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U.N. legal stance on Haiti cholera likely pushed by U.S.: expert

2 minutes agoHealth : Reuters: Health

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations likely refused to accept legal responsibility for a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed thousands in the past six years because it was a position pressed by the United States, an independent U.N. investigator said on Tuesday.

Moving film calls for the protection of the 'I' in LGBTIQ

LONDON — The United Nations (UN) has released a film calling for the protection of intersex children and support for the "I" in LGBTIQ.  SEE ALSO: Tired of passport discrimination, some intersex people are fighting back Intersex people...Show More Summary

ISIS Atrocities Continue In Syria And Mosul: Reports Of 250 Children Crushed In Dough Kneader

19 minutes agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

As the battle in Mosul continues, more and more reports are coming to light of the atrocities waged by the Islamic State, both in Mosul, and in surrounding areas. The Guardian reports that the United Nations has released a statement detailing preliminary reports of mass executions and a “long line of crimes against humanity.” A... Show More Summary

Migrant crossings have dropped, but the death rate has doubled. Here’s why

The number of migrants who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year will surpass the number of deaths in 2015, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post Migrant crossings have dropped, but the death rate has doubled. Here’s why appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

UN's own expert calls its actions over Haiti cholera outbreak 'a disgrace'

Human rights special rapporteur says UN’s refusal to accept responsibility for 2010 outbreak ‘makes a mockery’ of efforts to hold others to account The United Nations’ refusal to accept responsibility for the devastating cholera outbreak...Show More Summary

Three Democratic Senators Call for USGA to Move 2017 US Women’s Open From Trump-Owned Golf Course

1 hour agoNews : Mediaite

Three democratic Senators have written a letter to Mike Davis, the executive director of the United States Golf Association, calling on the organization to move the 2017 US Women's Open from the Donald Trump-owned Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ.

Is This Even About a Pipeline Any More?

Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, waits to give his speech against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline during the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 20, 2016. Show More Summary

Meet the 2016-17 National FFA Officer Team

Students from Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina and Texas have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the 2016-17 National FFA Officer team. David Townsend, an agricultural and natural resources and plant science major at the University of Delaware, was elected president. Show More Summary

Americans' worst fears revealed: Government corruption ahead of terrorism, finances

The United States is apparently a nation gripped by fears and phobias, and what matters concern the nation's people most has been revealed. In conducting the 3rd annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears, researchers asked 1,500 people across the nation to share their feelings on a number of perceived threats. Show More Summary

Islamic State atrocities reported around Mosul, says UN

United Nations human rights spokesman briefs on preliminary reports of mass killings near Iraqi city held by Islamic State The UN human rights office says it has preliminary reports about scores of killings by Islamic State around Mosul...Show More Summary

Mediterranean three times more deadly than 2015: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 3,740 refugees and migrants have perished in the Mediterranean so far this year, nearly matching the death toll for all of 2015 when three times as many people took to the seas, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.

Is the U.S. trade embargo risking lives in Cuba?

Despite the improved ties between the United States and Cuba, the United Nations is expected to again condemn the American trade embargo against the communist island. For the 25th year … Click to Continue »

U.N. chief could win South Korean presidency, but contest would be bruising

SEOUL (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is the odds-on favorite to be the next president of South Korea - if he wants the job - thanks to high name recognition, a clean reputation and what is seen to be a lackluster field of rivals.

U.N. aborts plan to evacuate patients from Aleppo, blames all parties

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United Nations has abandoned plans to evacuate patients from besieged rebel-held east Aleppo which it had hoped to accomplish during a three day lull in fighting last week, blaming all parties to the conflict for obstructing efforts.

Life under ISIS is ‘endlessly frightening and endlessly tedious’

A woman and her child, having fled Qayyarah, arrive at a front line position. Credit: Moises Saman/National Geographic In the now week-long battle for the strategic city of Mosul, the United States and coalition partners have pounded jihadist fighters with more targeted airstrikes than ever before. But ISIS combatants will not be easily dislodged. Those [...]Show More Summary

U.N. Plans to Pay Victims of Cholera Outbreak It Caused in Haiti

15 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

A proposed $400 million aid package comes two months after the United Nations acknowledged that it helped spread the deadly disease in the impoverished nation.

First repatriation of Myanmar refugees in Thailand begins

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The first, voluntary repatriation of 68 Myanmar refugees from camps along the Thai-Myanmar border began on Tuesday with the United Nations refugee agency calling the movement a "milestone" while underscoring it would not lead to an exodus.

U.N. wants $200 million to pay Haiti's cholera victims, communities

19 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations hopes it can raise $200 million for payments to families of more than 9,300 cholera victims in Haiti and to communities worst-affected by the outbreak of the disease, which has been blamed on Nepali U.N. peacekeepers.

"With Friends Like These..."

After World War II, the United States--newly equipped with the ultimate deterrent against attack, nuclear weapons--discarded the model of the nations' founders, who cautioned against permanent or entangling alliances. The United States...Show More Summary

Does the UN Have a Future?

"The United Nations was not created to bring us to heaven, but in order to save us from hell." Dag Hammarskjöld UN Secretary-General (1953-1961) Without enthusiasts, dreamers and visionaries, history would be a very poor record of routine exercises and results. Show More Summary

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