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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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Health workers collect the body of a cholera victim in Petionville, Haiti, in February 2011. The disease first appeared on the island in October 2010, likely introduced by U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal, possibly a single individual. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, says the proposed resolution sanctioning North Korea "is the toughest sanctions resolution that has been put forward in more than two decades." Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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U.S. Proposes Tough New Sanctions On North Korea — With China's Support

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The town of Bentiu, in South Sudan, has been nearly abandoned. On the main road, a boy hides behind a telephone pole. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Living In A Camp By A Ruined City, They're Strangers In Their Own Land

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South Sudanese civilians flee fighting in the northeastern town of Malakal on February 18, 2016, where gunmen opened fire on civilians sheltering inside a United Nations base. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Burundian soldier of the U.N. peacekeeping force MINUSCA contingent uses a metal detector at the entrance of a polling station in Bangui, Central African Republic on Dec. 14, 2015. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Burundian Peacekeeping Abroad Can Fuel Conflict At Home

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Canadian Judge Marie Deschamps, chair of the Independent Review Panel on U.N. Response to Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Foreign Military Forces, at a news conference at the United Nations on Thursday. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Independent Panel Says U.N. Failed To Respond To Abuse Allegations

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