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    New UN rights chief decries abuses of minorities, migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2018

    The new UN rights chief decried Monday crackdowns on minorities in countries like Myanmar and China and urged Western countries to respect migrant rights, warning...

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    UN points to possible ‘war crimes’ in Yemen conflict

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:46pm on August 28, 2018

    All sides in Yemen’s bloody conflict may have committed war crimes, UN investigators said Tuesday, highlighting deadly air strikes, rampant sexual violence, and the recruitment...

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    Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 04:37pm on August 18, 2018

    Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, prompting a barrage of tributes and condolences from around...

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    20 dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:33am on August 06, 2018

    Twenty people died after a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountainside at the weekend, police said Sunday. ‘The police have the...

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    More migrants take sea route to Spain than Italy this year: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:17am on July 18, 2018

    The number of migrants arriving in Spain by boat is surging, the UN said Tuesday, and it has now surpassed Italy as the top destination...

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    Myanmar arrests dozens of returning Rohingya: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:36pm on July 04, 2018

    Myanmar has detained dozens of Rohingya refugees who have tried to return home, the UN human rights chief said Wednesday, questioning the sincerity of the...

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    Record 68.5m people displaced worldwide: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:33pm on June 19, 2018

    A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the...

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    Number of civil conflicts doubles since 2001: ICRC

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:26am on June 19, 2018

    The number of civil conflicts worldwide has more than doubled since the start of the century, posing new challenges for curbing atrocities, the International Committee...

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    920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on June 12, 2018

    More than 920,000 people were displaced inside Syria during the first four months of 2018, the highest level in the seven-year conflict, the United Nations...

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    46 migrants drown, 16 missing off Yemen shore: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 02:18am on June 07, 2018

    Forty-six migrants drowned and 16 remained missing after their boat capsized off the shore of Yemen in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the United...