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Science Aug 22Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection
The plan would regulate world trade in giraffe parts, including hides, bone carvings and meat, while stopping short of a full ban. It passed 106-21 with seven abstentions.
World Jul 08UN rights chief ‘appalled’ by conditions in U.S. for migrants
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Monday that children should never be held in immigration detention facilities or separated from their families.
World Jul 06From Libya to Texas, tragedies illustrate plight of migrants
As their choices narrow on land and at sea, migrants are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the countries they flee. Most live in limbo, but recent tragedies have focused…
World Jul 045,287 people killed during Venezuela security operations in 2018, UN reports
The U.N. human rights chief said the number of extrajudicial killings in 2018 was "shockingly high."…
World Jun 19UN expert urges probe of Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing
The 101-page report released by Agnes Callamard stated that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible for Khashoggi's killing.
World Jun 14Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet a global emergency, UN says
The World Health Organization said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is an "extraordinary event" of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency.
World Jun 14PHOTOS: Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay, more equality
Women across Switzerland walked off the job, burned bras and blocked traffic Friday in a day of demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence.
World May 19Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU
The Swiss proposal, among other things, requires regular training on the use of firearms, special waivers to own some semi-automatic weapons and serial number tracking system for key parts of some guns. Gun owners would have to register any weapons…
Politics Apr 17U.S. ‘concerned’ over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS
The U.S. government has expressed concern about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.'s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct problems at the agency.
World Apr 15AP exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe
A year after claims of sexual assault and harassment rocked the U.N. agency that fights HIV, UNAIDS looked like it might be on the mend. But the upheaval is not over.