First Person: The Colombian youth fighting for digital education for all

Ms. Rosas, a UN Young Leader, is the founder of El Origen, a foundation that provides at-risk youth with a second chance at education. O-lab, the app developed by El Origen, is adapted for indigenous students, who have some of the world’s lowest education attainment levels. In an interview with UN News, Ms. Rosas expressed […]

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‘I voted for a guy named Trump’: US president casts his ballot in person, claims it’s ‘much more secure’ than sending by mail

Donald Trump once again questioned the accuracy of mail-in ballots as he cast a vote for himself in Florida. “I voted for a guy named Trump,” the president told reporters after casting his ballot at the West Palm Beach public library, which is near his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he spent Friday night after campaigning.  Trump […]

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Shocking VIDEO shows laughing man throwing huge firework at sleeping homeless person in Harlem (DISTURBING)

A man was captured on video throwing a live firework at what appears to be a sleeping homeless person in Harlem, with a massive explosion seen going off at point-blank range. A brief clip made the rounds on social media on Monday night, showing a group of men and women recording the assailant as he […]

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Second night of chaos in CHAZ sees more shooting, at least one person wounded – reports

Gunfire has reportedly erupted for the second night running in the controversial ‘autonomous zone’ created by Seattle protesters, leaving at least one person hospitalized. Police are investigating reports of multiple shootings. One person was transported to the city’s Harborview Medical Center following an alleged shooting inside the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) on Sunday night, […]

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One person shot after protesters attempt to pull down statue in Albuquerque (VIDEOS)

A demonstration in Albuquerque, New Mexico ended in violence after an individual was shot as protesters attempted to topple a statue. Unconfirmed reports claim the shooter was a member of a militia, but this has been disputed. Demonstrators assembled outside the Albuquerque Museum on Monday, in what was initially billed as a “prayer gathering” and […]

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People are bidding online for million-dollar cars — without seeing them in person

At one online auction last month, a 2003 Ferrari Enzo sold for $2.6 million. It was the highest price ever paid for a car in an Internet-only auction, according to RM Sotheby’s. At that same auction, another Ferrari, a 1985 288 GTO, sold for $2.3 million. And, at another another recent RM Sotheby’s online event, […]

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One person injured after man drives car into George Floyd rally in Seattle, opens fire – report

8 Jun, 2020 04:00 Follow RT on A Seattle man has been arrested after driving a car into a police barricade at a protest against police brutality in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area. The man reportedly fired his gun, injuring one person, before he fled the scene. Video of the incident shows the man driving into […]

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First Person: Collecting the ‘Book of Life’ for coral reefs

Mary Hagedorn is a senior research scientist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, based at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology on Coconut Island in Hawaii., by UN News/Daniel Dickinson Preserving ocean life is a key focus of the 17 internationally-agreed Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. UN News joined the International Labour Organization on a […]

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First Person: Countering COVID-19 misinformation in Venezuela

Gema Cortés has been working for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the capital Caracas for the last ten months. “Sometimes it’s not clear to me whether Venezuela is a happy or an unhappy place. Somehow, it seems both to me. Beyond the hardships that the country suffers, many […]

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