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    Egypt should radically change approach to protests: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 29, 2019

    The UN called Friday on Egyptian authorities to ‘radically change their approach’ to any future protests, after reports of widespread arrests following demonstrations last weekend...

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    A mother or baby die at child birth every 11 seconds: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:36am on September 20, 2019

    Global child and maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but new UN statistics released Thursday show unequal progress, with more than five childbirths...

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    Suu Kyi’s culpability an open-ended question: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:33pm on September 18, 2019

    UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in the abuses committed...

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    Hong Kong lawmaker urges UN to probe growing ‘police brutality’

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    A Hong Kong lawmaker called Monday on the UN to launch an international investigation into a police crackdown on pro-democracy protests, voicing alarm at escalating...

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    Pakistan calls for UN probe into Indian actions in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 07:51pm on September 10, 2019

    Pakistan’s foreign minister demanded on Tuesday that the United Nations launched an international investigation into the situation in Indian Kashmir, warning of the risk of...

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    Suicide kills one every 40 seconds: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:30am on September 10, 2019

    Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year — more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organisation said Monday,...

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    UN sounds alarm over climate change impact on human rights

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 05:06pm on September 09, 2019

    Climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect for human rights globally, the UN...

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    76,000 in hurricane-hit Bahamas may need food

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2019

    More than 76,000 people could be in need of food and other aid in the Bahamas after the Caribbean nation was ravaged by Hurricane Dorian,...

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    Biologists demand trade ban on Mexico over endangered porpoise

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 03:22pm on August 24, 2019

    Conservationists are urging countries to slap trade sanctions on Mexico over its failure to rein in illegal fishing that could doom the vaquita marina porpoise...

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    Vitalina Varela wins top prizes at Locarno film festival

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    ‘Vitalina Varela’, Portuguese director Pedro Costa’s dark portrayal of a Cape Verde woman who flies to Lisbon to bury her husband, scooped the top prize...

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