Rebels battle in Syria following truce breakdown

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Rebel forces fighting Islamic State claim to have retaken two villages north of Aleppo, after the collapse of a 10-week-old partial truce that allowed U.N.-brokered peace talks.

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E.U. says migrant traffic down as 800 rescued in one day

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The U.N. calls the rescue of 801 migrants off of Sicily the largest single mass migration of its kind in over a year, as the E.U. says migrant traffic into Greece, a main point of entry, is down recently by a whopping 90 percent.

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80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN

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80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN

Over 80 percent of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report warned Thursday.

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Sri Lanka probes UN claims of ongoing police torture

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Sri Lanka probes UN claims of ongoing police torture

UN human rights official Juan E Mendez said earlier this month that he had found "credible evidence" of detainees being tortured and disappearances since the end of the war in 2009.

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Thailand defends rights restrictions at U.N. review

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Thailand defends rights restrictions at U.N. review

Thailand on Wednesday defended its curbs on freedom of expression at a review of its rights record by the U.N. Human Rights Council, saying the measures were aimed at "those who stir up violence".

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Thailand faces "moment of shame" at UN rights council review

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Thailand faces 'moment of shame' at UN rights council review

Thailand faces a "moment of shame" when the U.N. Human Rights Council reviews its rights record on Wednesday, a rights group said, amid fresh arrests of online critics accused of criticizing the junta.

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North Korea's Kim holds colourful mass rally to close rare congress

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North Korea's Kim holds colourful mass rally to close rare congress

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a mass rally and parade on Tuesday in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years by elevating him to party chairman.

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North Korea's Kim holds colorful mass rally to close rare congress

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North Korea's Kim holds colorful mass rally to close rare congress

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a mass rally and parade on Tuesday in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years by elevating him to party chairman.

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North Korea leader Kim sets five-year economic plan, vows nuclear restraint

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North Korea leader Kim sets five-year economic plan, vows nuclear restraint

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country will not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is infringed by others with nuclear arms, state media said on Sunday, and set a five-year plan to boost the secretive state's moribund economy.

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N. Korea leader says will only use nuclear weapons if attacked

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N. Korea leader says will only use nuclear weapons if attacked

Leader Kim Jong-Un told a rare ruling party congress that North Korea would only use nuclear weapons if attacked by a nuclear power, and said he wanted improved relations with previously "hostile" nations.

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UN official vows support for Vietnam’s climate change response efforts

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UN official vows support for Vietnam’s climate change response efforts

UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson pledged to do his utmost to encourage more support for Vietnam to deal with difficulties related to climate change, at his meeting with domestic and foreign press on the outcomes of his four-day working visit to Vietnam on May 6 in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Top reason Americans will vote for Trump: 'To stop Clinton': poll

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Top reason Americans will vote for Trump: 'To stop Clinton': poll

The U.S. presidential election may turn out to be one of the world's biggest un-popularity contests.

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VN regards Japan as a top and long-term partner

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VN regards Japan as a top and long-term partner

VGP – Viet Nam continues regarding Japan as a top and long-term partner, affirmed Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh while holding talks with Japanese FM Fumio Kishida in Ha Noi on Thursday.

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North Korea kicks off rare party congress with 'miraculous results'

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North Korea kicks off rare party congress with 'miraculous results'

North Korea kicked off the first congress of its ruling Workers' Party in 36 years on Friday, with Kim Jong Un expected to further consolidate his control over a country that has grown increasingly isolated over its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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UN promises to help Vietnam overcome worst water crisis in decades

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UN promises to help Vietnam overcome worst water crisis in decades

The United Nations Vice Secretary Jan Kenneth Eliasson has pledged to bring international support to the drought-ravaged Mekong Delta after his visit Thursday.

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