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SUNS # 8520 Thursday 10 August 2017

Venezuela : UNSG urges Government and opposition to relaunch talks (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has again urged both the Government of Venezuela and the opposition to re-launch negotiations for the benefit of the Venezuelan people.

United Nations : Why breastfeeding is one of the "smartest investments" (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has released new findings on the economic gains - besides the obvious health benefits - of breastfeeding.

Opinion : Donald Trump & Kim Jong-Un need to find diplomatic off-ramp (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
Just six months into the administration of President Donald Trump, the war of words and nuclear threats between the United States and North Korea have escalated, and a peaceful resolution to the escalating crisis is more difficult than ever to achieve.

Caribbean : Farming beyond drought (PRIV)
(IPS, Bridgetown)
The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world's top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top ten.

Opinion : Nigeria's ticking time bomb (PRIV)
(IPS, Maiduguri City)
In the dusty arid town of Dikwa, tens of thousands of Nigerians queue for hours in sweltering 40-degree heat for water.

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