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Number displaced worldwide hits record high - UN report

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The number of people displaced by war, conflict or persecution reached a record high of nearly 60 million around the world in 2014, a UN report says. 489 more words

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UN peacekeepers routinely traded sex for money and goods - Firstpost

In Haiti, 231 people admitted to having “transactional sexual relationships” with peacekeeping personnel in exchange for “jewellery, ‘church’ shoes, dresses, fancy underwear, cell phones, perfume, radios, televisions and, in a few cases, laptops.” 162 more words

Haiti News

LGBT abuse: new UN report

I’m so grateful that I was lucky enough to be born in part of the world where, while things aren’t perfect, I don’t have to worry about being attacked every time I walk down the street. 33 more words

Lgbt

The West Recruits Terrorists: 25,000 ISIS Fighters from Foreign Countries since Mid-2014. UN Report

Source: Global Research, by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

According to a just released UN report that monitors al Qaeda and ISIS terrorist groups, from the time ISIS splashed onto the headlines last June in its infamous trek southward from Syria into Iraq to take over the second largest city Mosul without encountering any opposition, a whopping 20,000 foreign recruits from over 100 countries – that’s most nations on earth – have since converged on Iraq and Syria alone to join up as terrorists ostensibly fighting to rid the Middle East of the so called Western infidels. 390 more words

War On Terror

National Youth Day – Fiinovation

National Youth Day is celebrated across India every year on 12th January since 1985. The day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. 525 more words

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By Johnlee Varghese December 7, 2014 17:06 IST

A report submitted to the United Nations Security Council by UN observers in the Golan Heights over the past 18 months shows that Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have been in regular contact with Syrian rebels, including Islamic State (ISIS) militants. 302 more words

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Six out of 10 men in India admit violence against wives: UN study

Six out of 10 men in India admit to having perpetrated violence against their wives or partners, according to the ‘Masculinity, Intimate Partner Violence and Son Preference’ report, by the United Nations World Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Washington-based International Center for Research on Women, which polled 9,205 men, aged 18 to 49, across seven States to understand their views on masculinity, partner violence and son preference. 208 more words

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