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Jordan vows to continue supporting Palestinians to end occupation

Palestinians will continue their struggle to end Israeli occupation of their territory.

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South Sudan independence vote “wise decision”, says journalist

Voting for the independence of South Sudan remains a wise decision regardless of the turmoil that has followed, the head of a private media company in the country has said.

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"Urgent" Geneva HQ renovation vote welcomed by UN

Renovations to the UN’s European headquarters in Geneva estimated at $850 million have moved a step closer after member states agreed to allocate $28 million to planning the work.

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Weapons seized from South Sudan displaced camps are destroyed

Military and police components with the UN in South Sudan (UNMISS) have destroyed weapons confiscated from d

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Food shortages put Liberia’s children at risk for malnutrition

The Ebola epidemic in Liberia has put children at high risk of malnutrition because of food shortages and diminished household incomes, says the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

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Full food rations to be reinstated for refugees in Kenya

Full food rations for nearly 500,000 people in two refugee camps in Kenya will be resumed in January, thanks to a donation of US$45 million.

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District by district strategy needed to fight Ebola in Liberia

A district by district strategy is needed to fight Ebola in Liberia, according to the head of the UN Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER).

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Overuse of antibiotics results in drug-resistant strains of bacteria

The more people know about the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, the less they might use them for treating a common cold, a medical researcher says.

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Sierra Leone focuses on safe disposal of Ebola waste

A new environmentally-friendly sterilizing machine is helping Sierra Leone to safely dispose of contaminated equipment and infectious waste generated in treating Ebola patients.

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Re-opening of Nile River corridor critical for delivery of food aid

The re-opening of the Nile River to aid convoys has made an enormous difference in efforts to deliver food to conflict-affected states in South Sudan.

That’s according to the World Food Programme or WFP.

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