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News in brief 28 April (AM)

 Arkansas executions “deeply troubling” says UN human rights office

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Resolution condemning Syria chemical attack vetoed by Russia

A Security Council resolution condemning the reported use of chemical weapons in the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun, was vetoed by Russia on Wednesday.

Russia was joined by Bolivia in voting against the resolution drafted by the United Kingdom, United States, and France.

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“Amphibious” houses support resilience of “existing communities”

So-called amphibious homes, which can rise up along with floodwater, provide a cost-effective way of protecting the “resilience of existing communities.”

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