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    Peaceful protests a fundamental human right: UN watchdog

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:19am on July 30, 2020

    As authorities worldwide grapple with swelling demonstrations over issues like political rights and racial justice, a UN committee Wednesday reaffirmed that protesting peacefully, online or...

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    Migrants dying on trek across Africa: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:09pm on July 29, 2020

    Thousands of migrants have died after suffering ‘extreme’ abuse while crossing Africa, according to a UN report on Wednesday that estimated 72 people perish each...

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    Global toll rises to 6,54,477

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 05:30pm on July 28, 2020

    The spread of the novel coronavirus does not appear to be impacted by seasonality, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday, warning against false beliefs that...

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    UN says about 100 migrants risk drowning in Med

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:46pm on July 27, 2020

    Around 100 migrants fleeing war-ravaged Libya have run into difficulty in the Mediterranean and could drown, the UN said Monday, urging a rapid rescue. The...

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    Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of universe

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:59pm on July 20, 2020

    Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the universe, the result of an analysis of more than four million galaxies and ultra-bright, energy-packed...

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    UN says Iran must quash death sentences against protesters

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:34pm on July 17, 2020

    A group of UN rights experts called Thursday on Iran to overturn death sentences imposed on three people for participating in protests, after they were...

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    Bill Gates ‘optimistic’ about coronavirus battle

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:25pm on July 12, 2020

    American billionaire Bill Gates said on Saturday he was ‘optimistic’ about the battle against COVID-19 and called for medicines and vaccines to be distributed to...

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    WHO urges aggressive virus measures

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:34am on July 12, 2020

    The World Health Organisation has urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to rein it in, as...

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    United States welcomes WHO probe into coronavirus origins

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:24am on July 11, 2020

    The United States welcomes the World Health Organisation’s probe into the origins of the novel coronavirus in China, its ambassador to the United Nations in...

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    10m face acute food shortage in Yemen: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:28pm on July 10, 2020

    Nearly 10 million people are facing acute food shortages in Yemen and urgent action is needed to avert a famine, the UN’s World Food Programme...