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45 deaths within 24 hours, country records lowest cases in eight weeks

Site where Pakistani Pakistani aggressors surrender to be made into tourist spot

Owners and workers demand introduction of long distance public transport before Eid

25,000 vehicles cross the Bangabandhu Bridge in 24 hours

Govt. directive goes for a toss as two more ferries operate to contain homebound passengers

Somalia: Rape allegations at African Union facility

New York, Aug 19 The top United Nations envoy in Somalia on Sunday expressed grave concern over allegations of rape at a facility of the African Union Mission in the country (AMISOM), and welcomed the Government's investigation into the incident.

Egypt: Cairo mosque secured

Cairo, Aug 17: Security forces cleared a Cairo mosque after a stand-off with supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Saturday, media reports said.

UN urges talks to save Egypt from further disastrous violence

New York, Aug 16: The United Nations human rights chief Thursday appealed to all parties in Egypt to act with restraint and initiate talks, following a day of bloody violence that left hundreds dead and many more injured.

Egypt: 421 killed in clashes

Cairo, Aug 15: At least 421 people were killed during clashes between the police and supporters of country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo city on Wednesday, reports said on Thursday.

Ban condemns attacks in Nigeria’s Borno state

New York, Aug 14: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called on all extremist groups in Nigeria to cease their attacks, after dozens of people were killed in the country’s north-east, including worshippers reportedly shot to death while praying inside a mosque.

Ban appoints head to UN humanitarian coordination in Haiti

New York, Aug 13: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Peter de Clercq of the Netherlands to the top United Nations humanitarian coordination position in Haiti.

US to re-open diplomatic missions

Washington, Aug 10: The US State Department has reportedly said 18 out of the 19 U.S. Embassies and Consulates, that were closed last week will be re-opened on Sunday.

US withdraws diplomats from Lahore

Washington, Aug 9: The US has withdrawn most of its diplomats from Lahore city due to specific threats concerning the U.S. Consulate in the Pakistani city, media reports said on Friday.

Ban appoints new UN legal chief

New York, Aug 8: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Miguel de Serpa Soares of Portugal as Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel.

Thailand: UN seeks justice for perpetrators of 2010 violence

New York, Aug 7: The United Nations human rights office Tuesday voiced concern at an amnesty bill being discussed this week in Thailand’s Parliament that, if adopted, could pardon people involved in serious rights violations during the political violence that occurred in April and May 2010.

Love you more: Michelle to Obama

Washington, Aug 5: United States (US) First Lady Michelle Obama on Sunday took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish her husband and the US President Barack Obama on his birthday.

Australia transfers refugees to Papua New Guinea

Canberra (Australia), Aug 1: Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Tony Burke on Thursday confirmed the successful transfer to Papua New Guinea (PNG) of the first group of 40 asylum seekers subject to the government’s new regional settlement arrangement.

Kenya: UN welcomes ruling upholding rights of refugees

New York, July 31: The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the ruling of the High Court of Kenya which upholds the asylum right of refugees living in urban areas, and expressed hope that the Government will implement the decision quickly and resume legal services to this vulnerable group.

Egypt court orders Morsi's detention

Cairo, July 26: An Egyptian has ordered to detain the country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi over his alleged links with Palestinian militant group Hamas and for allegedly plotting attacks on jails and police stations during the 2011 uprising in the country, media reports said.

Spain: 77 people killed in train crash

Santiago de Compostela, July 25: At least 77 people were killed when a high-speed train derailed near Santiago de Compostela city in Spain on Wednesday, reports said on Thursday.