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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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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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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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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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South Africa to emphasize regional cooperation in Security Council

 

South Africa is emphasizing the importance of closer cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in order to solve global problems.

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Death penalty plea to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is being urged to cut back on the use of the death penalty as a punishment for crimes.

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Humanitarian support for ransacked South Sudan towns

The humanitarian aid effort has been stepped up in two towns in South Sudan towns which were attacked by a group of armed youth.

Pibor town and Likuangole, home to the majority Murle ethnic group were attacked by 6000 men from the Lou Nuer tribe during the past 10 days.

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"Grim humanitarian situation" following attack in South Sudan

People living in a town in Jonglei state in South Sudan are facing what’s been described as a grim humanitarian situation, following an attack by a group of armed youth.

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Food prices set to remain high and volatile

The price of food around the world is set to remain high and volatile according to the new chief of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (

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Ban commits to making “impossible job” possible

The United Nations Secretary-General has committed to making a success of what he described as a “seemingly impossible job”.

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