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International support “a silver lining” after Somalia bombing

International support “a silver lining” in the wake of Somalia bombing

Somalis have taken to the streets of the capital, Mogadishu, to protest against violent extremism in the aftermath of a double car bombing which killed more than 300 people this past weekend.

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HIV, AIDS treatment at “tipping point” for first time: UNAIDS chief

Significant progress has been made on the HIV and AIDS fronts, but they are illnesses that cannot be forgotten.

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Immediate investment needed for violence-free world by 2030

Urgent investment is needed in order to reduce violence against children in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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FAO and partners battle new banana disease strain

A new strain of fungus is threatening one of the world’s most favourite fruits.

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Diplomats help build buzz over World Bee Day

There’s never been a time when the pollinating power of the lowly honey bee has been more important to the planet than now.

That’s the view of some diplomats at UN Headquarters in New York who are making the case for giving bees their own official international day.

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“Personality politics” driving conflict in South Sudan must end

The South Sudanese people have been “held hostage” to “personality politics” for long enough and accountable institutions must be allowed to take over.

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Reproductive health inextricably linked to inequality: UNFPA

Economics is just the tip of “the inequality iceberg.”

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Cricket helping young hurricane evacuees “Return to Happiness”

Cricket is helping Caribbean children to forget the horrors of Hurricane Irma.

The Category 5 storm, which hit in early September, decimated the tiny island of Barbuda, forcing families to seek shelter on the sister island of Antigua.

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Africa Week focus on integration, prosperity and peace

Gender inequality is costing Africa “tens of billions” of dollars each year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told ambassadors in New York on Monday.

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Global hunger rises for first time in a decade: FAO

The number of people who go hungry has risen for the first time in a decade, to more than 815 million, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said on Monday, which is World Food Day.

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