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“Winning” war against HIV/AIDS, says UN head of agency

We are winning the war against HIV/AIDS but countries need to stay focused, the head of the agency dedicated to fight the epidemic has said.

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Young indigenous women in USA need better protection

Young indigenous women in the United States need to be better protected under the law.

That’s the opinion of Robin Minthorn, a citizen of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and a professor of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico.

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World must “wake up from the fog of success” over climate change

The world needs to “wake up from the fog of success” over the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to the President of the World Bank.

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Non-profit founded by student teaches self-defence to girls

Girls and women who take self-defence classes are more empowered and better prepared to protect themselves.

So says Pooja Nagpal, an eighteen year old student from the United States, founder of the non-profit organization For a Change, Defend, which aims to stop gender violence.

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Strong US dollar leads to weak economies in emerging markets

Strong economic growth in the United States generally benefits other economies worldwide, but a strong US dollar is rarely good news for emerging markets.

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Microcephaly the big threat, not Zika virus itself, WHO emphasizes

The medical condition which causes birth abnormalities in babies that’s being linked to the Zika virus is the main threat to health, the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasized on Wednesday.

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Central American governments losing capacity to protect citizens

Central American governments are losing the ability to protect their own people from the effects of violence, “in particular women and children.”

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US acknowledgement of police brutality against African Americans “first step”

The acknowledgement by the United States authorities of police brutality against African Americans is a “first step” to addressing the problem, according to a senior UN human rights official.

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Guantánamo prison should be closed “promptly” and dismantled

The detention centre at Guantánamo Bay should be closed “promptly” by the United States and dismantled, said the UN’s expert on judicial independence.

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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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