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Warp Speed Technology Must Be Force for Good - Technological advances are happening "at a warp speed," United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said on Monday in Lisbon, Portugal, as a major three-day Web Summit got underway.

Healing of Ozone Layer Gives Hope for Climate Action - The findings of a new UN-backed report, released on Monday, showing the ongoing healing of the ozone layer, are being hailed as a demonstration of what global agreements can achieve, and an inspiration for more ambitious climate action to halt a catastrophic rise in world temperatures.

Syria Desperately Needs Aid - The United Nations and Syrian Arabic Red Crescent (SARC) kicked off a joint aid operation on Saturday, delivering vital humanitarian assistance to 50,000 people in south-east Syria Rukban camp, near the Jordanian border.

UN Assists Central American Caravan Migrants - The United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, is providing support and assistance to migrants on caravans crossing Central America while expressing concern over "the stress and demands" they are placing on host countries.

NASA's Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End - NASAs Dawn spacecraft has gone silent, ending a historic mission that studied time capsules from the solar systems earliest chapter.

Yemen World's Worst Human-Made Humanitarian Disaster - Welcoming recent indications that peace talks could resume soon to end Yemens brutal civil conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said on Friday there is "no room for complacency," and called on the warring parties and the international community to "halt the senseless cycle of violence" and "reach a political settlement."

Saudi Arabia and China Under UN Human Rights Spotlight - The United Nations highest human rights body, the Human Rights Council (HRC), will start reviewing on Monday the track records of 14 countries, including Saudi Arabia and China. Heres our UN News guide to how it works and why it matters.

Tanzanian Official Plans to Track and Arrest LGBT People - The United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) "could turn into a witch-hunt."

UN Honors Victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting - Calling for solidarity against anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General , addressed an inter-faith tribute held on Wednesday in New Yorks historic Park East Synagogue, to honour victims of Saturdays mass-shooting in Pittsburgh.

Mattis Shares Threat Pictures Behind New National Defense Strategy - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday.

Security Meeting Examines Wartime Control of Forces in South Korea - U.S. and South Korean defense leaders have made significant progress in preparation for transfer of wartime control over the combined forces to the South Korean military.

UN: Migration to Cities Can Contribute to Disasters - The migration of some 1.4 million people every week to cities around the world can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters according to the United Nations Secretary-General.

Urban Mexico Moves Toward Cleaner Cities - Mexico is improving the lives of the 80 percent of its inhabitants residing in cities, by pushing towards less polluted, more eco-friendly environments, thanks to support from the UN.

Active-Duty Troops En Route to Texas - As of this afternoon, a little over 1,000 troops are in place in south Texas, and that number is changing by the hour as additional forces move in place, Air Force Gen. Terrence J. OShaughnessy, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, said at a Pentagon news conference today.

UN: Halt Death Sentences on Children - Saudi Arabia has been urged by United Nations human rights experts to immediately halt the execution of six people sentenced to death for crimes allegedly committed when they were under the age of 18.

More Than Nine in Ten Children Exposed to Deadly Air Pollution - Air pollution is stunting childrens brains and affecting their health in more ways than was previously suspected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

5,200 Active Duty Personnel Moving to Southwest Border - The Defense Department will deploy more than 5,000 active-duty personnel to aid the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection "to harden the southern border," said Air Force Gen. Terrence J. OShaughnessy, the commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Command.

Mars 2020 Parachute a Go - In the early hours of Sept. 7, NASA broke a world record.

UN Calls for United Front Against anti-Semitism - The UN Secretary-General said on Saturday he was "deeply shocked" by a deadly mass-shooting inside a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, which reportedly left 11 people dead and several others wounded, some critically.

Dunford Shares Thoughts on Maintaining U.S. Military Competitive Advantage - is a dangerous and unpredictable time, and the United States must reverse any erosion in its military capabilities and capacities, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Military Reporters and Editors conference here Oct. 26.

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