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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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    Bangladeshi protesters ill-treated: UN rights chief

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2018

    New United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday said that student protesters and media professionals in Bangladesh were recently attacked, arrested...

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    Global climate protests peak in US as UN talks falter

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:02am on September 09, 2018

    Tens of thousands of people across the globe took to the streets Saturday to demand that governments step up action on global warming, even as...

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    Nations round on US, allies as UN climate talks wrap up

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2018

    Developing countries rounded on the United States and its allies at emergency climate talks Sunday, accusing the world’s richest nations of stalling a deal aimed...

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    Substantial progress in key areas must to resolve crisis: UN

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:56am on September 09, 2018

    The United Nations has said a substantial progress remains urgently needed in three key areas including addressing the root causes of the Rohingya crisis and...

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    US accused of blocking UN climate talks amid protests

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:22am on September 09, 2018

    The United States, despite withdrawing from a landmark accord aimed at curbing climate change, is stonewalling vital UN talks over how to fund poorer nations...

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    Myanmar civil society groups condemn conviction of Reuters reporters

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:10am on September 05, 2018

    Seventy-six Myanmar civil society groups called on Tuesday for the release of two jailed Reuters reporters, denouncing their conviction as unfair and an assault on...

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    US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on September 02, 2018

    The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees Friday after declaring the organization was ‘irredeemably flawed’....

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    Myanmar struggles to digest global anger over Rohingya crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on September 01, 2018

    Baffled, hurt or indignant, many inside Myanmar are struggling to digest a week of opprobrium heaped on their country by the UN and even Facebook...

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    Rohingyas keep fleeing as UN finds genocidal intent

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 31, 2018

    AYEAR has passed and leaving aside all the proof of ethnic cleansing and genocide, nearly a lakh Rohingya babies have been born in the refugee...