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South Sudan celebrates one year of independence

South Sudan is marking its first anniversary on 9 July as the newest nation in the world and it has not been an easy year, according to the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the country.

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Bangladesh promotes alternative energy with help from the ILO

Rural areas in Bangladesh are “going green” with help from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the government of Australia.

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Preserving wildlife and saving elephants in India

Elephants are revered in Indian culture. But a group of elephants in the town of Assam in north India are causing trouble by destroying crops and even houses.

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Maternal shelters reduce child mortality rates in Kenya

The world cheered when it was announced that global child mortality rates had fallen by nearly half over the past two decades: from more than 12 million a year in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010.

Still, thousands of children die every day before even making it to their fifth birthday.

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Children still at increased risk in northwest Pakistan

Since the beginning of the year, more than 240,000 people – over half of them children – have been registered as displaced from Khyber Agency, a tribal area in volatile north-west Pakistan.

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Public Service Day celebrated with oboist Wang Liang

The value and virtue of public service are honoured each year by the United Nations when it celebrates UN Public Service Day.

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Qatar: Robots win races

Camel racing is a centuries old sport in the Gulf region. It's an exciting event that generates cash prizes which drive the camel owners to do anything they can to win, even if that means using children as jockeys.

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Departing Deputy-Secretary-General reflects on her UN experience

As the first African woman to occupy the position of Deputy-Secretary- General of the United Nations, Asha-Rose Migiro is grateful for the opportunity she has had to be an inspiration to women and girls.

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Symposium attempts to identify appeal of terrorism

It takes more than traditional security approaches to counter terrorism.

The warning came from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a symposium on dialogue, understanding and countering the appeal of terrorism opened at the United Nations on Wednesday.

Gerry Adams reports.

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UN experts fear further deterioration of Syrian crisis

The human rights situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, with innocent people trapped in the fighting between security forces and anti-government groups.

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