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There's A 'Glaring' Gap In The War Against Poverty And Disease

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Richard Ratcliffe, second from right, delivers a petition to the British prime minister's official residence calling on Iran to release his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. She was stopped in April at the airport in Tehran with the couple's 2-year-old daughter as they tried to return to Britain after a family holiday. Ratcliffe was at the United Nations this week appealing for their release. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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As Iran's President Touts Openness, Britons Appeal For Release Of Prisoners

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In the video "What They Took With Them," Stanley Tucci, Cate Blanchett and Chiwetel Ejiofor are among the celebrities who list items that refugees took when they fled, from house keys to flash drives. Rich Hardcastle/Rich Hardcastle/ UNHCR #WithRefugees hide caption

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Haitians protest in front of a U.N. office on Oct. 15, 2015, demanding reparations for families of people who suffered or died from cholera. The outbreak started in 2010, claiming some 9,000 lives. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Debate Continues Over U.N. Role In Bringing Cholera To Haiti

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Cholera patients are treated at the Cholera Treatment Center in the Carrefour area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in December 2014. The Caribbean country's cholera outbreak started in 2010. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In this Aug. 3 photo, a safe that was shot open is seen in an office of Juba's Terrain compound after it was looted July 11. South Sudanese soldiers killed a local journalist and raped foreign aid workers in a five-hour attack that day. Adriane Ohanesian via AP hide caption

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Aid Workers Provide Harrowing Accounts Of Being Attacked In South Sudan

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the United Nations on Thursday. In a surprising admission, Ban said he came under pressure to remove Saudi Arabia from a list of countries that harm children. The Saudis had been placed on the list because of their bombing campaign in Yemen. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Saudi Arabia Dropped From List Of Those Harming Children; U.N. Cites Pressure

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Russia and China were among the 10 countries voting against the press freedom group's application for U.N. credentials. But South Africa indicated on Friday that it would reverse its "no" vote. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Panel Blocks Accreditation Bid By Committee To Protect Journalists

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