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Somali Army extends control over Somalia

People in the Somali town of Jawhar, 90 kilometres north of the capital, Mogadishu, now live without the stringent rules of the al –Shabaab Islamic extremists.

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Migrants usually stuck ‘between rock and hard place”: IOM

The plight of migrants who are stranded in crisis situations as a result of man-made or natural disasters is the focus of this year’s International Migrants Day.

The day is observed on 18 December each year to highlight issues that affect millions of migrants around the world.

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Aboriginal women in Australia face abuse, says an aborigine

Australia’s aboriginal female community experiences much higher rates of abuse than the rest of the population, says Cathy Eatock, a senior policy officer in state government.

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Progress in fighting malaria threatened by slowdown in global efforts

Progress made in controlling malaria is being threatened by a slowdown in global efforts against the disease.

The warning comes in this year’s annual report of the World Health Organization (WHO) on malaria.

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Political crisis continues in Guinea-Bissau: UN envoy

The political crisis Guinea-Bissau caused by the military coup on 12 April continues, according to the outgoing top United Nations envoy in the West African country.

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Special committee in Jamaica addresses violence against women

Violence against women is pervasive and harms not only women but their families and their communities.

At a two-day forum at the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, UN officials, government representatives and other stakeholders discussed how to prevent it.

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ICC Prosecutor says crimes still committed in Darfur

The issue of senior Sudanese officials sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the crimes allegedly committed in Darfur was brought before the Security Council on Thursday.

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World tourism reaches the milestone of one billion travellers

The one billionth tourist crossed an international border on the 13th of December of 2012, according to the UN World Tourism Organization.

Marcelo Risi of the UNWTO says everybody likes to travel.

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Women not benefiting from economic progress: UN official

The central role of women in development is being discussed at a two-day meeting taking place in Vienna, Austria.

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Ethiopian migrants remain stranded in Yemen

Early this week more than 200 Ethiopian migrants were returned to their country from Yemen on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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