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  • Forget the politics, Sony executives say N.Korea comedy 'desperately unfunny' 4 hours 10 minutes ago

    Seoul:The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is "desperately unfunny" and would have flopped overseas if it had not been cancelled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures. Sony Corp scrapped its Christmas Day release of 'The Interview,' following threats by hackers who have leaked...
  • How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview' 2 days ago

    A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about 'The Interview' the likelihood of trouble seemed remote. "You're always hoping nothing horrible is going to happen, obviously," said Rogen. "If something horrible happened and they were like, `It's inappropriate to release this movie...
  • Sony spoof 'The Interview' makes North Korea butt of the joke 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: As the end credits roll for Sony Pictures' comedy 'The Interview,' the audience giggles at the standard disclaimer stating that any resemblance of the film's characters to real people is coincidental. The raunchy comedy's villain is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a creative choice that sparked a real-life...
  • PM Modi hails UN decision on Yoga December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night expressed joy over the UN General Assembly adopting an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as 'International Day of Yoga' and thanked all the 177 nations of the global body. "Elated! Have no words to describe my joy on the @UN declaring 21st...
  • UN to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day, says Sushma Swaraj December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The United Nations will soon declare June 21 as World Yoga Day following a proposal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday. "Three months ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the world community that India's yoga should be celebrated as...
  • Trees felled, power cut as typhoon hits Philippines December 6, 2014

    Manila: Strong winds felled trees as a powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, bringing intense rain and threatening to wreak more destruction to areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago. More than half a million people had already fled to shelters ahead of...
  • There's just one Kim Jong Un. North Korea orders everyone sharing leader's name to change it: report December 4, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea has ordered people who share the name of leader Kim Jong Un to change their names, South Korea's state-run KBS television reported on Wednesday. North Korea imposed similar bans on the use of the names of its two former leaders, Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, and grandfather, Kim...
  • Will support Syria and Iraq in fight against terrorism: Vladimir Putin November 29, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Syria, Iraq and the other countries in the Gulf region of support in their fight against terrorism, media reported on Saturday. "The situation in Syria still raises serious concerns," said Putin in an interview with the Turkish al-Anadolu news agency, which was cited by...
  • It was fantastic and passionate: Cate Blanchett on Emma Watson's UN speech November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Cate Blanchett says she's so extremely proud of Emma Watson's speech on gender equality at the United Nations. "I was so f--king proud of Emma Watson's speech at the UN. It was brilliant, such an incredible use of her airspace, and really passionate. It was fantastic," Blanchett said...
  • UN declares Gaza City emergency for floods November 28, 2014

    Jerusalem: A United Nations agency declared a state of "emergency" in Gaza City today, after two days of heavy rains and flooding in the war-ravaged Palestinian enclave. "Hundreds of residents in the flooded areas around Sheikh Radwan storm water lagoon have evacuated their homes," the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said,...
  • Sania Mirza named UN Women's goodwill ambassador November 25, 2014

    "I think a lot of controversies that I had faced in my career was because I am woman", Sania said. ...
  • World powers discuss extending Iran nuclear deal deadline November 24, 2014

    Vienna: World powers and Iran began looking at giving themselves more time to reach a nuclear deal, as they struggled to overcome major gaps barely 24 hours before a deadline. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (the P5+1) have been locked in talks with Iran for...
  • 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...
  • UN calls on governments, adopts first-ever resolution to end child marriage November 22, 2014

    United Nations: The United Nations has adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages, despite misgivings from countries who had hoped to include sex education as key to preventing the practice. About 15 million girls worldwide become child brides each year and globally, more than 700 million women...
  • India needs to improve energy efficiency by 2030: UN report November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly one lakh premature deaths take place annually due to air pollution in India and some other countries which can be avoided by 2030 by improving energy efficiency measures in transport and industrial sectors, a UN report on Friday said. The fifth Emissions Gap Report 2014 by the United...
  • UN must demonstrate zero tolerance for terrorism: India November 20, 2014

