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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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News in Brief 31 March 2017 (PM)

UNHCR relieved shipwreck victims now safe

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News in Brief 16 March 2017 (PM)

Abrupt funding cuts undermine impact of longer-term reform efforts: UN

Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts, a Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General has said.

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US travel ban a 'significant setback' for those needing international protection – UN rights experts

Expressing concern that a new Executive Order by the United States President Donald Trump is in breach of the country's human rights commitments, a group of United Nations rights experts have called on the US to live up to its human rights obligations and provide protection for those fleeing persecution and conflicts.

Story of “Japan’s Schindler” shows how one can make a difference

A Japanese diplomat who rescued 6,000 Jewish families fleeing Nazi persecution in Lithuania showed how one person can make a difference, Cellin Gluck, the Director of a movie entitled "Persona Non Grata" has said.

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News in Brief 16 January 2017(PM)

Iran nuclear accord marks significant milestone: UN

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News in Brief 5 January 2017 (PM)

Observers let go from UN Mission in Colombia

Three observers have been let go from the UN Mission in Colombia following their participation in a celebration organized by the largest rebel group in the country, FARC.

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