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Trump fires acting AG Washington, Jan 31 : After acting Attorney General Sally Yates questioned the legality of US President Donald Trump's immigration ban, she has been fired from the post on Monday, media reports said. 30-Jan-2017
Canada: Shooting at mosque kills 4 Quebec, Jan 30 : A shooting incident at a mosque in Quebec City in Canada left at least four people killed, media reports said on Monday. 29-Jan-2017
China: Tiger kills man in zoo Beijing, Jan 29: A tiger attacked a man in a Chinese zoo which left him dead, media reports said on Sunday. 29-Jan-2017
President Trump announces manufacturing jobs initiative Washington, Jan 28: US President Donald Trump has announced that as part of his overall job creation agenda he will launch a Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. 27-Jan-2017
Amid hate speech, negative media spin ‘real stories’ of refugees and migrants must be told – UN official New York, Jan 27 : With hate speech and rhetoric against migrants and refugees on the rise in various parts of the world, and the increased role of media in shaping perceptions towards them, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on Thursday co-sponsored with the European Union (EU) a symposium drawing attention to this growing challenge and explore efforts to combat it. 27-Jan-2017
Security Council approves six-month extension of UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus New York, Jan 26: Welcoming the progress thus far in negotiations led by Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders, as well as ongoing efforts, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday encouraged the sides to “grasp the current opportunity with determination” to secure a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus. 26-Jan-2017
Fighting impunity is the best way to protect Mexico’s human rights defenders – UN expert New York, Jan 25: A United Nations rights expert expressed concern on Wednesday about widespread impunity for crimes against human rights defenders in Mexico, noting that the situation is inducing more violations. 25-Jan-2017
Secretary-General Guterres approves updated UN whistleblower protection policy New York, Jan 24: Approving an updated United Nations whistleblower policy on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres is seeking to enhance protection for individuals who report possible misconduct or cooperate with duly authorized audits or investigations. 23-Jan-2017
Syria: UNICEF calls for unimpeded aid access to children in besieged Deir Ez Zor New York, Jan 23 : The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday called for unimpeded and unconditional access to children in the besieged city of Deir Ez Zor, noting that they have not received regular humanitarian aid for more than two years. 23-Jan-2017
Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy, says Donald Trump Washington, Jan 22: Even as protesters took to street to to vent anger against US President Donald Trump, the latter said that it's a hallmark of American democracy. 22-Jan-2017
Donald Trump signs executive order on Obamacare Washington, Jan 21: US President Donald Trump signed an executive order which aimed at rolling back Obamacare. 21-Jan-2017
We are transferring power from Washington DC to citizens: Trump Washington, Jan 20 : Donald Trump on Friday took oath as the 45th President of the United States of America in presence of of lakhs of people, where he said that he is transferring power from Washington DC to citizens. 20-Jan-2017
Syria: Ceasefire a ‘disappointment’ for aid access; UN envoy invited to Astana talks New York, Jan 20 : Despite a cessation of hostilities in war-ravaged Syria, aid workers are still unable to reach many people desperately needing assistance, the United Nations reported on Thursday, also announcing that Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will attend upcoming talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana. 20-Jan-2017
Mali: UN condemns suicide bombing of Gao military camp as ‘direct attack’ on peace process New York, Jan 19: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide-vehicle attack earlier on Wednesday perpetrated against a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao that reportedly left at least 50 people dead and dozens injured. 19-Jan-2017
One journalist killed every four days in 2016, UN agency finds New York, Jan 18 : More than 100 journalists were killed last year while doing their jobs, according to the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom. 17-Jan-2017
New UN manual aims to address management of violent extremists in prison settings New York, Jan 17: Highlighting the challenges brought on by and the need to address violent extremism and radicalization in prisons, the United Nations agency mandated to prevent international crime and assist criminal justice reform unveiled a new manual that offers practical advice on managing violent extremist prisoners, disengaging them from violence and facilitating their social reintegration upon release. 17-Jan-2017
