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Continuing violence in Yemeni city

Continuing violence in Yemeni city

TAIZ, Yemen, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.N. agencies Wednesday demanded an immediate halt to fighting between the Yemeni army and tribal factions in the southern city of Taiz.
UNICEF pressures DRC ahead of vote

UNICEF pressures DRC ahead of vote

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The next government in the Democratic Republic of Congo will only be able to usher in a new era if it does more to protect its children, an activist said.

Tuvalu grapples with drought

FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The drought in the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, which declared a state of emergency because of a shortage of fresh water, is likely to last until January.

Group funded to boost U.S. breastfeeding

ATLANTA, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- An effort to help U.S. hospitals better support mothers in breastfeeding their babies has been awarded $6 million from the federal government, advocates say.

U.S. hopeful about Yemeni transition

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- While all parties in Yemen are expected to refrain from further violence, Washington is hopeful transition efforts will bear fruit, the State Department said.

Global child mortality rate drops

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The world's annual mortality rate for children 5 years old or younger fell sharply to 7.6 million last year from over 12 million in 1990, U.N. figures show.
Gadhafi's message to Libyan rebels: 'We will fight'

Gadhafi's message to Libyan rebels: 'We will fight'

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A message purported to be from fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said his forces are prepared to fight "a long, drawn-out war" against rebel troops.
Libya running out of water

Libya running out of water

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- UNICEF is working in war-torn Libya to make up for a water shortage, which the aid agency said could lead to serious health problems if it continues.
Canada, Colombia free trade deal a go

Canada, Colombia free trade deal a go

BOGOTA, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A free trade agreement between Canada and Colombia will go into effect Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced in Bogota Wednesday.
Famine relief hurt by food delays

Famine relief hurt by food delays

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Famine relief efforts in Somalia are hampered more by delays in procuring food and funds than by militants banning access to certain areas, organizers said.

Al-Shabaab appears split on foreign aid

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A United Nations relief group has been able, for the first time in two years, to land a load of supplies at a Somali airstrip controlled by al-Shabaab.

U.N. begins food airlifts to Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 27 (UPI) -- Airlifts of food to famine-stricken Somalia were beginning Wednesday, the U.N. World Food Program said.

World called to task on Somali famine

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- With famine declared for parts of the Horn of Africa, the U.S. State Department is calling donors to supply emergency aid.
No word on Wozniacki, Clijsters injuries

No word on Wozniacki, Clijsters injuries

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 11 (UPI) -- There was no word on when Caroline Wozniacki or Kim Clijsters, the top two ranked women's tennis players, would return to tournament action.
Vinci wins UNICEF Open

Vinci wins UNICEF Open

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 18 (UPI) -- Roberta Vinci collected her second WTA title of the year Saturday when she defeated Jelena Dokic at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.

Tursunov advances to UNICEF Open final

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 17 (UPI) -- Dmitry Tursunov collected a pair of victories Friday and a berth in the finals of the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.

Vinci, Dokic move to UNICEF finals

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 17 (UPI) -- Roberta Vinci and Jelena Dokic earned spots Friday in the finals of the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.

Dodig, rain winning at UNICEF Open

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 16 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Ivan Dodig claimed a semifinal spot with a three-set win Thursday at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.

Vinci advances to UNICEF semifinals

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 16 (UPI) -- Roberta Vinci posted an upset victory Thursday in quarterfinal play of the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Baghdatis among winners at UNICEF Open

Baghdatis among winners at UNICEF Open

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 15 (UPI) -- Seeded players Marcos Baghdatis and Xavier Malisse earned quarterfinal slots with wins Wednesday at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Kuznetsova rallies for UNICEF Open win

Kuznetsova rallies for UNICEF Open win

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 15 (UPI) -- Svetlana Kuznetsova came from behind in taking a second-round win Wednesday at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Clijsters withdraws from Wimbledon

Clijsters withdraws from Wimbledon

LONDON, June 15 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters, who has won two of the last three women's Grand Slam singles titles, withdrew Wednesday from Wimbledon because of a foot injury.

Nepal marks becoming land mine-free

KATHMANDU, Nepal, June 15 (UPI) -- A huge controlled explosion marked the end of Nepal's deadly landmine areas and the beginning of it as Asia's second landmine-free country alongside China.

Clinton: Syria like post-election Iran

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Iran is supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad in a "vicious assault" on peaceful protesters, the U.S. secretary of state said Tuesday.
Clijsters loses in UNICEF second round

Clijsters loses in UNICEF second round

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 14 (UPI) -- Qualifier Romina Oprandi stunned world No. 2 Kim Clijsters with a straight-set upset Tuesday at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
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