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44 people charged with rioting in Hong K

Hong Kong, July 31 (Xinhua): Of the 45 people charged with rioting, assaulting police officer and possession of offensive weapons respectively after a recent illegal assembly in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 44 of them appeared in court on Wednesday.

31-Jul-2019
Swedish prosecutor wants to question Wik

Moscow, Jul 31 (Sputnik/UNI) A Swedish prosecutor wants to speak with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the United Kingdom, the investigation of rape allegations against him is ongoing, Swedish Ambassador to Russia Peter Ericson told Sputnik.

31-Jul-2019
Maximum altitude of North Korea's Wednes

Tokyo, Jul 31 (Sputnik/UNI) The maxim altitude of the missiles fired by North Korea early Wednesday morning amounted to 30 kilometers (18.6 miles), South Korean media reported.

31-Jul-2019
Conflict, climate change among factors t

New York, July 31 (IBNS): To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed that “human trafficking is a heinous crime that affects every region of the world” – especially women and children.

31-Jul-2019
New UN report shows record number of chi

New York, July 31 (IBNS): A new UN report has found that 2018 was the worst year on record for children caught up in armed conflict; the year saw the highest numbers killed or maimed since the United Nations began monitoring the violation.

31-Jul-2019
‘Do something’; UN relief chief urge

New York, July 31 (IBNS): Bombing and shelling in Syria for more than 90 days by the Government and Russia have led to “carnage in the so-called de-escalation zone” of Idlib, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday, in his seventh update since the “current onslaught” began.

31-Jul-2019
North Korea launches unidentified projec

Moscow, Jul 31 (Sputnik/UNI) North Korea has fired multiple unidentified projectiles off its east coast early on Wednesday, local media reported with a reference to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

31-Jul-2019
China executes serial killer years after

Beijing, Jul 30 (Sputnik/UNI) A Hohhot court in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Tuesday carried out a death penalty for a serial killer whose crime already served as the reason for another death sentence several years ago, local prosecution said.

30-Jul-2019
Former Tehran mayor sentenced to death f

Tehran, Jul 30 (Xinhua/UNI) Former Tehran mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi has been sentenced to death for killing his wife, the spokesman of Iran's Judiciary Gholam Hossein Esmaili announced on Tuesday.

30-Jul-2019
Trump, Johnson discuss UK's future after

Washington, July 29 (Xinhua/UNI) US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently discussed Britain's future after Brexit over the phone, the White House said in a statement Monday.

30-Jul-2019
US charges two men for allegedly attempt

Washington, July 30 (Sputnik/UNI) Two men have been charged for allegedly conspiring to travel to Sinai to join the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia), the Justice Department said.

30-Jul-2019
At least 77 injured in traffic accident

Hong Kong, July 30 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 77 people were injured Tuesday after two double-decker buses collided just outside the Tai Lam Tunnel in Hong Kong, according to the Information Services Department of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government.

30-Jul-2019
Death toll in Brazil prison riot climbs

Rio De Janeiro, July 30 (Xinhua/UNI) The death toll from a prison riot in Brazil's northern Para state Monday climbed to 57, authorities said.

30-Jul-2019
Murder of Brazilian indigenous leader a

New York, July 30 (IBNS): In the wake of the murder of indigenous leader Emrya Wajãpi in Brazil, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called on the country’s authorities to “react quickly and decisively” to protect the rights of indigenous peoples on their lands.

30-Jul-2019
With Libyans now ‘fighting the wars of

New York, July 30 (IBNS): Fighting in Libya “shows no signs of abating”, the head of the United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL), told the Security Council on Monday, painting a grim picture of worsening humanitarian conditions, and warning that the instability and influx of foreign weapons is fueling a proxy war in the north African country.

30-Jul-2019
Easing ‘classroom crisis’ in Côte d

New York, July 30 (IBNS): In an innovative partnership, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and a Colombian social enterprise announced on Monday that it had broken ground on a first-of-its-kind factory to convert plastic waste in Côte d'Ivoire into modular, easy-to-assemble, low-cost plastic bricks for classrooms in the West African country.

30-Jul-2019
UN chief extends condolences to families

New York, July 30 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday’s landslides, in the southern Chinese province of Guizhou, following heavy rains.

