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03/21/2018 08:27 PM
UN condemns attack that kills dozens near shrine in Kabul
The United Nations strongly condemned the deadly attack earlier Wednesday in the Afghan capital, Kabul, near a major religious shrine where people had gathered to celebrate Nowruz – the traditional New Year and the arrival of spring.
03/21/2018 07:37 PM
As cities boom, forests key to meeting demands for water, food and energy – UN
With two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, forests are critical part of the solution to the unprecedented demand for water, food and energy that these cities will face, senior United Nations officials said Wednesday, on the International Day of Forests.