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NASA's Juno Spacecraft enters Jupiter's magnetic field Washington, July 1: NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft has entered the planet's magnetosphere, where the movement of particles in space is controlled by what's going on inside Jupiter. 30-Jun-2016
DR Congo, Angola must be ‘in funding spotlight’ – UN humanitarian official New York, June 30: Following a visit to Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations humanitarian official on Wednesday called on the international community to pay more attention to the dire needs of its residents. 30-Jun-2016
Istanbul airport attack kills 41 Istanbul, June 29: Months after Brussels airport witnessed a carnage carried out by militants, similar pictures were seen in Turkey as a busy airport in Istanbul became the newest target of the terrorists as three suicide bombers suspected to be Islamic State members killed 36 people and wounded nearly 230 late on Tuesday. 29-Jun-2016
Istanbul airport attack kills 36 Istanbul, June 29: At least 36 people were killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack on Istanbul's Atatürk Airport on Tuesday, media reports said. 28-Jun-2016
UN Security Council strongly condemns deadly Al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel New York, June 28: The United Nations Security Council has “condemned in the strongest terms” a recent deadly attack by Al-Shabaab on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that killed several people, including a serving government minister. 28-Jun-2016
In Kuwait, Ban urges Yemeni delegations in peace talks to find lasting solution to end conflict New York, June 27:In Kuwait on Sunday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the situation in Yemen, urging the delegations involved in the UN-supported Yemeni peace talks to prevent a further deterioration of the situation and arrive at a comprehensive agreement ending the conflict. 27-Jun-2016
South Sudan: Ban concerned over escalation of violence New York, June 26: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is deeply concerned about the current escalation of violence between the Sudan's People Liberation Army (SPLA) and armed groups, in Wau town and surrounding areas, in South Sudan. 26-Jun-2016
West Virginia: Floods kill at least 23 people, 1000 left stranded Charleston, Jun 25 : At least 23 people were killed and another 1000 were left stranded without power as floods swept across West Virginia on Friday, reports said. 25-Jun-2016
Britain votes to leave EU, Cameron announces to resign London, June 24:In a historic day of geo-political bloodbath, Britain on Friday chose to leave the European Union after a majority of 52 percent voted in its favour in a referendum on Thursday, severing a tie since 1973, thus forcing Prime Minister David Cameron who had put his neck on the line by an aggressive pro-EU campaign, to resign. 24-Jun-2016
‘Medieval’ sieges, barrel bombs are ‘disgusting reality’ in Syria – senior UN officials New York, June 24: The recent “stuttering momentum” in delivering humanitarian aid to Syria’s besieged and hard-to-reach populations must be significantly expanded in the second half of 2016, the United Nations humanitarian chief told the Security Council today, warning that progress made to date was only “a trickle” of the country’s overwhelming needs. 24-Jun-2016
Welcoming Sudan’s cessation of hostilities, Ban urges ‘final peace’ through national dialogue New York, June 23: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement by the Sudanese Government of a four-month unilateral cessation of hostilities, beginning on 18 June 2016, in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states. 23-Jun-2016
Ban condemns terrorist attack against Jordanian guard post at Syrian border New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):Condemning on Tuesday's terrorist attack against a Jordanian border guard post at the north-eastern border with Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered his condolences to the families of the victims and reiterates his solidarity with the Government and people of Jordan. 22-Jun-2016
Central African Republic: UN humanitarian coordinator ‘outraged’ at attacks on aid vehicles New York, June 21: The interim United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic (CAR), Dr. Michel Yao strongly condemned an armed attack on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) convoy transporting medicines and fuel from the capital, Bangui, to the south-eastern city of Bangassou on 17 June. 21-Jun-2016
Syria: Suicide attack kills 3 Hasaka, June 20: A suicide attack in Syria's Hasaka area n Sunday has killed at least three people, media reports said on Monday. 20-Jun-2016
On World Day, Ban declares era of impunity 'over' for sexual violence in war New York, June 19: Marking the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday said that the era of impunity for sexual violence as a tool of war is over, citing a host of landmark rulings against political and military leaders. 19-Jun-2016
Burundi: On second visit to country, UN human rights experts call for concrete steps to end crisis New York, June 18: Concluding their second visit to Burundi, a team of United Nations independent human rights experts welcomed certain improvements in the country, but warned that the recent “calm should not be confused with long term stability,” and also called on all parties in the country to stop the use of violence as a political tool. 18-Jun-2016
Much-needed aid reached some 87,500 people in Syria’s besieged cities, UN reports New York, June 17 :Over the past two days, humanitarian convoys have delivered aid to thousands of beneficiaries in several besieged areas of war-torn Syria, including some 50,000 beneficiaries in Afrin, in the country’s north, and an estimated 37,500 residents of Al-Waer, near Homs, according to the United Nations relief wing. 17-Jun-2016
