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South Sudan independence vote “wise decision”, says journalist

Voting for the independence of South Sudan remains a wise decision regardless of the turmoil that has followed, the head of a private media company in the country has said.

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Art and crafts exhibition opens at UN in Lebanon for Christmas

People are doing their Christmas shopping at an art exhibit hosted by UN peacekeepers in Lebanon.

The arts, crafts and homemade bread were made by children with special needs and displayed at the Mosan Centre which organizes capacity building and training activities.

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Volcano in Cape Verde having “huge” effect on economy

A volcano that erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo almost three weeks ago is having a huge impact on the country’s economy and people’s lives.

Many lost their homes, 120 hectares of agricultural land was destroyed, and much of the cattle were killed.

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TEDx talk at UN highlights education project in Uganda

A school funded by agricultural and aquaculture ventures was one of eleven projects given centre stage at the first ever TEDx conference organized by the United Nations.

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Women deserve to live free of fear says Zimbabwean-American actress

Women around the world deserve to live a life free of fear according to a leading Zimbabwean-American actress.

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Seawater sampling for radiation continues in Fukushima

The Japanese government continues to monitor radioactivity in seawater after a major earthquake damaged a nuclear power plant in March 2011.

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New UN online platform promotes sharing ideas about peace

People around the world committed to promoting peace now have an online social media platform where they express their views and exchange ideas.

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Epidemiology professor in Liberia to help fight Ebola

The first phase of fighting the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa was an enormous success but harder challenges lie ahead, according to a Swedish professor working with the Liberian Ministry of Health.

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Kosovo celebrates United Nations Day

The UN was created to save future generations from the scourge of war, to advance human rights, and to promote justice, according to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Kosovo, Farid Zarif.

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Women farmers face challenges in male-dominated industry

Female farmers in the developed world face particular challenges in what is a male-dominated industry, according to a representative from the World Farmer’s Organisation.

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