    United Nations: India has said the fight against terrorism has to be "unrelenting" and the world community cannot afford selective approaches in dealing with terror groups and in dismantling their infrastructure, as it demanded that the UN must show zero tolerance for the menace. India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador...
  • The power is in your hands November 17, 2014

    (By Livia Firth, Creative Director of Eco Age, and Monique Villa, CEO of Thomson Reuters Foundation) Every single day we perform two simple acts: we eat and we get dressed. But while people are becoming increasingly careful about the food they buy, when it comes to fashion, the origin of the...
  • Ukraine 'ready for total war' says Poroshenko November 17, 2014

    Frankfurt: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed his country was "prepared for total war" as fighting continued on Sunday around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. After a week in which Kiev said several unmarked armoured convoys of troops crossed the Russian border to reinforce rebels in the east, Poroshenko toughened his rhetoric,...
  • UN Women names Farhan Akhtar their goodwill ambassador November 14, 2014

    New York: U.N. Women named Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar as its first male goodwill ambassador to help advance empowerment of women and girls, the organisation said on Thursday. In his new role as South Asia ambassador for the United Nations agency for gender equality, actor-filmmaker-singer Akhtar will also promote UN Women's...
  • UN authorises patrols against Somali pirates November 13, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has called on the international community to intensify efforts to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, unanimously authorising states to continue deploying military ships and aircraft to fight the menace in Indian Ocean waters. Adopting a new resolution, the 15-nation Council stressed the need...
  • Released UN report on domestic violence close to reality: Kiran Bedi November 11, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Kiran Bedi said that the UN report released is quite close to the real truth. "It is a difficult choice for women. Women should stand up for their rights the moment they are assaulted. They should not tolerate ill-treatment and should seek help," said Kiran...
  • Six out of 10 Indian men admit to committing violence against their wives: UN report November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sixty per cent of Indian men admit acting violently against their wife or partner at some point in their lives while 52 per cent of women admit having faced some form of violence during their lifetime, says a UN report. The highest reports of violence came from Odisha and...
  • 6/10 Indian men abuse partners: Sweeping statement or bitter truth? November 11, 2014

    A study has revealed the shocking statistics about the Indian males. According to the United Nations study 6 out of 10 men in India have been physically violent with their wives. CNN-IBN asks whether this is a sweeping statement or the bitter truth? ...
  • UN secretary-general appoints Indian on Gaza probe panel November 11, 2014

    United Nations: An eminent Indian official has been named on a UN inquiry panel set up by the world body's chief Ban Ki-moon to probe the presence of arms in UN premises in the Gaza strip and the damage to its facilities during the conflict between Israel and Palestinian factions....
  • Ebola surging in Sierra Leone amid lack of treatment centres: UN November 6, 2014

    Dakar: The number of Ebola cases is surging in Sierra Leone as the country suffers from a lack of treatment centres, while lack of food and basic goods is forcing some people to leave quarantine areas, the United Nations said. The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) said in its...
  • India dismisses Pakistani claims on Kashmir at UN November 4, 2014

    United Nations: India dismissed Pakistan's "unsolicited" comments on Kashmir at the UN, maintaining it was a part of India and asserting that free and fair elections were held in that state. In his address to the UN General Assembly committee that deals with social, humanitarian and cultural affairs, India's Mayank Joshion...
  • 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...
  • Ebola health worker restrictions could deter others: US envoy October 30, 2014

    Brussels: Some countries are yet to shoulder their share of the Ebola response burden and some restrictions on aid workers returning home from West African nations hit hardest by the disease could deter thousands from helping, Samantha Power, the US envoy to the United Nations, said on Thursday. Power, after visiting...
  • India re-elected to UN Economic and Social Council October 29, 2014

    United Nations: India on Wednesday overwhelmingly won its re-election to the United Nations' body on economic and social issues, the win coming just a week after it got re-elected to the world body's human rights council. India was re-elected to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) after it got...
  • 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)...