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    Fighting rages in Aden as UN calls for dialogue

    Reuters . Aden | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2019

    Fierce fighting broke out on Saturday in Yemen’s southern port of Aden between nominally allied forces that have turned on each other, exposing rifts in...

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    Government must have mechanism to stop, investigate torture

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2019

    ENFORCED disappearances, torture, arbitrary arrests, unacknowledged detention and custodial death continue to happen as the United Nations Committee Against Torture, on Friday, issued a statement...

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    UN concerned over state torture

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:46am on August 10, 2019

    The United Nations Committee Against Torture in a statement on Friday expressed deep concern over the consistent reports of enforced disappearance, torture, arbitrary arrests and...

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    UN flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:04am on August 09, 2019

    Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United...

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    Fresh fighting in Idlib triggers panic: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2019

    Renewed fighting in northwest Syria after a brief ceasefire has triggered ‘total panic’, a top UN official said Thursday, warning that a possible government offensive...

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    North Korea stole $2bn for weapons from cyber attacks: UN report

    Agence-France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2019

    North Korea has stolen up to $2 billion from banks and crypto currency exchanges through cyber attacks to fund its nuclear missiles program, according to...

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    Nations agree on UN climate report

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on August 08, 2019

    Negotiators from 195 countries on Wednesday finalised the most comprehensive scientific assessment yet of how the land we live off affects climate change, after marathon...

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    Iran asks UN to push against US sanctions

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on August 08, 2019

    Iran asked UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to push back against the United States after it imposed sanctions on Iranian foreign minister Mohammad...

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    Four killed in twin attacks in Mali

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 02:31pm on August 07, 2019

    Twin attacks in Mali have killed four people, including two Malian soldiers, security sources said Tuesday, as the International Committee of the Red Cross suspended...

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    Japan urged to sign UN nuke ban on Hiroshima anniversary

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:18pm on August 06, 2019

    The mayor of Hiroshima urged Japan to sign a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons as the city Tuesday marked 74 years since being targeted...