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  • Federal officials may ban people travelling to US from Ebola hit nations 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march September 20, 2014

    New York: Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York on Sunday for what could be the largest climate change protest in history, organizers said. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, former US vice president turned advocate Al Gore, UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon...
  • 'The Full Moon Bride' review: Shobhan Bantwal's latest book is a pleasant read September 13, 2014

    I have said this earlier and I have no qualms in saying this again that Shobhan Bantwal is a reader's delight. You expect certain things from every Shobhan Bantwal book after reading its blurb and she delivers exactly the same. Nice, breezy and uncomplicated stories make her books absolute pageturners...
  • UN names new envoy for West Africa September 13, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon on Friday appointed Mohammed Ibn Chambas of Ghana as his special representative and head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA). Chambas will succeed Said Djinnit of Algeria to whom the Secretary General is grateful for his dedication and effective leadership at...
  • China to launch second space lab in 2016: Official September 10, 2014

    Beijing: China will launch its second orbiting space laboratory in two years' time, a top official said on Wednesday, the latest step in an ambitious space programme Beijing says will one day land a Chinese man on the moon. Astronaut Yang Liwei, who in 2003 became China's first man in space...
  • UN to hold highlevel Ebola event on outbreak September 10, 2014

    United Nations: SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon will hold a highlevel event later this month to spur international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, which starts on September 24,...
  • UN chief calls for more support to fight Ebola September 9, 2014

    United Nations: UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki moon has called leaders of some countries and organisations to urge more support in the fight against the deadly Ebola, a spokesman said on Monday. "He spoke to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Cuban President Raul Castro and President of the...
  • UN chief hails new government in Iraq September 9, 2014

    United Nations: UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki moon on Monday welcomed the formation of a new government in Iraq, saying that it "is a positive step towards political stability and peace in the country". "The SecretaryGeneral welcomes the announcement of the formation of a new inclusive government in Iraq and congratulates Haider...
  • Year's last 'supermoon' tonight September 9, 2014

    Boston: Sky watchers and others who spend time outdoors at night in the United States are in for a treat on Tuesday night in the form of an apparently largerthanaverage, shinier full moon, the last of this summer's three "supermoons." A "supermoon" occurs when the moon is full and at the...
  • Two moons hoax: Mars won't be as big as the moon on August 27; ignore those social media messages August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Every year, for more than a decade now, in the months of July and August an old Internet hoax resurfaces for the gullible to consume and share. The message that has been around from the days of email forwards has now also embraced Whatsapp. The Mars hoax even has...
  • US snaps back at Egypt's criticism of Ferguson unrest August 20, 2014

    Ferguson: A US official on Tuesday snapped back at Egypt after criticism from Cairo over possible human rights violations in the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "We here in the United States will put our record for confronting our problems transparently and honestly and openly up against any other countries in...