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    Incomparable $50m pink diamond smashes record

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s...

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    Bangladesh must halt plans to return Rohingya to Myanmar: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:42am on November 14, 2018

    The UN rights chief on Tuesday urged Bangladesh to halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, amid reports of continued violations...

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    WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 04:03pm on November 12, 2018

    The World Health Organisation warned Monday that antibiotics consumption is dangerously high in some countries while a shortage in others is spurring risky misuse, driving...

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    Rare pink diamond aims to make $50m

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    The Pink Legacy, an exceptionally large pink diamond, is set to go under the hammer at Christie’s in Geneva next week, when it is expected...

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    2.3m Venezuelans have fled crisis since 2015: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 09, 2018

    At least 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela’s economic and political crisis since 2015, the UN said Thursday, warning that host countries’ capacity to shelter...

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    UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingyas to Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 12:37am on October 06, 2018

    The UN slammed Friday India’s deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where the military is...

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    Yemen war crimes probe must continue: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 27, 2018

    War crimes investigators called Wednesday for the UN’s top rights body to let them continue probing the ‘extremely alarming’ situation in Yemen, amid resistance from...

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    Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 05:39pm on September 23, 2018

    A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional ‘burqa ban’, after voters in St Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public...

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    Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organisation said Friday, adding that...

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    Level of Myanmar army brutality hard to fathom: UN probe

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva/ Yangon | Updated at 12:09am on September 20, 2018

    Myanmar’s army has used unfathomable levels of violence against minority Rohingya, UN investigators said Tuesday, calling for the military to be removed from politics and...

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