30-Jul-2019
Russia declares state of emergency in fo

Moscow, July 29 (Xinhua): Russia has declared a state of emergency in forests in four regions of Siberia and the Far East over mass wildfires, the Russian Aerial Forest Protection Service said Monday.

29-Jul-2019
Russia's Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer be

Moscow, July 29 (Sputnik): Russia's Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer began making fifth generation fighter jets Su-57 for the country's armed forces, the office of Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, who is in charge of the defense industry, told Sputnik.

29-Jul-2019
At least three dead, one injured in shoo

Paris, Jul 29 (Xinhua/UNI) At least three people were killed and one was injured in a shooting in Southern France on Sunday evening, local media reported.

29-Jul-2019
4 Syrian soldiers killed in landmine exp

Damascus, July 29 (Xinhua/UNI) At least four Syrian soldiers were killed and nine others wounded on Sunday as a result of the explosion of landmines in the southern province of Sweida, a war monitor reported.

29-Jul-2019
Nigeria: Boko Haram terrorists attack a

Abuja, July 29 (IBNS): Suspected Boko Haram terrorists opened fire on a funeral in Nigeria's north-eastern state of Borno and left 65 people killed, media reports said on Monday.

29-Jul-2019
1 killed, 13 injured in Kabul blast

Kabul, July 28 (Sputnik): At least one person was killed and 13 injured in a bombing that occurred near the electoral office of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's deputy Amrullah Saleh on an airport road in the country's capital of Kabul on Sunday.

28-Jul-2019
At least 3 killed, 1 missing as mine col

Jakarta, July 28 (Xinhua/UNI) At least three people were killed and one remained missing after a tin mine collapsed in Indonesia's Bangka Belitung province, after the body of one more miner was retrieved on Sunday, a disaster agency official said.

28-Jul-2019
Israel, US successfully test Arrow-3 mis

Jerusalem, Jul 28 (Xinhua/UNI) Israel and the United States successfully conducted tests of the advanced anti-ballistic missile system "Arrow-3," the Israeli Ministry of Defence said on Sunday.

28-Jul-2019
IS claims attack targeting Syrian govern

Damascus, Jul 28 (Xinhua/UNI) The Islamic State (IS) extremist group late Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack targeting a Syrian army unit in the southern province of Daraa.

28-Jul-2019
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters defy

Hong Kong City, July 28 (IBNS): Thousands of pro-democracy protesters on Sunday defied a police ban and blocked major roads in Hong Kong on Sunday, media reports said.

28-Jul-2019
Hong Kong demonstration: Police fire tea

Hong Kong City, July 27 (IBNS): The Hong Kong Police fired tear gas shells on thousands of pro-democracy protesters in northern district of Yuen Long who had gathered for an unauthorized demonstration in the city, media reports said.

27-Jul-2019
Three civilians killed, 10 wounded in 2

Baghdad, July 27 (Xinhua/UNI) A total of three civilians were killed and 10 others wounded on Friday in two separate bombings in the provinces of Kirkuk and Salahudin, security officials said.

27-Jul-2019
Senior UN officials call for return to s

New York, July 27 (IBNS): Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, along with the heads of a number of UN agencies, expressed horror at Thursday’s reports that as many as 150 people may be dead after a boat they were traveling in capsized off the coast of Libya, making it the worst such tragedy in the Mediterranean this year.

27-Jul-2019
UN human rights chief fears world has gr

New York, July 27 (IBNS): The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, denouncing the world’s apparent indifference to the mounting civilian casualties as a “failure of leadership” by the world’s most powerful countries.

27-Jul-2019
New President of top UN economic and soc

New York, July 26 (IBNS): In her inaugural speech as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Mona Juul, of Norway, underscored that the body’s mandate today remains “as relevant and compelling” as it did back in 1945 when it was tasked with “fostering international cooperation on economic, social, and cultural issues”.

26-Jul-2019
Despite 'considerable progress,' Somalia

New York, July 26 (IBNS): Although Somalia has made “considerable progress” in its political, economic, social and human rights situation over the past six years, “there is much more to do,” a United Nations expert said on Thursday, urging the international community to assist.

