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Tragic start to New Year for migrants as hundreds feared dead in Mediterranean – UN
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Tragic start to New Year for migrants as hundreds feared dead in Mediterranean – UN
A little more than a week into the New Year, close to 200 migrants or refugees have reportedly died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea – with up to 100 unaccounted for since Saturday, the United Nations migration agency said Wednesday.Read Full Article ...
 
Syria: UN rights chief condemns spike in civilian casualties in 'de-escalation' areas
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Tuesday, 09 January 2018
Syria: UN rights chief condemns spike in civilian casualties in 'de-escalation' areas
The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday condemned an upsurge in civilian casualties in Eastern Ghouta in Syria amid the recent escalation in airstri...
 
Shocked at executions in Egypt, UN rights office raises concerns over due process guarantees
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Thursday, 04 January 2018
Shocked at executions in Egypt, UN rights office raises concerns over due process guarantees
The United Nations human rights wing on Friday expressed deep shock that 20 people were reported to have been executed in Egypt since last week, amid concerns ...
 
UN rights office warns DR Congo authorities against use of excessive force when policing protests
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Thursday, 04 January 2018
UN rights office warns DR Congo authorities against use of excessive force when policing protests
Amid ongoing political tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violent actions by the security forces during recent protests in Kinshasa and oth...
 
UN readying training guidelines to help cabin crews identify, report human trafficking
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Wednesday, 03 January 2018
UN readying training guidelines to help cabin crews identify, report human trafficking
The United Nations is taking the global combat against human trafficking into the skies as the Organization's human rights office and its Montreal-based civ...
 
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