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Agreement “possible” at Cyprus talks

An agreement over the future reunification of Cyprus could move a step closer at talks that are due to get underway on Monday outside New York City.

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Eastern and Southern Africa makes progress in fighting HIV

Eastern and Southern Africa is making good progress in fighting HIV and AIDS, but challenges still remain.

That’s according to the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

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Report highlights important work of home-grown think tanks in developing economies

Over the past six years there has been a rise in the number of think tanks in developing countries, including some African nations.

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Tanzania claims 350 miles in the Indian Ocean

Tanzania has submitted an application to add 150 miles to the 200 miles of the area that is under its control in the ocean.

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Blast hits Somali refugee camp shortly after UN-escorted visit

An explosion at a refugee camp in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday has killed up to 7 people according to initial reports.

The blast came just hours after the UN had escorted a group of local and foreign journalists to view a feeding centre there.

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Earthquakes claimed more lives in 2011 natural disasters

Earthquakes were the biggest killers in natural disasters last year, according to a report published on Wednesday.

According to statistics released by the UN, there were 302 major disasters in 2011.

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International community making progress on protecting people

The international community is making progress on protecting people from genocide and other crimes.

That’s according to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect.

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Economic global recovery faltering

An increasing amount of economic data is being published which is showing that economic global recovery is faltering at least in the developed world.

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70th Anniversary of Declaration by United Nations observed

Scholars, policy makers and former United Nations officials are gathering  in London on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Declaration by United Nations.

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$300 million needed to help Gaza and West Bank

Palestinian refugees in Gaza and the West Bank continue to depend on outside help to survive.

The UN Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has appealed for just over $300 million to continue its projects in the territories.

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