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  1. UN envoy calls for peace process in South SudanRead the original story

    21 min ago | Newkerala.com

    A UN envoy Wednesday called on the international community to help push for peace talks between warring parties in South Sudan, stressing that "the untold suffering of the people of South Sudan must stop". "There is no alternative to silencing the guns and concluding without further delay a comprehensive peace agreement in order to return the country towards the path of peace and stability," said Ellen Loj, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan , as saying.

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  2. Cambodian troops leave for AfricaRead the original story

    54 min ago | Pnompenh Post

    ... ng wells, among other tasks. Since 2006, Cambodia has sent 2,165 personnel on UN peacekeeping missions in Sudan, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Chad, Syria, Lebanon and Mali.

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  3. South Sudan: 'No Alternative to Silencing the Guns,'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Scoop

    Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan , Ellen Margrethe LA j, briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 22 October 2014 - There is no alternative to silencing the guns and immediately agreeing a comprehensive peace deal so South Sudan can return to the path of peace and stability, the United Nations envoy for the strife-riven country said today, urging the Security Council and regional leaders to help bring the warring parties to the negotiating table.

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  4. Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015: U.N.Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Reuters

    Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion "sooner rather than later." China announced last month that it would send the troops to help protect civilians amid renewed violence.

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  5. UN in South Sudan sees possible deal but no peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

    The UN mission in South Sudan is bracing for ongoing fighting even if a political deal is reached between rival leaders, the new head of mission said Wednesday. Danish diplomat Elen Loej, who has been leading the UN mission in South Sudan for six weeks, told reporters that the 10,500-strong force is redeploying, with greater focus on "hotspots", mostly in the north.

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  6. Complex web' of crises requires human rights-based solutions - " UN rights chiefRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | United Nations

    ... a new wave of barbarity in Iraq; from the deplorable conflict in Ukraine to the entirely avoidable bloodshed in South Sudan - and...the smouldering spread of Ebola - 2013-2014 was a year of devastating impact on human rights," Mr. Zeid said . ...

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  7. Tallgrass Film Festival: And the winners are ...Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    ... the United States premiere of his film, "We Are the Ones," a documentary about three surgeons in an area of South Sudan dealing with violent tribal conflict. "Tallgrass was a great time," Shink said. "We're already looking forward to our next ...

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  8. Rolyn Responds to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) CrisisRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | PRWeb

    ... have been confirmed in the following countries: United States, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Gabon, South Sudan, Ivory Coast, Uganda, and the Republic of the Congo (ROC). In July 2014, as the Ebola epidemic expanded in Guinea, Liberia, and ...

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  9. UN envoy shocked at disregard for life in SSudanRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    The new U.N. envoy in South Sudan says she is shocked by the complete disregard for human life in the world's newest nation and is urging international pressure on President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar to end their power struggle and silence their guns. Ellen Margrethe Loj told the U.N. Security Council Wednesday that a comprehensive peace agreement must be concluded without further delay so South Sudan can return to the path of peace.

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  10. Ebola Has Killed at Least 5,000 PeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Mashable

    ... Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan and Togo. Earlier this month, a top WHO official said the outbreak may escalate to 10,000 new cases per week by December. WHO ...

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  11. UN official: 2013-14 devastating for human rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ... a new wave of barbarity in Iraq; from the deplorable conflict in Ukraine to the entirely avoidable bloodshed in South Sudan - and, at the end of this reporting period, the slow, smoldering spread of Ebola - 2013-2014 was a year of devastating impact ...

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  12. Barn dance to support OxfamRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Worcester News

    A BARN dance will be held in Worcester to support the victims of conflicts in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and South Sudan. The event, which will take place at The Angel Centre, The Butts, on Saturday, November 15, from 7.30pm to 11pm, has been organised by the Worcester Oxfam Campaigns Group.

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  13. No alternative to silencing the guns,' UN South Sudan envoy tells Security CouncilRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | United Nations

    Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan , Ellen Margrethe LA j, briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 22 October 2014 – There is no alternative to silencing the guns and immediately agreeing a comprehensive peace deal so South Sudan can return to the path of peace and stability, the United Nations envoy for the strife-riven country said today, urging the Security Council and regional leaders to help bring the warring parties to the negotiating table.

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  14. Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries,...Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | United Nations

    ... cent of global trade in goods. There are currently 48 countries classified as LDCs, the newest addition being South Sudan. Lack of territorial access to the sea, remoteness and isolation from world markets and high transit costs continue to impose ...

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  15. Norway puts Ethiopia as one of six priority countries in development...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    ... refugees. They also covered issues of regional and global concern including the developments in Somalia and the South Sudan peace negotiations. Norway plays a significant role in the South Sudan in the peace process as a member of the Troika. Dr. ...

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  16. How video at Vice News engages younger audiencesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Journalism.co.uk

    ... and Vice journalists can come back with documentaries of "any length, any size, any shape". When reporting from South Sudan for example, Vice reporters were on the same convoy as the BBC. The broadcaster produced a three minute news package, while ...

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  17. UN: 'Guns Must Be Silenced' in S. SudanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Voice of America

    A South Sudan army soldier stands next to a machine gun mounted on a truck in Malakal town, some 500 km northeast of the capital, Juba. The new U.N. envoy to South Sudan said Wednesday that the "guns must be silenced" in that country as the humanitarian crisis grows and gross violations of human rights are reported.

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  18. East Africa leaders meet for South Sudan peace summitRead the original story

    Tuesday | Newstime Africa

    ... vice-president Riek Machar. "The reason for the summit is to ensure a process that will lead into pulling out South Sudan from the current crisis," Ateny Wek Ateny, a spokesman for Kiir, told reporters in Juba on Tuesday. The summit comes two days ...

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  19. Deloitte Oman calls for robust implementation of IFRS standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: Underlying the importance of transparent financial reporting by reporting entities, a top Deloitte Middle East official pointed out to the significant developments and key changes to applicable standards of International Financial Reporting Standards . Alfred Strolla, regional managing partner for Oman, Yemen and South Sudan at Deloitte Middle East, emphasised that it was therefore important to understand the principles and the implications of the new standards and adopt robust practices.

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  20. Rotary Marks World Polio Day 2014 With $44.7 Million in Grants to Fight PolioRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Infection Control Today

    ... at risk of reinfection: Democratic Republic of Congo ($1.5 million), India ($4.9 million), Niger ($1 million), South Sudan ($2 million), and Sudan ($1 million). Rotary provides grant funding to polio eradication initiative partners UNICEF and the ...

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