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Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year

Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said. The study, which its authors said was a fi

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Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year

Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said. The study, which its authors said was a fi

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UN Council plans to prevent foreign fighters

The UN Security Council plans to demand countries "prevent and suppress" the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant groups like Islamic State by ensuring it is considered a serious criminal offence under

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$600m needed to tackle Ebola says UN

The United Nations said $600 million in supplies would be needed to fight West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the death toll from the worst ever epidemic of the virus topped 1,900 and Guinea warned it had penetrated a new part of the country.

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Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August: UN

At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August as sectarian violence raged in the country's centre and north, the United Nations said on Monday. A further 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee as Isl

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Syrian militants capture 43 UN soldiers, 81 trapped

Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 UN peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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ISIS, Syrian government committing war crimes: UN

The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their increasingly brutal fight against each other, UN investigators said on Wednesday. Islamic State forces in north

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ICAO plans new conflict zone warning system

The United Nations' civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects designed to help airlines and states better share information about risks in conflict zones, the organisation said on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after a Malaysian airliner

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ICAO plans new conflict zone warning system

The United Nations' civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects designed to help airlines and states better share information about risks in conflict zones, the organisation said on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after a Malaysian airliner

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UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings in Iraq

The United Nations condemned on Monday "appalling, widespread" crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners that could amount to war crimes. UN human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned &

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