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With one suicide every 40 seconds, WHO urges action
by Nina Larson - September 10, 2019 - 2:38pm
Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year -- more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging action to avert the tragedies.
'Otterly adorable'?: Demand for cute selfies puts animals at risk
by Nina Larson - August 22, 2019 - 3:22pm
Social media users are fuelling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets, conservationists say, warning the trend could push species towards extinction.
WHO launches strategy to fight 'inevitable' flu pandemics
by Nina Larson - March 12, 2019 - 10:20am
The World Health Organization on Monday launched a strategy to protect people worldwide over the next decade against the threat of influenza, warning that new pandemics are "inevitable."
UN says EU could win big in US-China trade war
by Nina Larson - February 6, 2019 - 12:44am
Neither protagonist in the US-China trade war stands to benefit from their stand-off,the UN said Monday, suggesting others could cash in instead, with the EU possibly winning big.
'We are losing the race' on climate change: UN chief
by Nina Larson - January 25, 2019 - 9:24am
The world is "losing the race" against climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Thursday, demanding bolder action from governments to arrest runaway warming.
China rights record in spotlight at UN review
by Nina Larson - November 6, 2018 - 12:04pm
China's mass detainment of ethnic Uighurs and its crackdown on civil liberties will likely figure high on the agenda Tuesday when countries meet at the UN in Geneva to review Beijing's rights record.
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