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The deterioration of human rights in Belarus, Human Rights Council hears

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The deterioration of human rights in Belarus continues to engulf the country in a climate of fear and arbitrary rule, a UN-appointed independent human rights...
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Ukraine: Dozens dead and injured as UN condemns ‘utterly deplorable’ shopping...

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At least ten people have reportedly been killed by what Ukrainian authorities have said was a Russian missile strike on a crowded shopping centre, and attack which the UN condemned on Monday as “utterly deplorable”.
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Death sentence for Ukraine foreign fighters is a war crime: UN...

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The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Friday condemned the death sentence handed down to three foreign fighters in Ukraine by a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. “Such trials against prisoners of war amount to a war crime,” said OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani.
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Reports of sexual violence in Ukraine rising fast, Security Council hears

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Allegations of sexual violence by Russian troops in Ukraine are mounting, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Monday, expressing regret over a stark discrepancy between that painful reality, and the global community’s ambition to end the use of rape as a weapon of war.
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Interview: ‘Any way you look at it, wars are evil’, UN...

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Amin Awad was appointed the UN Crisis Coordinator in Ukraine . Marking 100 days since the 24 February Russian invasion of Ukraine, UN News spoke exclusively and in-depth to Mr. Awad, who explained what the UN is doing to try to end the conflict, and provide support and protection to millions of Ukrainian civilians caught in the crossfire
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Ukraine: At least two children killed in war every day, says...

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In Ukraine, nearly 100 days since the Russian invasion, at least two children have been killed every day with many more injured, UN humanitarians said on Wednesday, the International Day for Protection of Children.
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Ukraine: ‘Perfect storm’ threatens economic devastation in developing world

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Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine is causing immense suffering and devastation there, but also creating a “perfect storm” which threatens economic devastation of “many developing countries”
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Ancient Moon Volcanoes May Supply Future Astronauts With Drinking Water and...

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The moon’s Orientale Basin as seen by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Credit: NASA GSFC Billions of years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions raged on...
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High-Speed Moving Fusion Plasma Turbulence Discovered for the First Time in the World

Inside Japan’s Large Helical Device (LHD) stellarator, built to test plasma fusion confinement. Credit: Justin Ruckman New insights into understanding turbulence in fusion plasmas. In order...

Polish and Turkish innovators among World Health Assembly public health award winners

Professor Haberal received the Ihsan Doğramacı Family Health Foundation Prize, while the Severe Hypothermia Treatment Centre received the Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health

Cultural destruction in Ukraine by Russian forces will reverberate for years

The attempted destruction of Ukraine’s historic culture by invading Russian forces, will have a devastating impact on the pace of recovery in the post-war era, an independent UN human rights expert warned on Wednesday. 

What sci-fi books should I read?

Sci-fi books: Speculative fiction has long attracted teens and young adults—the lure of the unknown and magic. From space opera to hard sci-fi, from...

Europe: WHO supporting countries affected by rare monkeypox outbreak

Monkeypox outbreak - The World Health Organization (WHO) is working closely with countries where cases of the rare viral disease monkeypox have been reported,...

Minimal risk of monkeypox transmission in UK following confirmed case

Risk of monkeypox transmission in the United Kingdom is minimal following a confirmed case of the rare and sometimes fatal animal-bourne disease, the World...

Ukraine: Support for war crimes investigations ‘of paramount importance’

Investigators probing allegations of war crimes in the Ukraine conflict must work closely together and in compliance with international standards of forensic best practice, the UN expert on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions said on Monday. 

Mariupol evacuations ‘a glimmer of hope’ in Ukraine war

The United Nations continues to explore all options to reach civilians affected by Russia’s brutal assault on Ukraine, deputy humanitarian affairs chief Joyce Msuya said in an update to the Security Council on Thursday.

UN launches joint appeal for Syria: ‘Apathy is not an option’

As Syria begins 12 years of conflict amidst soaring humanitarian needs, UN agency heads launched during a European Union conference on Tuesday, a joint appeal for $10.5 billion.

Security Council ‘speaks with one voice for peace in Ukraine’

The UN chief welcomed on Friday afternoon, the unity of the Security Council in support of peace in Ukraine, while also assuring that he would continue to “spare no effort” in saving lives, reducing suffering and finding the path of peace.
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