26-Jul-2019
Death toll in Kabul blast rises to 11

Kabul, July 25 (UNI): At least 11 people were killed and 45 others were wounded in three explosions in Kabul on Thursday, the government has  confirmed.

25-Jul-2019
Switzerland ranked as most innovative co

New York, July 25 (IBNS): The World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, named Switzerland as the world’s most innovative country on Wednesday, during the launch of its latest Global Innovation Index, (GII) in the Indian capital New Delhi.

25-Jul-2019
Five dead, 10 injured in Kabul blast

Kabul, July 25 (UNI): At least five people were killed and 10 others injured as blast hits war-torn Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Thursday, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said.

25-Jul-2019
Indian origin Priti Patel, a Modi suppor

London, July 25 (IBNS): Indian origin Priti Patel has been named British home secretary in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new government. She is known to back India's Narendra Modi government.

25-Jul-2019
Bus accident in Turkey's Antalya injures

Ankara, July 24 (Xinhua) A tour bus carrying tourists from Poland and Norway on Tuesday rolled over off a road near the Mediterranean coast in Antalya Province in Turkey, injuring at least 25 people.

24-Jul-2019
UK's May says 'pleased' to hand power ov

Moscow, July 24 (Sputnik) The United Kingdom's outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she was happy to hand the power over to Boris Johnson.

24-Jul-2019
‘Tangible steps’ needed to alleviate

New York, July 24 (IBNS): The “dangerous paralysis” that prevails in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is fuelling extremism and exacerbating tensions, leading to a “loss of hope” that peace can ever be achieved through negotiation, the UN’s Political and Peacebuilding chief told the Security Council on Tuesday.

24-Jul-2019
Libya: Renewed commitment to Mediterrane

New York, July 24 (IBNS): The heads of the two key UN agencies championing refugees and migrants have called for an end to their “arbitrary detention” across Libya, following an agreement on Tuesday by European Union countries to offer those fleeing across the Mediterranean a safe berth through a new distribution mechanism.

24-Jul-2019
Boris Johnson set to become UK PM, Donal

London, July 23 (IBNS): Promising to deliver the Brexit, Boris Johnson is all set to become the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

23-Jul-2019
At least 2 killed in violent Nigeria pro

Abuja, Jul 23 (Xinhua/UNI) At least two people were killed as violent protesters clashed with police in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday, according to police and local media on Tuesday.

23-Jul-2019
Turkey issues arrest warrants for 47 ser

Moscow, Jul 23 (Sputnik) Turkish prosecutors issued on Tuesday arrest warrants for 47 military officers, including those still on active duty, for their alleged links to the movement of US-based Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen, referred to as the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) by Ankara, local media reported.

23-Jul-2019
S Korean Foreign Ministry says summons R

Moscow, Jul 23 (Sputnik/UNI) The deputy chief of the Russian mission in Seoul, Maxim Volkov, was summoned on Tuesday to the South Korean Foreign Ministry over Russia's alleged violation of the South Korean airspace, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

23-Jul-2019
Johnson wins vote to head UK Conservativ

London, Jul 23 (Sputnik/UNI) Former London mayor Boris Johnson has won the vote to head the UK Conservative Party, securing a total of 92,153 votes, the chairwoman of the party's 1922 Committee said on Tuesday.

23-Jul-2019
Boris Johnson set to become next UK PM

London, July 23 (IBNS):  Boris Johnson, who had once served as the foreign secretary of the country, will be the next PM of the UK.

23-Jul-2019
Roadside bomb targets car in Syrian capi

Damascus, Jul 22 (Xinhua/UNI) A roadside bomb hit a car in a Damascus' neighborhood Monday, killing the driver, state news agency SANA reported.

23-Jul-2019
Hong Kong police make 6 arrests over 'Un

Moscow, Jul 22 (Sputnik/UNI) Hong Kong police said on Monday that six males were arrested over "unlawful assembly" after mass protests against the now-suspended notorious bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China erupted in the city for the seventh consecutive weekend.

23-Jul-2019
UN peacekeeping in Mali boosted with add

New York, July 23 (IBNS): The United Kingdom is to send a contingent of 250 troops to Mali next year, to support the UN’s peacekeeping operation in the country, MINUSMA.

23-Jul-2019
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