UN rights office expresses alarm at Hong Kong arrests under new security law

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The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has expressed alarm at the arrest of demonstrators in Hong Kong, following China’s adoption of a national security law for the Special Administrative Region (SAR).

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UNESCO urges caution over fraudulent African artefacts, sold in its name

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