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    Swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after disappearance

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:03am on July 20, 2017

    A Swiss couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago has been found preserved in a receding glacier, ending decades of uncertainty for their...

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    Myanmar slammed over visa refusal to UN Rohingya probe

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:02am on July 13, 2017

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s government in Myanmar risks getting bracketed with ‘pariah states’ like North Korea and Syria over its refusal to grant visas to...

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    Blatter regret at overstaying FIFA tenure

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on July 03, 2017

    Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, forced out as head of world football’s governing body amid a corruption scandal in 2015, admitted on Sunday he...

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    Tobacco kills 7 million a year

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:41am on May 31, 2017

    Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental...

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    Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:12am on April 14, 2017

    Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people...

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    Myanmar may be trying to ‘expel’ all Rohingya: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:00am on March 14, 2017

    Myanmar may be seeking to ‘expel’ all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert said Monday, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses...

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    Environmental risks kill 1.7m kids under 5 a year: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:11am on March 07, 2017

    More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organisation reports published Monday...

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    With Trump at helm, US takes seat at UN rights council

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:34am on February 28, 2017

    The United States will on Monday claim its seat at the UN Human Rights Council under the new presidency of Donald Trump, whose election has...

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    WTO ratifies 1st multilateral deal

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:16pm on February 22, 2017

    The first multilateral deal agreed at the World Trade Organisation came into force Wednesday, a step billed as a milestone for the body facing unprecedented...

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    Economic inequality top global risk: WEF

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:12pm on January 11, 2017

    Rising income inequality is seen as the top risk for the global economy in 2017, with reforms to market capitalism increasingly viewed as necessary to...

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