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  • 24 October 2011 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 24 Oct 2011
  • UN peacekeeping chief stresses need for flexible support in complex mandates UN News Centre 24 Oct 2011 -- The head of the United Nations peacekeeping department today stressed the need for flexible, agile and responsive mechanisms in support of changing situations, saying that the increasingly complex peacekeeping mandates have to be matched with specialized skills and well-trained personnel.
  • UN human rights office welcomes Libyan plan to probe death of Qadhafi UN News Centre 24 Oct 2011 -- The United Nations human rights office today welcomed reports that Libya will set up an independent commission of inquiry into the circumstances surrounding last Thursday's killing of the country's former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi.
  • Libya To Investigate Qaddafi's Death RFE/RL 24 Oct 2011 -- The head of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has announced that he has ordered a probe into Muammar Qaddafi's death to determine how the former leader was killed by a bullet to the head shortly after being captured alive in his hometown of Sirte.
  • Rights Group to NTC: Probe Apparent Mass Execution VOA 24 Oct 2011 -- A human rights group reporting from the hometown of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi says it has found the bodies of 53 people who appear to have been executed by fighters for the National Transitional Council during the bitter fighting for control of Sirte.
  • ETHIOPIA-KENYA: Who rules the range? IRIN 24 Oct 2011 -- The border land between Kenya and Ethiopia is a vast, open plain under a big sky. Hard red earth shows through the thin grass of the sun-baked landscape, an expanse of thorny scrub, flat-topped thorn-trees and tall red anthills. There are no fences or other visible boundaries, and few people, just occasional groups of cattle or goats with their herders. To the untutored eye it can look like empty land, where wandering nomads graze their animals at random.
  • Ivorian refugees return from Liberia in UN-supported voluntary repatriation UN News Centre 24 Oct 2011 -- The United Nations refugee agency has facilitated the return of the first group of Ivorian refugees who have opted for voluntary repatriation from Liberia where they sought safety during the bloody unrest that rocked Côte d'Ivoire after presidential elections last November.
  • Resolve show in Middle East prisoner exchange must extend to peace talks – UN UN News Centre 24 Oct 2011 -- The United Nations political chief today called on Israel and the Palestinians to show the kind of resolve to take the kind of difficult decisions seen in the recent prisoner exchange in their search for a lasting peace.
  • Somali President Warns Against Kenya Raid VOA 24 Oct 2011 -- Somalia's president says his government opposes Kenya's military incursion to chase down al-Shabab militants.

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