Killings, rapes in South Sudan continued 'unabated' after July 2016 violence, UN reports New York, Jan 16: Hundreds of people were killed in South Sudan during an outbreak of violence last July and more than 200 people were raped, according to a United Nations report on Monday released which emphasizes the need for accountability and justice for those human rights violations. 16-Jan-2017
UN World Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development New York, Jan 15: The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum kicked off on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa, with an opening ceremony. 15-Jan-2017
Central African Republic: UN-backed humanitarian plan aims to save 2.2 million lives New York, Jan 14: The Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and the United Nations humanitarian country team on Friday launched the nearly $400 million response plan for the 2017-2019 period to meet the basic needs of 2.2 million Central Africans. 14-Jan-2017
UN-backed campaign to help vaccinate millions of children against measles in north-east Nigeria New York, Jan 13: A United Nations-supported mass vaccination campaign is set to start on Fridayto protect more than 4.7 million children against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria. 13-Jan-2017
As millions suffer water shortages in Syria, UN looks to keep potable supply safe New York, Jan 12: The United Nations expressed concern on Wednesday about fighting in the Wadi Barada area of west Damascus, which in addition to displacing thousands of people, has also restricted water supplies to some 5.5 million people in and around the Syrian capital. 12-Jan-2017
Our democracy needs you: Obama Chicago, Jan 11: In his farewell speech here, US President Barack Obama urged people of America to defend their democracy. 11-Jan-2017
Afghanistan: Twin blasts in Kandahar injure Governor, UAE Ambassador Kabul. Jan 11: The Governor of Kandahar province and the UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan was injured in a twin blast which rocked the province, local Khaama Press reported. 11-Jan-2017
Our democracy needs you: Obama Chicago, Jan 11: In his farewell speech here, US President Barack Obama urged people of America to defend their democracy. 11-Jan-2017
Yemen: EU-UN partnership to target ‘alarming’ food insecurity New York, Jan 10: With 14 million people in Yemen lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, the European Union (EU) has committed 12 million euros to assist the efforts of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to tackle rising hunger in the strife-torn Gulf of Aden country. 10-Jan-2017
Nine policemen killed in Egypt suicide bomber attack El Arish (Egypt), Jan 9: A suicide bomber driving a garbage truck packed with explosives rammed his vehicle into an Egyptian security checkpoint in Sinai, on Monday, killing nine people, according to media reports. 09-Jan-2017
Jerusalem: Lorry driver plows truck into troops, four killed Jerusalem, Jan 8: At least four people were killed when a lorry rammed into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem on Sunday, media reports said. 08-Jan-2017
Syria: Car bomb blast kills 43 Azaz, Jan 7: Car bomb blast in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz has left at least 43 people dead on Saturday, media reports said. 07-Jan-2017
US removal of textbook with ‘distorted’ depiction of slavery from classrooms applauded by UN experts New York, Jan 6: A team of United Nations human rights experts is supporting a recent decision by a United States school district in Connecticut to remove offensive and inaccurate historical information about slavery from its classrooms. 06-Jan-2017
‘Give peace a chance,’ urges UN official, reporting sense of optimism as Aleppo ceasefire holds New York, Jan 5: A senior United Nations humanitarian official reported on Wednesday that though damage to Aleppo was extreme, aid workers were nonetheless inspired by signs of optimism and hope, and asked that peace be given a chance. 05-Jan-2017
Iraq: 13,000 people flee Mosul over five days as anti-terrorist operations intensify New York, Jan 4: More than 13,000 people have fled Mosul in just five days since 29 December, as the second phase of military operations to retake the Iraqi city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists has apparently begun, a United Nations spokesperson said on Tuesday. 03-Jan-2017
Iraq: UN envoy strongly condemns Baghdad terrorist attacks that kill many civilians New York, Jan 3: The United Nations envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned on Mondays triple bombings in Baghdad in which large numbers of civilians were killed and injured. 03-Jan-2017
Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul on New Year's Day New York, Jan 2: The United Nations Security Council on Sunday denounced a terrorist attack at a night club in Istanbul, Turkey, on 1 January, during which at least 39 people were killed and at least 69 were injured. 02-Jan-2017
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