News In Brief 12 March 2018

  • “Highest ever number” of Syrian children died in 2017: UNICEF report
  • “Proud feminist” Guterres praises women “calling out” abuse and discrimination
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Lightweight helmet wheeled in to cut road traffic deaths

An innovative new bicycle helmet could help reduce millions of fatalities on the world’s roads, the UN has said.

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Road traffic fatalities take an “unacceptable toll”

Globally, 1.2 million people die each year on the roads, taking an “unacceptable toll” on communities.

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