News in Brief

News in Brief 24 October 2017 (AM)

Fewer cases of polio in 2016 “than any other year in history”: WHO

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News in Brief 23 October 2017 (PM)

Ending child marriage in West & Central Africa could take 100 years: UNICEF

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News in Brief 23 October 2017 (AM)

UN and AU underline commitment to Kenya ahead of elections

Political leaders in Kenya and their supporters are being urged to create conditions that will allow for peaceful elections later this week.

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News in Brief 20 October 2017 (PM)

Peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic 

Two UN peacekeepers were wounded following clashes with so-called anti-Balaka fighters who attacked a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday.

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News in Brief 20 October 2017 (AM)

WHO helps contain new outbreak of Ebola-like virus on Kenya-Uganda border

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News in Brief 19 October 2017 (PM)

Drop in UN civilian casualty numbers

Casualties among UN civilian staff have fallen to their lowest levels in five years.

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News in Brief 19 October 2017 (AM)

Leaders commit to reduce deaths caused by noncommunicable diseases

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News in Brief 18 October 2017 (PM)

UN chief heads for CAR “to strengthen international support for peace”

Against a backdrop of growing violence and communal tension, the UN chief announced on Wednesday that he’s heading to the Central African Republic “to strengthen international support for peace”.

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News in Brief 18 October 2017 (AM)

Intra-Palestinian agreement critical for “a sustainable peace”

The agreement between the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, is “critical” for a lasting peace agreement between Palestine and Israel.

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News in Brief 17 October 2017 (AM)

UNHCR concerned about stranded Rohingya refugees

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