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On New Year's Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days
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Sunday, 31 December 2017
On New Year's Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days
Nearly 386,000 babies will be born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions – and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life.Read Full Article ...
 
'No clear evidence' social media leads to more violent behavior, UN-backed study reports
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Thursday, 28 December 2017
'No clear evidence' social media leads to more violent behavior, UN-backed study reports
Violent extremists use the Internet to attract younger audiences, to disseminate content and to foster direct dialogue with young people, a United Nations agen...
 
Brutality against children 'cannot be the new normal' stresses UNICEF
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Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Brutality against children 'cannot be the new normal' stresses UNICEF
The scale of attack on children in conflict zones throughout 2017 is “shocking” said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), calling on all p...
 
Suspected cholera cases in Yemen surpass one million, reports UN health agency
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Thursday, 21 December 2017
Suspected cholera cases in Yemen surpass one million, reports UN health agency
The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has crossed one million, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, urging greater...
 
Deadly war weapons endanger lives of over 220,000 children in eastern Ukraine – UNICEF
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Deadly war weapons endanger lives of over 220,000 children in eastern Ukraine – UNICEF
Landmines, unexploded ordnance and other explosive remnants of war threaten the lives of over 220,000 children in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations Children&...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    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.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.