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UN aid chief spotlights challenges delivering relief inside war-torn Syria, urges continued support New York, Nov 30: The conflict in Syria – now into its seventh year, longer than World War II – continues to ratchet up misery on its people, with millions living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, a third of the country’s children out of school, and over half of its health facilities rendered inoperable, the United Nations top relief official said on Wednesday. 30-Nov-2017
Ensuring family farmers’ access to food key to tackling global hunger – UN agency New York, Nov 29: Family farmers need more support and access to food, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency has said, urging lawmakers to consider legislation that improves productivity and boosts social protections to tackle the global hunger challenge which, he warned, is at an “inflection point.” 29-Nov-2017
Yemen’s Sana’a airport opens after blockade; UNICEF says vaccine delivery ‘cannot be a one-off’ New York, Nov 28: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday warned that more than 11 million Yemeni children – almost every single Yemeni boy and girl – are in acute need of humanitarian assistance, despite the successful delivery of 1.9 million doses of vaccines to Sana’a airport on Sunday. 28-Nov-2017
‘No preconditions’ accepted from Syrian parties, UN envoy says ahead of Geneva talks New York, Nov 28: Ahead of fresh intra-Syrian talks on Tuesday in Geneva, the United Nations mediator said on Monday that the crisis now has the potential to move towards “a genuine political process.” 27-Nov-2017
Prince Harry to marry American actress Meghan Markle London, Nov 27: Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle, officials said on Monday. 27-Nov-2017
Russia airstrikes kill at least 53 civilians in Syria Damascus, Nov 27: At least 53 civilians have been killed in airstrikes conducted by Russia in Syria, observers said. 27-Nov-2017
Explosion rocks Chinese factory, casualties feared Beijing, Nov 26: Casualties are feared as an explosion rocked a factory in China's Zhejiang Province on Sunday, media reports said. 26-Nov-2017
Mediterranean crossing still world’s deadliest for migrants – UN report New York, Nov 25: Crossing the Mediterranean to Europe is “by far the world’s deadliest” journey for migrants, with at least 33,761 reported to have died or gone missing between 2000 and 2017, a United Nations report finds. 25-Nov-2017
Egypt: Militants attack mosque, 230 killed Egypt, Nov 24: At least 230 people were killed as militants launched gun and bomb attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, media reports said on Friday. 24-Nov-2017
‘New and better deal’ needed for climate resilience in Caribbean, UN chief tells donor conference New York, Nov 22: Caribbean countries need “a new and better deal” – one that includes access to concessional finance and adequate insurance – if they are to build climate resilience, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said On Tuesday at an international conference to mobilize support for the reconstruction of communities devastated by a series of powerful hurricanes. 22-Nov-2017
Sanitation chain, wastewater treatment focus of World Toilet Day event at UN New York, Nov 21: Even in wealthier countries, where people have access to toilets and faecal material is contained, treatment and final disposal of wastewater can be far from perfect, leading to polluted rivers and coastlines, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a World Toilet Day event on On Monday. 21-Nov-2017
Trump calls Hillary biggest loser of all time, asks her to give it another try after three years Washington, Nov 19: US President Donald Trump on Saturday slammed her 2016 Presidential opponent Hillary Clinton as the 'biggest loser of all time'. 19-Nov-2017
Bonn: UN conference closes with renewed urgency for greater ambition to tackle climate change New York, Nov 18: The United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) wrapped up on Friday in Bonn, Germany, with delegations expressing a renewed sense of urgency and a need for greater ambition to tackle climate change. 18-Nov-2017
Conflicts, climatic change drive food insecurity and undernourishment in sub-Saharan Africa – UN New York, Nov 17: Adverse climatic conditions, a sluggish global economy and conflicts are key factors driving food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Thursday. 17-Nov-2017
In Vancouver, UN peacekeeping chief outlines ‘very serious challenge’ facing Mali operation New York, Nov 16: The “very serious challenge” facing peacekeepers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) makes it vital that additional efforts are made for the four-year-old operation to fulfil its mandate, the UN peacekeeping chief has said. 16-Nov-2017
Largest gathering of defence ministers dedicated to UN peacekeeping to kick off in Vancouver New York, Nov 14: It is extremely critical that “major gaps” in equipment and staff needed to maintain United Nations peacekeeping operations are filled “in the shortest time possible” Atul Khare, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, said ahead of a major gathering of global defence ministers in Canada. 14-Nov-2017
Over 200 people killed as 7.3M earthquake strikes Iraq-Iran border Baghdad/Tehran, Nov 13: Over 200 people have died after a quake with magnitude 7.3 struck the border region of Iraq and Iran, local Mehr news agency reported. 13-Nov-2017
Will not call North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un short and fat: Donald Trump Washington, Nov 12: Attacking North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, US President Donald Trump on Sunday sarcastically called him 'short and fat'. 12-Nov-2017
Canada PM Justin Trudeau marks remembrance day in Vietnam Ottawa/Hanoi, Nov 11: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the remembrance day along with the the country's military personnel in Vietnam on Saturday, media reports said. 11-Nov-2017
Global food import bill rising despite robust output in 2017 – UN New York, Nov 10: The cost of importing food is rising in 2017, driven by increased international demand for most food stuffs, as well as higher freight charges, the United Nations agriculture agency said Thursday. 10-Nov-2017
Bonn: Participants at UN conference examine human mobility in an era of climate change New York, Nov 9: As the number of people displaced worldwide due to climate change-related events continues to grow, the United Nations and its partners are focusing on regional approaches, framed by existing international practice, to respond to the issue of ‘climate refugees.’ 09-Nov-2017
UN health agency recommends farmers stop using antibiotics in healthy animals New York, Nov 8:Farmers and the food industry should stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday. 08-Nov-2017
Security Council recognizes contributions of police components to UN peacekeeping New York, Nov 7:The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution stressing the important contribution that United Nations policing can provide in peacekeeping and special political missions throughout the conflict cycle. 07-Nov-2017
Canadian PM Trudeau discusses Canada Child Benefit in Brampton Brampton, Nov 4: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Brampton alongside Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North, and other Brampton Members of Parliament to share the news about further action to support Canadian families. 05-Nov-2017
Bonn: UN climate conference to maintain ambition one year after Paris accord’s entry into force New York, Nov 4: One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Bonn Conference, which opens on 6 November in Germany, will be an opportunity for nations around the world to show their ambition for climate action and their determination to keep their promises. 04-Nov-2017
'Failure to broker peace' hinders solutions to displacement, UN refugee chief tells Security Council New York, Nov 3: The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Thursday urged global leaders to find political solutions to the world's conflicts, if the swelling numbers of forcibly displaced people are ever to return home. 03-Nov-2017
Colorado shooting: Three dead after lone gunman fired at Thornton Walmart supermarket Thornton, Nov 2: A day after the New York attack which left eight dead, three persons, including a woman, were killed in a shooting inside a suburban Denver Walmart in Colorado on Wednesday night, reports said. 02-Nov-2017
US: Five Argentine, one Belgian among eight dead in Manhattan terror attack New York City, Nov 1: Five Argentine and a Belgian were among the eight dead in Manhattan terror attack, reports said. 01-Nov-2017
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