Eleven killed, over 30 hurt in fire caused by gas blast at wedding in Iran - Official
Moscow: Eleven people were killed, more than 30 were injured in a fire in the city of Saqqez in Kurdistan Province in western Iran, which occurred at a wedding due to a gas explosion, local senior official said on Thursday. Read more>>
South Sudan: UN calls for end to inter-communal clashes, attacks against aid workers

New York: Peacekeepers have been sent to the northern Lakes region in South Sudan in a bid to deter further violence between communities there, the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, said on Tuesday.

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Political solution ‘long overdue’ to protect the children of eastern Ukraine

New York: Nearly half a million children in eastern Ukraine continue to face “grave risks” to their physical health and psychological well-being, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday.

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Militants attack Church in eastern Burkina Faso, kill at least 14 people:Reports

Moscow: At least 14 people were killed on Sunday by militants, who attacked a protestant church in the eastern part of Burkina Faso, media reported.

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ISIS claims responsibility for London stabbing; judgement on Pak-origin attacker had spoken of his madrassa radicalisation

London: The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the London Bridge stabbing attack incident which left two people dead on Friday even as more information coming to fore showed that the attacker, a Pakistani origin man, had been radicalised in madrassa to prepare for acts of terrorism in Kashmir and the United Kingdom (UK).

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Armed groups kill Ebola health workers in eastern DR Congo

New York: Deadly night-time attacks by armed groups have once again claimed the lives of frontline healthworkers helping to confront the deadly Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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UN chief hails ‘positive developments’ towards ending political crisis in Bolivia

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed recent steps towards a peaceful resolution to the political turmoil in Bolivia.

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