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Thailand to pick new prime minister on J

Bangkok, May 31 (Xinhua/UNI) Thailand is scheduled to pick a new prime minister on June 5, Chuan Leekpai, speaker of the House of Representatives, said on Friday.

31-May-2019
New Australian opposition leader denies

Canberra, May 31 (Xinhua) The new leader of the opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) has denied that his predecessor poses a threat to his leadership.

31-May-2019
Palestinian teenager killed by Israeli f

Ramallah, May 31 (Xinhua) Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Friday that a young Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces' gunfire in the West Bank.

31-May-2019
Philippine military says Abu Sayyaf mili

Manila, May 31 (Xinhua/UNI) A Dutch man held hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants since 2012 was shot dead on Friday while trying to escape during a rescue operation launched by Philippine security forces in the jungles of Patikul town in the southern Sulu province.

31-May-2019
Kremlin says Putin's approval rating bas

Moscow, May 31 (Sputnik/UNI) Approval rating of Russian President Vladimir Putin is formed by the assessment of his work by Russian citizens, and sociology is often wrong calculating this approval, Kremiln spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

31-May-2019
3 people die after boat capsizes in east

Paris, May 31 (Xinhua) Three people, including a six-year-old girl have died on Thursday after a pleasure boat capsized in Bas-Rhin eastern France, while a second kid was still missing, local authorities said.

31-May-2019
Syria: Thousands of children ‘hemmed i

New York, May 31 (IBNS): A marked escalation in fighting has put tens of thousands of children in northwest Syria at “imminent risk of injury, death and displacement”, the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) chief warned on Thursday.

31-May-2019
A major win for transgender rights: UN h

New York, May 31 (IBNS): “To reflect critical advances in science and medicine”, the World Health Organization, WHO, has removed so-called “gender identity disorder” from its official manual of diagnoses, which is being hailed as a major win for transgender rights.

31-May-2019
The UN’s unyielding effort to tackle s

New York, May 31 (IBNS): In the first quarter of 2019, according to latest figures released on Thursday, the United Nations recorded a total of 37 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) against UN personnel, including civilian and uniformed personnel from peacekeeping operations, agencies, funds and programmes. So far, most of these allegations remain under investigation.

31-May-2019
A ‘strong and united Europe’ has nev

New York, May 31 (IBNS): With the post-world war international institutions eroded and under threat, a “strong and united Europe” standing alongside the United Nations, has never been more essential, said UN chief António Guterres in Germany on Thursday.

31-May-2019
‘Ground-breaking innovation’ needed

New York, May 30 (IBNS): If  the battle to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to be won or lost in cities, then they need to “achieve a lasting impact on communities and to ensure that no one is left behind,” the head of the UN agency dealing with sustainable urban development said on Wednesday.

30-May-2019
Presidents of Uzbekistan and Germany hol

Tashkent: President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier have held talks in contracted and extended formats.

30-May-2019
President of Germany becomes familiar wi

Tashkent, May 30 (IBNS): Federal President of  Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier together with his spouse today visited the historical centre of Khiva, Ichan Kala in Uzbekistan.

30-May-2019
Asia-Pacific ‘regional parliament’ u

New York, May 30 (IBNS): The top United Nations body in the Asia-Pacific region opened its annual session this week, calling for greater empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized groups if the region is to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and fulfill its promise to leave no one behind.

 

30-May-2019
Police reveal details of Tokyo fatal sta

Tokyo, May 29 (Xinhua/UNI) Police investigators said on Wednesday that a stabbing rampage that took place near Tokyo a day earlier in which 17 children and two adults were attacked leaving two dead, took the assailant less than 20 seconds.

29-May-2019
Security forces kill four al-Shabab figh

Mogadishu, May 29 (Xinhua/UNI) Somali security forces on Tuesday killed a senior al-Shabab terrorist and three other fighters as they intensified assault against the insurgents in the Horn of Africa nation.

29-May-2019
Artificial intelligence summit focuses o

New York, May 29 (IBNS): Artificial intelligence, or AI, is at the forefront of fighting hunger, mitigating the climate crisis and facilitating “the transition to smart sustainable cities", said the chief of the UN agency which specializes in information and communication technologies, Houlin Zhao, kicking off the third AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva.

