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Houston firefighter relieved of duty after being charged with felonies in Denver A Houston firefighter has been relieved of duty after being charged with felonies in Denver, HFD officials confirmed.
Yahoo! News | Feb 19, 2018 12:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Focus on future, prioritize reconciliation for the region, UN envoy urges Western Balkans Wrapping up a twelve-day visit to Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has called for concerted and sustained efforts to prioritize reconciliation and prevention.
UN News Centre | Feb 12, 2018 9:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Maldives: UN rights experts denounce detention of judges as 'direct attack' on Supreme Court Denouncing the detention of two Supreme Court judges in the Maldives, United Nations human rights experts warned that the independence of the judiciary is under “serious threat” in the country, as is the principle of separation of powers between the S
UN News Centre | Feb 12, 2018 9:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Around four million Iraqi children in need says UNICEF, ahead of investment conference in Kuwait Nearly a quarter of all Iraqi children are living in poverty, and in the wake of more than four years of violence, families are being pushed to “extreme measures” in order to survive, said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday, as a
UN News Centre | Feb 12, 2018 7:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More than 5,000 child soldiers released in 2017, but tens of thousands still being used in conflict — UN The global commitment to end the use of children in armed conflict led to the release and reintegration of more than 5,000 children in 2017, but tens of thousands of boys and girls are still being recruited, kidnapped, and forced to fight or work for mili
UN News Centre | Feb 12, 2018 5:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Civilians in war-torn Yemen 'under fire on all sides' — UN rights chief Raising alarm over continuing civilian casualties in the midst of increased hostilities in war-ravaged Yemen, the United Nations human rights chief underscored that all parties to the conflict are obliged under international humanitarian law to ensure tha
UN News Centre | Feb 12, 2018 4:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World loses a 'human rights giant,' says UN chief on death of rights expert Asma Jahangir United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday expressed his sorrow at the demise of prominent human rights defender and UN Special Rapporteur Asma Jahangir, who passed away at the age of 66.
UN News Centre | Feb 11, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief deeply saddened by tragic plane accident in Russia United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday expressed deep sadness at the plane accident in the Moscow region, Russia, in which all passengers and crew are reported to have died.
UN News Centre | Feb 11, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Urgent international action needed to stop soaring violence in war-torn Syria, stresses UN rights chief The United Nations human rights chief on Saturday called for urgent international action to protect civilians caught up in the Syrian conflict, which, he said, saw one of its bloodiest periods with hundreds of lives lost in “wave after wave” of
UN News Centre | Feb 10, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: Raging violence displaces more than 85,000 civilians, says UN refugee agency Surging violence across Yemen has resulted in the displacement of more than 85,000 people in just the last 10 weeks, the United Nations refugee agency reported Friday.
UN News Centre | Feb 9, 2018 10:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend