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UN 'shocked' at civilian toll of Israeli operation to free hostages
by Nina Larson - June 11, 2024 - 6:29pm
The UN voiced alarm on Tuesday at the civilian toll of Israel's rescue of four hostages in Gaza, and the fact that Palestinian armed groups are holding captives there.
Blinken urges Hamas to agree truce to help Gazans
by Nina Larson - May 2, 2024 - 3:55pm
Top US diplomat Antony Blinken has urged Hamas to accept a Gaza truce plan despite an Israeli warning that the army will keep fighting the Palestinian militant group after any ceasefire.
UN calls for international probe into deaths at Gaza hospitals
by Nina Larson - April 24, 2024 - 1:00pm
The United Nations called Tuesday for an international investigation into reports of mass graves at two Gaza hospitals destroyed in Israeli sieges, saying war crimes might have been committed.
Planet 'on the brink', with new heat records likely in 2024 — UN
by Nina Larson - March 20, 2024 - 11:17am
"There is a high probability that 2024 will again break the record of 2023," WMO climate monitoring chief Omar Baddour told reporters.
'Harrowing': WHO decries deadly strike on Gaza refugee camp
by Nina Larson - December 26, 2023 - 10:50am
World Health Organization staff visited Monday a Gaza hospital receiving casualties from deadly strikes on a refugee camp, hearing distressing stories of entire families killed and seeing dying children.
Fight against TB back on track after Covid disruptions — WHO
by Nina Larson - November 10, 2023 - 4:57pm
Deaths from tuberculosis dipped last year amid a dramatic increase in diagnosis and treatment of the world's second deadliest disease, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
Amid melting glaciers, Swiss vote on new climate law
by Nina Larson - June 18, 2023 - 2:31pm
Recent opinion polls indicate strong support for the proposed law, which would require Switzerland to slash its dependence on imported oil and gas, scaling up the development and use of greener and more home-grown...
Crash landing on us! Swiss village reels from Netflix fame
by Nina Larson - June 10, 2023 - 9:19am
Ever since the hugely popular South Korean series "Crash Landing on You" aired a romantic scene on a wooden pier framed by the turquoise waters of a Swiss lake and the towering Alps behind, the picturesque village...
World should prepare for El Nino, new record temperatures: UN
by Nina Larson - May 3, 2023 - 5:27pm
The United Nations warned Wednesday of a growing likelihood the weather phenomenon El Nino will develop in coming months, fuelling higher global temperatures and possibly new heat records.
WHO assessing risk after fighters seize Sudan lab
by Nina Larson - April 27, 2023 - 8:44am
The World Health Organization said Wednesday it was assessing the threat posed to public health after fighters in Sudan occupied a national laboratory holding samples of deadly diseases.
'We need to know': WHO says China has more on COVID-19 origin
by Nina Larson - April 7, 2023 - 10:01am
More than three years after COVID-19 first surfaced, heated debate still rages around the origins of the pandemic.
Infertility affects one in six — WHO
by Nina Larson - April 4, 2023 - 8:28am
Around one in every six adults experiences infertility, the World Health Organization estimated Tuesday as it called for an urgent increase in access to fertility care.
WHO chief to 'push until we get the answer' on Covid origins
by Nina Larson - February 16, 2023 - 7:51am
The World Health Organization will continue pushing until it finds an answer to how the Covid-19 pandemic started, the agency's chief said Wednesday following a report suggesting it had abandoned the search.
UN confirms 2022 among eight hottest years on record
by Nina Larson - January 13, 2023 - 8:00am
The past eight years were the hottest since records began, the United Nations confirmed Thursday, despite the cooling influence of a drawn-out La Nina weather pattern.
Pakistan risks 'extraordinary misery' without flood recovery help: UN
by Nina Larson - January 9, 2023 - 7:57am
The international community must help Pakistan recover from last year's devastating floods and boost climate resilience, or the country will be locked in misery, the head of the UN development agency told AFP.
China stats 'under-represent' true impact of Covid outbreak: WHO
by Nina Larson - January 5, 2023 - 8:02am
The World Health Organization criticised China's "very narrow" definition of Covid deaths on Wednesday, warning that official statistics were not showing the true impact of the outbreak. 
UN rights council orders probe of Iran crackdown on protests
by Nina Larson - November 25, 2022 - 7:48am
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday condemned Iran's repression of peaceful demonstrators following the death of Mahsa Amini, and voted to create a high-level investigation into the deadly crack...
UN rights council eyes probe of Iran crackdown
by Nina Larson - November 22, 2022 - 3:24pm
The United Nations' top rights body will hold an urgent meeting this week to consider launching an international investigation into the deadly crackdown on mass protests rocking Iran.
Mouth diseases hit nearly half the world's people — WHO
by Nina Larson - November 18, 2022 - 8:13am
Rotting teeth, swollen gums and oral cancers: nearly half the world's population suffer from mouth diseases, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
WHO says Covid still an international emergency
by Nina Larson - October 20, 2022 - 7:59am
The World Health Organization said Wednesday it is too early to lift the highest-level alert for the Covid crisis, with the pandemic remaining a global health emergency despite recent...
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