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Afghanistan facing “intense moment”

Afghanistan is facing an “intense moment” as it transitions towards a politically stable and prosperous country.

That’s according to a senior United Nations representative in the country.

Afghanistan has just emerged from a protracted and disputed presidential election.

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“Staggering array” of human rights abuses committed by ISIL in Iraq

A “staggering array” of gross human rights abuses have been committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northern Iraq, according to a report released on Thursday.

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Locust plague halted in Madagascar but risk of resurgence remains

A locust plague that spread across Madagascar destroying crops and pasture has been successfully contained but the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning it could re-emerge.

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Barbados Foreign Minister: “We are a government leading by example”

Barbados is “leading by example” in its transition to a green economy, according to Foreign Minister Maxine McClean.

Government buildings are already using renewable energy solutions.

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“Tremendous appetite” for climate change agreement: GA President

Global leaders and people across the world have a “tremendous appetite” to reach an agreement on climate change, according to the President of the UN General Assembly.

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Africa regional groupings “building blocks” for unity, integration

Regional economic groupings in Africa or RECs are being seen as “building blocks” to achieving unity and integration on the continent.

That’s the message relayed to UN Member States during an annual briefing of the African Regional Communities or RECs.

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“Live and love” life says an old dancer from the UK

People should not fear growing old but should realize how precious life is and “live it and love it”.

That’s what a sixty-nine year old leader of a women’s dance troupe from Lincoln in the United Kingdom said in Geneva on Wednesday.

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About 2,000 children are orphaned by Ebola in Liberia

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia has left about 2,000 children without parents, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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