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Two Main Parties Punished in British Local Elections

Election

LONDON – Initial results indicate that voters punished Theresa May’s conservatives in the presidential election ballot but the party was also disappointing for opposition Labor, POLITICO reported Friday. With nearly half of the votes cast and widespread frustration over the treatment of Brexit by Westminster’s two main parties, the Conservatives …

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European Parliament Supports Whistle-Blower Law

EU

BRUSSELS – The European Parliament voted in favor of an EU law to protect whistle-blowers on Tuesday, EU observer reported Wednesday. With the widespread support of 591 MEPs, the EU directive lays down rules to protect whistle-blowers from retaliation and provides them with a safe means of reporting breaches of …

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More Children Killed By Dirty Water, Than Bullets: UNICEF Chief

more children killed by unsafe water than war

UNITED NATIONS – Children under five who live in conflict zones are 20 times more likely to die from diarrheal diseases linked to unsafe water than from direct violence as a result of war, according to UNICEF. Analyzing mortality data from 16 countries beset by long-term conflict – including Afghanistan, …

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3000 Foreigners Arrested in Biggest-Ever Human Trafficking Case

Human Trafficking

KUWAIT CITY – Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior has issued an order to arrest 2,900 foreigners of various nationalities in the biggest-ever human trafficking case in the country’s history, Middle East Monitor reported Friday. According to Kuwait News Agency, over the past few days, the Ministry took into custody around 90 …

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UN Agencies Warn of Human Loss if Malnutrition not Ended

malnutrition

BANGKOK, Thailand – Four specialized agencies of the United Nations on Friday warned of a colossal human loss to Asia and the Pacific and its economies if countries in the region do not recommit themselves to ending all forms of malnutrition and achieving zero hunger by 2030, Relief Web reported. …

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World Leaders Pledge $13bln Annually to End Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

NEW YORK – World leaders in the UN General Assembly reaffirmed their commitment to end the global tuberculosis epidemic by 2030, unanimously adopting a political declaration committing them to accelerate national and collective actions, investments and innovations in fighting the preventable disease, the declaration on UN Official Website stated Thursday. …

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Nationwide Measles Vaccination Campaign Launched

Measles

KABUL – The Afghan Government, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, on Saturday launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children 13.8 million children aged 9 months to 10 years against measles, a statement from the Ministry …

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