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UN monitors enter Syria to start work

Six members of the United Nations’ advance monitoring team have begun work in Syria as the violence there continues.

The advance party is from the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).

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General Assembly pays tribute to late President Mutharika of Malawi

The late President Bingu Wa Mutharika was remembered by the General Assembly as it met on Monday.

The late President Mutharika passed away on Thursday, 5 April 2012 after suffering from cardiac arrest at his official residence at Lilongwe.

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Actress & Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino fights human trafficking

Actress and Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino uses her star power in the fight against human trafficking, especially when it comes to women and girls.

She was at the UN recently to take part in an interactive dialogue on the issue.

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Security Council votes to send observers to Syria

The Security Council has adopted a resolution to deploy an advance monitoring team to Syria.

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A shift in breastfeeding protocol for HIV positive women in South Africa

For more than a decade, HIV positive mothers in South Africa were assured they could stop the transmission of the virus that causes AIDS by not breastfeeding their babies. So, instead these women feed their infants formula.

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UN supports community policing in Timor-Leste ahead of presidential run-off vote

This month, Timor-Leste returns to the polls for the second round of presidential elections. Two men—Francisco Guterres and Taur Matan Ruak—are the candidates in the run-off.

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North Korea satellite launch criticized

The attempt by North Korea to launch a satellite into space on 13 April has been criticized by the United Nations.

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Sinking of Titanic remembered on 100th anniversary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic which struck an iceberg on 14 April and sank in the north Atlantic as it travelled from England to New York City.

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Security Council to move on draft resolution for observer mission to Syria

The UN Security Council is meeting behind closed doors in connection with the deployment of an advance observer mission to Syria.

It is expected that up to 12 personnel will travel to the country ahead of a possible full mission that could comprise up to 250 observers.

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Access to water improves but challenges remain

There has been considerable improvement in access to water, sanitation and hygiene or WASH, according to a new reported unveiled on Thursday.

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