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Top international official in Bosnia bans denial of genocide

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — The top international official in Bosnia on Friday outlawed denial of genocide in the Balkan country to counter attempts by Bosnia’s...

UN Security Council slams decision to reopen Cyprus suburb

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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council condemned the decision by Turkey and Turkish Cypriots to reopen a residential section of an abandoned suburb...

UN Security Council slams decision to reopen Cyprus suburb

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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council condemned the decision by Turkey and Turkish Cypriots to reopen a residential section of an abandoned suburb...

Eritrean refugees under attack in Ethiopia’s Tigray war

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Thousands of Eritrean refugees are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where witnesses and U.N....

Venice risks move to UNESCO world heritage site in danger

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MILAN — UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is debating Thursday whether to designate Venice and its lagoon environment as an endangered world heritage site due...

UN rights body names panel to probe Israel, Palestinians

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GENEVA — The U.N.’s former top human rights official will be part of a new permanent panel investigating abuses in Israel, Gaza and the...

UN council rejects Russian bid to get rid of Bosnia high rep

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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday rejected a resolution put forward by Russia and China that would have immediately stripped the...

WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of COVID-19 cases that arise because eliminating risk is impossible, the head...

Fury cross the Mersey: Liverpool loses world heritage status

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LONDON — Civic leaders in Liverpool expressed outrage Wednesday after the English port city was stripped of its World Heritage status by the United...

Draft UN statement urges Turkish reversal of Cyprus action

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UNITED NATIONS — A proposed U.N. Security Council statement would call on Turkey and breakaway Turkish Cypriots to reverse a decision to reopen a...