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7 Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack Kiev, Sept 29 : Seven Ukrainian soldiers have died in a rebel attack in the midst of cease-fire on Sunday night near the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, media reported. 29-Sep-2014
Over 30 dead in Japanese volcanic eruption Tokyo, Sept 28: Over 30 people have lost their lives after a volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, reports said. 28-Sep-2014
Myanmar: UN chief urges country to move beyond ‘narrow agendas’ and towards cooperation New York, Sept 27: Myanmar has shown progress in areas of socio-economic development, national reconciliation and democratization, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed on Friday, while also warning that the Asian country still faced “critical hurdles” as it approached its impending elections. 27-Sep-2014
Lauding global success in fighting hunger, Ban urges sustained commitment New York, Sept 26: Despite a rising global population and the perilous effects of climate change, the goal of eliminating hunger around the world remains within reach, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday. 26-Sep-2014
At UN event, officials call for ensuring ‘fundamental human right’ to quality education New York, Sept 25: Despite global gains in the number of children enrolled in school, many of the world’s students fail to leave their educational experiences with the skills necessary for them to succeed in life and help their nations develop, United Nations officials said on Wednesday. 25-Sep-2014
ISIL should be degraded and destroyed: Obama Incheon, Sept 24 (IBNS) US President Barack Obama on Wednesday addressed the UN General Assembly where he attacked the ISIL and said the militant group should be 'degraded and ultimately destroyed'. 24-Sep-2014
Success of Indigenous Peoples World Conference 'integral to humanity's progress' – Ban New York, Sept 23: Opening on Monday the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that deliberations and decisions made during the two-day event will reverberate across the world, with concrete impacts on the lives of millions. 23-Sep-2014
Two killed, many injured in explosions in Xinjiang Beijing, Sep 22: Multiple explosions in China’s western region of Xinjiang killed at least two people and injured many others, media reports said on Monday. 22-Sep-2014
Turkish hostages held by IS released Istanbul, Sept 20: After three months of captivity, several Turkish hostages, who were abducted by Islamist militants form northern Iraq, were released on Saturday, media reports said. 20-Sep-2014
Scotland says No to Independence, UK remains united London/Glasgow, Sept 19: United Kingdom will remain united as Scotland said "No" to severing its 307 year long association with the UK in a historic referendum a day ago on whether it would be an Independent nation. 19-Sep-2014
Some 22 million displaced by natural disasters in 2013, UN-backed report reveals New York, Sept 18: A new United Nations-backed report launched on Wednesday reveals that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes or climate- and weather-related events – almost three times more than by conflict in the same year. 18-Sep-2014
Forced displacement in Somalia shows ‘no signs of easing,’ UN agency warns New York, Sept 17: Alarming circumstances such as forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihood have forced over 130,000 people from their homes in Somalia so far this year, with the majority being internally displaced, warned the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday. 17-Sep-2014
UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis New York, Sept 16: The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, the president of the 15-member body announced on Monday. 16-Sep-2014
Ban strongly condemns latest attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali New York, Sept 15: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday strongly condemned an attack on a military vehicle of the United Nations mission in Mali that resulted in the death of a Chadian peacekeeper and left four other troops wounded. 15-Sep-2014
Welcoming boost in Ebola response, Ban urges greater global support to fight epidemic New York, Sept 13: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all countries and organizations to move swiftly to support the Governments of the countries affected. 13-Sep-2014
UN: detained Fijian peacekeepers in Golan released in good condition New York, Sept 12: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed on Thursday the release of the 45 United Nations peacekeepers that had been forcibly taken on 28 August 2014 in the Golan and detained by armed elements. 12-Sep-2014
UN officials call for renewed global commitment to ending nuclear tests New York, Sept 11: United Nations officials on Wednesday called for renewed commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests, noting that nearly 2,000 such tests have taken place since 1945. 11-Sep-2014
UNICEF assistance plays key role for Gazan children to begin a new school year New York, Sept 10: The devastating 50-day conflict has forced the new academic year in the Gaza Strip to begin three weeks late – on 14 September – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, underscoring the serious psychological trauma suffered by the Gazan children. 10-Sep-2014
On International Day, UNESCO chief says literacy not only improves lives, it saves them New York, Sept 9: With one in four young people – 175 million adolescents – unable to read a single sentence, International Literacy Day is an opportunity to remember one simple truth: literacy not only changes lives, it saves them, said the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 09-Sep-2014
Security Council condemns 'cowardly' murder of journalist in Syria, demands release of hostages New York, Sept 8: The United Nations Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of Steven Sotloff, an American and Israeli journalist, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 08-Sep-2014
Ukraine: Ban calls for full implementation of announced ceasefire New York, Sept 6: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed the news of a ceasefire in Ukraine and called for its full implementation, adding his hope that the cessation of hostilities will further allow the United Nations and partners to deliver critical humanitarian assistance to those affected by fighting. 06-Sep-2014
Evidence on rampant violence against children ‘compels us to act’ – UNICEF report New York, Sept 5: Violence against children is universal – so prevalent and deeply ingrained in societies it is often unseen and accepted as the norm – according to new, unprecedented data presented by the United Nations on Thursday. 05-Sep-2014
UN envoy calls for probe into massacre by armed groups at Iraqi military base New York, Sept 4 : A senior United Nations official has called on the Iraqi authorities to conduct a public and independent investigation into the attack at Camp Speicher military base, when it was seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated armed groups in June. 04-Sep-2014
Mali: Ban condemns deadly attack against UN peacekeepers New York, Sept 3: Condemning the latest in a series of recent attacks against United Nations personnel and contractors in northern Mali, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday declared that the latest incident, in which four UN peacekeepers were killed and 15 others injured, would not deter the Organization’s determination to support the Malian Government and people. 03-Sep-2014
UN, international rights experts urge greater protection of journalists covering conflicts New York, Sept 2: Journalists covering conflicts must be afforded the highest degree of protection, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts said on Monday, adding that the recent attacks, ongoing kidnappings, and arbitrary incarcerations of media professionals around the world must be condemned. 02-Sep-2014
Man stabs children to death in Chinese school Beijing, Sept 1: A man stabbed to death at least three children and injured six others in a primary school in China's Hubei Province on Monday, media reports said. 01-Sep-2014
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