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Sudan Withdraws from Human Rights Council Race, Which is How It’s Supposed to Work

The Human Rights Council once again shows that it has sufficient safeguards to keep the worst human rights offenders from joining its ranks.

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A Global Surge In Death Penalty Executions?

A spate of executions in some unlikely countries has caused the top UN human rights official to speak out.

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Major Earthquake off the Coast of The Philippines. Tsunami Warnings for the Pacific

A massive earthquake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines at 12:47 UTC today. The recorded magnitude by the United States Geological Survey is 7.6, which is a major, major quake.

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Top of the Morning: Striking South African Miners Charged With Murder; Food Prices Soar

Top stories from the Development and Aid World News Service–DAWNS Digest. VisitDAWNS Digest for the full global developing world news update.

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Upset in Tehran; Syria; Amos in Mali; SC on Lebanon; Human Rights

Upset in Tehran: The SG spoke at the NAM Summit in Tehran today, expressing grave concern over the situation in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program.

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Malnutrition Rates Alarmingly High in Chad

Drought and political instability are causing a massive humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region. One of the harder hit places is Chad, where Unicef warns that one in 5 children are suffering from acute malnutrition.  In all, Unicef says that 170,000 children in Chad will have suffered fron acute malnutrian this year.

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