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Trump condemns terrorist attack on worshipers in New Zealand mosques

Washington, Mar 15 (UNI) US President Donald Trump on Friday condemned the "horrible massacre" at two mosques in New Zealand, in what the White House described as a "vicious act of hate."
"My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The US stands by New Zealand for anything we can do," Trump tweeted.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders also said in a statement that the US strongly condemned the attack.
"The United States strongly condemns the attack in Christchurch. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate," Sanders said.
Earlier today, an extremist gunman targeted worshipers attending Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 49 people, according to the latest report by the country's police. A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court on Saturday morning. Three others are in custody, but one of these people is not thought to be connected to shootings. But police warned that there could be more offenders.
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China to enhance elderly care with World Bank support

22 Mar 2019 | 1:54 PM

Beijing, Mar 22 (UNI) The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors have approved a $350 million loan to help China address the challenge of population aging by developing a comprehensive policy and institutional framework for elderly care in the southwestern Guizhou Province which is one of the poorest provinces in the country.

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Protracted humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

22 Mar 2019 | 1:52 PM

United Nations, Mar 22 (UNI) “Urgent and sustained funding” for a government-led response to what is now a “massive and protracted” humanitarian crisis across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is required, has said the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN relief chief.

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UN experts call for urgent action to end racial discrimination

22 Mar 2019 | 1:48 PM

United Nations, Mar 22 (UNI) States must take urgent action, to “stem the tide of hate and discrimination” and ramping up of “ethno-nationalist populism”, which helped fuel the deadly shootings in two New Zealand mosques last Friday by a self-declared white supremacist, several top UN officials and human rights experts have stressed, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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More children killed by unsafe water than bullets

22 Mar 2019 | 1:37 PM

United Nations, Mar 22 (UNI) A lack of safe water, is far deadlier for children than war in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said in a report launched to coincide with World Water Day, marked on 22 March.

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Education critical to ensure future of forests

22 Mar 2019 | 1:34 PM

United Nations, Mar 22 (UNI) The UN has drawn attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges, and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation.

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