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South Sudan: 100,000 people trapped in Yei, UN refugee agency warns New York, Sept 30: Urgent humanitarian assistance is needed for some 100,000 people trapped in the South Sudanese town of Yei, where the security situation deteriorated rapidly after renewed conflict broke out in Juba, the capital, in early July, the United Nations refugee agency warned today. 30-Sep-2016
‘No words left’ to describe suffering of children in Aleppo –UNICEF New York, Sept 29: Children in Aleppo are trapped in a “living nightmare,” a senior official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday, stressing yet again, the direness of the situation, particularly for the children, in Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo. 29-Sep-2016
UN Human Rights Council discusses situations in DR Congo, Libya, Ukraine and Burundi New York, Sept 28: At interactive dialogues on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Libya Ukraine, and Burundi, senior UN human rights officials and independent experts on Tuesday urged the governments to take immediate steps to ensure protection of human rights in their respective countries. 27-Sep-2016
UN highlights agriculture's potential to help address climate change and antimicrobial resistance New York, Sept 27: The role of agriculture should go beyond just generating food to help address global challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance, the head of United Nations agriculture agency stressed on Monday. 26-Sep-2016
At Security Council, UN envoy appeals for Russia and US cooperation to pull Syria 'away from the brink' New York, Sept 26: Amid the unprecedented military assault on eastern Aleppo, where fireballs from incendiary bombs “light up the pitch darkness,” the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on Sunday strongly appealed to the Security Council – particularly permanent members Russia and the United States – to rescue a recently collapsed cessation of hostilities, end the bloodshed and speed aid into the iconic city where, overall, some two million people remain under a de facto siege. 26-Sep-2016
US: Gunmen open fire in Baltimore, injure 8 Baltimore, Sept 25 : At least eight people were injured after gunmen opened fire in US's Balimore city on Saturday night, reports said. 25-Sep-2016
Ban urges implementation of peace agreement to resolve instability in Mali New York, Sept 24: The promotion of peace and stability in Mali is crucial to its people, for the region and for the world, United Nations Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon said on Friday, urging the parties involved in the country’s reconstruction to implement the foundations that have been laid out regarding the way forward. 24-Sep-2016
US: 4 killed in shooting at mall Washington, Sept 24: At least four people were killed in a shooting incident at a mall in US city of Burlington on Friday, officials said. 23-Sep-2016
Agriculture and food system transformation needed on pathway to zero hunger – Ban New York, Sept 23: While the world has seen some progress on combatting the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, the challenge of providing the fundamental right to adequate food to all people must remain a priority, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday, urging Member States to continue to work together to tackle the problem. 23-Sep-2016
Crowded Toronto streets used by sexual predator to conceal crimes Toronto, Sep 22: A sexual predator has been assaulting teen girls in midtown Toronto and using busy pedestrian-filled streets to evade police and to conceal his crimes, according to recent media reports. 21-Sep-2016
Man stabbed at Toronto Eaton Center in broad daylight Toronto, Sept 21 : According to Police a man in his twenty’s has been admitted in the hospital following a stabbing incident at the Eaton Center mall in downtown Toronto. 20-Sep-2016
New York bombing: Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami charged with attempted murder of officers New York, Sept 20: The man captured by the police as a suspect in the New York bombing has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after a shootout Monday with police in Linden. 19-Sep-2016
UN chief urges global support for plan to unlock biggest expansion of educational opportunity in history New York, Sept 19: For too long, quality education has been accessible to the privileged few, but as people become more interdependent, quality education and lifelong learning must be available to all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday, declaring education a “human right and universal good” at the launch of a United Nations-backed report setting out a plan for the largest expansion of education opportunity in history. 19-Sep-2016
All 29 victims released from hospital, says New York Guv New York, Sept 18: Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said all the 29 people, who were injured in the explosion that rocked New York city in the US, have been released from the hospital. 18-Sep-2016
New York: Explosion leaves 29 injured New York, Sept 18: At least 29 people were injured in an explosion at Chelsea neighborhood of New York city in the US on Saturday, officials said. 17-Sep-2016
UN rights expert calls for durable solutions for the displaced in Serbia and Kosovo New York, Sept 17 : Concluding his five-day visit to Serbia and Kosovo, a United Nations human rights expert called on the Government of Serbia and the authorities in Kosovo to find an urgent and sustainable solution for people who have been displaced for almost 17 years. 16-Sep-2016
