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AirAsia flight: Pilot says he saw bodies of victims 'holding hands' Surabaya, Dec 30: As the search operation to recover more bodies from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 continued on Wednesday, a pilot from the rescue team who discovered the flight's debris said the bodies that were recovered from the site were holding hands. 31-Dec-2014
Number of people affected by Ebola tops 20,000 – UN health agency New York, Dec 30: The head of the United Nations Ebola emergency response mission is set to open a treatment facility in Liberia near the Sierra Leonean border during a visit to review where the UN can do more to help, as the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday reported that more 20,000 people have now become infected by the virus. 30-Dec-2014
AirAsia plane in bottom of sea: Indonesia search agency Surabaya, Dec 29: The missing AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 that went missing with 162 people on board on Sunday morning in probability has crashed and went into the bottom of the sea, said Indonesia's search-and-rescue agency team chief in a media briefing 29-Dec-2014
Search for missing plane suspended for the day Jakarta, Dec 28: Indonesian authorities have suspended for the night the operation to search for the AirAsia flight with 162 people, mostly Indonesian, on board flying to Singapore from Indonesia went missing in the air after it lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday morning, reports said. 28-Dec-2014
UN Ebola response efforts at ‘full capacity’ following warehouse fire New York, Dec 25: The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has reported that a main United Nations logistics hub managed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Guinea is fully operational despite the fire that swept through the facility last week threatening medicines and laboratory materials used in the fight against Ebola. 25-Dec-2014
Muslim group trapped by Central African Republic violence face dire situation, warns UN New York, Dec 24: The United Nations refugee agency voiced concern on Tuesday over the “deteriorating situation” facing more than 400 members of a Muslim minority group trapped by the ongoing violence fracturing the Central African Republic (CAR). 24-Dec-2014
10 years after Indian Ocean tsunami, Asia-Pacific region better prepared: UN New York, Dec 23: Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami hit South and Southeast Asia, countries in the region are better prepared to deal with tragedies, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday, while stressing that there is still room for improvement. 23-Dec-2014
Water fleas prepared for trip to space New Delhi, Dec 22: Scientists at the University of Birmingham in the UK are preparing water fleas for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts. 22-Dec-2014
Brooklyn: Two cops shot dead New York, Dec 21 : Two New York police officers were shot dead at point-blank range by a man in the US Brooklyn area on Saturday, officials said on Sunday. 21-Dec-2014
South Sudan: UN probe uncovers targeting of civilians, abductions, sexual violence New York, Dec 20: In a report issued Friday, the Human Rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has said there is reason to believe that at least 11 civilians were killed and several other serious rights abuses were committed during an attack by opposition forces on Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, in October this year. 20-Dec-2014
Ebola: ‘Regrettable loss’ caused by warehouse fire in Guinea New York, Dec 19: A fire engulfed a United Nations warehouse in Guinea on Thursday that contained medicines and laboratory materials used for the fight against Ebola, causing no casualties but “a regrettable loss” in supplies, which the UN mission there vowed to quickly replace. An investigation into the fire was underway. 19-Dec-2014
UN-backed project to help Colombian farmers move away from illicit crops towards fair trade chocolate New York, Dec 18: A sweet new partnership between the United Nations, the Colombian and Austrian Governments and a renowned chocolate manufacturer is slated to bring free-trade practices and a critical source of income to Colombian farmers who have long relied on revenues from illicit drug crops, the Organization’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced. 18-Dec-2014
UN Asia-Pacific forum begins registration, statistics partnership to improve data, policies New York, Dec 17 : The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has announced its involvement in an international partnership to improve civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems in the Asia-Pacific region. 17-Dec-2014
Gunman kills six, injured another in Philadelphia New York, Dec 16: A gunman killed at least six people and seriously injured another on Monday in a series of shootings near Philadelphia in the US, media reports said. 16-Dec-2014
