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  • 2015 must be a 'time for global action' against terror, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon 3 days ago

    United Nations: The year 2015 must be a "time for global action", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said and asked the international community to do more to counter extremism and work on reforms of world body to adapt it to a new global landscape. Highlighting the key imperatives for...
  • Massive asteroid not a threat to earth: NASA December 10, 2014

    New York: A massive asteroid discovered by Russian researchers is not a threat to the Earth, NASA has confirmed. According to media reports, a Russian researcher discovered a 400-metre space rock named Asteroid 2014 UR116 coming towards the Earth. "Some press reports have suggested that an asteroid designated 2014 UR116, found on...
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to attend Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015 December 8, 2014

    Gandhinagar: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in the 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015' during his two-day visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on January 10 and 11 next year. "Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN, is going to take part in our Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015. He will...
  • You can soon bury your DNA on Moon December 1, 2014

    London: A British space consultant will charge people 50 pounds or so to place a sample of their DNA in an archive to be buried on the Moon. Called Lunar Mission One, the archive is the brainchild of David Iron, who has worked on Skynet, the UK spy satellite network, and...
  • Ebola could be contained by mid-2015: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon November 22, 2014

    Washington: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by mid-2015. Ban made the observation on Friday and said that the Ebola outbreak could be contained by continuing to scale up the global fight against the disease. Addressing a press conference at the...
  • Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100: UN November 3, 2014

    Copenhagen: Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a UN report said on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 pages of work by 800 scientists already published since September...
  • UN chief calls for stopping Ebola 'at its source' October 29, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has criticised the travel bans and closing of borders by countries in response to the Ebola outbreak and asked the nations not to incite panic, saying "the only way to stop Ebola is to stop it at its source." "The gravity of the (Ebola)...
  • Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn: NASA October 24, 2014

    Washington: In a potentially "groundbreaking discovery", scientists led by NASA have found large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles of Saturn's moon Titan during the moon's dusk and dawn. The pair of patches was spotted by a NASA-led international team of researchers investigating the...
  • China launches spacecraft to go to Moon orbit and return back October 24, 2014

    Beijing: China on Friday launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first Moon mission with a provision to return back. The lunar orbiter was launched atop...
  • China to send orbiter to moon and back: Report October 22, 2014

    Beijing: China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said on Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to Earth. The spacecraft, which has not been named, will launch between Friday and Sunday, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. It...
  • Federal officials may ban people travelling to US from Ebola hit nations October 18, 2014

    As per the latest World Health Organisation figures the Ebola death toll has crossed 4500, almost half of the total cases registered in 7 countries. In the US, federal officials contemplate banning travel to the US from the nations hit hardest by the Ebola virus. ...
  • Canada to double UN contribution to fight Ebola October 18, 2014

    Ottawa: Canada has promised to double its financial contribution to the United Nations' fight against Ebola in West Africa, the country's health minister announced on Friday. Ottawa will increase its aid to USD53 million, up from 30 million Canadian Dollars it had pledged last month, said Health Minister Rona Ambrose....
  • 1.2 billion live on less than $1.25 a day: UN chief October 18, 2014

    United Nations: More than 1.2 billion people are living on less than USD 1.25 a day and 2.4 billion are living on less than USD 2 a day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. He told the UN observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty that at least...
  • UN's $1 billion Ebola fund gets deposit of just $100,000 so far October 16, 2014

    United Nations: A United Nations trust fund, seeking $1 billion to fight Ebola in West Africa, has received a deposit of just $100,000 nearly a month after it was set up to allow for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs on the ground. As of Thursday, $365 million had...
  • South Korean Bae Sang-moon wins PGA Tour season opener October 13, 2014

    South Korean Bae Sang-moon built a big lead but had to survive a mid-round slump to earn a two-shot victory at the $6 million Frys.com Open in Napa, California on Sunday. Bae carded a final round of 73 to finish on 15-under-par 273 at Silverado Country Club in the opening event...
  • Pakistan says 12 dead in border clashes with India, appeals to UN October 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Indian firing across a disputed border with Pakistan has killed 12 civilians and injured 52 in Pakistan so far this month, according to a Sunday press release from the Foreign Ministry. Sartaj Aziz, the adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, said that officials from...
  • Late surge gives Korean Bae four-stroke lead in Napa October 12, 2014

