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    Fresh fighting in Idlib triggers panic: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2019

    Renewed fighting in northwest Syria after a brief ceasefire has triggered ‘total panic’, a top UN official said Thursday, warning that a possible government offensive...

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    Nations agree on UN climate report

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on August 08, 2019

    Negotiators from 195 countries on Wednesday finalised the most comprehensive scientific assessment yet of how the land we live off affects climate change, after marathon...

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    37 countries defend China over Xinjiang

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on July 14, 2019

    UN ambassadors from 37 countries released a letter Friday defending China’s treatment of Uighur and other minorities in the Xinjiang region, in direct response to...

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    Rule of law in Venezuela eroded: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on July 06, 2019

    The rule of law has eroded in Venezuela, the UN rights chief warned Friday, pointing to attacks on political opponents and activists, including torture and...

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    Warming to slash equivalent of 80m jobs by 2030: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:10am on July 02, 2019

    As climate change worsens, growing heat stress on workers in agriculture and other sectors will cause a productivity loss equal to 80 million full-time jobs...

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    Swiss police use water cannon, stun grenades at Cameroon protesters

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on June 30, 2019

    Swiss police fired water cannon, tear gas and stun grenades at Cameroonian protesters outside UN headquarters in Geneva Saturday as the crowd surged towards a...

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    WTO chief says states preparing for trade court shutdown

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on June 24, 2019

    The head of the World Trade Organisation said on Thursday that member states are preparing for a shutdown of the body’s dispute settlement system, following...

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    UN calls for ‘independent’ probe into death of Mursi

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 07:52pm on June 18, 2019

    The UN human rights office called Tuesday for an ‘independent inquiry’ into former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s death while in state custody. ‘Any sudden death...

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    Sea of purple: Swiss women strike for equal pay

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:20am on June 16, 2019

    Several hundred thousand purple-clad protesters blowing whistles, banging pots and pans and brandishing feminist slogans filled the streets of Swiss towns and cities on Friday,...

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    Swiss women rise up for equal pay

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 07:28pm on June 14, 2019

    Purple-clad protesters blowing whistles, banging pots and pans and brandishing feminist slogans filled the streets of Swiss towns and cities Friday, as women across the...

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