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SUNS # 8621 Wednesday 14 February 2018
 
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United Nations : Zeid alarmed over soaring hostilities in Syria, Yemen (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has voiced concern over the soaring violence and bloodshed, mostly caused by airstrikes, in the opposition-held Eastern Ghouta and Idlib regions of Syria, as well as over the continuing civilian casualties in Yemen as the hostilities there increase and spread.

Latin America : Automated digital tools threaten political campaigns (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
The use of technological tools in political campaigns has become widespread in Latin America, accompanied by practices that raise concern among academics and social organisations, especially in a year with multiple elections throughout the region.

Ethiopia : Ethnic violence stoked by social media from US (PRIV)
(IPS, Addis Ababa)
In Ethiopia social media is a double-edged sword: capable of filling a sore need for more information but also of pushing the country toward even greater calamity.

Bangladesh : Garment industry boom leaving workers behind (PRIV)
(IPS, Dhaka)
Although Bangladesh has made remarkable recent strides like building green factories and meeting stringent safety standards, garment workers here are still paid one of the lowest minimum wages in the world.


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