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Afghanistan: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

It's' time to take these proposals seriously, for the sake of all concerned, in Afghanistan and here at home.

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Haiti cholera may have originated with UN peacekeepers

New investigations reveal that the cholera epidemic in ravaged Haiti may have started out in a camp for Nepalese UN peacekeepers.

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Cancun: Are we running out of time on climate change?

Even on some of the decisions agreed to in Cancun, many crucial details were postponed at least until next year's round of negotiations, but Ban Ki-moon says it's better than nothing.

At Cancun meet world leaders feel heat on climate change

The international community is hoping to lay foundations, set up frameworks and install building blocks toward practically addressing the dire consequences of global warming.

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Haiti cholera crisis provokes street protests

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has now spread to the capital, Port au Prince, and has killed over 1,000 people while sickening up to 19,000.

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World Notes: UN, Pakistan, Iran, Honduras, South Africa, Cuba

The International Labor Organization issued a report August 12 indicating that at the end of 2009 81 million people between 15 and 24 years of age were unemployed, up from 11.9 percent in 2007 to 13 percent last year.

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UN focus on youth

On August 12, the UN launched the International Year of the Youth, aimed at alleviating the grinding poverty, record joblessness and problems affecting millions of young people across the globe.

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China urges India seat on UN Security Council

Behind the ceremony, Indo-China relations remain strong.

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World Notes: Somalia, Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico and UN

In Somalia, soldiers aren't getting paid, Spain's jobless rate soars, Cuba celebrates May Day, students in Puerto Rico strike against privatization, and the United Nations reports on press freedom.

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World Notes: UN, Yemen, Cuba

Women's equality under study at UN, Yemen conflict eases but instability continues, Cuba state visit zeroes in on U.S. blockade.

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