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LATEST NEWS | 21 Aug 2014 - Russian aid convoy starts moving into Ukraine; 21 Aug 2014 - Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon; 21 Aug 2014 - Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza; 21 Aug 2014 - Pakistani government, protest leaders discuss way out of impasse; 21 Aug 2014 - Mramor set to return as Slovenian finance minister, new coalition taking shape; 21 Aug 2014 - U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley; 21 Aug 2014 - Scottish nationalists look to broaden independence debate beyond currency; 21 Aug 2014 - Hong Kong democracy stalemate sets stage for possible financial district shutdown; 21 Aug 2014 - Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling; 21 Aug 2014 - Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament; 21 Aug 2014 - Indonesia police fire teargas ahead of court verdict on election; 21 Aug 2014 - Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil; 21 Aug 2014 - Protesters attack police as two Indian states fight over territory; 21 Aug 2014 - China tries five cult members for McDonald's murder; 21 Aug 2014 - Philippine Muslim rebels take crucial step on path to pact; 21 Aug 2014 - Australia's highest court to hear test case on asylum seekers; 21 Aug 2014 - Malaysian militants bought bomb material for planned attack: official; 21 Aug 2014 - Saudi Arabia sentences 18 to jail for militant offences; 21 Aug 2014 - Petrobras worker dies from burns in refinery explosion;
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Restoring dignity, ensuring ‘safe space’ for returning Nigerian schoolgirls critical – UN official
20 August 2014 – A United Nations official for Nigeria today said that restoring the dignity and integrity of returning schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Chibok is instrumental in reintegrating the girls back into a “safe space” in society.
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UN System Coordinator on Ebola pledges support for West Africa’s efforts to halt outbreak
20 August 2014 – As the World Health Organization (WHO) ramps up its response to the unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa, the wider United Nations, led by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has launched a system-wide coordination initiative to assist Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone in their efforts to halt the spread of the virus, which has left more than 1,000 people dead and is now affecting more than 1 million people throughout the region.
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Ebola: UN health agency reports encouraging signs in Nigeria, Guinea
19 August 2014 – While the trends of the outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria and Guinea, where the virus made its first appearance in West Africa last December, have shown encouraging signs, the United Nations health agency today expressed concern about the situation in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.
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Ebola: UN health agency requests exit screening of travellers leaving affected countries
18 August 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said any persons with an illness consistent with Ebola should not be allowed to travel by air, sea or land from affected countries unless it is part of a medical evacuation, as it also expressed concern over the threats and harassment of health workers in West African countries developing into a “worry element.”
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