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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 newswireElection Observation Teams to monitor in all 13 Districts for East Timorese election - The International Solidarity Observer Mission for East Timor (SOMET) has begun deployment of teams to all 13 districts of Timor-Leste ahead of Saturday’s Parliamentary elections
SOP newswireThousands flee Mogadishu amid renewed violence - Escalating violence in the Somali capital of Mogadishu this month has forced more than 3,500 people to flee in recent weeks, the United
SOP newswireNorth Korean Nuclear Facility Could Be Disabled Before 2008 - Washington -- North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear reactor could be disabled and a peace mechanism for resolving the decades-old Korean conflict could be in place by the end of 2007, U.S. envoy Christopher Hill says.
SOP newswireviolence forces locals to flee Colombia's Arauca region - Violence between guerilla groups in Colombia has forced approximately 1,000 people to flee the eastern Arauca region over the past year and a half, the United Nations refuge
SOP newswireSecurity Council, Ban Ki-moon condemn deadly attack on UN peacekeepers - The Security Council, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have strongly condemned yesterday’s bomb attack in southern Lebanon
SOP newswireSecurity Council urges greater protection of civilians in armed conflict - The United Nations Security Council today called for greater protection for civilians, who continue to account for the majority of casualties in situations of armed conflict.
SOP newswireOne in Five Timorese Needs Food Assistance - A new United Nations report says one in five people in East Timor needs food assistance, blaming crop losses on persistent drought and locust plagues.
SOP newswireUN appeals to Kenya to allow food into Somalia - The United Nations food relief agency today appealed to Kenyan authorities to allow assistance for more than 100,000 people to be trucked into Somalia, where piracy is hampering deliveries by sea.
SOP newswireMiddle East: UN envoy voices concern on highly volatile region - Hamas’ violent seizure of de facto political authority in Gaza, the demise of the Palestinian National Unity Government and the declaration of a state of emergency by President Mahmoud
SOP newswireSecretary-General welcomes new round of monitoring Nepalese combatants - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the beginning of the second stage of monitoring by the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) of Maoist army personnel to ensure that no minors are serving.
SOP newswireThe Turks of Tuscany - A just-released DNA study appears to prove that Greek historian Herodotus was right about the origins of the ancient Etruscans of Northern Italy: they really did come from Turkey.
SOP newswireQuartet concerned at welfare of Palestinians affected by crisis - Members of the diplomatic Quartet – the United Nations, European Union, Russian Federation and United States – today voiced “deep concern over the welfare and
SOP newswireDeploring Gaza situation, Ban Ki-moon calls for aid access, end to violence - Voicing deep concern at the deadly violence that has engulfed the Gaza Strip this week, especially its effect on ordinary Palestinians, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an immediate restoration of calm, renewed
SOP newswireSoviet-era radar station in Azerbaijan might break missile shield deadlock - Washington – President Bush welcomed an offer from Russian President Vladimir Putin that could transform a dispute over a proposed European missile defense system into
SOP newswireClimate Deal Struck by World's Richest Nations - As they began their three-day summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom
SOP newswireYemen's worst locust outbreak in years threatens crops - Yemen faces its worst outbreak of crop-devouring locusts in nearly 15 years, a United Nations agency warned today, urging action to head off the
SOP newswireRisk reduction is key to addressing climate change, Ban Ki-moon says - Risk reduction is critical to addressing climate change and other hazards, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message to
SOP newswireUnited States Opposes Legalizing Opium Poppy Crop in Afghanistan - Washington -- Legalizing the opium poppy crop in Afghanistan would be disastrous for that country and for the world, a U.S. State Department official says.
SOP newswireOver one third of Zimbabweans face food shortages - Over 4 million people in Zimbabwe – or one third of the Southern African nation’s population – will need food aid by early next year due to the combined effects of drought and economic decline spurred
SOP newswireUN wraps up repatriation of Southern Sudanese from DR Congo - The United Nations refugee agency has wrapped up its repatriation of southern Sudanese from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ending a yearlong effort that saw
SOP newswireRussia's Border Crossings to be Outfitted with Proliferation Prevention Equipment - WASHINGTON, D.C. " In just four years, all of Russia's official international border crossings, including airports, seaports, railways and land crossings, will be equipped with radiation detection devices to prevent nuclear smuggling in or out of the country
SOP newswireMilitants Detained in Khowst and Helmand - Afghan and coalition forces detained three militants in an early-morning operation today against al Qaeda militants in Khowst province.
SOP newswireTravel Warning for NEPAL - This Travel Warning provides updated information on the security situation in Nepal and notes the U.S. designation of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) as a terrorist
SOP newswireMiddle East Situation is Tense - The situation in the Middle East remains volatile and tense, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the Security Council today, with fresh clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip
SOP newswireVolunteer Physicians Depart for Afghanistan - Amid rising volatility in the region, two physicians with Medical Teams International are headed to Kabul, Afghanistan to treat Afghan children suffering from landmine blasts and other traumatic injuries.
SOP newswireQuartet countries express concern over ongoing regional violence - In the May 30 joint statement, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Quartet counterparts representing Russia, the European Union and the United Nations welcomed
SOP newswireSecurity Advice From MI5 - CPNI's advice aims to reduce the vulnerability of the national infrastructure to terrorism and other threats, keeping the UK's essential services (delivered by the emergency services and the communications, energy, finance, food, government
SOP newswireImprisoned Iranian-American Scholar in Iran's Guantanamo - Washington -- The arrest in Tehran, Iran, of Haleh Esfandiari, an Iranian-American scholar who serves as director of the Woodrow Wilson Center"s Middle East
SOP newswireDeath and Injuries of Bhutanese Refugees - The United Nations refugee agency today said it was extremely concerned over a violent clash between Bhutanese refugees and Indian police, and expressed its sadness
SOP newswireUN agency urges measures to prevent forest fires - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presented a global strategy to enhance international cooperation in fire management to a meeting earlier this month in Spain of some 1,500 fire experts and planners from more than 80 countries.
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