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UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as Cyclone Idai disaster unfolds

INDIA, March 21 -- As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in South-West Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of emergency... Read More


Global South cooperation 'vital' to climate change fight, development, Guterres tells historic Buenos Aires summit

INDIA, March 21 -- South-South cooperation is key to the world's sustainable development and the fight against global warming said the United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday, as the opening ses... Read More


Libya stands at a 'critical juncture', UN mission head tells Security Council

INDIA, March 21 -- Predicting that the "days ahead will prove foundational to the years ahead for Libyans and the region", the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on W... Read More


UN court increases sentence of former Bosnian-Serb leader to life imprisonment

INDIA, March 21 -- A United Nations appeals court on Wednesday increased the 40-year sentence initially imposed on Radovan Karadzic, former leader of the Republika Srpksa region of Bosnia and head of ... Read More


Venezuela: 'A worrying destabilizing factor in the region', Bachelet tells Human Rights Council

INDIA, March 21 -- Expressing deep concern at the "magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact" of Venezuela's current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday ... Read More


New Zealand bans Military Style Semi-Automatics, Assault Rifles - Prime Minister

INDIA, March 21 -- New Zealand introduces a ban on military style semi-automatic firearms and assault rifles in the wake of the deadly attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, the country's ... Read More


'Growing alarm' over Fall Armyworm advance, with cash crops 'under attack' across Asia

INDIA, March 21 -- The Fall Armyworm pest is continuing to sweep across the globe, having moved eastwards from their native Americas, onto Africa, before arriving in Asia only last summer, where they ... Read More


Pakistani authorities say secured release of four abducted Iranian soldiers

INDIA, March 21 -- The Pakistani security forces helped release four Iranian servicemen, kidnapped last year, during an operation near the Pakistani-Afghan border, Pakistan's Inter Services Public Rel... Read More


US Air Force chief orders review of pilots' training after Boeing 737 crash: Reports

INDIA, March 21 -- US Air Force chief of staff Gen David Goldfein has ordered a review of training procedures for military pilots of large cargo and transport planes, including the Air Force One gover... Read More


400,000 sign petition urging UK govt to remain in European Union

INDIA, March 21 -- Over 400,000 people have signed a petition that calls on the UK government to stop the Brexit procedure and enable the country to remain in the European Union, as of Thursday. "Th... Read More