Mexico: UN chief saddened by pipeline blast in which dozens were killed

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The United Nations' Secretary-General, António Guterres, learned with sadness of the deadly explosion of an oil pipeline on Friday in Hidalgo State, Mexico, and extended the UN's assistance to the national authorities, his Spokesman said on Saturday.

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UN agency chief calls Ethiopia’s revised refugee law ‘one of most progressive’ in Africa

Ethiopia has revised its existing refugee law, making it easier to obtain work permits, drivers’ licenses and access primary school, a move being hailed by the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). 

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UN rights office calls on Zimbabwe Government to end ‘crackdown’ in response to fuel protests

In Zimbabwe, violence and the reported use of live ammunition by State security officials against protesters that has led to “a number of deaths” should be investigated thoroughly and transparently by the Government, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

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Car bomb attack on National Police Academy in Colombia, ‘strongly condemned’ by UN

A car bomb attack at the National Police Academy in the Colombian capital Bogotá, which reportedly left at least nine dead and dozens injured, has been ‘strongly condemned’ by the United Nations.

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Sudan: UN rights chief alarmed over ‘excessive force’, alleged use of live fire against protestors

The reported use of “excessive force” against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages that has led to the deaths of at least 24 people is “deeply worrying”, the UN’s top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, said on Thursday.

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FROM THE FIELD: Free tutorials in Mali, ‘a life-saver’ for Fatouma

After fleeing her home in Macina, a small village in central Mali, where she was due to be forced into marriage against her will, 16-year-old Fatouma took shelter with her brother.

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