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At least 12 die in Turkey dormitory fire Ankara, Nov 30: At least 11 schools girls and a woman worker died while 22 others sustained injuries as a fire engulfed a school dormitory in southern Turkey, media reports said. 30-Nov-2016
Colombia plane crash : At least six survivors, 25 bodies found Bogota, Nov 29: At least six survivors were pulled from an aircraft wreckage after the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian football team among 72 passengers and nine crew members crashed south of Medellin in Colombia late Monday, media reports said. 29-Nov-2016
Marineland in Niagara Falls accused of animal cruelty, counters Toronto, Nov.27: Marineland, a tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario had been accused of 5 counts of animal cruelty concerning peacocks, guinea hens and black bears by The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) on Friday, according to a news report in local media. 27-Nov-2016
Violence against women ‘serious obstacle’ to sustainable development, Ban says on World Day New York, Nov 26: Underlining that violence against women and girls is not only a human rights violation but also a serious obstacle to sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for “meaningful” action to prevent and respond to such violence. 26-Nov-2016
UN chief welcomes new peace deal between Colombian Government and FARC-EP ew York, Nov 25: Welcoming the signing on Thursday of the new peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed the hope that Colombians will "come together at this time to move the peace process forward." 25-Nov-2016
Cambodia: UN-backed court upholds life sentences for former Khmer Rouge leaders New York, Nov 24: The United Nations-backed court set up to bring to trial those most responsible for crimes committed during Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime on Wednesday upheld life sentences for two top former Khmer Rouge leaders on Wednesday for crimes against humanity. 24-Nov-2016
Gambia violating human rights obligations by detaining journalists, warns UN rights office New York, Nov 23: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has sounded the alarm over the fact that two journalists in Gambia have been held for more than two weeks without access to lawyers or their family members. 22-Nov-2016
UN human rights body appoints Commission of Inquiry on Burundi New York, Nov 23: Following a decision of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in which it setup a commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations and abuses in Burundi, including whether they may constitute international crimes, the President of the body has appointed the Commission’s Chair and members. 22-Nov-2016
7.3 earthquake hits Japan Tokyo, Nov 22: An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale hit Japan on Tuesday, officials said. 21-Nov-2016
UN, international partners underline need to ensure legitimacy and credibility of elections in Somalia New York, Nov 21: Noting that the electoral process in Somalia is “going much better than many predicted,” the United Nations envoy in the country underlined the need to ensure that the legitimacy of the process is preserved and called on electoral bodies to investigate any credible reports of violations of rules and regulations. 21-Nov-2016
Zika no longer an international public health emergency, but sustained response needed – UN health agency New York, Nov 19 : Following a meeting of its Emergency Committee on Zika, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said that the infectious disease and its associated consequences no longer present a public health emergency of international concern, but stressed the need for sustained effort to address the disease, which has been linked to congenital and other neurological disorders. 20-Nov-2016
Yemen: UN envoy announces resumption of cessation of hostilities New York, Nov 19 : Announcing the resumption of a comprehensive of hostilities in the war-torn Gulf nation, the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has called on all parties to ensure that it leads to a permanent and lasting end to the conflict. 19-Nov-2016
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets US president-elect Donald Trump New York, Nov 18 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has met US president-elect Donald Trump here. 17-Nov-2016
MARRAKECH: Middle East and North Africa region taking action to combat climate change New York, Nov 17: Aware of their vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change, countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have begun taking action to confront the phenomenon and on Wednesday, several highlighted their initiatives at the United Nations Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, known as COP 22. 17-Nov-2016
INTERVIEW: What extreme weather and global temperature rise means for humanity - WMO Chief New York, Nov 16: “In a new report analyzing the global climate between 2011-2016, the World Meteorological Organization – the United Nations system’s weather agency – found an increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts. 15-Nov-2016
