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France considers Aleppo war-crimes probe
Russia on Saturday vetoed a France-proposed Security Council resolution on Syria that focused on Aleppo. Separately, France said it is exploring an International Criminal Court inquiry into possible war crimes committed by Russian and Syrian forces in Aleppo.
Reuters (10/10),  Reuters (10/8),  The Associated Press (10/10) 
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Guterres says he will "serve the most vulnerable"
Antonio Guterres, who was recommended by the Security Council to become the next secretary-general, said he pledges to "serve the most vulnerable, the victims of conflicts, of terrorism, of rights violations, of poverty, of injustices." His appointment awaits confirmation by the United Nations General Assembly.
The Portugal News (10/7) 
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Health Development
The world is living longer but challenges remain
A study in The Lancet reports longer global lifespans and progress against transmittable diseases even as deaths from cancer, heart disease and other ailments are a problem. In much of East Africa, respiratory infections and malaria are killing fewer people, and mortality is declining for children under 5.
Pacific Standard online (10/7),  New Vision Online (Uganda) (10/7) 
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International Day of the Girl Child is Tuesday
As part of Tuesday's International Day of the Girl Child, countries are encouraging girls to take on leadership roles. This article details some of the efforts taking place in India.
The Hindu (India) (10/10) 
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Climate and Energy
Total energy use to decline after 2030, report predicts
The demand for energy will peak in 2030 because of better technology and more stringent government policies, the World Energy Council projects.
The Guardian (London) (10/10) 
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Peacekeeping and Security
Saudi airstrikes kill more than 100 in Yemen
On Saturday, airstrikes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition struck a funeral in Yemen and killed more than 100 people. Separately, two missiles fired from the mainland failed to strike the USS Mason, stationed off the Yemeni coast.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (10/9),  CNN (10/10) 
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"World Mental Health Day highlights psychological first aid in crises"
UN Radio (10/10) 
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UN Dispatch
"With both sides in Gabon going to the ICC themselves, if the Court manages a smooth transitional process it may start to change perceptions of the Court on the continent."
UN Dispatch (10/10) 
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@WFP: #HurricaneMatthew: WFP is on the ground in #Haiti providing food assistance to families affected by #Matthew
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