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UNESCO chief condemns deaths of media workers in Brazil and Iraq New York, Aug 31: The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has spoken out against the murder of two media workers – Mauricio Campos Rosa, a journalist and newspaper owner in Brazil, and Ali Ghani, a broadcast technician in Iraq. 31-Aug-2016
UN rapporteur calls for urgent action to protect hundreds of thousands of displaced people in north-eastern Nigeria New York, Aug 30: Speaking at the end of a four-day visit to Nigeria, the United Nations expert on internally displaced persons (IPDs) has called on the country’s authorities and the international community to act urgently to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of displaced people in its northeast are protected. 30-Aug-2016
Ban 'deeply concerned' over tensions in south-western Western Sahara New York, Aug 29: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed in the narrow buffer strip in south-western Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border as a result of changes in the status quo and the introduction of armed units from Morocco and the Polisario Front in close proximity to each other. 29-Aug-2016
Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus Singapore City, Aug 28: Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of Zika of locally transmitted Zika, which include 36 foreign construction workers. 28-Aug-2016
Belgium: Blast rocks sports centre, kills 1 Brussels, Aug 27: A blast at a sports centre near Belgium's border with France has killed on person on Friday, media reports said. 27-Aug-2016
Turkey terror attack kills 11 cops Ankara, Aug 26: In a terror attack carried out allegedly by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) using a bomb-laden truck , at least 11 police officials were killed and 78 people, including civilians, were wounded in Cizre district of Turkey on Friday, media reports said. 26-Aug-2016
UN relief wing monitoring situations in Italy and Myanmar after strong earthquakes New York, Aug 25: In the wake of powerful earthquakes on Wednesday in Italy and Myanmar, the United Nations relief wing is monitoring the situations, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson said the UN and its partners stand ready to support both countries and local actors should any humanitarian support be needed. 25-Aug-2016
Iraq: UN refugee agency readies for massive displacement amid military offensive in Mosul New York, Aug 24: With military action turning towards retaking Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, the United Nations refugee agency warns that displacement may worsen “dramatically,” and announced preparations to ramp up operations and set up additional camps. 24-Aug-2016
Nigeria: With thousands in urgent need, UN health agency scales up emergency response New York, Aug 23: The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is ramping up its response in north-eastern Nigeria, where initial assessments have revealed urgent health problems among populations in areas formerly held by Boko Haram insurgents. 23-Aug-2016
Turkey: UN chief condemns terrorist attack on wedding party that kills atleast 50 people New York, Aug 22: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned yesterday's terrorist attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep – an act that was reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber and killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others. 22-Aug-2016
ISIS behind Turkey attack? Istanbul, Aug 21: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the suicide bombing in the country, which left at least 51 people dead,was likely carried out by militant group ISIS. 21-Aug-2016
Citing UN’s moral responsibility, Ban pledges support to Haiti in overcoming cholera epidemic New York, Aug 20: Noting that a United States federal appeals court has upheld the United Nations’ immunity from a damage claim filed on behalf cholera victims in Haiti, the Organization on Friday said that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deeply regrets the “terrible suffering” of the Haitian people and that the UN has a moral responsibility to the support the victims and the country in overcoming the epidemic. 20-Aug-2016
'We have to be the hope' for people most in need, says top UN humanitarian official New York, Aug 19: Praising the spirit and drive of relief workers, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, has said the global humanitarian community is determined to not let political disagreements, conflicts or natural disasters get in the way of their ability to help the people who are most in need. 19-Aug-2016
UN and Ugandan government cut food rations amid influx of South Sudanese refugees New York, Aug 18: Appealing to donors to urgently help bolster the humanitarian response in Uganda following an influx of thousands of people fleeing violence in neighbouring South Sudan, the United and the Ugandan Government on Wednesday announced that they will be forced to halve food rations or cash assistance in Uganda and put priority focus on those refugees most in need. 18-Aug-2016
UN condemns 'appalling' deadly attack on civilians in eastern DR Congo New York, Aug 16: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined his envoys from the Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday in strongly condemning the killing of dozens of civilians during an overnight attack in Beni, located in restive eastern part of the country, where the UN mission and national authorities have now deployed forces in the wake if the incident. 16-Aug-2016
UN combats spread of cattle disease in Europe through early-detection training New York, Aug 15:The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today started a programme to train European laboratory staff on how to use nuclear-derived techniques to detect lumpy skin disease – a highly infectious cowpox virus spreading across the continent. 15-Aug-2016
Diary from Syria: An eyewitness account of broken families, grief and survival New York, Aug 13: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) supports more than 4 million people inside Syria with food assistance. Heading its operation there since December last year is Swiss national Jakob Kern. 13-Aug-2016
Philippines: Parañaque City Jail explosion kills 10 Manila. Aug 12: At least 10 people were killed as an explosion hit Parañaque City Jail in Philippines on Thursday, media reports said. 12-Aug-2016
Trump calls Obama 'founder of ISIS' Washington,Aug 11: Republican Nominee for President Donald J. Trump has slammed US President Barack Obama and accused him of creating the militant group Islamic State. 11-Aug-2016
Ontario's University of Waterloo rushes to correct gender bias in salary Ontario, Aug 10: A top notch university in Canada, University of Waterloo, through a recent email to its faculty notified that a task group of the university assigned to analyse faculty salaries has uncovered a “systemic gender anomaly” that was “consistent across the university,” and which is being rectified, according to media reports. 10-Aug-2016
Belgium attack: ISIS claims responsibility Brussels, Aug 7 : Militant group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the machete attack in Charleroi, Belgium. 07-Aug-2016
France bar fire leaves 13 killed Rouen, Aug 6: Fire at a bar in French city of Rouen killed at least 13 people on Friday, media reports said. 06-Aug-2016
UN agency welcomes ‘landmark step’ by North and Central American countries to protect refugees New York, Aug 5: The United Nations refugee agency on Thursday welcomed a joint commitment by nine North and Central American countries acknowledging the need for stronger protection of asylum-seekers, refugees and internally displaced people in the region, where crime and gang violence have driven thousands of people from their homes. 05-Aug-2016
Syria: Militant attack kills 8 Damascus, Aug 4: Rocket shells fired terrorists of “Jaish al-Islam” in Syria's Damascus area has killed one people killed, media reports said. 04-Aug-2016
‘If you want to protect your image, protect children,’ Ban tells debate on war-affected children New York, Aug 3: With children continuing to be tortured, maimed, imprisoned, starved, sexually abused and killed in armed conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on all countries to back their words with concrete actions to end such violations. 03-Aug-2016
Some 25,000 people displaced by military attacks in western Aleppo – UNICEF New York, Aug 2: About 25,000 people, including more than 12,000 children, have been displaced last night from a neighbourhood in western Aleppo City by intense military attacks initiated by armed opposition groups, a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official in Syria said on Monday, calling on the warring parties to do their utmost to protect all civilians. 02-Aug-2016
Syria: Russian chopper shot down Moscow/Idlib ,Aug: A Russian helicopter was shot down in Syria's Idlib province on Monday, media reports said. 01-Aug-2016
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