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[RED DEMOCRATICA] Ban tells Syrian envoy to relaunch peace efforts


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April 10, 2015
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Ban tells Syrian envoy to relaunch peace efforts
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Staffan de Mistura, the UN's envoy for Syria, to restart diplomatic efforts to end the Syrian civil war. "There is no military solution," Ban said Thursday. "Only a political solution, dialogue, can be an answer to this." Separately, Russia-meditated talks between the Syrian government and some rebel leaders adjourned today. Reuters (4/9), Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)/The Associated Press (4/9), Reuters (4/10)
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Yarmouk becoming more like a "death camp," UN chief says
The invasion of Islamic State forces has worsened conditions at the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Syria's capital. "A refugee camp is beginning to resemble a death camp," says Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general. The Syrian government and Palestinians there have agreed to fight the Islamic State forces. Tulsa World (Okla.)/The Associated Press (4/10), Voice of America (4/9)
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UNESCO report: Educational inequality is rising
Nearly 60 million children are not attending school, says a report by UNESCO. The poor continue to be most affected by the lack of education, the report says. Inter Press Service (4/10)
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