Becky Persun-Alderete

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As Debate Concludes, Many Delegations Stress International Criminal Justice System

Sixty-seventh General Assembly<p>Thematic Debate on International<p>Criminal Justice (AM & PM)<p>Cannot Replace National Mechanisms in Building True …

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Taiwan: Sanitary pad scheme 'to help women conceive'

<b>Taipei authorities are to distribute sanitary pads donated by expectant mothers to help others conceive, reports suggest.</b><p>Apparently, Taiwanese "tradition" dictates that pregnant women can "share their luck" - increasing another's chances of bearing children - by passing on unused towels or tampons. …

Pregnancy

Volunteers recognised as 'green heroes'

'Green heroes' have been recognised for their voluntary services to the environment by the National Trust.<p>A group of green space guardians, a red squirrel champion and a passionate birdwatcher have all been selected for praise in the charity's annual awards.<p>After receiving 140 entries, the winners …

National Trust

Northern Ireland Orange Order leaders warn of cultural war

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_ni/994000/994296_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532630725_1ffc3c30530cbd06cc42dcff40d810d4<p><b>Orange Order leaders have condemned the Parades Commission and what they have called a "cultural war" by Irish republicans in Northern …

Northern Ireland

Thailand agrees Muslim rebel Ramadan ceasefire

<b>The Thai government and Muslim separatists in the south of the country have announced they will stop fighting each other during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.</b><p>The conflict has killed more than 5,000 people in the last decade.<p>The agreement is the first major step since February, when the two …

Kuala Lumpur

Leading writer and feminist Elaine Morgan dies aged 92

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/994000/994373_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532630725_30fa66f6a023755793afb8fd2605bea1<p><b>One of Wales' leading writers and feminists has died at the age of 92.</b><p>Elaine Morgan's long and varied life encompassed experience as an author, TV …

Cymru

Nelson Mandela: Graca Machel 'less anxious'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994358_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532630690_13dfb3ce4d6433fd1dba1b9fccd0092c<p><b>Nelson Mandela's wife has said she is "less anxious" about the health of South Africa's first black president than she was a week ago.</b><p>"He continues to …

Shot Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai addresses UN

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994360_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532630690_690d1dd318bf777dc5b47b01b9581297<p><b>Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban, has told the UN that books and pens scare extremists, as she urged education for all.</b><p>Speaking …

Pakistan

Congo flee after Uganda's ADF attack Kamango

<b>Thousands of people have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo after a group of Ugandan rebels attacked a border town, aid workers say.</b><p>The Allied Democratic Forces raided the town of Kamango on Thursday, according to the Ugandan army spokesman.<p>At least 18,000 people have crossed into Uganda, the …

Net firms raided over broadband 'throttling'

<b>European regulators have raided the offices of three internet service providers over accusations they have "throttled" the speed at which they deliver data.</b><p>European Commission competition officials visited Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefonica's head offices.<p>The raids were part of a probe into …

Net Neutrality

Somali capital Mogadishu hit by 'suicide attack'

<b>At least five people have been killed in a suicide attack targeting African Union peacekeepers in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses say.</b><p>A witness told the BBC he had seen the bodies of five civilians after a car exploded.<p>The AU has confirmed that two of its soldiers were wounded in the …

Extremism

JP Morgan and Wells Fargo post big jump in profits

<b>JP Morgan has recorded a profit of $6.5bn (£4.3bn) for the second quarter of 2013, up 31% from a year ago.</b><p>JP Morgan's steep rise in profits was flattered by the heavy losses controversially incurred by the US banking giant's chief investment office last year.<p>Dubbed the "London whale", trader Bruno …

Wells Fargo

Brazil unrest: Rio governor Cabral denounces protesters

<b>Rio's state governor Sergio Cabral has denounced protesters who clashed with police on Thursday, accusing them of deliberately carrying out vandalism.</b><p>Police used tear gas and arrested 46 people as clashes broke out in front of the state government palace and elsewhere in central Rio de Janeiro.<p>The …

Brazil

Egypt crisis: Morsi supporters hold Cairo protest

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994375_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532630691_0107027592643b2dce343351cf6ac056<p><b>Supporters of ousted Egyptian Islamist President Mohammed Morsi have held a large rally in Cairo on the first Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan.</b><p>Mr …

Muslim Brotherhood

Kenyan farmers fear UK khat ban

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994343_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532630706_34041be9547d1073bf284e4545e4504c<p><b>A decision by the UK government to ban the stimulant khat later this year is facing fierce resistance in Kenya from those farming the mildly narcotic</b> …