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Turkey night club attack: 35 killed Istanbul, Jan 1: At least 35 people were killed during an attack at a nightclub in Turkish capital Istanbul on Sunday, media reports said. 31-Dec-2016
Millions in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian assistance, UN relief wing reports New York, Dec 31: According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), an estimated 3.8 million people in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian assistance and 2.2 million are suffering as a result of no access to quality health services. 31-Dec-2016
Syria: UN envoy welcomes new ceasefire between Government and opposition groups New York, Dec 30: The United Nations envoy for Syria has welcomed the announcement of a nationwide ceasefire between the Government and armed opposition groups that would come into effect at midnight tonight. 30-Dec-2016
Iraq: Nearly 115,000 people displaced, 50,000 children affected by Mosul military operation – UN New York, Dec 29: Since operations began to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) two months ago, some 114,042 people have been displaced and as many as one million are out of reach of humanitarian assistance. 29-Dec-2016
Iraq: UN-Habitat rehabilitates 123 conflict-damaged houses in Anbar Governorate New York, Dec 28: As part of an urban recovery project in Iraq, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has renovated 123 damaged residential housing units in newly liberated areas so that their rightful owners can live in safety and with dignity. 28-Dec-2016
I could have won again: Obama on US Presidential polls Washington, Dec 27: US President Barack Obama said he could have won the polls if he was eligible to run for the third time to contest the US Presidential elections. 26-Dec-2016
Syria: 25 IS militants killed Palmyra, Dec 26: Security officials have killed at least 25 IS militants to the east of the 4th Station west of Palmyra area in Syria, media reports said on Monday. 26-Dec-2016
Grenade blast close to Philippines church, 13 hurt Midsayap, Dec 25: At least 13 people were injured in a grenade blast close to a Catholic church in Midsayap town of Philippines on Saturday, media reports said. 24-Dec-2016
At Security Council, UN humanitarian official flags 'catastrophic’ situation in Syria despite eastern Aleppo evacuations New York, Dec 24: Briefing the Security Council on the situation in Syria, a senior United Nations humanitarian official underlined the enormity challenges of the continuing humanitarian operations in the region. 24-Dec-2016
Three years into conflict, humanitarian needs in South Sudan continue to rise – UN relief wing New York, Dec 23: Since fighting first erupted in South Sudan three years back, tens of thousands have died, food insecurity and acute malnutrition are at unprecedented levels, and more than three million have been driven from their homes, the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported. 23-Dec-2016
Berlin attack: Police hunt for Tunisian suspect Berlin, Dec 22: Security officials have launched a manhunt for a 24-year-old Tunisia native in connection with a militant attack in Germany's Berlin city this week, media reports said. 22-Dec-2016
Berlin lorry attack: ISIS claims responsibility Berlin, Dec 21: Militant group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the lorry attack on a Christmas market in Berlin which left at least 12 people dead, media reports said on Wednesday. 21-Dec-2016
Mexico fireworks blast kills 26 Mexico City, Dec 21: At least 26 people were killed as an explosion rocked a fireworks market outside Mexico City, media reports said on Wednesday. 21-Dec-2016
Russian diplomat assassination: Putin says action aimed to foil Syria solution Ankara, Dec 20: Apparently protesting against Russia's involvement in Aleppo, the Russia's Ambassador to Turkey has been shot dead on Monday by a Turkish gunman at an art gallery exhibition opening as the assailant shouted "God is Great" and "Don't Forget Aleppo, don't forget Syria" even as Russia condemning the attack called it an action aimed at spoiling its ties with Turkey and foiling a solution on Syria. 20-Dec-2016
Berlin: Truck rams crowd in Christmas market, 12 killed Berlin, Dec 20: A truck ploughed into a Christmas market at Berlin city in Germany on Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 50 others, media reports said. 19-Dec-2016
New stories of football in World War One brought to light ahead of Christmas Truce anniversary London, Dec 19: New stories of Muslim and Indian soldiers playing football during World War One are being shared ahead of the 102nd anniversary of 1914’s iconic Christmas Truce match. 19-Dec-2016
Jordan: Gunmen attack leaves five killed Amman, Dec 18: Gun attack in Jordanian city of Karak has left five people killed, media reports said. 18-Dec-2016
5.1 earthquake hits Indonesia Jakarta, Dec 17: An earthuake measuring 5.1 on the Richetr Scale hit Abepura in Indonesia on Saturday, officials said. 16-Dec-2016
Number of children recruited into South Sudanese conflict passes 17,000 – UNICEF New York, Dec 16: According to new figures released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), some 1,300 children were recruited by armed forces and armed groups in 2016, bringing the total number of children used in conflict since 2013 to more than 17,000. 16-Dec-2016
