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China reports bird flu death

China has reported that a man has died after contracting bird flu also known as the H5N1 virus.

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Mexican women fight exploitation

A growing number of women are facing exploitation on the streets of Mexico City one of the world’s largest cities that’s according to organizations in the Central American country that are working to protect women from prostitution and homelessness.  More and more young people, especially women,

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Japan: Booming flower industry

In many parts of the world, flower growers struggle to make a living, but in Japan the industry is well literally blooming. One farmer’s collective in northern Japan has discovered new and creative ways to prosper and their ingenuity is fast becoming a model for growers worldwide.

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Dignity and determination of women to overcome abuses: Ban

Women around the world are acting with dignity and determination to overcome the abuses that they frequently face.

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“Massive” emergency operation launched in South Sudan

A “massive” emergency operation has been launched in South Sudan following inter-ethnic violence in Jonglei state.

The Government of South Sudan declared the area a disaster zone after 6000 Lou Nuer youths went on a rampage attacking rival Murle people.

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Executions triple in Saudi Arabia

The number of executions for crimes committed in Saudi Arabia last year has increased three-fold compared to 2010, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, (OHCHR).

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People look to UN to address climate change

People around the world and especially in Asia, have high expectations that the United Nations can help to tackle global problems including climate change. That’s what United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has said as he started his second five-year term this month.

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Communities clash over grazing lands in northern Kenya

 Ethnic tensions have been rising in the town of Moyale in northern Kenya following an increase in clashes between rival ethnic groups over the past few months.

The Borana and Gabra communities are fighting over land for grazing, as well as livestock.

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Cash handouts for poorest Liberians

The poorest women in Liberia, are being given cash handouts as a first step to getting out of poverty.

It’s estimated that almost half of the population in the West African country are living in poverty…that’s despite years of economic growth there.

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Security reinforced in South Sudan town

Security is being reinforced in a town in South Sudan that was attacked by a group of 6000 armed men.

Pibor town, which is home to the Murle ethnic group was targeted over the weekend by men from the Lou Nuer tribe as part of ongoing tribal rivalries.

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