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UN report voices concern over conduct of ISIL fighter trials in Iraq
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
UN report voices concern over conduct of ISIL fighter trials in Iraq
UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- A new UN report published on Tuesday shows that while considerable effort has been made by Iraqi authorities to bring former ISIL (Da'esh) terrorist fighters to justice, there are "serious concerns" about the fairness of the proceedings.Read Full Article ...
 
Secretary-General Deplores Abandonment of Crucial Arms Control Treaties, in Message to Conference on
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Secretary-General Deplores Abandonment of Crucial Arms Control Treaties, in Message to Conference on
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the 2020 session of the Conference on Disarmament, as delivered by Tatiana Valovaya, Director-Ge...
 
Death toll on migration routes across Americas hits IOM record last year
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Death toll on migration routes across Americas hits IOM record last year
UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- At least 810 people died crossing deserts, rivers and remote terrain on different migration routes across the Americas in 2...
 
Over 200,000 people displaced in Mali due to increased violence: UN spokesman
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Over 200,000 people displaced in Mali due to increased violence: UN spokesman
UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- A United Nations spokesman said Tuesday that the humanitarian situation in Mali continues to deteriorate due to increased v...
 
Indian environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Indian environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize
Renowned Indian environmental economist and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador Pavan Sukhdev has won the 2020 Tyler Prize, regarded as the "No...
 
WHO head against evacuation of foreigners, says Chinese foreign ministry
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
WHO head against evacuation of foreigners, says Chinese foreign ministry
The head of the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday he was confident in China's ability to contain a new coronavirus that has killed 106 people and that ...
 
Why do the most vulnerable communities receive so little of the climate change funds?
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Why do the most vulnerable communities receive so little of the climate change funds?
All over the world, in poor and the richer countries, the communities that are the most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change are generally the p...
 
World 2 mins ago Measures tightened vs novel coronavirus BEIJING (Xinhua) — Multiple countries and i
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
World 2 mins ago Measures tightened vs novel coronavirus BEIJING (Xinhua) — Multiple countries and i
BEIJING (Xinhua) — Multiple countries and international organizations have expressed support for China in its fight against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) w...
 
The Pacific Islands are drowning under rising sea levels. These stunning photos show their precariou
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
The Pacific Islands are drowning under rising sea levels. These stunning photos show their precariou
Young villagers play in the Pacific Ocean in the village of Waisisi on December 03, 2019 in Tanna, Vanuatu. Mario Tama / Getty Pacific Island nations, like Tuv...
 
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    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
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