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Internet, social media help ISIL recruit 30,000 fighters

The terrorist organization ISIL has used the internet and social media to recruit at least 30,000 foreign fighters from more than 100 countries to fight in Syria and Iraq.

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Level of suffering outpacing funding for UN emergency response fund

The level of suffering is outpacing funding for the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund, or CERF.

Donors from around the world met on Thursday, the 10th anniversary of the fund, for a High-Level Pledging Conference.

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Conflict and natural disasters pushing record number of people from homes

Conflict and natural disasters are pushing an unprecedented number of people from their homes, according to the High Commissioner of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Every Tunisian home to have internet “within five years”

Every family in Tunisia will have access to the internet in their home “within five years.”

That’s according to Noomane Fehri, the north African country’s Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy.

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No “automatic link’ between work and human development

There is no “automatic link” between work and human development, according to a new UN report on the topic, released Monday.

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Pedal-power takes charge at COP21

At the UN climate change conference, delegates don’t just stand around charging their phones while drinking juice and listening to the latest beats: they have to pedal hard for them.

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“Time for compromise” on climate deal, says negotiator

“It’s time for compromise”: the words of the minister heading Kenya’s delegation at the COP21 climate change talks, as negotiations continue into the weekend.

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UN “global plan of action” to prevent violent extremism more than “just talk”

A UN global plan of action to prevent violent extremism is being drawn up that will amount to much more than “just talk.”

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Human rights need to be “at the centre” of climate change policy

Human rights need to be “at the centre” of climate change policy, according to a senior UN envoy.

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When LGBTI community suffers “we all suffer”

When the rights of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community are denied, “we all suffer”.

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