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    UN stockpiling billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:31pm on October 19, 2020

    The United Nations said Monday it would stockpile one billion syringes around the world by the end of 2021, to be used for the delivery...

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    Record-low snow accumulation on biggest Alpine glacier: study

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:36pm on October 16, 2020

    Swiss glaciers have continued to shrink at an alarming rate this year, while snow accumulation on the largest glacier in the Alps reached a record...

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    Coronavirus may increase deaths due to tuberculosis: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:37pm on October 15, 2020

    The novel coronavirus pandemic threatens to reverse progress towards eliminating tuberculosis, until now the top infectious disease killer globally, the World Health Organisation warned on...

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    Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:40pm on October 13, 2020

    Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said on Monday. The...

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    UN calls for ‘urgent ceasefire’ in Karabakh

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:19am on October 10, 2020

    The UN rights chief voiced alarm Friday at civilian suffering in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region after nearly two weeks of clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan,...

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    Virus measures strand almost 3m migrants: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:41am on October 10, 2020

    More than 2.7 million migrants who wished to return home have been stranded abroad because of restrictions put in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic,...

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    WHO believes 10pc of world has had COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:35am on October 06, 2020

    The WHO estimated Monday that 10 per cent of the world has been infected by the new coronavirus — way more than has been recorded...

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    Mental health toll of pandemic devastating: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:25am on October 06, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a ‘devastating impact’ on mental health services globally, the World Health Organisation said Monday, ahead of a large fundraising push...

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    Europe’s pushback of migrants shameful: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:09pm on October 05, 2020

    The UN refugee chief on Monday lambasted countries which close their doors to desperate migrants and Europe’s ‘shameful’ refusal to allow migrants stranded at sea...

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    East Timor kicks off process to join WTO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:29pm on October 03, 2020

    Impoverished Southeast Asian country East Timor on Friday kicked off official accession talks to join the World Trade Organisation, the Geneva-based body said on Friday....

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