    South Korean Bae Sang-Moon eagled the par-four 17th and birdied the final hole to earn a four-stroke lead after the third round of the Frys.com Open in Napa, California on Saturday. In just two holes, Bae turned a tenuous advantage into a commanding lead at the PGA Tour season opener at...
  • Delhi: 135 couples celebrate Karvachauth in Tihar October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 135 couples lodged in Tihar jail on Saturday celebrated Karvachauth amid tight vigilance and special festive arrangements. The arrangements were made in the women jail of Tihar where 135 women observed fast for the long life of their husbands who are also lodged in the prison. "Special...
  • UN chief hails 'greatest champions' of kids Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai October 10, 2014

    United Nations: Congratulating India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai on being awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday applauded the two child rights activists as the world's "greatest champions" for children. "I congratulate Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi - two of the world's greatest...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon asks India, Pakistan to resolve their issues through dialogue October 9, 2014

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed concern over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan along the LoC and asked the two nations to resolve all differences through dialogue and engage constructively for a long-term solution for peace and stability in Kashmir. The Secretary-General is "concerned about the...
  • UN chief: 20 times more Ebola aid needed October 9, 2014

    Washington: The presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations sought an immediate outpouring of money, doctors and hospital beds, and representatives nations gathered at a World Bank meeting promised to send more aid quickly, including a pledge of medical evacuations for health care responders who catch the virus. "Our people...
  • Clicking the 'Blood Moon' October 8, 2014

    It is your last chance to catch total Lunar eclipse this year, although in India stargazers will only be able to witness its last stage. The eclipse of the moon has begun and will end around 7 pm today, and there is still time to take out your cameras a...
  • Watch live: 'Blood moon' total lunar eclipse October 8, 2014

    If you missed April's total eclipse of the moon, now's your chance.The total lunar eclipse also will be visible across Australia and much of Asia. Only Europe, Africa and the eastern tip of Brazil won't get the show.The moon will appear orange or red, the result of sunlight scattering off...
  • United Nations asks India, Pakistan to resolve their issues through dialogue October 8, 2014

    United Nations: Amid escalation of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues diplomatically and through dialogue. "The Secretary-General would call on both countries to resolve their issues diplomatically and through discussions," Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters...
  • Giant basin on the moon known as 'man in the moon' may have been created by a volcano October 6, 2014

    Washington: The Ocean of Storms on the near side of the moon, a giant basin often referred to as the "man in the moon", likely arose not from a massive asteroid strike but from a large plume of magma deep within the moon's interior, a US study said Wednesday. Some...
  • Peaceful protests achieve more than military aggression: UN October 3, 2014

    United Nations:As the world grapples with "increased sectarian violence" and conflict, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to follow Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence, saying the Indian leader proved that peaceful protests accomplished much more than military aggression. "At this time of increased sectarian violence and the wanton...
  • UN chief calls for end to hostilities in South Sudan September 27, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday called for an immediate end to hostilities in South Sudan, saying "there cannot be a military solution to the conflict" in the world's youngest country. The appeal came when Ban was meeting with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on the sidelines of the annual...
  • Hundreds protest Wall Street over climate change September 23, 2014

    New York: Hundreds of protesters accused Wall Street of financing climate change, marching through Manhattan's financial district dressed in blue and armed with placards. The protest came a day after tens of thousands rallied around the world for urgent action to stop climate change and a day before UN Secretary...
  • UN chief, Leonardo join thousands at rally on climate change September 22, 2014

    New York: UN chief Ban Kimoon and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined thousands of people for a march through the city to shine the spotlight on the climate crisis with the UN Chief stressing that there is no 'Plan B' to halt advance of climate change as there is no...
  • World leaders to gather at UN in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises September 21, 2014

    United Nations: World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. There is little hope the 193nation UN...