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Yemeni peace talks extended for another week – UN envoy New York, July 30: With all eyes on Yemeni peace negotiations, the United Nations envoy for the country announced on Saturday that the UN-supported talks under way in Kuwait have been extended for an additional week. 31-Jul-2016
On World Day, UN urges stronger action to shield millions from human trafficking New York, July 30: The international community must do more to end the inhumane practice of human trafficking and protect migrants and refugees – particularly young people, women and children – from those who attempt to exploit their opportunity for a better future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging all nations to recognize their responsibility in combating the global scourge. 30-Jul-2016
One alleged suspect in custody in San Diego shooting San Diego (California), Jul 29: San Diego Police Department has taken in custody one alleged suspect in the shooting incident that took place on Thursday. 29-Jul-2016
Root causes of Boko Haram threat in Lake Chad Basin must be tackled – UN political chief New York, July 28: To bring an end to the Boko Haram threat in the Lake Chad Basin region, affected countries must address the root causes that contributed to the emergence of the group, including the social, economic and political grievances of marginalized communities, the top United Nations political affairs official said on Wednesday. 28-Jul-2016
Hillary Clinton nominated for US president Washington, July 27: Making history, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday secured the Democratic Party's U.S. presidential nomination for the US Presidential polls. 26-Jul-2016
In Skype video chat, Ban applauds Solar Impulse pilot on remarkable journey New York, July 26: United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Monday hailed the determination and courage of the Solar Impulse flight team as the aircraft completes its around-the-world, solar-powered journey. 26-Jul-2016
Japan: Knife attack kills 19 Tokyo, July 26 : At least 19 people have been killed in a knife attack in Kanagawa Prefecture west of Japan's Tokyo city on Tuesday, media reports said. 25-Jul-2016
Two killed, more than dozen injured in Florida nightclub shooting Florida, July 25: At least two persons were killed and 15 others injured after a gunman stormed a "Teen Night" at a top Florida nightclub and went on a mass shooting early on Monday morning, media reports said. 25-Jul-2016
Baghdad suicide attack kills 20, IS claims responsibility Baghdad, July 24 : At least 20 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a security checkpoint in Iraq's capital Baghdad city on Sunday, media reports said. 24-Jul-2016
Aid reaches thousands affected by Boko Haram violence in northern Nigeria – UN New York, July 23: In a cross-border humanitarian operation, a total of 31 metric tonnes of food and some non-food items have been distributed to about 15,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Banki, located in Nigeria's restive Borno state, near the border with Cameroon, the United Nations relief wing announced on Friday. 23-Jul-2016
Munich shooting: Gunman kills nine in shopping mall Munich, July 23: At least nine people were killed as a gunman attacked a shopping mall in Germany's Munich city on Friday, reports said. 22-Jul-2016
Multiple deaths feared in Munich shopping centre shooting Munich, July 22: Several people are feared killed and many injured as gun shots were fired at a shopping center in Germany's Munich city, reports said. 22-Jul-2016
Syria: After week of ‘horrific’ incidents, UNICEF calls for end to all violence against children New York, July 22: In a week marked by the brutal on-camera murder of a 12-year-old boy in Aleppo and the killing of more than 20 children killed during air strikes in Manbij, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for an immediate end to all forms of violence against children in Syria and urged all parties to the conflict there to make every effort to avoid the loss of civilian lives. 22-Jul-2016
Mali: UN mission decries deadly attack against Malian military camp New York, July 21: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali on Wednesday strongly condemned an attack against a military camp and its checkpoints in Nampala, in the central part of the country. 21-Jul-2016
Children starving in parts of Nigeria held by Boko Haram, UN children’s agency warns New York, July 20: About a quarter of a million children in Borno state, north-eastern Nigeria, are suffering from severe malnutrition, the United Nations children’s agency on Tuesday announced. Of those, about one in five will die if they do not receive treatment. 20-Jul-2016
Adolescents are dying of AIDS at an alarming rate, UN agency warns New York, July 19: An average of 29 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are infected with HIV every hour, according to the United Nations Children's Fund, which is calling for a redoubling of prevention and treatment efforts. 19-Jul-2016
Germany: Afghan refugee attacks passenger with axe in train, several injured Berlin, July 19: Several people were injured as an Afghan refugee attacked a train in southern Germany with axe and knife on Monday, media reports said. 18-Jul-2016
In Kenya, Ban calls for broader partnerships, sustainable investments to drive global development New York, July 18: At a United Nations intergovernmental forum opening in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged participants to focus on strong collaboration, equality and inclusion in trade, finance and investment in order to better align action with agreed-upon sustainable development targets and help restore trust in the global economy. 18-Jul-2016
