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Myanmar: Death sentences ‘vile attempt at instilling fear’, rights experts charge

United Nations - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:15pm
The international community must increase pressure on Myanmar ‘s military rulers in the wake of their decision to move ahead with death sentences against four individuals, including two prominent opponents of the regime, UN independent human rights experts said on Friday. 

Mediterranean Sea journeys for migrants have grown more deadly: UNHCR

United Nations - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 9:31am
Migrants who risk their lives to cross the Mediterranean to Europe on flimsy boats often piloted by people-smugglers, are at greater risk of dying now than for years, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

World must ‘speed up’ efforts to end AIDS pandemic by 2030

United Nations - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 9:12am
To end AIDS, beat COVID-19 and “stop the pandemics of the future”, the world needs to ensure global access to lifesaving health technologies, the UN Chef de Cabinet has told a meeting of the General Assembly to review progress.

Brazil urged to step up search for missing journalist and indigenous activist

United Nations - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 7:23am
Authorities in Brazil must step up efforts to find a British journalist and an indigenous rights activist who disappeared nearly a week ago in a dangerous remote area of the Amazon, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday. 

Death sentence for Ukraine foreign fighters is a war crime: UN rights office

United Nations - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 6:19am
The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Friday condemned the death sentence handed down to three foreign fighters in Ukraine by a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. “Such trials against prisoners of war amount to a war crime,” said OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani.

Forge prosperous, democratic, equitable societies, Guterres tells Americas summit

United Nations - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 5:15pm
It is essential to close the gap between the great potential of the Americas region and the daily struggles facing its people, UN Secretary-António Guterres told senior officials from across the hemisphere on Thursday. 

Kazakhstan: ‘Only together’ can ‘silent pandemic’ of gender-based violence be overcome, says Deputy UN chief

United Nations - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 2:13pm
The UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed was in Kazakhstan on Thursday, where she spoke out against the “silent pandemic” of gender-based violence worldwide, saying that only collective action could end the scourge.

Ethiopian migrants head home on first ever return flight from Yemen's Ma'rib

United Nations - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 10:40am
For the first time ever, 150 Ethiopian migrants are flying to Addis Ababa on a Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) flight from Yemen’s conflict-affected Ma’rib governarate, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.

Five countries elected to serve on UN Security Council

United Nations - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 10:10am
Five countries have been elected to serve as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council following a vote in the General Assembly on Thursday. 

Sri Lanka: UN appeals for $47 million for life-saving aid to 1.7 million people

United Nations - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 9:06am
Sri Lanka is experiencing a multidimensional economic crisis, which is compounded by food insecurity, rising protection concerns and shortages threatening lives and livelihoods, the UN said on Thursday, appealing for $47.2 million to provide life-saving assistance.

CNN10: The big stories of the day, explained in 10 minutes

CNN - Wed, 03/23/2022 - 7:09pm
All 30 leaders of NATO gather in Belgium, a tornado strikes New Orleans, two astronauts take a spacewalk, and we break down the factors in gas prices.

'Shaking just thinking about it': Kherson resident describes life under occupation

CNN - Wed, 03/23/2022 - 7:00pm
Kherson, Ukraine resident Tetyana describes what life is like under Russian occupation.

CNN Heroes salutes the strength and courage of Ukraine

CNN - Wed, 03/23/2022 - 6:58pm
As the Ukrainian people fight for their democracy and their lives amidst the Russian invasion, we share this tribute to their heroism, scored to John Legend's "Never Break."

'You are worthy': Senator delivers heartfelt message during SCOTUS confirmation hearing

CNN - Wed, 03/23/2022 - 6:48pm
During Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) took a moment to defend the nominee against some of the questions raised by his GOP colleagues, and gave her a message of support invoking Harriet Tubman.

US officials say this 'revealing moment' hints at morale problems in Russia's military

CNN - Wed, 03/23/2022 - 6:22pm
A rare face-to-face meeting between Russian and US military officials last week led to an "outburst" of emotion from a normally stoic Russian general, a "revealing moment" that the Americans present believe hinted at larger morale problems in Russia's military, according to a closely held US military readout of what transpired. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

WNBA star held in Russia gets visit

CNN - Wed, 03/23/2022 - 6:19pm
Brittany Griner is finally allowed her first visit by an American diplomat, more than a month after being arrested on drug charges.

Elon Musk's dance moves go on display at Tesla plant opening

CNN - Wed, 03/23/2022 - 6:08pm
Elon Musk shows off his dad dancing ... but his dance partner is a drone. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

'How dangerous is he right now?': Hear ex-oligarch on Putin's mental state

CNN - Wed, 03/23/2022 - 5:52pm
Former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was once the richest man in Russia before spending 10 years in prison for going against Vladimir Putin, speaks with CNN's Erin Burnett about the Russian president's mindset and the state of the country's military a month into the war in Ukraine.

Ketanji Brown Jackson chokes up delivering message to youth

CNN - Wed, 03/23/2022 - 5:40pm
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson gets emotional as she delivers a heartfelt message to the American youth during her Senate confirmation hearing.

Flexport CEO on enhancing the supply chain to aid Ukrainian refugees

CNN - Wed, 03/23/2022 - 5:38pm
California-based freight company Flexport is working to move the supply chain forward to ensure Ukrainian refugees in countries including Poland, Romania and Moldova receive cargo quickly and efficiently. Founder and CEO Ryan Petersen sheds light on the company's purpose and strategy.

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