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Road Injuries Leading Cause of Death for the Young

Latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO reveal that 1.35 million people die on the roads each year, while road traffic injuries are now the leading cause of death among young people, according to new statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO).

SOP newswireUN sends in helicopters, food, medicines to aid Nepalese flood victims - With helicopters, food, water purification tablets, blankets and medical supplies United Nations agencies have rushed emergency aid to tens of thousands of Nepalese hit by floods and landslides
SOP newswireIntensive work needed to reintegrate returning Afghan refugees, UN agency warns - The international donor and humanitarian community must work even more intensively to ensure that Afghan refugees returning home are able to resume a normal life, with the lack of land,
SOP newswireU.K. - Met crackdown on drink and drug driving - The Met launches its summer crackdown on drink and drug driving today in support of the Association of Chief Police Officers' (ACPO) Summer Drink and Drug Driving Enforcement Campaign.
SOP newswireConviction of Government soldiers in DR Congo welcomed by UN mission - The United Nations peacekeeping mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed the conviction by a Congolese court of nine Government
SOP newswireUN election process monitors to start second visit this week to Nepal - United Nations election monitors will this week begin their second visit to Nepal as part of the world body’s efforts to support the staging of Constituent Assembly polls there later this year.
SOP newswireUN human rights chief praises Rwanda's abolition of death penalty - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour today hailed Rwanda"s abolition of capital punishment, calling the decision by a country that has suffered
SOP newswireFive men sentenced for possessing extremist material in the U.K. - Five young men have been sentenced to more than 13 years after being found guilty of possessing large amounts of extremist material to help them prepare for training camps overseas and to carry
SOP newswireMother and son convicted of murder in the U.K. - A mother and a son have today been convicted for the murder of Surjit Kaur Athwal in 1998.
SOP newswireAccession by the Republic of Tajikistan to the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism - The Republic of Tajikistan has formally notified Russia and the USA as cochairmen of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism of its endorsement of the Statement of Principles for this Initiative.
SOP newswireGlobal Stability comes from Access to Oil and Natural Gas - Washington –- Reliable access to affordable oil and natural gas is a cornerstone of international security, but in today’s energy market, disruptions in the supply
SOP newswireLife Resurges in Salvadoran Town, Nine Years after Hurricane - Puerto Parada, El Salvador – When the skies opened in late October 1998, dumping torrential rains across El Salvador, Corina gathered her two young sons and abandoned her makeshift shanty to seek refuge
SOP newswireUN envoy voices optimism on recent political developments in the Middle East - The United Nations Middle East envoy today voiced optimism on recent political developments, most notably the re-engagement of the international community and Israel with the Government
SOP newswireDarfur, UN food agency warns Violence will impede relief effort - Condemning a sharp escalation in attacks on humanitarian staff and relief convoys in Sudan's Darfur region, the United Nations World Food Programme
SOP newswireUN mission helps train Sierra Leonean election officials - The United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) and the National Electoral Commission have finished training nearly 50 district officers, ahead of next month’s presidential
SOP newswireEU Presidency Statement on Probe into So Called Litvinenko Case - The day before, the European Union leadership expressed disappointment over the position taken by Russia with respect to the probe into the murder in London of former Russian special services agent Alexander Litvinenko.
SOP newswireSituation Surrounding Consideration of Kosovo Problem in UN Security Council - On July 20, in New York, the western cosponsors of a draft UN Security Council resolution on Kosovo decided to recall it. We consider that this decision is a step in the right direction and attests to their consideration for the concerns expressed by the Russian
SOP newswireWorld Leaders List by the CIA - The CIA publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments regularly. The directory is intended to be used
SOP newswireUN Agencies Join Forces to Help Yemen Battle Locust Outbreaks - Two United Nations agencies are facilitating the donation of pesticides from Mauritania to Yemen in a bid to help the country deal with its worst locust outbreak in nearly 15 years.
SOP newswireBan Ki-moon urges release of abducted persons in Afghanistan - Concerned at the abduction of a number of Koreans and Germans in Afghanistan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the country's Government to work to secure their
SOP newswireBaghdad forests burned by Turkish bombs - Iraq has sent a note to Ankara following Turkey’s bombardment of a PKK camp in Northern Iraq on Wednesday.
SOP newswireVerification of Maoist army personnel – to ensure no minors are serving - The senior United Nations envoy to Nepal and the leader of the Maoists today agreed on the resumption of the second phase of registration and verification of Maoist army personnel – to
SOP newswireCôte d’Ivoire: UN suspends contingent suspected of sexual exploitation - Acting on the findings of an internal investigation conducted by the United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) which revealed
SOP newswireCrisis in Eastern DR Congo Needs to End - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for action to resolve the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) volatile eastern region, where some 700,000 people have been internally displaced.
SOP newswireAfrican nuclear security and European contributions - Africa’s nuclear and radiological safety will be reinforced thanks to a €7 million contribution form the European Union (EU) to the United Nations International Atomic Energy
SOP newswireCash for honours: Statement from Assistant Commissioner John Yates. - The Metropolitan Police began this investigation on 21 March 2006. It followed the receipt of allegations that honours were being sought or offered for gain in contravention
Krzys WasilewskiVatican Goes Online - Vatican City, the residence of the Pope and Catholic Church administration, has launched its new website.
SOP newswireItalian police to train Iraqi National Police - BAGHDAD " Italian Army Maj. Gen. Alessandro Pompegnani, Deputy Commander of NATO Training Mission-Iraq spoke about his country"s efforts to help
SOP newswireUN Law of the Sea Tribunal hears case of Japanese fishing vessels - The United Nations International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today commenced a hearing on cases involving two Japanese fishing vessels.
SOP newswireTurkey protests to Austria for allowing wanted PKK rebel to fly to northern Iraq - Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday criticized Austria for allowing a wanted Kurdish rebel to fly to northern Iraq instead of being returned to Turkey and accused European allies of undermining
SOP newswireDecline in 2007 crop yield could lead to food shortages for 28 countries - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that a predicted decline in the rate of cereal production this year in many low-income food-deficit
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