News in Brief

News in Brief 17 October 2017 (PM)

UN chief urges unity on International Day to eradicate poverty

People worldwide are being urged to unite and stamp out poverty.

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News in Brief 16 October 2017 (PM)

Take “coordinated steps” to prevent violence over Kirkuk, urges UN chief

The Iraqi government and Kurdish authorities need to take “coordinated steps” to prevent violence across the governorate of Kirkuk, said the UN chief António Guterres on Monday.

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News in Brief 16 October 2017 (AM)

Make migration “safer and voluntary” choice says Pope on World Food Day

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News in Brief 13 October 2017 (PM)

Yemen cholera cases top 820,000

The number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen is now over 820,000, the United Nations said on Friday.

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News in Brief 13 October 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Fair trial concerns for Nigeria’s Boko Haram suspects

Concerns have been raised by the UN about the trials of more than 2,000 suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.

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News in Brief 12 October 2017 (PM)

Libyan government urged to find alternatives to “horrific” detention centres

The Libyan government needs to establish alternatives to detention centres in the country, where human rights abuses of migrants and others have become “endemic”.

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News in Brief 12 October 2017 (AM)

Withdrawal of US from UNESCO “deeply regrettable”: Bokova

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News in Brief 11 October 2017 (PM)

UN genocide prevention expert concludes visit to CAR

Those responsible for atrocities and inciting ethnic and religious hatred in the Central African Republic (CAR) will have to face justice, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide said on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 11 October 2017 (AM)

International Day spotlights challenges and opportunities facing girls

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News in Brief 10 October 2017 (PM)

Continued fighting, airstrikes, threaten thousands in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zour

The UN voiced continuing alarm over the impact of fighting and airstrikes on civilians in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zour governorate on Tuesday.

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