Sydney cafe siege: 3 killed, 2 Indian nationals safe Sydney, Dec 15 : A 17-hour-long siege at a cafe in Australia's Sydney city came to an end with the death of three people, including the gunman who had held seventeen hostages on Monday, officials said. 15-Dec-2014
Man takes hostages in Sydney cafe, demands ISIS flag Sydney, Dec 15: An armed man- believed to be a Jihadist and a supporter of ISIS- on Monday took several people hostages in a cafe in Sydney's Martin Place in Australia, triggering a crisis even as several of his captives managed to escape. 15-Dec-2014
Gas explosion at NE China coal mine, 10 trapped Harbin, Dec 14: A gas explosion at a coal mine in Jixi City in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province has left at least 10 people trapped underground, media reports said on Sunday. 14-Dec-2014
Year of conflict in South Sudan has stolen future of a generation of children – UNICEF New York, Dec 13: The scale of the crisis facing children in South Sudan is “staggering” according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which warned on Friday that the future of an entire generation of the country’s children was being “stolen” by the year-long conflict. 13-Dec-2014
Security Council welcomes talks between leaders of Sudan, South Sudan New York, Dec 12: Welcoming recent talks between Presidents of Sudan and South Sudan, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday called on both governments to hold a high-level security meeting as soon as possible and urged all parties to refrain from violence against civilians and to expedite humanitarian access for the timely delivery of aid to all civilians in need of assistance. 12-Dec-2014
Central African Republic: UN mission captures rebel leader New York, Dec 11: The Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has announced on Wednesdaythe arrest of Chadian rebel leader and former CAR official, Mahamat Abdul Kadre. 11-Dec-2014
UN refugee agency posts largest-ever budget as funding pledges drop by a quarter New York, Dec 10: Faced with multiple large-scale emergencies in the Middle East and Africa, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Tuesday warned donors at the agency’s annual pledging conference that the world’s humanitarian financing system was “close to bankruptcy.” 10-Dec-2014
On International Day, UN urges all to 'break the corruption chain' New York, Dec 9 : The fight against corruption is a global concern requiring the broadest possible response to "dismantle its high walls", United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday in a message marking International Anti-Corruption Day. 09-Dec-2014
DR Congo: UN refugee agency concerned at sudden closure of displaced persons camp New York, Dec 6: The United Nations refugee agency voiced concern on Fridayover the sudden closure of a camp for internally displaced people, or IDPs, located in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), exposing some 2,000 to potential lawlessness, banditry and sexual violence against women perpetrated by militia groups still operating in the area. 06-Dec-2014
Ban appoints new Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information New York, Dec 5: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Thursday the appointment of Cristina Gallach of Spain as Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, the UN Spokesperson’s office announced on Thursday. 04-Dec-2014
Ebola: UN special envoy appeals to Liberians to remain vigilant, sustain response New York, Dec 4 : The United Nations Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, on Wednesday took his message directly to the people of Liberia, applauding them for the progress made so far in combating the virus, but cautioning that “the most dangerous time is actually when it looks as though you are near a point where the disease is coming under control because people relax and stop being vigilant.” 04-Dec-2014
On world Day, Ban spotlights how technology can improve life for 1 billion persons with disabilities New York, Nov 4: More than one billion people – or approximately 15 per cent of the world's population – live with some form of disability and have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities, the United Nations highlighted on Wednesday on its International Day of Persons with Disabilities. 04-Dec-2014
On Day to Abolish Slavery, UN urges end to modern-day scourge trapping 21 million New York, Dec 3: Today, 21 million women, men and children worldwide are trapped in slavery, denied the right to live and ultimately work in freedom, dignity and equality, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has spotlighted on this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. 03-Dec-2014
UN recognizes achievement of thirteen countries in eradicating hunger ahead of 2015-deadline New York, Dec 2: Honouring their outstanding progress in fighting hunger, 13 countries were commended on Monday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday for achieving food security milestones ahead of the UN global 2015 target deadline and urged continued momentum to end the suffering of 805 million people who continue to endure chronic undernourishment. 02-Dec-2014
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