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Moscow directs to reduce US diplomatic personnel in Russia Moscow, July 31: in a major move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has directed that staff at US diplomatic missions in Russia will be reduced, media reports said. 31-Jul-2017
Union of striking workers claims baggage handling delay in Toronto Pearson Airport Toronto, July 30: Union of 700 workers, Teamsters Local 419, claimed a significant baggage handling delay occurred on Friday evening at the Toronto Pearson Airport due to their ongoing strike, Global News said. 30-Jul-2017
Canadian economy gets big boost in last fiscal year with 4.6% GDP growth Ottawa, July 29: With a jump in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 4.6% in the last fiscal year till May 2017, Canada gets a big boost in the economic sector, media reports said on Friday. 29-Jul-2017
DR Congo: UN rights chief names international investigators in Kasai abuses New York, July 27: The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday named three international experts to investigate reports of killings, mutilations, rapes and other abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) restive Kasai provinces. 27-Jul-2017
Peace is the New York, July 26: The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-African Union (AU) mission to Africa, which on Tuesday visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 26-Jul-2017
UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic New York, July 25: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing of a UN peacekeeper on Sunday in the Central African Republic, urging the country's authorities to investigate this incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. 25-Jul-2017
Israeli stabbed in embassy in Jordan, attacker and second man shot dead Amman, Jul 24: A Jordanian man stabbed an Israeli security officer at the Israeli embassy in Amman on Sunday before he was shot dead, media reports said. 24-Jul-2017
Guterres 'strongly condemns' stabbing attack that left three Israelis dead in West Bank New York, July 23: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned yesterday evening's stabbing attack by a Palestinian perpetrator, which resulted in the death of three members of an Israeli family in the Halamish settlement in the occupied West Bank. 23-Jul-2017
In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must 'not let down' millions of people in need New York, July 22: Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief on Friday urged the world “not to forget the DRC,” and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of people suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition. 22-Jul-2017
Venezuela: At least three killed as police, protesters face-off in Caracas Caracas, Jul 21: At least three people have died and another 300 have been arrested as police and protesters engaged in a deadly clash in the national capital on Thursday, reports said. 21-Jul-2017
Blacks in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) identify them only by their skin tone: Study Toronto, July 20: A major study to explore the experiences of Black people staying in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) found that a majority of the blacks identified themselves by their skin colour instead of heritage or origin, media reports said. 20-Jul-2017
UN and partners call for nearly $24 million in emergency aid for the Congo's Pool region New York, July 19: United Nations, the Republic of Congo's Government and humanitarian partners on Tuesday appealed for $23.7 million to aid Congolese in the area of southern Brazzaville known as “the Pool”, where fighting and insecurity has displaced one out of every three people. 19-Jul-2017
After Mosul victory, senior UN officials detail Iraq’s political and humanitarian needs New York, July 18: Senior United Nations officials on Monday called for regional and international support to stabilize newly liberated Mosul and to create conditions for peace and development throughout Iraq. 18-Jul-2017
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meets his namesake Toronto, July 17: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently met his little namesake. 17-Jul-2017
UK : 27 contact lenses found in woman's eye London, July 16: In a bizarre incident, an eye specialist in the UK found 27 contact lenses stuck in the eye of a woman, media reports said. 16-Jul-2017
Security Council deplores ongoing violence, attacks on civilians in Central African Republic New York, July 14: The United Nations Security Council on Thursday expressed concern at the ongoing clashes between armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) and deplored that civilians from some communities, UN peacekeepers and aid workers continue to be targeted. 14-Jul-2017
Senior UN officials urge concrete action to end Yemen conflict, ease ‘appalling’ humanitarian situation New York, July 13: As the war in Yemen grinds on, the increasing battles of attrition are extracting a terrible toll on the country’s women, men and children, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council, calling for concrete action to end the fighting. 13-Jul-2017
Asia-Pacific moving in ‘wrong direction’ on some development targets, notes UN regional report New York, July 12: Despite an impressive track record, the Asia-Pacific region will need to scale up development efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the target envisioned, the United Nations development arm for the region has said. 12-Jul-2017
USA: At least 16 people killed after military plane crashes in Mississippi Jackson, Jul 11: At least 16 people were reported dead after a military plane crashed in the Mississippi delta on Monday, reports said. 11-Jul-2017
Iraqi Prime Minister says Mosul liberated from Islamic State, arrives in the city to congratulate troops Mosul, July 10: Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced liberation of the city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as he visited the ground zero to congratulate the troops for their victory, report said. 10-Jul-2017
UN mission in Mali condemns ceasefire breaches by peace accord signatories New York, July 7: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali on Thursday 07-Jul-2017
Spain's eviction violated family's human rights, say UN experts New York, July 6: By evicting a family with young children from a rented room – without providing alternative housing – Spain violated the right to housing, according to a group of United Nations human rights experts. 06-Jul-2017
Chinese deities travel in style, fly business class Beijing, Jul 5: Images of Chinese deities flying business class is doing the rounds in Chinese social media and is the latest sensation in Mainland China, report said. 05-Jul-2017
Refugee and migrant flows from Libya to Europe on the rise – UNHCR study New York, July 4: Movements by sea from Libya to Europe, despite being the most dangerous route for reaching the continent, have increased and there are indications that it will likely continue to do so, a new study by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed. 04-Jul-2017
Avignon: Shooting outside mosque leaves eight injured Avignon, Jul 3: At least eight people were injured after two gunmen opened fired outside a mosque in Avignon, France, reports said. 03-Jul-2017
UN refugee chief urges greater solidarity with refugees in Italy New York, July 2: Italy needs more international support to assist the waves of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean, the United Nations refugee chief today urged. 02-Jul-2017
Security Council adopts first-ever resolution on mine action New York, July 1: The United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted its first-ever resolution on mine action, noting the serious and lasting threat posed by landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices, while also recognizing the positive contribution of mine action to sustaining peace and stability. 01-Jul-2017
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