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The Latest: Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander TOKYO (AP) The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker (all times local):
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On Day of Remembrance, UN says history of slave trade can help combat social injustice Remembering the universal demand for freedom that led to the 1791 insurrection by slaves in what is now Haiti, the head of the United Nations cultural and educational agency today marked the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its
UN News Centre | 16 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN rights experts criticize US failure to unequivocally reject racist violent events The United Nations body monitoring implementation of the global convention on prohibiting racial discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to unequivocally and unconditionally reject and condemn racist h
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Emigration and food insecurity in Central American 'dry corridor' focus of new UN-backed study A new inter-agency study released today found a correlation between prolonged droughts in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Рexacerbated by El Ni̱o phenomenon from 2014 to 2016 Рand the increase in irregular migration from these countries t
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Australian Jane Connors appointed first UN rights advocate for victims of sexual exploitation Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jane Connors, Australian law professional and long-time human rights advocate, as the first United Nations advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.
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Progressive Challenger Heads To A Runoff In Birmingham Mayor's Race Randall Woodfin advanced in his bid to unseat the incumbent mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, on Tuesday, raising the hopes of progressives who had rallied behind his candidacy. Mayor William Bell, 63, and Woodfin will face off in an Oct. 3 runoff, according
Yahoo! News | 18 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Student Kicked Out of College Over Confederate Photo The student traveled to Charlottesville to pose with a statue of Robert E. Lee.
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UN aid workers urge safe passage for civilians fleeing northern Iraq ahead of battle Warning of harassment, revenge attacks and abuse of civilians displaced from the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, United Nations refugee and migration agencies today called for people trying to flee the city ahead of military operations to have safe passa
UN News Centre | Aug 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Justice vital to help Iraqi victims of ISIL's sexual violence rebuild lives — UN report The Iraqi Government must ensure that the thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist fighters receive care, protection and justice, and that children born because of suc
UN News Centre | Aug 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Senior UN political official concerned by recent incidents that undermine Middle East peace process A senior United Nations political affairs official today voiced concerns over recent developments that undermine efforts to end the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including Israel's move to amend a law to cement its control over East Jerus
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