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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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    UN gives Myanmar aid cut warning

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 06:59pm on June 18, 2019

    The UN has warned it will pare back aid to thousands of Rohingya Muslims left destitute as Myanmar’s government closes camps in 5Rakhine state, over...

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    Report states Rohingya crisis ‘outcome of UN’s systemic failure’

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:33pm on June 18, 2019

    An independent review into how the United Nations System operated in Myanmar...

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    One third of global population lack basic hygiene: UN report

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:53am on June 18, 2019

    Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking...

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    World population likely to reach 9.7b in 2050: UN report

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:52am on June 18, 2019

    The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050,...

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    UN releases special video featuring 2 Bangladeshi female pilots

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:19pm on June 17, 2019

    The United Nations has released a special video featuring Flight Lieutenants Nayma Haque and Tamanna-E-Lutfi who brought much pride for Bangladesh through serving in UN...

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    Trump in new Twitter attack on London’s mayor

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:33pm on June 16, 2019

    US president Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Saturday on London mayor Sadiq Khan, backing a right-wing British columnist who has been widely accused of...

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    Dozens of migrants stranded off Tunisia for 15 days: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    Dozens of migrants rescued in international waters off Tunisia are still stranded 15 days later as authorities refuse to allow the boat carrying them to...

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    Trump blames Iran for tanker blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:23pm on June 15, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump on Friday declared that a mysterious attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf...

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    B’desh elected ECOSOC member

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:45am on June 15, 2019

    Bangladesh was elected a member of the prestigious Economic and Social Council of the United Nations for the term 2020-2022 from the Asia-Pacific region by...

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