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    Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for genocide: UN

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:49am on January 26, 2019

    Myanmar’s army chief should be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, a UN human rights investigator said, adding that holding perpetrators to account...

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    ‘We are losing the race’ on climate change: UN chief

    Agence France-Presse . Davos, Switzerland | Updated at 12:46am on January 26, 2019

    The world is ‘losing the race’ against climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Thursday, demanding bolder action from governments to arrest runaway warming....

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    UN urges Nepal to focus on war crimes victims as probes languish

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:10am on January 25, 2019

    The United Nations cautioned Nepal Thursday that it risked failing war crimes victims as a deadline for investigating atrocities during its decade-long Maoist conflict draws...

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    Aid curbs in Myanmar’s Rakhine impact 50,000 people: UN

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:49am on January 25, 2019

    New government curbs on aid activities in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State ‘are affecting at least 50,000 people’, the United Nations has said in an internal...

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    Global FDI skids 19pc on Trump tax reform, may rebound in 2019: UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    Global foreign direct investment (FDI) fell 19 per cent last year to an estimated $1.2 trillion, largely caused by US president Donald Trump’s tax reforms,...

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    Ten UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

    Reuters . Bamako | Updated at 09:44pm on January 20, 2019

    Gunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack Sunday on one of their bases in northern Mali, multiple sources reported.The UN spokesman...

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    Myanmar too slow: UN chief

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:17am on January 20, 2019

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Friday criticised as ‘too slow’ Myanmar’s efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack of progress...

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    The best-selling brand today is fear: UN chief

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2019

    Warning against the dangers of widespread fear and mistrust in the planet, the United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres on Friday said that he wanted...

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    UNSG finds Bangladesh polls ‘not perfect’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2019

    The United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres, on Friday said the 11th parliamentary election in Bangladesh was ‘not perfect’ and called for meaningful dialogue among...

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    Myanmar ‘too slow’ in allowing Rohingya return: UN

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:20am on January 19, 2019

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Friday criticised as ‘too slow’ Myanmar’s efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack of progress...

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