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WATCH: North Korea State TV confirms successful Nuclear Test

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PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea’s state-run television confirmed it successfully carried out a nuclear test at a site in the northeastern part of the country on Tuesday. The test was conducted in defiance of UN Security Council orders. YouTube

World is wasting ‘longevity’ opportunities claims UN report

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A study promoted by the United Nations has warned that the “mismanagement of ageing” is making people lose skills that “older people have acquired.” The world’s elderly population is expected to hit 200 million in 10 years while centenenarians will be more than 3 million by 2050 so supporting old age “is in the interest [...]

Russia and China vetoes allow Syria to escalate civil war

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UNITED NATIONS – Russia and China again vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Thursday aimed at pressuring President Bashar Assad’s government to end the escalating civil war in Syria, sparking dire warnings of even greater bloodshed and spillover to the wider region. The 11-2 vote, with two abstentions from South Africa and Pakistan, was the third [...]

Syrian opposition blasts UN peace plan a ‘waste of time’

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BEIRUT – A peace-plan brokered by the U.N. has been rejeceted by Syria’s opposition. The plan was dubbed ‘ambiguous and a waste of time’ because the opposition doesn’t intend to negotiate with President Bashar Assad. The AP reports: An international conference in Geneva on Saturday accepted U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan’s plan that calls for [...]

UN and fashion get together to help poverty

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UNITED NATIONS – It will be a team work, together to help poverty. People have it that the United Nations and the fashion industry are teaming up to fight poverty and foster sustainable development around the globe. Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of Italian Vogue and good will ambassador for Fashion 4 Development, said Thursday [...]

Millions of North Korean children show signs of stunting claims UN report

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PYONGYANG, North Korea – Malnourishment and a lack of food and health care is hampering the mental and physical development of millions of North Korean children. A United Nations reports published Tuesday claims that nearly a third of children under 5 show signs of stunting, particularly in rural areas. Hospitals are spotless but bare; few [...]

Syrian coastal town Latakia shelled by army troops

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BEIRUT – A new round of heavy bombing was unelashed by Syrian troops on Sunday. Fighting erupted in a mountainous area near the coastal city of Latakia where rebels have set up a camp. The area has staged fierce fighting in recent days and more than 58 soldiers have been killed in the area. Rami [...]

Ivory Coast: ambush kills 8 civilians and 7 peacekeepers

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ACCRA, Ghana – An ambush near the Liberian border has left 8 civilians and seven peacekeepers dead. A United Nation official has sent a mission to investigate the attack that happened on Friday. The seven peacekeepers were from Niger. The U.N has had a peacekeeping mission in the Ivory Coast since 2004 At the end [...]

UN not in Syria to watch the killing says Ban-Ki Moon

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ISTANBUL (AP) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Syria Thursday to stop its attacks, saying U.N. observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killing of innocent people. “We are there to record violations and to speak out so that the perpetrators of crimes may be held to account,” Ban told a [...]

UN and Iran reach nuclear weapons deal

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VIENNA (AP) – The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency says he has reached a deal with Iran on probing suspected work on nuclear weapons and adds that the agreement will “be signed quite soon. ” Yukiya Amano says some details still need to be worked out. But he tells reporters that Iranian officials say [...]

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