29-May-2019
DR Congo: Strengthened effort against Eb

New York, May 29 (IBNS): Although the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to make headway thanks to the determination of health workers on the ground, insecurity is still hampering the response, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. This has led the UN to establish a new coordination structure in the hopes that access to at-risk areas can be improved.

29-May-2019
Eight years in, Syria still embroiled in

New York, May 29 (IBNS): After eight years of deadly air strikes and terrorist attacks that have left hundreds of thousands of Syrians dead and millions of others injured, United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller asked the Security Council on Tuesday, the hard-hitting question: “Can’t this Council take any concrete action when attacks on schools and hospitals have become a war tactic that no longer sparks outrage”?

29-May-2019
North Koreans trapped in ‘vicious cycl

New York, May 29 (IBNS): Bribery is the main way people in North Korea get food, healthcare, shelter and work, a new UN human rights office report said on Tuesday.

29-May-2019
Payal Tadvi death: Three doctors arrest

Mumbai, May 29 (IBNS): At a time when the city witnessed protests over the alleged suicide of second-year medical student Dr Payal Tadvi, the Mumbai Police on Wednesday arrested all the three doctors accused of abetting the suicide, media reports said.

29-May-2019
Japan knife attack incident leaves two p

Tokyo, May 28 (IBNS): At least two people, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed as a man attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in the Japanese city of Kawasaki near Tokyo with a knife, media reports said.

28-May-2019
2 IS militants killed, 3 civilians wound

Baghdad, May 28 (Xinhua/UNI) A clash between Islamic State (IS) militants and Iraqi farmers on Monday killed two IS militants and wounded three civilians, a local official told Xinhua.

28-May-2019
China stopped buying oil from Iran due t

Moscow, May 28 (Sputnik/UNI) China has stopped buying oil from Iran after Washington announced a decision not to extend exemptions from its sanctions for certain countries, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources in the Iranian oil industry.

28-May-2019
Social, cultural diversity ‘an enormou

New York, May 28 (IBNS): Like a well-tuned orchestra, successful modern societies have a balance of diversity and culture, that is a source of “enormous richness, not a threat” said the UN chief on Monday, speaking alongside UN Messenger of Peace, acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

28-May-2019
Yemen update: UNICEF chief condemns atta

New York, May 28 (IBNS): Nowhere is safe in Yemen, the head of the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said, after an attack in the city of Taiz claimed the lives of 12 civilians, including seven youngsters – the latest victims of the country’s more than four-year war.

28-May-2019
Japan: 1 elementary schoolgirl dead, 12

Tokyo, May 28 (IBNS): One elementary school girl was killed and 12 others and three adults were injured in a knife attack incident in Japan's Kawasaki city on Tuesday, media reports said.

28-May-2019
Knife attacker injures 4 newspaper staff

Pyatigrosk (Russia), May 27 (Sputnik): The staff of Rodina newspaper in the city of Stavropol in southwestern Russia were on Monday targeted by a knife-wielding attacker, who left four injured, the governor of the region Vladimir Vladimirov said.

27-May-2019
Zimbabwe mine blast kills 8

Harare , May 27 (Xinhua/UNI) At least eight people died at a mine in Mazowe, about 40 km north of Harare, after a mine shaft they were working in collapsed following an explosion, the information department in the Zimbabwean government said Monday.

27-May-2019
Israel's supreme court president critici

Jerusalem, May 27 (Xinhua/UNI) Israel's Supreme Court President Esther Hayut criticised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, for the intention of the right-wing parties in the parliament (the Knesset) to limit the power of the state's judicial system.

27-May-2019
Eight killed in road accident in central

Kuwait City, May 27 (Xinhua/UNI) At least eight people were killed and one injured in an early Monday road accident in central Kuwait, the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said in a statement Monday.

27-May-2019
Two dead, 57 injured in northern Philipp

Manila, May 27 (Xinhua/UNI) The drivers of a passenger bus and a trailer truck were killed in a collision on Sunday in the northern Philippines, that also injured 57 people, local police said on Monday.

27-May-2019
69 dialysis patients infected with Hepa

Nanjing, May 27 (Xinhua/UNI) Experts from health authorities are investigating a Hepatitis C infection case involving 69 dialysis patients in a hospital in Dongtai, east China's Jiangsu Province, sources with the press office of the municipal government said Monday.

