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Happy 23rd Independence Day to Azerbaijan – Independence from Russia on 18 Oct 1991

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Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/ AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası) is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe.[5] It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran […]

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Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia elected to serve on UN Security Council

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Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine (file photo) 17 October 2013 – The United Nations General Assembly today elected Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2014. The five countries obtained the required two-thirds majority of […]

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Heed call of marginalized, end discrimination, UN urges on Poverty Eradication Day

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Goal 1 of MDGs: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. Photo: World Bank/Jamie Martin 17 October 2013 – Urging greater support for people struggling to escape poverty and build better lives, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by calling on the world to “do more to […]

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Outdoor air pollution a leading cause of cancer, say UN health experts

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Photo: UNEP 17 October 2013 – The specialized cancer agency of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that outdoor air pollution is a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths. An evaluation by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs Programme found there is sufficient evidence that exposure to outdoor air […]

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