Tag Archives: Geneva

26Jan/16
Nicaragua's Las Canoa reservoir , which was left dry by the El Nino phenomenon

2015 hottest year on record – WMO

The U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization confirms that 2015 was hottest year on record, as part of a longer-term trend.

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12Jan/16

“Severely malnourished” children in besieged Madaya eating grass to survive, U.N. says

Severely malnourished children in Madaya are eating grass and leaves to survive, the U.N. says after aid convoy reaches the besieged Syrian town for first time in months.
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08Dec/15

Blocking Muslim refugees supports terrorism – U.N.’s Guterres

Countries rejecting Syrian refugees because they are muslim are fuelling Islamic State and other militant groups, the U.N. says.

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19Sep/15

U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to step down but the timing of his departure had to be decided through negotiation. Kerry is in London for talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

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09Sep/15

Soccer clubs to help refugees

The 80 teams participating in this season’s Champions League and Europa League will each make a donation to help ease the refugee crisis in Europe.

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25Aug/15

Up to 3,000 refugees, migrants expected a day in Macedonia – UNHCR

UN Refugee Agency predicts the number of migrants crossing the border between Greece and Macedonia to remain at 3,000 per day.

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20Jul/15

Africa’s new anti-malarial drug shows promising test results, attracts international interest

Groundbreaking work by the University of Cape Town Drug Discovery and Development Centre, in the research and development of a potential single-dose cure for malaria, has attracted international interest, funding and scientists from around the world. The compound is said to disrupt the malaria parasite’s life cycle in animal models, effectively destroying it. Researchers say they are optimistic the drug will be effective in fighting malaria in future.

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03Jul/15

Europe swelters in heatwave

PARIS, FRANCE / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / COLOGNE & MUNICH & OFFENBACH, GERMANY / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM / MADRID, SPAIN / GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (REUTERS) – Temperatures across Europe broke records with a high expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius, or 104 degrees Fahrenheit in some cities.
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26May/15

UN Human Rights Chief says more attention must be paid to migrant boat crisis

The UN Human Rights Chief has called the EU response to the migrant boat crisis “inadequate” and said Asian countries must also do more to help the plight of thousands of migrants arriving on its shores.

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18May/15

WHO sets up $100 million fund to deal with future crises like Ebola

WHO admits it failed to respond adequately to the Ebola virus and sets up a $100 million dollar fund to be better prepared next time.

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