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    Rape monstrous, but death penalty not the answer: UN rights chief

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 11:53am on October 16, 2020

    Sentencing rapists to death, as Bangladesh did Thursday, is not an appropriate punishment even for such a heinous crime, the UN rights chief said. ‘Tempting...

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    COVID-19 infections among health workers declining: WHO

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 07:43pm on October 13, 2020

    Health workers have since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic been disproportionately affected by the crisis, but the WHO said Tuesday their high infection levels...

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    UN ramps up battle against virus 'untruths, disinformation'

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 10:57am on September 24, 2020

    All countries must develop plans to battle sometimes deadly misinformation around the coronavirus and potential vaccines, the United Nations said on Wednesday. ‘COVID-19 is not...

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    45 migrants die in shipwreck off Libya

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 11:51am on August 20, 2020

    At least 45 migrants and refugees perished off Libya this week in the deadliest shipwreck there so far this year, the United Nations said on...

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    WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety data

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 10:31am on August 12, 2020

    The World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review, after Russia announced...

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    Vaccine nationalism cannot beat COVID-19: WHO

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 10:13am on August 07, 2020

    The World Health Organisation on Thursday warned against ‘vaccine nationalism,’ saying vaccine-hogging richer countries would not be safe if poor nations remained exposed. WHO chief...

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    WHO warns of lengthy COVID-19 pandemic

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 10:45am on August 02, 2020

    The World Health Organisation on Saturday said that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to be lengthy after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis...

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    WHO says countries taking 'wrong direction' on virus

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 10:37am on July 14, 2020

    The World Health Organization warned Monday that too many countries were bungling their response to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning there could be no return to...

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    Swiss boy sparks police probe over toy banknote

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 11:32am on June 11, 2020

    Swiss police confirmed Wednesday they have investigated an eight-year-old boy after he allegedly asked whether he could use a toy banknote in a village shop....

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    WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials over safety concerns

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 08:49am on May 26, 2020

    The WHO suspended trials of the drug that Donald Trump has promoted as a coronavirus defence, fuelling concerns about the US president's handling of the...

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