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No breakthrough on humanitarian aid to Syria

The joint UN and Arab league envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has said there has been no progress in getting humanitarian aid to the besieged city of Homs in Syria.

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Sport more powerful than governments says Mandela’s grandson

Sport can do more than governments to bring people together to promote peace and cooperation according to the grandson of former South African president, Nelson Mandela.

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Syrian parties commit to further negotiations

Syrian government officials and the opposition have committed to further negotiations to find an end to the three-year-old civil war in Syria

The UN says more than 100,000 people have been killed and around 11 million more require humanitarian assistance.

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“Top down” approach denies indigenous Bangladeshis access to health services

Indigenous people in Bangladesh are being denied services because of what is being called a top-down approach to providing health care.

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Authorities begin burials in South Sudan town

The authorities in a town in South Sudan town have begun mass burials of around 500 people who were killed during recent fighting.

The South Sudanese government has been battling rebel forces since December.

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UNICEF tackles water hygiene in Cambodia

Improving hygiene and protecting water sources from contamination, remain key challenges for Cambodia.

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African Union Summit focuses on agriculture and food security

African leaders are arriving in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa to discuss the future development of the continent.

The 22nd African Union summit will bring together heads of state and government under the theme “2014 Year of Agriculture and Food Security.”

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Reconnecting families in South Sudan with cell phones

The recent conflict in South Sudan has caused the mass displacement of people as they try to find a safe refuge away from the fighting.

Many families have been split up in the confusion and fear that often accompanies instability caused by armed violence.

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Girls in Philippines protected from gender-based violence

Women and girls displaced by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines are being advised on how to protect themselves from gender-based violence.

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45,000 migrants risked lives in Mediterranean in 2013: IOM

Migrants arriving on Italy's Lampedusa Island after crossing the Mediterranean on a dilapidated boat.

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