WikiLeaks founder Julian
Assange has called on Britain and Sweden to let him freely
leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London after a UN panel ruled
he had been arbitrarily detained and should be awarded
More than 200 million girls and women globally have suffered
genital mutilation, far higher than previously estimated,
highlighting the need to accelerate efforts to eradicate the
practice, the United Nations said today.
Brazilian health officials have confirmed two cases of
transmission of Zika through transfusions of blood from
donors who had been infected with the mosquito-borne virus
that is spreading rapidly through the Americas.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been subject to
'arbitrary detention' during the years he has spent in the
Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid a rape investigation in
Sweden, a UN panel is to rule.
Donor nations have pledged to give $US11 billion in aid to
Syrians as world leaders tried to tackle the world's worst
humanitarian crisis, while Turkey reported a new exodus of
tens of thousands fleeing air strikes.