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“Serious human rights violations” continuing in South Sudan

“Serious human rights violations” are continuing in South Sudan and are more serious than previously thought according to a visiting UN Human Rights Commission.

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Syria’s Aleppo residents “waiting for death”:UN rights chief

Concerns for the people of the Syrian city of Aleppo are greater than ever, where embattled residents say they are “waiting for death”, the UN Human Rights Chief has warned.

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Space technology “not just rockets and astronauts”

Space technology is more than sending rockets and astronauts into orbit. It is also about issues that are important here on Earth, such as access to health care, education and even non-stick frying pans.

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“Small fraction” of South Sudanese protected in UN civilian sites

Only a “small fraction” of South Sudanese who have been displaced by three years of civil conflict are sheltering in sites built by the UN, the organization’s peacekeeping operation in South Sudan UNMISS has said.

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HIV self-test is key to fighting AIDS, says WHO

Encouraging people to test themselves for HIV could be a game-changer in the fight to rid the world of AIDS, UN health experts have said.

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Embroidery provides “badge of identity for Palestine”

Embroidery is a “badge of identity” for Palestinians, and highlights their unique culture according to the president of the Palestinian Heritage Foundation.

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“Economy of war” threatens CAR’s fragile recovery

The Central African Republic’s “economy of war” and chronic suffering are among the biggest threats to the country’s fragile recovery, the UN warned Monday.

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Skills and needs “mismatch” fuels youth unemployment

The “mismatch” between required skills and qualifications in the labour market is the biggest contributor to youth unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Violence against women, the worldwide scourge

As many as one in three women continue to be the target of violence all over the world and it’s about time governments took action to stop it.

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Mosul casualties mount as offensive continues

Details are emerging of the human toll caused by the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul, with reports that babies just two months old have sustained bullet and blast wounds.

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