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SUNS # 8789 Tuesday 6 November 2018
 
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United Nations : Food commodity prices fall for fifth consecutive month (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities fell in October, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has reported.

United Nations : Truth never dies - justice for slain journalists (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Violence and toxic rhetoric against journalists must stop, say United Nations experts.

Sudan : Journalists face continued extortion and censorship (PRIV)
(IPS, Khartoum)
The day before Amnesty International released a statement calling on the government of Sudan to en d harassment, intimidation and censorship of journalists following the arrest s of at least 15 journalists since the beginning of the year, the head of the Natio nal Intelligence Security Services (NISS) Salah Goush accused Sudanese journali sts, who recently met with western diplomats, of being spies.

Central America : Farmers face climate change without insurance (PRIV)
(IPS, San Salvador)
Disconsolate, Alberto Flores pil es up on the edge of a road the few bunches of plantains that he managed to save from a crop spoiled by heavy rains that completely flooded his farm in central El Salvador.

Caribbean : Looks to protect its seafood from mercury (PRIV)
(IPS, Port of Spain)
Four Caribbean countries have do ne an inventory of the major sources of mercury contamination in their islands, b ut a great deal of work still needs to be done to determine where and what impac t this mercury is having on the region's seafood chain.


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