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New UN Day honours unsung heroes who ensure diplomats are ‘on the same page’ New York, Sept 30: Recognizing the unsung heroes behind international diplomacy, the United Nations is celebrating – for the first time – International Translation Day, paying tribute to the work of the language professionals who play a vital role in facilitating dialogue and understanding among peoples and nations. 30-Sep-2017
Syrian parties should join next round of Geneva talks ‘without preconditions’ – UN envoy New York, Sept 28: The United Nations is set to convene the next round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva by the end of October or in early November, the UN mediator told the Security Council on Wednesday. 28-Sep-2017
Joao Lourenco swears as President of Angola, country gets new head of state after nearly 40 years Luanda, Sep 27: Joao Lourenco, 63, was sworn in as president of Angola, according to media reports on Wednesday. 27-Sep-2017
UN Secretary-General condemns killing of peacekeepers in Mali New York, Sept 26: Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned on Monday's attack against a convoy of the United Nations mission in northern Mali that killed three Bangladeshi peacekeepers. 26-Sep-2017
US travel ban: N Korea, Venezuela and Chad among eight countries affected by the order Washington, Sept 25: The US government has added North Korea, Chad and Venezuela in its existing list of countries with travel prohibitions, to make 'America safe again'. 25-Sep-2017
Six injured in suspected acid attack in London, 1 arrested London, Sept 24: The police have arrested a teen after six people were injured in what is suspected as a mass acid attack incident in Stratford, east London, on Saturday. 24-Sep-2017
5.8 earthquake hits Mexico Mexico City, Sept 23: An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit south of Mexico on Saturday, officials said. 23-Sep-2017
UN chief calls for ‘meaningful’ youth engagement in peace efforts, not just symbolism New York, Sept 22: Young people must be meaningful partners in conflict prevention and sustaining peace, and the United Nations should think outside the box on how to relate to youth globally, Secretary-General António Guterres told a ministerial event held on Thursdayon the margins of the General Assembly’s annual debate. 22-Sep-2017
Devastating ‘season of natural disasters’ demands action to address extreme weather events – Dominican Republic New York, Sept 21: Amid a “devastating season of natural disasters” in the region – widespread catastrophe that extends to Mexico, hit by two destructive earthquakes, and to the southern United States, viciously punished by Hurricane Harvey – the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic on Thursday called on the United Nations to consider “new actions we must take, urgently, to counteract extreme climatic phenomena.” 21-Sep-2017
London attacks: Two further arrests in Parsons Green investigation London, Sept 20: Detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack have made two further arrests in Wales on Wednesday. 20-Sep-2017
UNGA: Donald Trump attacks North Korea, calls Kim Jong Un as 'rocket man' New York, Sept 19: In his first appearance at the UN General Assembly as the President, Donald Trump warned North Korea that the US will be forced to"totally destroy" the Asian nation if it did not back down from its nuclear standoff. 19-Sep-2017
‘Window of opportunity’ closing on non-communicable diseases, warns UN health agency New York, Sept 19: Millions around the globe are dying prematurely from diseases such as cancer or heart disease, the United Nations health agency warned, urging governments to step up efforts to control non-communicable diseases (NCDs). 19-Sep-2017
Use political weight to eliminate sexual exploitation and abuse, UN official urges global leaders New York, Sept 17: Ahead of a high-level United Nations meeting on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse, the Organization's Special Coordinator on the issue is urging global leaders to join the “Circle of Leadership,” lend the political weight of their offices, and act – both at the national and international levels – to eradicate the scourge. 18-Sep-2017
London Metro attack: Second person arrested New Delhi, Sept 17: A second person has been arrested in connection with the terrorist attack in a Tube rail in London on Friday that left several people injured, officials said on Sunday. 17-Sep-2017
UN dedicates annual Peace Day to safety, respect for refugees and migrants New York, Sept 16: The United Nations in New York on Friday marked the International Day of Peace with the annual ringing of the peace bell and calls for combatants worldwide to lay down their arms and observe a day of ceasefire and non-violence. 16-Sep-2017
London Tube explosion: 22 injured, police calls it 'terror incident' London, Sept 15: At least 22 people were injured as an explosion rocked a tube train in south-west London on Friday morning, officials said. 15-Sep-2017
New UN global innovation forum to 'creatively disrupt' status quo for women and girls in tech New York, Sept 15: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on Thursday launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change with partners from the private sector, the academia and non-governmental organizations to encourage innovation and technology work better for young women and girls around the world. 15-Sep-2017
Nigeria: Famine averted but millions still at risk, stresses top UN relief official New York, Sept 14: Noting important progress in delivering life-saving aid to millions in north-east Nigeria, the top United Nations humanitarian official underscored that international assistance to people suffering amid the crisis must not dwindle. 14-Sep-2017
Over 3.5 million refugee children missing out on education, UN report finds New York, Sept 13: Over 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, according to a report published on Tuesday by the United Nations refugee agency, which is calling for education to be a vital component of humanitarian response. 13-Sep-2017
Hurricane Irma hits normal life in Florida Florida, Sept 10: Hurricane Irma hit Florida on Sunday, disrupting normal life in the American state, media reports said. 10-Sep-2017
Continued risk of catastrophic damage as Irma traverses path of destruction, warns UN New York, Sept 9: Hurricane Irma continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake, the United Nations humanitarian wing said on Friday, warning that areas along its path continue to remain at risk of significant damage. 09-Sep-2017
Suspected cholera cases complicate already complex crisis in northeast Nigeria – UN relief wing New York, Sept 7: Over 530 suspected cases of cholera, claiming some 23 lives, have been registered in Nigeria’s Borno state, the United Nations humanitarian wing reported on Wednesday. 07-Sep-2017
Imposing sanctions on Mali, Security Council targets those undermining peace process New York, Sept 6: The Security Council on Tuesday established a sanctions regime on Mali, introducing a travel ban and assets freeze that will apply to individuals and entities engaged in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of the conflict-torn African country. 06-Sep-2017
Cheryl Tweedy congratulates Prince William, Kate on baby news London, Sept 5: Singer Cheryl Tweedy has wished Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate who are expecting their third child. 05-Sep-2017
North Korea tests Hydrogen bomb ten times powerful than last trial Pyongyang, Sep 3: North Korean state-run media has reported that the country has successfully tested a Hydrogen Bomb, which is way more powerful than an atomic bomb. 03-Sep-2017
Condemning violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, UN chief urges restraint New York, May 26: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday urged restraint and calm in Myanmar's Rakhine state, cautioning that the situation may otherwise lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. 02-Sep-2017
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