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Syrian refugees prepare for new life in US, despite opposition

Syrian refugees are continuing to arrive in the United States, despite public fears and political opposition.

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US fears of terrorist “fifth column” among refugees “far from truth”

Fears being expressed over a possible “fifth column” of terrorists entering the United States along with Syrian refugees are understandable, but unfounded.

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UN chief expresses condolences following mass shooting at Oregon college

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his deep sadness in the wake of the mass shooting that took place yesterday at a college in the state of Oregon in the United States.

Ban condemns apparently racially motivated killings in South Carolina as ‘hateful act of violence’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the apparently racially motivated killings at an historic African American church in South Carolina in the southern United States, and expressed the hope that those responsible for such a “hateful act of violence” will be brought to justice.

At regional conference, Ban spotlights role of United States, its youth in UN’s success

The United States and its young people, in particular, are essential to the success of the United Nations, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said today in his remarks to the UN Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) Members Day gathering at Headquarters.