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Jim Acosta vs Donald Trump: What does White House battle mean for press freedom in America? CNNs White House correspondent Jim Acosta may have won the recent battle about his access to the White House, but it appears as though Donald Trumps war against the fake news media is far from over. On Friday, a federal judge appointed by Mr Trump, noneth
Yahoo! News | Nov 19, 2018 7:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Victims mourned as toll hits 77 in California wildfire The toll from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history rose further on Sunday to 77, the sheriff's office said, after a vigil to honor the victims. "One human remain was located today," raising the toll by one in the so-called C
Yahoo! News | Nov 19, 2018 10:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ivanka Trump hit by ethics watchdog over China trademarks US first daughter and presidential advisor Ivanka Trump is facing ethics questions after she was granted Chinese trademark approvals for her brands in the midst of a trade war her father is leading against Beijing. Ivanka Trump Marks LLC received prelimin
Yahoo! News | Nov 7, 2018 01:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Time is of the essence for refugees on Greek islands UN agency Authorities in Greece must take urgent steps to address the abhorrent humanitarian situation for around 11,000 asylum-seekers on the islands of Samos and Lesvos, the UN refugee agency warned on Tuesday.
UN News Centre | Nov 6, 2018 5:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Taliban-led violence during recent Afghan polls leaves record high numbers of civilians dead UN The Talibans campaign of violence and intimidation during last months parliamentary elections in Afghanistan was the deadliest for civilians in years, a report by the United Nations mission in the country, UNAMA, revealed on Tuesday.
UN News Centre | Nov 6, 2018 5:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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ISILs legacy of terror in Iraq: UN verifies over 200 mass graves Investigators have uncovered more than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies in areas of Iraq formerly controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh), according to a United Nations human rights report out on Tuesday.
UN News Centre | Nov 6, 2018 5:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Warp speed technology must be force for good UN chief tells web leaders Technological advances are happening at a warp speed, United Nations Secretary-General AntnioGuterres said on Monday in Lisbon, Portugal, as amajor three-day Web Summit got underway.
UN News Centre | Nov 5, 2018 10:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UN recorded 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation or abuse in the past three months Across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing its programmes, the United Nations received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), involving 77 victims, between July and September, UN Spokesperson Stphane D
UN News Centre | Nov 5, 2018 9:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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FROM THE FIELD: Green shoots of peace in South Sudan Some 5,000 seedlings of trees indigenous to South Sudan are being distributed to schools, sports centres and other public meeting places by the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, UNMISS, as part of its commitment to countering climate change.
UN News Centre | Nov 5, 2018 8:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Prosecution of Paraguay judges over peasant massacre ruling could undermine rule of law: UN expert The planned prosecution of Supreme Court judges who acquitted 11 peasant farmers jailed over the death of police officers during a violent land eviction in 2012, known as the Curuguaty Massacre, could undermine the rule of law, a UN expert said on Monday.
UN News Centre | Nov 5, 2018 6:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend