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Stories for March 24th 2018

  • Saturday, March 24th 2018 - 09:10 UTC

    Some 150 short finned pilot whales stranded on Australian beach have died

    The marine mammals stranded themselves in Hamelin Bay, 315 km south of the state’s capital, Perth, between March 22 and 23.

    All but six of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales that stranded themselves on a beach in Western Australia have died, despite efforts from authorities and local beachgoers to save them, officials said on Saturday. The marine mammals stranded themselves in Hamelin Bay, 315 km south of the state’s capital, Perth, between March 22 and 23.

  • Saturday, March 24th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    United Nations agencies on strike over pay and employment conditions

    UN employees around the world have taken industrial action in protest at the cuts in cost of living allowances, with strikes at the ILO and other UN agencies

    The International Trade Unions Congress, ITUC, has called on the United Nations to abandon unilateral pay cuts on UN staff, as well as other changes to employment conditions that would mean different pay rates for the same job and could lead to discrimination, especially against women returning to UN service after taking extended time out for family reasons.

  • Saturday, March 24th 2018 - 07:17 UTC

    Argentina pays homage to UK military officer for helping identify soldiers fallen in 1982

    Geoffrey Cardozo is received by foreign minister Jorge Faurie

    Families of Argentine soldiers killed in the 1982 South Atlantic conflict with Britain have paid homage to a former British army officer who helped recover and rebury with dignity and precision their loved ones in a Falkland Islands cemetery, which would become the Argentine military cemetery or memorial.