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UN celebrates books as 'bridges across cultures'

New York, April 24 -- The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO has long celebrated the power of International Book and Copyright Day, marked on 23 April, but this year, special ... Read More


Protect women's rights 'before, during and after conflict' UN chief tells high-level Security Council debate

New York, April 24 -- Over the course of the past decade, there has been a paradigm shift; in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, U... Read More


New UN-ASEAN study reveals slow but devastating impacts of drought in South-East Asia

New York, April 24 -- Future scenarios of drought in many parts of South-East Asia may become even more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest j... Read More


Libya: Thousands seek shelter in health clinics from Tripoli fighting, UN warns

New York, April 24 -- Nearly three weeks since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday that large numbers of people are sheltering in medical clinics, wh... Read More


45 children killed in Sri Lankan blasts: UNICEF

New York, April 24 -- The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said 45 children were killed in the eight blasts that rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. News of how these attacks have affected childr... Read More


New malaria vaccine trial in Malawi marks 'an innovation milestone', declares UN health agency

New York, April 24 -- A new vaccine against deadly malaria which has been 30 years in development, was made available for the first time to infants in Malawi on Tuesday, marking an innovation mileston... Read More


Sri Lankan authorities were warned about possible attacks: Reports

Colombo, April 24 -- Indian intelligence services had warned Sri Lankan officials before the eight blasts that rocked the Island nation on Easter Sunday, media reports said on Wednesday. Early warnin... Read More


Nepal: Tremors felt in Kathmandu, no casualty

Kathmandu, April 24 -- As Nepal is gearing up to observe fourth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit the nation in 2015, two back-to-back tremors were felt in the Kathmandu Valley and su... Read More


6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh, no casualty

New Delhi, April 24 -- An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale hit India Arunachal Pradesh state on the early hours of Wednesday, officials said. The epicentre of the quake was located at Wes... Read More


Kabul: Afghan forces arrest ISIS-K group member

Kabul, April 24 -- Security forces have arrested a group member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) in Afghanistan capital city Kabul, media reports said. As per countrys Ministry... Read More