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Monkeypox cases top 35,000: WHO

Monkeypox infections continue to rise globally, with more than 35,000 cases across 92 countries and territories, and 12 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday.

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McBean Lagoon National Natural Park is located in Providencia, an eight-square-mile Colombian island off that country's northern coast.
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McBean Lagoon National Natural Park is located in Providencia, an eight-square-mile Colombian island off that country's northern coast.

After the storm: what an environmental tragedy can teach us about climate resilience and ecosystem restoration

Climate and EnvironmentA tiny Caribbean Island known as 'the flower of the ocean' was decimated by Hurricane Iota in 2020. Although the loss of human life was minimal, the impact on precious ecosystems deeply changed the perspective of its inhabitants. Two years later, they’re still working to restore their environmental treasures and preparing for whatever curveballs climate change might throw at them next.

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Munni was married at age 14, but after her husband left when she became pregnant, the Bangladeshi girl was sold to a brothel by a man who offered to find her a job.
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Photo story: No country untouched by human trafficking

Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims. The vast majority of those trafficking women and girls do so for purposes of sexual exploitation.

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Millions more children to benefit from world’s first malaria vaccine: UNICEF

Health The pharmaceutical company GSK has been awarded a contract to produce the world’s first malaria vaccine so that millions more children will be protected against the killer disease, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Tuesday.   

Young people take part in a pro-democracy demonstration in Myanmar.
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Amidst military rule, UN envoy travels to Myanmar for first time

Human Rights UN special envoy for Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer travelled to the country for the first time since taking up her appointment last October.