Haiti: UN and partners warn against ‘institutional vacuum,’ call for return to constitutional order New York, June 16:The United Nations and its partners in Haiti have on Wednesday expressed concern that as the provisional president's agreed 120-day mandate has come to end, “no measures have been taken to ensure institutional continuity” in the island nation, where several key deadlines regarding the political transition process have been missed. 16-Jun-2016
'Little progress' made on finding viable solution to Darfur conflict – UN peacekeeping chief New York, June 15:Given the unchanged nature of the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, the mandate of the African Union-United Nations mission there should be extended for another year, without changes to its priorities or its authorized troop and police ceiling, the top UN peacekeeping official said on Tuesday. 15-Jun-2016
UN chief condemns 'abhorrent' attack on market in Syria's Idlib city New York, June 14:Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the abhorrent attack carried out yesterday in Idlib city, Syria, which hit a vegetable market and the only bakery in the area. 14-Jun-2016
General Assembly elects Permanent Representative of Fiji as President of 71st session New York, June 14 :The United Nations General Assembly on Monday elected Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji, as President of its upcoming 71st session. 13-Jun-2016
He was not a stable person: Ex-wife of suspected Orlando shooter says Orlando, June 13: The former wife of Orlando shooting suspect Omar Mateen has said he was an abusive husband who beat her repeatedly . 13-Jun-2016
50 killed in Florida Pulse gay club attack Orlando, June 12: At least 50 people were killed during the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando city of Florida, officials said on Sunday. 12-Jun-2016
UN determined to work collectively to ensure people worldwide are protected, says Ban New York, June 11:Speaking at a Security Council debate on the protection of civilians, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday stressed that the United Nations is determined to work collectively to support governments to protect their people, and to persuade parties to conflict to abide by their obligations. 11-Jun-2016
Ban urges 'sharp focus,' shared responsibility for continued momentum on UN peace agenda New York, June 10:With the continuing rise in interlinked political crises and challenges around the world, United Nations Member States must draw on shared expertise supported by a multilateral peace and security architecture to attain a more peaceful future for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Thursday. 10-Jun-2016
Syria: UN agencies deplore recent attacks in Aleppo; hundreds of people killed or injured New York, June 9:The United Nations humanitarian wing on Wednesday spoke out against the latest escalation of violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where dozens of casualties have been reported in attacks on two medical facilities. 09-Jun-2016
Regional meeting on UN disaster risk reduction framework set to open in Paraguay New York, June 8: The risk that natural disasters will affect more people in the Americas is increasing as urban centres across the continent continue to experience rapid growth, the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for the region has said ahead of a key meeting in Paraguay on the issue. 07-Jun-2016
Benefits of technology and innovation must be shared ‘with those who stand to gain most’ – Ban New York, June 7:Speaking at the first multi-stakeholder forum on science, technology and innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged leaders to share their benefits with those who stand to gain most. 07-Jun-2016
35 Syrian soldiers during clashes with ISIS near Raqqa Raqqa, Jun 6: At least 35 Syrian army soldiers were killed and dozens others were injured as they clashed with Islamic State's (ISIS) fighters near the border of Raqqa province in northeastern Syria, media reports said. 06-Jun-2016
UN agency announces world's first illegal fishing treaty now in force New York, June 6:The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that a groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing went into effect on Sunday and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and a regional organization that have adhered to it. 06-Jun-2016
'Go wild for life,' UN says on World Environment Day New York, June 5: Marking World Environment Day, which this year focuses on the illegal trade of wildlife, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling on everyone to “go wild for life” and take action to help safeguard species under threat for future generations. 05-Jun-2016
Ban ‘shocked’ at scale of grave violations against children detailed in latest report New York, June 4: In his annual report on children and armed conflict covering the year 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his shock at the scale of grave violations against children in countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. 04-Jun-2016
NASA Satellite finds unreported sources of toxic air pollution Washington, June 3: Using a new satellite-based method, scientists at NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities have located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions. 03-Jun-2016
External panel calls for ‘paradigm shift’ in UN Police operating model New York, June 2: As the United Nations’ role in countries affected by complex conflicts has grown in scale and scope throughout the years, UN Police (UNPOL) have increasingly become the central pillar of the Organization’s peace operations, working both to reinforce the provision of security and also to build or re-build a basic system of policing in countries, and as such, require a new operating model with enhanced capacities, an external review team has found. 02-Jun-2016
Burundi: UN agency warns 4.6 million people facing food insecurity New York, June 2: Some 4.6 million people in Burundi are food insecure, with more than 500,000 of them requiring urgent emergency food assistance, the United Nations food relief agency has said, warning that food stocks are stretched as a result of the fragile socio-economic context in the country. 02-Jun-2016
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