2016 slated to be hottest year ever, with record-breaking emissions and melting Arctic ice New York, Nov 15: According to the United Nations weather agency, 2016 is set to be the hottest year on record with global temperatures of approximately 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, in part because of the powerful El Niño weather pattern that began late last year. 15-Nov-2016
In DR Congo, UN Security Council delegation calls for consensual, inclusive electoral calendar New York, Nov 14: Visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), members of the United Nations Security Council called on Congolese political and social actors to take greater responsibility to adopt a consensual and inclusive electoral calendar and asked that the ban on public demonstrations be lifted. 14-Nov-2016
Tsunami hits New Zealand Christchurch, Nov 13: A tsunami hit New Zealand following an earthquake which rocked the nation on Sunday, media reports said. 13-Nov-2016
Tough action on pneumonia and diarrhoea can save more than one million lives annually – UNICEF New York, Nov 12: According to the latest statistics from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), pneumonia and diarrhoea kill some 1.4 million children each year, mostly in middle and low-income countries, despite the fact that these illnesses are largely preventable through straightforward and cost-effective solutions. 12-Nov-2016
UN allocates $12 million in humanitarian funding to support people in Central African Republic New York, Nov 11: A senior United Nations relief official on Thursdayannounced the release of $12 million from the Humanitarian Fund in Central African Republic (CAR) for 26 projects for national and international non-governmental organizations and UN agencies in the sub-Saharan country. 11-Nov-2016
UN agency responding to severe health risks women and girls face amid Mosul military operation New York, Nov 10: The United Nations estimates that 1.2 to 1.5 million people are currently being affected by the military operations underway to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS or Da’esh), some quarter million of which are women who potentially need reproductive health services and care for gender-based violence. 10-Nov-2016
US Presidential poll: Donald Trump stuns Hillary, takes White House Washington, Nov 9: Upsetting several equations and creating history, businessman-turned-politician Donald Trump registered a remarkable victory over his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton to be elected as the 45th President of the US on Wednesday. 09-Nov-2016
Ours was not a campaign, but rather, an incredible and great movement: Donald Trump Washington, Nov 9: Donald Trump, who won the US Presidency, thereby becoming the 45th President of the Unites States of America, hailed his win as a great movement. 09-Nov-2016
MARRAKECH: ‘The eyes of the world are upon us,’ chair of UN conference says as new round of climate talks opens New York, Nov 8: The United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as ‘COP 22,’ opened on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco, just days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement which has now been ratified by 100 countries. 08-Nov-2016
US Presidential polls: America to decide fates of Trump, Clinton today Washington, Nov 8: The fates of Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump, who are contesting the high -profile US Presidential polls, will be decided as voters are expected to cast their votes on Nov 8 to elect their next President. 07-Nov-2016
Two detained in Istanbul airport Istanbul, Nov 6 : Triggering panic at the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, two people in motorcycle refused to stop at a checkpoint, making the police to fire shots in the air, media reports said. 06-Nov-2016
‘Climate action starts in the kitchen,’ says UN, launching #Recipe4Change campaign New York, Nov 5 : With the Paris Agreement on climate change entering into force on Friday, famed chefs Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca are joining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) to tackle climate change from a different perspective: sustainable cooking. 05-Nov-2016
Displaced amid Mosul offensive, close to 10,000 children in urgent need of aid, says UNICEF New York, Nov 4: Some 20,700 people have been displaced since the operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from terrorists started on 17 October, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, estimating that 9,700 of them are children in urgent need of assistance. 04-Nov-2016
Japan: Lockdown at US naval base over possible gunshots lifted Tokyo, Nov 3 : The lockdown of a U.S. naval base in western Japan has been lifted as no evidence of an active shooter was found, officials said. 02-Nov-2016
Vietnam: Karaoke bar fire kills 13 Hanoi, Nov 2: At least 13 people were killed as a fire broke out at a karaoke lounge in Vietnam, media reports said on Wednesday. 01-Nov-2016
“To transform our world, we must transform its cities” says UN chief on World Cities Day New York, Nov 1: With more than half of the global population now living in cities and human settlements, greater attention needs to be placed on the role of urbanization as a source of global development and social inclusion, according to the United Nations on World Cities Day. 01-Nov-2016
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