27-May-2019
Vietnam to connect more bus routes with

Hanoi, May 27 (Xinhua/UNI) Vietnam's capital Hanoi plans to increase the number of bus routes connected with China-constructed Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway from 43 to 50, with 65 bus stops along the route, local media reported on Monday.

27-May-2019
Second suspect detained in French Lyon w

Paris, May 27 (Sputnik/UNI) French law enforcement bodies have detained the second person in connection with the investigation into the blast, which left 13 people injured in the French city of Lyon on Friday, Lyon Mayor Gerard Collomb said on Monday.

27-May-2019
Israel's Netanyahu vows to make "final e

Jerusalem, May 26 (Xinhua/UNI) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday that he is making a final effort to form a new government and refrain from another "unnecessary general elections."

27-May-2019
Ireland's referendum to ease divorce res

Dublin, May 27 (Xinhua/UNI) A referendum held earlier in Ireland to ease the restrictions on divorce in the country's Constitution has won the overwhelming support of the Irish voters, according to official statistics released here on Sunday.

27-May-2019
Death toll rises to 13 in southwest Chin

Guiyang, May 27 (Xinhua/UNI) The death toll in a boat accident in southwest China's Guizhou Province Thursday has risen to 13 after rescuers recovered all the bodies over the weekend, local authorities said Monday.

27-May-2019
Huawei CEO says against China possibly r

Moscow, May 27 (Sputnik/UNI) Chinese Huawei telecom giant's chief executive, Ren Zhengfei, said he would be the first to protest if Beijing retaliated against US sanctions by banning US tech giant Apple products from China.

27-May-2019
Amid spike in anti-Semitic attacks, Jews

Berlin, May 26 (UNI): The German government's anti-Semitism commissioner has warned Jewish people not to wear 'kippahs', the traditional Jewish skullcaps, in parts of the country, amid uptick in anti-Semitic attacks, media reports said on Sunday.

26-May-2019
ICG welcomes Oslo's announcement about u

Moscow, May 26 (Sputnik): The International Contact Group (ICG) on Venezuela welcomed on Sunday Norway's announcement about its plans to host another round of consultations between the Venezuelan government and opposition in a bid to establish dialogue and peacefully resolve the political crisis in the Latin American country.

26-May-2019
Voters in Latvia, Malta, Slovakia head f

Brussels, May 26 (Xinhua) Voters in Latvia, Malta and Slovakia headed for the polls on Saturday as part of the European Parliament elections, while citizens in the Czech Republic continued their voting for a second day.

26-May-2019
Eight killed in southern Philippine clas

Manila, May 26 (Xinhua): Eight people, including a one-year-old baby, were killed and 14 others wounded when some 30 Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) terrorists attacked government troops in a remote coastal town of Sulu province in the southern Philippines, the military said on Sunday.

26-May-2019
Four missing after two ships collide in

Yokohama, Japan, May 26 (UNI): Four crew members were missing after two Japanese cargo ships collided on Sunday in the Pacific to Japan's east, the coast guard official said.

26-May-2019
Five IS militants killed in attacks in c

Baghdad, May 25 (Xinhua/UNI) A total of five Islamic State (IS) militants and seven other people were killed Saturday in separate attacks, targeting security forces and farmers in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, security sources said.

25-May-2019
Number of HIV-positive overseas Filipino

Manila, May 25 (Xinhua) A total of 91 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were newly diagnosed as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive in March 2019, up 14 per cent from 80 in the same month in 2018, a Philippine lawmaker said on Saturday.

25-May-2019
Iran wants "no war" with US: envoy

Tehran, May 25 (Xinhua) Iran does not want any war in the region amid the rising tensions with the United States, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency on Saturday.

25-May-2019
Vessel with 58 migrants reaches Italy's

Rome, May 25 (Xinhua/UNI) A group of 57 men and one woman crossed the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy on a small vessel, reaching the Italian island of Lampedusa just before dawn on Friday, local media reported.

25-May-2019
European Parliament election in Ireland

Dublin, May 25 (Xinhua/UNI) Voting in the European Parliament election in Ireland ended here on Friday night with no reports of any serious disruptions.

25-May-2019
‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to

New York, May 25 (IBNS): One-in-three girls or women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, and “the risk multiplies” during a conflict or natural disaster, the Executive Director of UNICEF told delegates attending the first-ever “Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Humanitarian Crises Conference” on Friday, in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

25-May-2019
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