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UN Warns of Humanitarian Crisis as 7,400 Cross Afghan Border Each Day - Every day, some 7,400 Afghan returnees cross the border from Pakistan to Afghanistan, prompting the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to warn of an escalating humanitarian crisis.

Obama's Message on Breaking Down Barriers for Young People of Color - Every young person in America deserves the same opportunities I had: a world-class education, a pathway to apply for college or find a job, and a chance to lay a foundation for a career and a family.

Ash Carter Offers Condolences on Death of Thailand`s King - Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered his condolences today on the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.

Liberating Mosul Will Be Iraq`s Biggest Fight - The size of Iraq`s second-largest city will make the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant`s two-year grip the largest mission Iraqi security forces have yet undertaken against the enemy, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters today.

Strikes Target Radar Sites in Yemen - Early yesterday local time, the U.S. military struck three radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen's Red Sea coast, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a news release last night.

Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Taxing Sugary Drinks Can Curb Global Epidemic of Obesity and Diabetes - Unhealthy diet accounts for more than 11 million deaths annually, with four million deaths due to obesity, the United Nations health agency said today, launching a new report that says taxing sugary drinks can yield major health benefits, such as reducing obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.

Afghanistan: UN Condemns Killing of Worshipers in Shia Mosque Attack - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has condemned last night's attack at the Shia mosque in the capital, Kabul that killed at least 18 civilians and injured more than 50 others.

Undernutrition Taking Huge Toll on Chad`s Economy - Chad`s economy is losing 575.8 billion CFA francs ($1.2 billion) per year, or 9.5 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP), to the effects of childhood undernutrition and resultant increased healthcare costs.

Building Blocks of Life's Building Blocks Come From Starlight - Life exists in a myriad of wondrous forms, but if you break any organism down to its most basic parts, it`s all the same stuff: carbon atoms connected to hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and other elements. But how these fundamental substances are created in space has been a longstanding mystery.

UN Appeals for $120 million to Launch Massive Response in Storm-ravaged Haiti - Ban Ki-moon today announced the launch of a near $120 million appeal to fund United Nations aid activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Ash Carter Reaffirms Support for Peace Process in Colombia - While en route to Trinidad and Tobago to participate in the Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke by phone today with Colombian Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas to discuss the U.S.-Colombia defense relationship, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

Coalition Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Children in Flood-Ravaged North Korea Face Danger as Winter Approaches - After two months of intense flooding, the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) is now facing another looming danger as a severe winter is closing with thousands of children still in need of urgent assistance, according to the UN Children`s Fund (UNICEF) and partner agency Save the Children.

UN Condemns Attack in Yemen That Killed Over a Hundred People - Senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, have condemned an attack in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, that killed more than 140 people and injured at least five hundred more. They also called for swift and impartial investigations into the incident.

Virginia Guard Prepares for Possible Hampton Roads Flooding - The Virginia National Guard is staging about 160 soldiers in the Hampton Roads area with Humvees, light/medium tactical trucks and chainsaws to be ready to assist with possible flood-response operations caused by Hurricane Matthew.

UN Chief Highlights That Fate of Arctic and That of the World are Intertwined - Drawing attention to the melting of the Arctic ice cap, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the urgency of implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change and the need to help developing countries in their efforts to combat climate change.

Security Council Fails to Adopt Resolutions on Ending Violence in War-torn Syria's eastern Aleppo - The United Nations Security Council today failed to adopt two resolutions to end the bloodshed in Syria's besieged eastern Aleppo.

Guard Members Support Civil Authorities as Matthew Batters Southeast Coast - Florida National Guard members began aerial and ground search-and-rescue operations yesterday as Hurricane Matthew continued to move northward, pummeling the U.S. southeastern coast with heavy rains and wind.

UN: Globalization Must Leave No One Behind - At a joint meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the General Assembly`s main economic and financial committee, the respective heads of the two UN bodies today highlighted the need for the benefits of globalization to reach all countries and all peoples.

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