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UN condemns 'direct attack' on peacekeepers in South Sudan

UN condemns 'direct attack' on peacekeepers in South Sudan

The United Nations is condemning a "direct attack" on its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after a government soldier shot and wounded a Nepalese peacekeeper.

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US State Department spent $73,286 on curtains for residence of UN envoy
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US State Department spent $73,286 on curtains for residence of UN envoy

The State Department spent $US52,701 last year buying customised and mechanised curtains for the picture windows in Nikki Haley's official residence .

  • by Gardiner Harris
'Rock star diplomat' former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at age 80
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Kofi Annan

'Rock star diplomat' former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at age 80

The Ghanaian diplomat rose through the United Nations' ranks to become the first black African secretary-general.

Unesco adds new world heritage sites
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Unesco adds new world heritage sites

The United Nations committee is making decisions on dozens of other nominated sites throughout the world.

'Cesspool of political bias': US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council
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'Cesspool of political bias': US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

The Trump administration has announced its departure from the UN's main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.

  • by Nick Wadhams