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Dodig through to UNICEF quarterfinals

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 14 (UPI) -- No. 4-seeded Ivan Dodig claimed a straight-set win Tuesday that moved him into the quarterfinals of the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Clijsters edges into UNICEF second round

Clijsters edges into UNICEF second round

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 13 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters survived a seesaw match Monday and advanced to the second round of the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Berrer starts UNICEF Open with big upset

Berrer starts UNICEF Open with big upset

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 13 (UPI) -- Michael Berrer ousted top-seeded Nicolas Almagro in first-round action Monday at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.

Dodig in, Gimeno-Traver out at UNICEF

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 12 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia advanced but No. 8 Daniel Gimeno-Traver lost Sunday in the first round of the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands.
Cibulkova wins, Zakopalova loses at UNICEF

Cibulkova wins, Zakopalova loses at UNICEF

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 12 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova won but No. 8 seed Klara Zakopalova fell Sunday in first-round action of the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands.

Australia back-tracks on asylum kids

CANBERRA, Australia, June 8 (UPI) -- Australia has back-tracked partially on its hard-line policy of sending children asylum seekers to Malaysia as part of a controversial exchange deal.
At least 34 die in Syria day of outrage

At least 34 die in Syria day of outrage

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 3 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of Syrians marched against the Assad regime after weekly prayers Friday, and activists said at least 34 were killed in Hama.

Several dead after Friday prayers in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 3 (UPI) -- At least 27 people were killed by Syrian forces Friday during anti-government protests in memory of children slain during the violence, activists said.

Children targeted in Syria, UNICEF says

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- There is disturbing evidence to suggest that children in Syria are being tortured or otherwise mistreated by authorities, the U.N. Children's Fund said.

Kiss makes faces and music for charity

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 30 (UPI) -- Going for charity over shock, the flamboyant band Kiss toned down its act somewhat for a California benefit, bassist Gene Simmons said.
Princess Beatrice's hat to be auctioned

Princess Beatrice's hat to be auctioned

LONDON, May 20 (UPI) -- The hat that launched a thousand double-takes during the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton also helped launch a U.N. fundraiser.
Baseball donates $500,000 to Japan relief

Baseball donates $500,000 to Japan relief

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball's owners and players announced Monday they have teamed up to donate $500,000 to Japan's earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.

Relief assessments begin in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar, March 25 (UPI) -- Relief agencies began assessing needs in Myanmar, where a major earthquake killed dozens of people and destroyed or damaged many buildings, U.N. officials said.

Iraq facing water emergency

BAGHDAD, March 24 (UPI) -- As many as 1 million children in Iraq get drinking water from open sources that may be contaminated with raw sewage, a UNICEF official said.

UNICEF upset over Persbrandt's drug use

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 19 (UPI) -- Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt could lose his role as an ambassador to the United Nation's children's fund UNICEF because he used cocaine, the group said.

Most youth in Britain say they're happy

ESSEX, England, March 5 (UPI) -- Seventy percent of youth in Britain ages 10-15 say they're happy or very happy, researchers found.
Ancic retires from tennis

Ancic retires from tennis

SPLIT, Croatia, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Mario Ancic, who was ranked as high as seventh in the world, said Wednesday he was retiring from competitive tennis.

UNICEF: Poverty can lead to sexual abuse

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Officials with UNICEF said they saw a direct correlation between a lack of education and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sri Lanka could face more extreme weather

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Extreme weather changes could follow the floods in Sri Lanka, an expert warned.
Pakistan flood victims face harsh winter

Pakistan flood victims face harsh winter

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The onslaught of winter is compounding the hardships faced by millions of Pakistan flood victims, aide agencies say.

Call for reducing child pneumonia renewed

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Pneumonia takes the lives of about 1.6 million children age 5 and under each year worldwide, more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined, Swiss officials say.

Mass immunization set for central Africa

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- International aid agencies say they plan to immunize 3 million people in central Africa after a polio outbreak killed more than 100 people.
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