Syria: UN says aid convoys unable to reach besieged areas despite US-Russia deal on ceasefire New York, Sept 16: The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on Thursday said the ceasefire following last Friday’s Russia-United States agreement is largely holding but that desperately-awaited humanitarian convoys are unable to move due to a delay in getting permits from the Syrian Government. 15-Sep-2016
Typhoon Meranti hits China Beijing, Sept 15: A powerful typhoon Meranti made landfall in Xiang'an district of China's Xiamen City on Thursday,media reports said. 14-Sep-2016
Progress in Libya marred by ongoing volatile security situation and economic challenges – UN envoy to Security Council New York, Sept 14: Although political space has opened in Libya and there is progress in the fight against terrorism, the political divisions underpinning the North African country’s conflict are deepening, a United Nations envoy warned on Tuesday. 14-Sep-2016
Libya: UN envoy calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in Oil Crescent area New York, Sept 13: Expressing grave concerns over recent fighting in Libya's Oil Crescent area, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the country and the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler called on military forces that moved into the area to immediately stop fighting and refrain from any further military escalation. 13-Sep-2016
David Cameron steps down as MP from Witney London, Sept 12 : Former UK PM David Cameron on Monday resigned as an MP. 12-Sep-2016
Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia New York, Sept 12: US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been diagnosed with pneumonia, media reports said. 12-Sep-2016
We renew love, faith that binds us together as one American family: Obama Washington, Sept 11: Remembering those killed in the 9/11 attack in the US, President Barack Obama on Sunday said the country renewed the love and faith that bind them together as one 'American family'. 11-Sep-2016
Earthquake hits Tanzania,11 killed Dodoma, Sept 10 : At least 11 people were killed as an earthquake, measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale, hit northern Tanzania on Saturday, media reports said. 10-Sep-2016
UN food relief agency and partner to roll out €348 million EU cash aid to refugees in Turkey New York, Sept 9: Following the European Union’s (EU)announcement on Thursday of a cash-transfer programme for the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has said the agency and the Turkish Red Crescent will use their combined expertise to deliver the cash directly to those who need it most. 09-Sep-2016
At ASEAN-UN Summit, Ban highlights complementarity between world and regional bodies on sustainable development New York, Sept 8: Speaking at a gathering of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations on Wednesday , Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the focus of cooperation between the two organizations on a range of sectors, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and gender equality and women’s empowerment. 08-Sep-2016
New UN report finds that without obstacles Occupied Palestinian Territory’s economy could easily double gross domestic product New York, Sept 7: The economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory could easily produce twice the gross domestic product (GDP) it generates now, while unemployment and poverty could recede significantly, according a new United Nations report. 07-Sep-2016
Saudi Arabia: Ban, Deputy Crown Prince discuss Palestine refugees, Yemen and climate pact New York, Sept 6: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday met with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince, who is also Second Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, discussing the country's financial support for the UN Palestine refugees agency, the conflict in Yemen, protection of children, as well as the Paris Agreement on climate change. 06-Sep-2016
Series of blasts kill 18 across Syria Damascus, Sept 5: In all 18 people were killed in a series of explosions that rocked government-held territories across Syria on Monday, the state-run media reported. 05-Sep-2016
At G20 in China, Ban stresses 'far-reaching' impacts of early climate action, urges unity on Global Goals New York, Sept 4: At a G20 summit in the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed the conference's focus on sustainable development and climate change, urging all countries to take early action on these. 04-Sep-2016
UN Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack against Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan New York, Sept 3: The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent terrorist bomb attack against the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, which caused injuries of embassy staff, stressing that diplomatic and consular premises must not be violated. 02-Sep-2016
UN’s top relief official: World body is impartial in its humanitarian work in Syria as it is elsewhere New York, Sept 2: The top United Nations relief official on Thursday outlined how the humanitarian work of the world body in war-torn Syria is guided by impartiality and the key imperative of saving lives. 02-Sep-2016
UN envoy tells Security Council that military escalation in Yemen aiding spread of terrorist groups New York, Sept 1: The United Nations envoy for Yemen told the Security Council on Wednesday that the military escalation in Yemen will provide opportunities for the spread of terrorist groups, as Al Qaida and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continue to wreak havoc in many parts of Yemen. 01-Sep-2016
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