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Michael Brown’s Father Says Teen’s Death ‘Opened Eyes of World’

New York, N.Y. A few hundred people gathered for a moment of silence on Tuesday at the spot in the central U.S. city of Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was killed by a police officer two years ago. “Hands up!” sign displayed at a Ferguson protest. Photo: Jamelle Bouie Later Tuesday, a few dozen people marched […]

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The Conflict with the South China Sea Ruling Explained

New York, N.Y. An international tribunal in The Hague has rebuked China over its behavior in the South China Sea and found no legal basis for Beijing’s vast claims to sovereignty over the waters. The tribunal also criticized China for damaging the environment of coral reefs and for not preventing its fishermen from killing protected species […]

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France: UN Condemns Terrorist Attack on Crowds Celebrating Bastille Day in Nice

New York, N.Y. Senior officials from across the United Nations family today condemned the deadly attack in Nice, France, calling for stepped up efforts to fight terrorism and violent extremism. Members of the Security Council observe a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the 14 July terrorist attack in Nice, France. UN Photo/Manuel […]

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South Sudan ceasefire, U.N. Urges Safe Passage For Fleeing Civilians

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire,” while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wing has warned the situation is […]

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U.N. Agency Urges High Vigilance After H5N1 Outbreaks in Africa

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) altered Western and Central African governments to be vigilant, and to continue their raised surveillance and prevention efforts after H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks were recently confirmed in chicken farms in Cameroon.    For the first time since 2006, the H5N1 bird flu virus has […]

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In a Perfect World, There Will Always Be Lindos

Word handed down by our tireless leader, Greta, was that we must leave the elegant and endlessly accommodating Rodos Palace early for our day in Lindos, an hour’s drive down the coast, if we hoped to beat the heat. What she didn’t warn us was that it isn’t just the heat you need to handle, […]

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Stand Up And Invest in Teenage Girls, U.N. Says on World Population Day

New York, N.Y. Leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the rights of teenage girls, particularly those who are poor, out of school, exploited, or subjected to harmful traditional practices, the United Nations has said, marking World Population Day with a call to bolster the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable […]

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Protests Against Police Brutality Held on U.S. Capitol Steps

Washington D.C. A black teenager stood with his white classmate from a Washington high school and somberly looked on at protesters on Capitol Hill who marched from the White House Thursday evening speaking out against police brutality.   Democracy Spring. Photo: Wikipedia, Michele Egan The two friends, though of different races, were an image of […]

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