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UN agriculture chief says Uganda 'leading example' of sustainable refugee response New York, Aug 31: The head of the United Nations agriculture agency on Wednesday called for greater funding for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, as he concluded a visit to the country's north hosting those crossing the border for safety. 31-Aug-2017
'Sustaining peace' strategy must cover entire peace continuum – UN deputy chief New York, Aug 30: Addressing how best United Nations peacekeeping operations can augment global efforts to sustain peace, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that the nature of on Tuesday's challenges requires seamless work across peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. 30-Aug-2017
North Korea fires short range missiles over Japan Pyongyang, Aug 29: North Korea fired a short range missile directly over Japan early on Tuesday morning, prompting the latter to warn its residents to take cover, reports said. 29-Aug-2017
Guterres 'shocked' by Guatemala's decision to expel UN anti-corruption official New York, Aug 28: Secretary-General António Guterres is shocked to learn that the President of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, has issued a statement declaring 'persona non grata' the head of a United Nations-backed independent anti-corruption commission, according to the UN Spokesman. 28-Aug-2017
Baby Nests, Baby Pods may cause suffocation, says Health Canada Ottawa, Aug 27 : Health Canada has issued a warning about the risk of suffocation due to baby nets, baby pods, soft, padded sides, media reports said. 27-Aug-2017
Syria: UNICEF cites conflict's 'staggering' impact on children; calls for urgent protection New York, Aug 26: Six and a half years of war in Syria has inflicted untold suffering on the country's children, a senior United Nations official said on Friday, urging parties to the conflict to stop the violence and live up to their legal obligations to children. 26-Aug-2017
Flow of refugees, migrants to Europe slows but sea journey remains deadly – UN New York, Aug 2: Fewer refugees and migrants arrived in Europe in the first half of this year, but the likelihood of dying among people seeking to reach Europe is still “alarmingly high,” the United Nations refugee agency On Thursday reported, calling for renewed commitments to protect people. 25-Aug-2017
UNICEF warns use of children as New York, Aug 23: The United Nations children agency on Tuesday expressed extreme concern at the appalling increase in the cruel and calculated use of children, especially girls, as “human bombs” in north-east Nigeria. 23-Aug-2017
'No sign of positive evolution' in Burundi, says head of independent UN rights probe New York, Aug 22: Ahead of next month's presentation to the United Nations Human Rights Council, an independent panel on Monday said that the human rights situation in Burundi has not improved. 22-Aug-2017
US Navy ship collides with merchant vessel near Straits of Malacca Washington, Aug 21: At least 10 sailors are missing following a collision between Guided missile-destroyer USS John S McCain and a merchant vessel near the Strait of Malacca, an official release has stated. 21-Aug-2017
Canadian Tire incident: Toronto woman facing terror charges to appear before court Toronto, Aug 19: A Toronto woman who is facing terror charges in an alleged attack at a store of the Canadian Tire has been ordered by a judge to appear in the court on Monday, media reports said. 20-Aug-2017
More than 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria – UN New York, Aug 19: A United Nations polio vaccination campaign in Syria has provided protection to more than 355,000 children under age five in two governorates, where violence has made access especially difficult. 19-Aug-2017
Finland stabbing incident: 2 people killed Turku, Aug 18: At least two people were killed in a stabbing incident in Finland on Friday, media reports said. 18-Aug-2017
Barcelona terror attack: Spanish police stop second attack, kill five terrorists Barcelona, Aug 18: The Spanish Police said they have killed at least five people to stop a second attack from taking place, hours after a previous strike claimed 13 lives while injuring dozens in Barcelona on Thursday, reports said. 17-Aug-2017
Van ploughs into crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas, kills one Madrid, Aug 17: At least person was killed and about 32 got injured as a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's Las Ramblas avenue in the city centre on Thursday evening, media reports. 17-Aug-2017
UN rights chief urges Kenyan leaders to act responsibly, avoid further violence New York, Aug 16: Calling on the Kenyan authorities to avoid violence, the United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday urged the Government to make an immediate announcement that it will cooperate and ensure accountability for reported abuse by security forces which has led to deaths and injures, including among children. 16-Aug-2017
