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“Real benefits” in keeping mankind in space

There are “real benefits” in keeping mankind in space despite the huge costs according to a senior official from the US space programme NASA who was recently speaking at a meeting of the UN

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More “security guarantees” needed before UN aid reaches Syrian civilians

More “security guarantees” are needed from all sides in the Syrian conflict, before UN aid convoys can deliver vital aid to stranded civilians, despite a major decrease in fighting since Saturday, due to the so-called “cessation in hostilities” agreement.

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World on course for human rights “earthquake”

International human rights law is being violated “in multiple conflicts” and with “complete impunity”, while thousands of people risk starving to death in Syria, the UN’s human rights chief warned Monday.

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Strong US dollar leads to weak economies in emerging markets

Strong economic growth in the United States generally benefits other economies worldwide, but a strong US dollar is rarely good news for emerging markets.

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Girls need to know about the UN

It is important that girls understand what is happening at the United Nations as decisions made at the global body also affect them.

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“I wanted to cry inside”: Syrian refugees tell of relief reaching Greece

Syrian refugees have been speaking of their relief at reaching Greece safely with their families.

One villager, who fled Aleppo and arrived on the island of Lesbos thanks to the Greek coastguard, told the UN he “wanted to cry inside….from happiness.”

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“Blue Dot” hubs provide services and safety for refugees in Europe

Twenty support centres that will be established along the most frequently used migration routes in Europe will assist families and children who have fled war, hardship and other trauma.

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ISIL increasingly recruiting doctors and other professionals

Engineers, doctors, journalists and other specialists from around the world are increasingly being recruited by the terrorist group ISIL, also known as Daesh, which continues to occupy large parts of Iraq and Syria.

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“Creativity and flexibility” of UN mediators to resolve global conflicts

Creativity and flexibility; those are two of the qualities needed by the UN’s team of mediators who are sent around the world to help resolve some of today’s most intractable conflicts.

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World has seen “massive protection failures,” says UN expert

The world has seen “massive protection failures” in countries witnessing atrocity crimes like Syria.

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