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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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    6 lakh Rohingyas in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 05:40pm on September 16, 2019

    Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a ‘serious risk of genocide’, UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from...

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    EU fund to help WFP provide food to Rohingyas

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on September 14, 2019

    The United Nations World Food Programme has welcomed a contribution of 2 million euro from the European Union for its emergency operation in Bangladesh. It...

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    Climate change, inequality derailing global goals: scientists

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 12:47am on September 13, 2019

    Growing inequality and climate change will not only derail progress towards global sustainability goals but threaten human existence, leading scientists said at the United Nations...

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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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    Iran installing advanced centrifuges: United Nations

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    The UN’s nuclear watchdog confirmed Monday that Iran was installing advanced centrifuges as the troubled 2015 deal with world powers over Tehran’s nuclear programme threatens...

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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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    UN atomic watchdog head visits Iran for high-level talks

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 02:34pm on September 08, 2019

    The acting head of the United Nations atomic watchdog, Cornel Feruta, arrived in Tehran, the capital of Iran, on Sunday for high-level talks with Iranian...

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    North Korea evades sanctions: UN

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

    North Korea is pressing ahead with its nuclear weapons programme while evading sanctions, a United Nations report said, following a series of recent test-launches that...

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    Dorian regains strength to crawl up US coast

    Reuters . Bahamas | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2019

    Hurricane Dorian left stretches of the Bahamas looking as if they had been carpet bombed and was regaining strength as it crawled up the US...

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