Baton Rouge shooting leaves three officers dead Baton Rouge, July 18: At least three law officers were killed and three others were injured when a Missouri man ambushed in Baton Rouge area of the US on Sunday. 17-Jul-2016
US: 3 cops reportedly shot dead in Louisiana Louisiana, July 17: At least three policemen were feared to have been killed after they were shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, media reports said. 17-Jul-2016
Majority oppose female genital mutilation in countries where practice persists – UN agency New York, July 16: New data from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals that about two-thirds of men, women, boys and girls in countries where female genital mutilation is common say they want the practice to end. 16-Jul-2016
France: Truck ploughs into Nice crowd, 84 killed, driver identified as Franco-Tunisian man Nice, July 15: A terror attack claimed at least 84 lives while many were injured when during the Bastille day celebrations in the French city of Nice a man drove a truck into a crowd mowing them down in what is yet another strike in the European nation reeling under repeated assaults by the extremists. 15-Jul-2016
Lorry ploughs into Bastille Day celebration in France killing over 70 people New Delhi/Nice, Jul 15: A lorry drove into a crowd in the southern French city of Nice, killing more than 75 people and injuring dozens, during the Bastille Day celebrations on July 14, the media reported on Friday. 14-Jul-2016
South Sudan: Amid fears of renewed fighting, UN peacekeeping chief calls for Security Council action New York, July 14:Given the unstable security situation in South Sudan following clashes between Government and opposition forces which left some 272 people, including 33 civilians, dead, the United Nations peacekeeping chief on Wednesday proposed that the UN Mission there be extended until the end of August to allow a rapid assessment on the need for a stronger mandate. 14-Jul-2016
UN-backed partnership, support fund launched to end violence against children New York, July 12: A United Nations-backed partnership and fund were launched on Wednesday to make achieving the new global target to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children a public priority and a collective responsibility. 13-Jul-2016
West Africa and Sahel must step up intelligence gathering, UN envoy tells Security Council New York, July 12: Countries in West Africa and the Sahel must expand intelligence gathering capacities to counter militant threats, such as those posed by Boko Haram, the head of the United Nations operation for that region said on Monday. 12-Jul-2016
UN food relief agency launches innovation project to spur progress towards ending hunger by 2030 New York, July 11: The United Nations food relief agency launched on Monday an initiative to identify and nurture new technologies and business models which will contribute to the global goal of ending hunger by 2030. 11-Jul-2016
UN condemns heavy fighting in South Sudanese capital, urges calm, access to displaced civilians New York, July 10: The United Nations is again urging calm in the wake of heavy fighting in and around the South Sudanese capital of Juba, with the UN mission reporting that it has mobilized peacekeepers to protect civilians and the Security Council strongly condemning days of violence in the area, which also saw UN and diplomatic officials targeted, as the world's youngest country on Saturday marked the fifth anniversary of its independence. 10-Jul-2016
Ahead of South Sudan's fifth anniversary of independence, renewed violence draws UN concern New York, July 9: As South Sudan prepares to make its fifth anniversary of independence, United Nations officials on Friday expressed concern over the continuing violence in parts of the country and the resulting forced displacement of people, both internally and throughout the neighbouring region. 09-Jul-2016
Security Council extends African Union mission in Somalia New York, July 8: Reauthorizing the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2017, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday set out key objectives for the operation during its new mandate, including “to reduce the threat posed by Al-Shabaab and other armed opposition groups.” 08-Jul-2016
UN humanitarian coordinator alarmed at deteriorating conditions in besieged Syrian towns New York, July 6: The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Syria has expressed alarm over reports of deteriorating humanitarian conditions and urgent medical evacuation needs in the towns of Madaya, Foah, Zabadani and Kefraya, where more than 62,000 people are besieged. 06-Jul-2016
Juno enters orbit around Jupiter California, July 5: NASA’s Juno mission has completed its main engine burn and entered orbit around Jupiter. Watch the live NASA news briefing at 1 a.m. EDT for more information. 04-Jul-2016
Iraq: UN condemns terrorist attack in Baghdad, warning of 'avenge' by ISIL New York, July 4: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist bombing in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday that reportedly killed more than 100 people in a busy shopping street – an attack which the top UN official in that country described as an “avenge by the terrorists of Da'esh who have suffered defeats at the battlefront.” 04-Jul-2016
Baghdad attacks kills more than 130 people Baghdad, July 3: More than 130 people were killed as in a car bombing in a crowded area in Iraq capital Baghdad on Sunday, media reports said. 03-Jul-2016
Despite hopes for calm during the holy month of Ramadan, hundreds killed in Iraq: UN New York, July 2: At least 662 Iraqis – half of them civilians – were killed and another 1,457 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in the country in June, according to latest figures released by the United Nations political mission in Iraq. 02-Jul-2016
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