Torontonians hold protest against Saturday rally of white supremacists Toronto, Aug 15: As a counter to the rally organised by the white supremacists two days ago in Charlottesville in USA, Torontonians came out in numbers to hold a protest on Monday morning, media reports said. 15-Aug-2017
17 killed, 8 wounded in Burkina Faso terror attack on restaurant Ouagadougou,Barkina Faso, Aug 14 : Seventeen people have been killed and eight wounded in a "terrorist attack" that began late on Sunday in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, media reports said quoting the Government. 14-Aug-2017
Congratulating Kenyan people on peaceful elections, UN chief stresses dialogue to ease tensions New York, Aug 13: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated on Saturday the people of Kenya for their peaceful participation in the presidential elections, and, stresses the importance of dialogue to defuse tensions, called on the political leaders to send clear messages to their supporters urging them to refrain from violence in the wake of the polls. 13-Aug-2017
Trump not ruling out military action to settle Venezuela crisis Washington, Aug 12: US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is not ruling out military action to settle the Venezuelan crisis, reports said. 12-Aug-2017
Iraq launches UN-supported action plan to save the lives of mothers and newborns New York, Aug 11: Decades of conflict and under-investment have placed a huge strain on Iraq's healthcare system – with pregnant women and their babies paying for it with their lives, according to three United Nations agencies. 11-Aug-2017
Syria: UN relief wing voices concern about civilians caught in crossfire in Raqqa city New York, Aug 10: The United Nations humanitarian wing is deeply concerned about the safety and protection of the thousands of civilians inside Raqqa city, many of them women and children, who are caught in the crossfire of the ongoing conflict, a UN spokesperson said on Wednesday. 10-Aug-2017
Six French soldiers injured as car hits patrol Paris, Aug 9: Six French soldiers were reportedly injured after a vehicle rammed into their patrol in Paris’ Levallois-Perret locality on Wednesday, media reports said. 09-Aug-2017
7 magnitude earthquake hits China Beijing, Aug 8: An earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter Scale hit Jiuzhaigou County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Tuesday, media reports said. 08-Aug-2017
Hazardous material leak leave 12 injured in US Port of Long Beach Long Beach (California), Aug 7: Hazardous material leak in the Port of Long Beach, the second busiest container port in the US, left 12 people injured, including one firefighter, media reports said on Monday. 07-Aug-2017
Man with knife arrested at Eiffel Tower Paris, Aug 6: Police have arrested a person, who was carrying a knife, as he was trying to forcefully make his way to the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, media reports said. 06-Aug-2017
Syria: UN study finds foreign fighters return 'disillusioned' by groups they joined New York, Aug 5: A number of “disillusioned and disappointed” foreign terrorist fighters left Syria and returned to their countries of origin when they found these groups hardly make good on their promises, except promise of death and destruction, according to a report issued by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT). 05-Aug-2017
UN Latin America commission forecasts low but positive growth for region in 2017 New York, Aug 5: With better commodity export prices and an improved international context, the Latin America and the Caribbean region will record a small positive growth rate this year – with the exception of Venezuela and two Caribbean countries, according to a new report of the UN Latin America commission. 04-Aug-2017
Despite heavy armor, new dinosaur used camouflage to hide from predators Toronto, Aug 4: Researchers reporting in Current Biology on Aug 3 have named a new genus and species of armored dinosaur. 04-Aug-2017
Amid 'political impasse' in Burundi, Security Council urges all parties to cease violence New York, Aug 3: The United Nations Security Council today expressed “deep concern” over the political situation in Burundi – including increasing numbers of refugees and reports of torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings – and strongly urged the Government and all parties to immediately cease and reject such violence. 03-Aug-2017
Venezuela: UN rights chief 'deeply concerned' by detention of opposition leaders New York, Aug 2: The top United Nations human rights official on Tuesday expressed deep concern about the detention of two opposition leaders by Venezuelan authorities after Sunday's elections for a Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolás Maduro. 02-Aug-2017
Venezuela: UN rights office urges all parties to refrain from violence amid protests over Sunday's elections New York, Aug 1: The United Nations human rights office has expressed regret that at least 10 people died in Venezuela over the weekend amid clashes between security forces and protestors opposing the Constituent Assembly elections, a spokesman for the Secretary-General said on Monday. 01-Aug-2017
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