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Gas explosion in Russia’s Urals city leaves three dead Moscow, Dec 31 (IBNS): A gas explosion at a house in Russia's Urals city of Magnitogorsk left three people dead, local media reports said. 31-Dec-2018
Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF New York, Dec 29: The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday, adding that national leaders need to hold perpetrators of violence more accountable. 29-Dec-2018
‘Repeated attacks’ could close down key hospital in eastern Libya, says WHO New York, Dec 28: The World Health Organization (WHO) has strongly condemned an armed attack in Al Jala Hospital in Libya’s second-largest city of Benghazi, which took place on Tuesday, warning that further assaults could shutter the key facility. 28-Dec-2018
Indonesia tsunami: Many still missing as death toll rises New York, Dec 25: Indonesians are being warned to stay away from beaches along the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Sumatra and Java, following this weekend’s devastating tsunami in the area, which government and humanitarian agency reports indicate has claimed hundreds of lives, with the total likely to rise. 25-Dec-2018
Mogadishu bombings a ‘cowardly assault’ on Somalis’ right to peace – UN envoy New York, Dec 24: The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has condemned “in the strongest possible terms” Saturday’s twin bombings in the nation’s capital, Mogadishu, which claimed a number of lives. 24-Dec-2018
Terror group Al Qaeda is plotting plane attacks in Europe, warns UK Security Minister Ben Wallace London, Dec 24: UK Security Minister Ben Wallace has warned that terrorist group Al Qaeda might carry out terror attacks on passenger planes and airports in Europe. 24-Dec-2018
Indonesia: Tsunami hits Sunda Strait, 168 killed Jakarta, Dec 23: At least 168 people died as a tsunami hit Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Saturday, media reports said. 23-Dec-2018
UN-led Yemen ceasefire monitoring team gets ready to begin operations New York, Dec 20: A UN-led team tasked with overseeing the ceasefire which came into effect on Tuesday around a number of critical Yemeni ports, has begun planning operations with a conference call to discuss the general outlines of its work, including agreement of a code of conduct, the UN Spokesperson said on Wednesday. 20-Dec-2018
Migrants: ‘A powerful driver’ of economic growth, ‘dynamism and understanding’ New York, Dec 19:Human migration is “a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, in his message commemorating International Migrants Day, marked on 18 December. 19-Dec-2018
At COP24, countries agree concrete way forward to bring the Paris climate deal to life New York, Dec 16: After two weeks of crunch negotiations – with overtime – the almost 200 parties gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations COP24 two-week climate change conference, adopted on Saturday a “robust” set of implementing guidelines for the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, aimed at keeping global warming well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels. 16-Dec-2018
France: Security beefed up as Paris gears up for another weekend of protest Paris, Dec 15: Security officials have arrested several people as Paris is gearing up for a fifth straight week of protest on Saturday. 15-Dec-2018
Rising insecurity in Central Africa Republic threatens wider region, Security Council told New York, Dec 14: Rising violence in the Central African Republic threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, creating further instability, a senior United Nations official warned on Thursday, urging continued and coordinated regional efforts to bolster peace and security. 14-Dec-2018
Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies on the brink of death New York, Dec 13: Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO). 13-Dec-2018
France: Shooting in Strasbourg Christmas market kills 3, gunman at large Paris, Dec 12: At least three people were during a shooting in eastern France's Strasbourg city on Wednesday, media reports said. 12-Dec-2018
Major UN aid operation for 650,000 gets underway across Syria-Jordan border New York, Dec 11: The United Nations began a four-week operation on Sunday, delivering lifesaving assistance to hundreds of thousands of Syrians in desperate need, from across the border in neighbouring Jordan. 11-Dec-2018
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey promotes Myanmar tourism, faces criticisms online New York, Dec 9: Amid allegations of human rights abuses of the Rohingyas in Myanmar, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey is facing criticisms after he promoted the Southeast Asian country as a tourist destination. 09-Dec-2018
France protest: 200 demonstrators detained, security tightened in Paris Paris, Dec 8 : As Paris is witnessing another weekend of protest by 'yellow'jacket' demonstrators, police have detained at least 200 people so far in the Paris city on Saturday. 08-Dec-2018
Preventing and resolving conflicts must form ‘backbone’ of collective efforts – UN chief New York, Dec 7: More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time over the past 30 years, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring that the world has a responsibility to act “collectively”. 07-Dec-2018
Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns due to begin in Stockholm New York, Dec 6: Hopes are high that the warring parties in Yemen will begin long-delayed consultations on Thursday over ending the conflict that has ravaged the Middle East nation for over three years, leaving millions of civilians dependent on international assistance. 06-Dec-2018
Evacuation of wounded Yemenis from rebel-held capital may bolster fresh peace talks New York, Dec 4: A United Nations chartered aircraft has transported some fifty badly injured Yemenis from the capital Sana’a to hospitals in Muscat, the capital of Oman, for treatment, the UN envoy for the war-torn country has announced. 04-Dec-2018
Black Panther’s ‘General Okoye’ joins the fight against gender-based violence New York, Dec 3: Danai Gurira, one of the stars of hit movies “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” in her role as General Okoye, has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, lending her name and dedicating her support to gender equality and women’s rights. 03-Dec-2018
Donald Trump may meet Kim Jong Un in 2019? Washington, Dec 2: US President Donald Trump has said his next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to take place in 2019. 02-Dec-2018
Migrant caravan: UN agency helping ‘exhausted’ people home New York, Dec 1: Hundreds of people from Central American States who joined the human caravans travelling towards the United States have been helped home after asking for assistance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday. 01-Dec-2018
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