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Police killing of three protesters in Nepal prompts UN human rights probe
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Friday, 30 May 2008
Police killing of three protesters in Nepal prompts UN human rights probe
United Nations human rights official in Nepal announced today that it would open an investigation into the killing of three people and the wounding of seven others by Nepalese police after protesters threw rocks and stones during a demonstration in the far west of the country.Read Full Article ...
 
UN honours 60 years of service by peacekeepers with ceremonies worldwide
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Friday, 30 May 2008
UN honours 60 years of service by peacekeepers with ceremonies worldwide
From solemn wreath-laying ceremonies honouring those who died in service to a peace march, a fun run, concerts and multimedia exhibitions, United Nations offic...
 
UN officials pay tribute to brave work of peacekeepers on anniversary
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Thursday, 29 May 2008
UN officials pay tribute to brave work of peacekeepers on anniversary
United Nations officials today marked the International Day of UN Peacekeepers by voicing gratitude for the work that blue helmets do every day in dangerous mi...
 
Cyprus: UN envoy heartened by political will shown by community leaders
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Thursday, 29 May 2008
Cyprus: UN envoy heartened by political will shown by community leaders
The United Nations envoy to Cyprus said today that he was encouraged by the "initiative and commitment" shown by the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders ...
 
Sri Lanka: UN humanitarian chief condemns attacks on civilians
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Thursday, 29 May 2008
Sri Lanka: UN humanitarian chief condemns attacks on civilians
The United Nations' top humanitarian official today condemned the continuing targeting of civilians during fighting in Sri Lanka, saying that more than 200 civ...
 
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