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Life in South Sudan, where a chicken costs more than two months' wages

Life in South Sudan, where a chicken costs more than two months' wages

Five years of civil war have decimated South Sudan's economy and killed 380,000 people. Hundreds of thousands more are at risk of starving to death.

  • by Carolyn Thompson

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Beijing's secret plot to infiltrate UN used Australian insider
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Beijing's secret plot to infiltrate UN used Australian insider

Chinese Australian Sheri Yan played a key role in a secret Beijing operation targeting the most prominent symbol of the global rules-based order: the UN.

  • by Nick McKenzie, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Zach Dorfman & Fergus Hunter
Australia calls on China to end its 'alarming' mass detention of Muslims
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Australia calls on China to end its 'alarming' mass detention of Muslims

The remarks come as the Australia-China relationship shows signs of healing after a tumultuous period.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Ban Ki-moon 'deeply concerned' by rise in xenophobia, nationalism
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Ban Ki-moon 'deeply concerned' by rise in xenophobia, nationalism

In a wide-ranging interview, the former UN Secretary-General says any move by Australia to abandon the Paris agreement would be "politically short-sighted".

  • by Ruth Williams
Medical supplies reach tent city that's home to 50,000 Syrian refugees
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Medical supplies reach tent city that's home to 50,000 Syrian refugees

Humanitarian assistance reaches a remote refugee camp on Syria's border with Jordan for the first time since January.

Two billion people hit by natural disasters in the past decade: Red Cross
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Two billion people hit by natural disasters in the past decade: Red Cross

Australia is in the world’s most disaster-prone region.

  • by Matt Wade
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Poor nations castigate Australia for abandoning global climate fund
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Poor nations castigate Australia for abandoning global climate fund

Pauline Hanson has pressured the government to abandon the fund and it is unpopular with conservative MPs including Tony Abbott.

  • by Nicole Hasham
UN mediator on Syria is leaving but wants to make a difference first
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UN mediator on Syria is leaving but wants to make a difference first

Staffan de Mistura is the third diplomat to leave the job since Syria's civil war began in 2011.

  • by Megan Specia and Nick Cumming-Bruce
United Nations cautions against unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
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United Nations cautions against unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

A spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated the UN's view following the Morrison government's shock rethink of Middle East policy.

  • by Fergus Hunter & David Wroe
Dina Powell withdraws from consideration for US envoy to UN
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Dina Powell withdraws from consideration for US envoy to UN

Powell told US President Donald Trump by phone that she was honoured to be considered but planned to stay at Goldman Sachs.

  • by Steve Holland
Trump on Nikki Haley's UN replacement: 'How good would Ivanka be?'
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Trump on Nikki Haley's UN replacement: 'How good would Ivanka be?'

US President is floating a shortlist of candidates to replace UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, but the first person he appeared to be floating was his daughter.

  • by Christal Hayes & Jonathan Lemire