Amid ongoing fighting in northeast Syria, hundreds cross Iraqi border in search of safety

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Shelling and clashes in northern Syria on the border with Turkey continue to cause hundreds of people to flee, the UN said on Friday, despite a cessation of hostilities deal between Turkish forces and Syrian-backed Kurdish military. 

Anti-Semitism ‘toxic to democracy’, UN expert warns, calling for better education

UN Committee says Ebola in DR Congo still an international public health emergency

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Concerned over Haiti’s political crisis, Guterres promises ‘continuous commitment’

In the light of on-going instability across Haiti and this week’s transition away from fully-fledged peacekeeping operations, the UN chief on Thursday promised “the continuous commitment” of the Organization “to support the Haitian people on their path to peace and development”.

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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Fragile hope for Yemen, TB and Afghanistan updates, Paris's fresco for sustainable development

A recap of Thursday’s stories: Hope rises as violence abates in Yemen; TB infections slowdown but not fast enough; civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record level; thousands paint picture of sustainable development in Paris; labour research finds strategies to tackle poverty.

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Yemen conflict: 'Fragile’ hopes rise, as violence decreases and life-saving humanitarian funding surges

There are “small signs” of hope for Yemeni civilians caught up in fighting, following a reduction in violence, coupled with a 20 per cent increase in funding for the UN’s humanitarian response, the Security Council heard on Thursday.

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Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members

14 new members were elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, following a secret ballot held in the General Assembly Hall in New York.

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Ending extreme poverty crucial to sustainable future for all: UN chief

A sustainable future for all is unlikely unless globalization benefits all children, their families and communities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on Thursday.

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