The United Nations regrets the reported loss of life resulting from the protests in Iran, and hopes that further violence will be avoided, a spokesperson for the world body said on Tuesday. According to media reports, several days of demonstrations have left at least 20 people dead.
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Stories about geniuses seem to fascinate us. From “Rain Man” and “Temple Grandin” to “House” and “S-town,” people with extraordinarily high intelligence make for great characters.
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El Niño is the term used to describe the warming of the central to eastern tropical Pacific that occurs, on average, every three to seven years.
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2 January 2018 – United Nations human rights experts deplored Saudi Arabia’s continued use of counter-terrorism and security-related laws against human rights defenders and urged the release of all those detained for peacefully exercising their rights.
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On the NPR Ed Team, I am what you might call the grizzled veteran. I’ve seen education trends come and go and come again. And go again. You get the idea.
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We put quality independent journalism at the service of the most vulnerable people on Earth.Support our work. From the Rohingya to South Sudan, hurricanes to famine, 2017 was full of disasters and crises. But 2018 is shaping up to be even worse. Here’s why.
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“This New Year, UNICEF’s resolution is to help give every child more than an hour, more than a day, more than a month – more than survival,” Stefan Peterson, UNICEF’s Chief of Health, said Monday.
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1 January 2018 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to exercise restraint amid reports of a violent crackdown by national security forces on demonstrations in the capital, Kinshasa, and a number of other c
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Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for unity among the global community to tackle overwhelming challenges and defend values shared by all. “As we begin 2018, I call for unity. […] We can settle conflicts, overcome hatred and defend shared values.
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30 December 2017 – As the conflict in Yemen passes the grim 1,000-day milestone, the United Nations is warning that if humanitarian workers cannot gain greater access and the violence does not subside, the cost in lives will be incalculable.
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