135 journalists killed in 2015: PEC

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on 135 journalists killed in 2015: PEC 

GENEVA, Jan. 4 — The Geneva based press watchdog Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) on Monday said 135 journalists were killed in 33 countries last year, warning the risks remain very high for 2016.

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India declared tetanus free for mothers, newborns: Modi

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NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth in India.

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China urges parties in South Sudan to stop fighting, form transitional gov't

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UNITED NATIONS, March 4 — china urged parties in South Sudan to stop fighting and form a transitional government as soon as possible, said a Chinese envoy here on Tuesday.

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UN reports South Sudan has thousands of child soldiers

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UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 28 — The United Nations has welcomed the Tuesday release of 249 child soldiers by the South Sudan rebel group led by David Yau Yau, stressing, however, that thousands of children continue fighting for various groups in the country.

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UN mission condemns deadly attack in South Sudan

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN mission condemns deadly attack in South Sudan 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 28 — UN Mission in South Sudan ( UNMISS) on Tuesday condemned a roadside ambush in South Sudan's west, which killed eleven people, including five journalists.

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China supports IGAD's mediation efforts on South Sudan

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BEIJING, Jan. 12 — China supports the mediation efforts of the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) on the South Sudan issue, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.

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Animals displaced by conflict in S. Sudan might spread diseases: UN agency

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UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 1 — The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday that as livestock owners have fled the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, millions of animals have been displaced, posing risk of spreading diseases.

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China's active peacekeeping role shows rising influence in world affairs: Argentine diplomat

January 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on China's active peacekeeping role shows rising influence in world affairs: Argentine diplomat 

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 2 — China's contribution to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the conflict-torn South Sudan signaled Beijing's growing role in world affairs, Argentina's former ambassador to the UN said.

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Ban Ki-moon calls for renewed peace efforts in South Sudan

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UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 15 — A year after conflict broke out in South Sudan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed disappointment with the lack of a peace deal.

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UN requests record USD16.4B to help Syria, other war-torn countries

December 9, 2014 by · Comments Off on UN requests record USD16.4B to help Syria, other war-torn countries 

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 — The UN asked the international community on Monday for a record-breaking USD16.4 billion to run global aid operations, including USD7.2 billion needed for those forced to flee Syria after years of civil war.

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