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122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons

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Nuclear-armed states dismiss the ban as unrealistic, arguing it will have no impact on reducing the global stockpile of 15,000 atomic weapons

UNITED NATIONS (Jul. 7, 2017) — A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on Friday, July 7, despite opposition from the United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers that boycotted negotiations. Continue reading 122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons

North Korea flood death toll rises to 133 with 395 missing – UN

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Some 107,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the area along the Tumen River, the United Nations says in a statement

SEOUL, South Korea (Sept. 12, 2016) — Severe flooding in a North Korean border region has killed at least 133 people with another 395 missing and thousands of homes swept away, the UN says, after Pyongyang reported “great hardship” in the area.  Continue reading North Korea flood death toll rises to 133 with 395 missing – UN

Floods kill 60, displace 44,000 in North Korea

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The country reported that a northeastern river suffered its worst-ever flood

SEOUL, South Korea (Sept. 6, 2016 ) — Flooding following heavy rain has killed 60 people and left over 44,000 homeless in North Korea, the United Nations said Tuesday, September 6, after the country reported that a northeastern river suffered its worst-ever flood.  Continue reading Floods kill 60, displace 44,000 in North Korea