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Unicef says scale of attacks on children in conflicts is shocking

This child was one of many who fled fighting near Mosul, Iraq, in 2017



The UN children's fund says the scale of attacks on children in the world's conflict zones reached "shocking" levels in 2017.

In a new report, Unicef said there was widespread and blatant disregard for international laws designed to protect the most vulnerable.

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South Korea's Lotte Group founder jailed for embezzlement

Lotte Group founder and patriarch Shin Kyuk-ho is free on health grounds, pending an appeal



A South Korean court has sentenced the 95-year-old founder of Lotte Group to four years in prison for embezzlement.

Shin Kyuk-ho was indicted last year, along with three members of his family, on charges including tax evasion and fraud.

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Rohingya crisis: Myanmar general hit by US sanctions

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people have fled the Myanmar military's compaign



The US has sanctioned a Myanmar general accused of leading an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya people.

Maung Maung Soe is among a host of world figures blacklisted by the US over human rights and corruption allegations.

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Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration


Haley's warning: "The United States will remember this day"



The UN General Assembly has decisively backed a resolution effectively calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The text says that any decisions regarding the status of the city are "null and void" and must be cancelled.

Read more: Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration


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