UN rights chief urges establishment of hybrid court for atrocities in South Sudan New York, Dec 15: The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday urged the African Union to quickly establish the hybrid court for South Sudan to investigate and prosecute those bearing criminal responsibility for the atrocities. 15-Dec-2016
IS claims responsibility for Cairo church blast Cairo, Dec 14: Militant group Islamic State on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the attack in Cairo church which left at least 25 people killed, media reports said. 13-Dec-2016
Toronto hit by the first severe winter snow storm Toronto, Dec 13: Warning of 15 centimetres of snow between morning of Dec. 11 and afternoon of Dec. 12, as was issued on Dec. 11 by Environment Canada for the Greater Toronto Area, and much of southern Ontario. 13-Dec-2016
Taking oath of office, António Guterres pledges to work for peace, development and a reformed United Nations New York, Dec 13: Sworn in on Mondayas the ninth and next United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres pledged to reposition development at the centre of the Organization’s work and ensure that the UN can change to effectively meet the myriad challenges facing the international community. 12-Dec-2016
Six people die in latest Mediterranean migrant tragedy Rome, Dec 12: Six people are dead in a new Mediterranean migrant tragedy, the media reported on Monday. 12-Dec-2016
Turkey: Istanbul bombings kills 29 Istanbul, Dec 11: At least 29 people have been killed as two blasts rocked close to a football stadium at Istanbul city in Turkey on Saturday, media reports said. 10-Dec-2016
UN Internet Governance Forum closes with call to close ‘digital divide’ New York, Dec 10: Underlining the urgency to close the “digital divide” – socio-economic inequalities that impact access to or use of information and communication technologies – the 11th annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) closed on Friday with a call for concerted actions to ensure that all people in all countries are able to reap the benefits of the Internet. 09-Dec-2016
South Korean parliament votes to impeach President Seoul, Dec 9: The South Korean parliament on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over corruption scandal, according to media reports. 09-Dec-2016
7.8 earthquake hits Solomon Islands, no casualty Sydney, Dec 9: An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale hit Solomon Islands on Friday, as per the USGS. 08-Dec-2016
Recent violence in Central African Republic spotlights subregion's volatility, Security Council told New York, Dec 8: Despite a peaceful and successful transition in the Central African Republic (CAR) earlier in 2016, the recent outbreak of violence there had demonstrated the extremely fragile situation in the country, the Secretary-General's Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), told the Security Council on Wednesday. 08-Dec-2016
In 'wake-up call' to Asia-Pacific, UN report urges region to do more to achieve zero hunger by 2030 New York, Dec 7: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday launched a report that outlines declining progress towards defeating hunger in Asia and the Pacific, noting that nearly one-in-three children suffer from stunting, and warning that to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of zero hunger by 2030, the region must redouble its efforts. 07-Dec-2016
Volunteers are ‘instrumental to the future of people and the planet’ – Ban says on International Day New York, Dec 6: Marking International Volunteer Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday hailed the volunteers for providing shelter and support for refugees as well as those who were integral in emergency response situations in Haiti, Sri Lanka, Mali, and Colombia, saying that throughout the world, UN Volunteers (UNV) are among those who work to achieve peace. 06-Dec-2016
Security Council fails to adopt resolution calling for ceasefire in Aleppo New York, Dec 6: The United Nations Security Council on Monday failed to adopt a resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in Aleppo that would allow humanitarian aid to reach people trapped in the war-ravaged Syrian city. 05-Dec-2016
New Zealand PM John Key resigns Wellington, Dec 5: John Key has announced his resignation as the Prime Minister of New Zealand. 04-Dec-2016
UN agency urges Governments to recognize people fleeing war-plagued countries as refugees New York, Dec 3: Faced with record displacement due to conflict, the United Nations has moved to reinforce the global refugee protection regime by issuing new guidelines on dealing with people fleeing their country because of war, who are not recognized as refugees by some States. 03-Dec-2016
One in three people suffers malnutrition at global cost of $3.5 trillion a year – UN New York, Dec 2: As an United Nations international meeting on ways to improve diets and ensure sustainable food systems kicked off in Rome, Italy on Thursday, participants were told that one in three people on the planet suffers some form of malnutrition, impacting public health and economic development at an estimated cost of $3.5 trillion per year. 02-Dec-2016
Nearly half of children in Mosul now cut off from clean water as conflict intensifies – UNICEF New York, Dec 1: Destruction of a major water pipeline has left nearly half of the children in the Iraqi battleground city of Mosul cut off from access to clean water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. 01-Dec-2016
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