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JUL 27, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. hopes to boost aid to Aden as Yemen frontline moves north

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations hopes to massively scale up aid to Aden now that fighting has all but stopped in the Yemeni port city, the U.N. official in charge of humanitarian aid to Yemen said after a weekend trip to the city. Johannes van der Klaauw said he saw bodies lying in the street and ...

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JUL 24, 2015 - The Independent

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Northern Ireland abortion laws are putting women's lives at risk says UN report

A United Nations committee of 18 independent experts has expressed concern about “highly restrictive” abortion laws in a report on Northern Ireland.

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JUL 23, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. urges Canada to probe mining abuses, murders of native women

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations watchdog urged Canada on Thursday to investigate alleged human rights abuses by its mining companies abroad and launch an inquiry into the high number of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. The U.N. Human Rights Committee examined Canada's record in upholding civil and political freedoms as part of a regular ...

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JUL 23, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Parents Around The World Celebrate #BumpDay With Beautiful Maternity Photos

Yesterday marked the first annual #BumpDay -- an occasion to raise awareness about maternal and infant health around the world. What to Expect When You're Expecting ?author Heidi Murkoff teamed up with WhatToExpect.com, International Medical Corps, 1,000 Days, and the United Nations Foundation to establish this awareness day, she explains in a blog post about the initiative.  "Big bumps, little bumps, ...

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JUL 21, 2015 - Huffington Post

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A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti's Health Care Workers

JEAN DENIS, Haiti -- At the health clinic here, three hours northwest of Port-au-Prince, a crowd of mostly women and girls linger in the shade away from the afternoon sun, waiting to see a doctor. This is one of the least developed areas of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. For miles around, this clinic is the only place ...

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