of La Caleta, in the Dominican Republic, who have voluntarily given up fishing in the area and instead turned to tourism as an alternative sustainable lifestyle, have seen the threat [...]

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AFGHANISTAN / AUDIT UPDATE

The UN pledged to redouble its support to Afghan electoral authorities to expedite a thorough and credible audit of the 14 June presidential run-off elections. UNAMA  

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UN / LYBIA

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling on all parties in Libya to agree to an immediate ceasefire and an end to the fighting. The 15-member body also condemned the use of violence against civilians and called on those responsible to be held accountable. UNIFEED-UNTV

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WHO / CLIMATE CHANGE HEALTH RISKS

Action to reduce climate change could bring about previously unrecognized health benefits, while measures to adapt to climate change could also save lives by ensuring that communities are better prepared to deal with the impact of heat, extreme weather, infectious disease and food insecurity. These are two key messages being discussed at the first-ever global [...]

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MALI / GUTERRES

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visitedTombouctou,Mali, where he met with local authorities and members of  civil society affected by insecurity in the northern region of the West African country. He called on the government and armed groups to return to dialogue to allow refugees to return toMalifromNiger,Burkina FasoandMauritania. MINUSMA

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IRAQ / FOOD AID

Food aid convoys from the World Food Programme have reached displaced Iraqis inKarbala, southwest ofBaghdad, bringing the number of people receiving food assistance to over 700,000 people since the start of violence in mid-June. WFP  

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GENEVA / SYRIA COI

A UN-appointed panel said that mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability. CH UNTV

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