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    Israel’s annexation plans illegal: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:23pm on June 29, 2020

    Israel’s aim to annex parts of the occupied West Bank was clearly ‘illegal’, the UN’s human rights chief said on Monday, warning that the consequences...

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    580 civilians killed this year in central Mail: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:39pm on June 27, 2020

    Unrest in central Mali, plagued by jihadist attacks and inter-community violence, has killed 580 civilians so far this year, the United Nations said Friday. Michelle...

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    Millions of migrant workers head home due to virus: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:49am on June 25, 2020

    Millions of migrant workers who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic are expected to return home to already overburdened labour markets, the UN...

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    UN says seeking to verify Arctic heat record

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:23pm on June 23, 2020

    The United Nations said Tuesday it was working to verify reports of a new Arctic record temperature of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in...

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    UN condemns systemic racism without naming US

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:12am on June 21, 2020

    The UN’s top human rights body on Friday condemned discriminatory police brutality and demanded a report on ‘systemic racism’, but rights groups accused Washington of...

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    WHO eyes millions of doses before 2021

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:30am on June 20, 2020

    The World Health Organisation said Thursday that a few hundred million COVID-19 vaccine doses could be produced by the end of the year — and...

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    Over 1pc of humanity displaced: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:23am on June 19, 2020

    More than one per cent of the world’s population — a record 80 million people — have now been forced to flee their homes due...

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    UN rights chief urges reparations for colonialism, slavery

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:00am on June 18, 2020

    The UN’s human rights chief urged countries Wednesday to confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism and to make amends for ‘centuries of violence and...

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    West Bank plan will create apartheid: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:14am on June 17, 2020

    Israel’s plan to annex nearly a third of the West Bank is a vision of ‘21st-century apartheid’, a large group of independent United Nations experts...

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    Coronavirus infected mothers should continue breastfeeding: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 03:36pm on June 13, 2020

    New mothers infected with COVID-19 should generally continue breastfeeding and should not be separated from their babies, the World Health Organisation said Friday, stressing that...

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