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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 (FAO).

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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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UN facing multiple challenges in 2012

2012 is likely to provide another year of challenges for the United Nations as it faces up to everything from keeping the peace in countries wracked by conflict to combatting hunger in the developing world, and ensuring nuclear safety.

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2012 at the UN; a journalist’s view point

Nuclear safety and the outcome of the democracy movements sweeping across the Arab world are expected to be the focus of attention in 2012 for many journalists working at the United Nations.

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Peacekeepers on alert over “lack of trust” in Sudan

A lack of trust between Sudan and the recently independent South Sudan could provide a potential flashpoint for trouble in 2012…that’s according to the head of peacekeeping at the United Nations.

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