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UN cargo helicopter downed in South Sudan, killing 3

icon author 27.08.2014 Al Jazeera America

A U.N. cargo helicopter crashed Tuesday in South Sudan's Unity state killing three crew members and injuring another, the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan said. A U.N. official told The Associated Press that it appears the aircraft was shot down.

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UN chief welcomes Egyptian-brokered ceasefire for Gaza

icon author 27.08.2014 UN news

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today’s announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices, and said he hopes this will lead to a political process aimed at achieving a durable peace.

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FNs menneskerettsleder refser Sikkerhetsrådet

icon author 22.08.2014 Nrk

FNs avtroppende høykommissær for menneskerettigheter, Navi Pillay, kom torsdag med sviende kritikk av FNs sikkerhetsråd for å sette nasjonale interesser framfor brudd på menneskerettighetene og trusler mot global fred og sikkerhet.

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Iraq crisis: UN launches new aid effort in north Iraq

icon author 20.08.2014 BBC

The United Nations agency for refugees is launching a major aid operation to reach more than half-a-million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.

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CAR to get 7,600 UN peacekeepers next month

icon author 20.08.2014 Al Jazeera

African peacekeeping forces will hand over their duties to UN troops and police on September 15.

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Ebola crisis vastly underestimated, says WHO

icon author 15.08.2014 BBC

The scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be "vastly underestimated", the UN's health agency says, as the death toll from the disease reaches 1,069.

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UN declares Iraq emergency amid clashes

icon author 15.08.2014 Al Jazeera

Declaration of emergency will bring in more funds and aid for those displaced by fighting in the country.

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UN warns of potential Yazidi massacre in Iraq

icon author 14.08.2014 AlJazeera

Some 20,000 Yazidis trapped on mountains after fleeing Islamic State group fighters, as UN calls on world to do more.

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Syria conflict: Sarin gas chemicals destroyed

icon author 14.08.2014 BBC

The international chemical weapons watchdog says that all the precursor chemicals for sarin gas removed from Syria have been destroyed.

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UN threatens S Sudan leaders with sanctions

icon author 14.08.2014 AlJazeera

Reports of a new influx of weapons as war pushes the world's youngest nation to the brink of famine.

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UN names Gaza war crimes probe panel

icon author 12.08.2014 Al Jazeera

Israel dismisses the investigation into possible human rights violations during Gaza war as a 'kangaroo court'.

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South Sudan crisis: 'Horrific conditions' in flooded UN camp

icon author 08.08.2014 BBC

Regional mediators have set a 10 August deadline for both sides to agree on a transitional government and implement a ceasefire.

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