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  • Love, eggs and ideas: the keys to North Korean weightlifting success 14 hours 30 minutes ago

    Incheon: "Recipe for weightlifting success," by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Take one egg. Add an idea. Break a stone with said egg. Voila. North Korean weightlifters Om Yun Chol and Kim Un Guk faced the media at a news conference on Tuesday that was supposed to focus on their world records and gold...
  • Watch: 'Men, gender equality is your issue too': Emma Watson delivers a powerful speech at the UN about ending gender inequality 20 hours 23 minutes ago

    Emma Watson was named a UN Goodwill Ambassador six months ago. She has taken up the cause of gender equality and spoke impressively about ending the inequality faced by women across the world at the United Nations headquarters in New York. As a part of the 'HeForShe' campaign, Emma Watson invited...
  • Javadekar on Modi visit: PM's visit crucial for IndoUS relations Yesterday

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit is crucial for IndoUS relations, maintained Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The Environment Minister is in the US, not as a part of the PM's delegation but to attend to the UN summit on climate change scheduled on Tuesday. ...
  • UN chief, Leonardo join thousands at rally on climate change Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 General...
  • World leaders to gather at UN in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises 2 days ago

    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...
  • Syrian refugee flight to Turkey one of the worst since war began: UN 2 days ago

    Ankara: Turkey is facing one of the biggest influxes of refugees from neighbouring Syria since the war there began more than three years ago, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Sunday, as civilians continued to flee clashes between Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish forces. IS fighters seized dozens of...
  • UN summit rallies global action on climate change 3 days ago

    United Nations: Some 125 world leaders are expected to commit to action on climate change at a UN summit on Tuesday called to inject momentum in struggling efforts to tackle global warming. The gathering will be the largest ever of governments and heads of states on climate change and the first...
  • Plea for nonviolence towards all living beings: UN 3 days ago

    United Nations: The UN International Day of Peace celebrations heard an appeal from the International Mahavira Jain Mission for nonviolence towards all living beings as a way of promoting world peace. Neil Parikh, a 21yearold student from New Jersey, representing the organization, said, "When people think about world peace it is...
  • UN Security Council calls for international support against IS 3 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday urged the international community to "further strengthen and expand support" for Iraqi government in fighting Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. In a presidential statement issued here at a ministerial debate chaired by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the members of...
  • World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study 4 days ago

    Washington: The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UNled analysis published on Thursday. That would mean two billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, said the report in the...
  • India has the highest number of deaths among children below 5 1 week ago

    United Nations: India's child mortality rate has dropped by more than half since 1990 but it still recorded the world's highest number of deaths among children below age five in 2013, a United Nations report said on Tuesday, acknowledging the progress made by the world's second most populous nation. The report,...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola 1 week ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis on Thursday to find ways to scale up the global response to the epidemic, the US ambassador announced. "It is crucial that council members discuss the status of the epidemic, confer on a coordinated international response...
  • The CJ Show: Flood fury in Jammu and Kashmir 5 days ago

    We get you citizens' onground reports and a status check from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Evolutionary approach can save earth: Scientists September 13, 2014

    Washington: Evolutionary thinking is not just about the past anymore. It is about the present and the future and addressing societal challenges such as food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss in a sustainable way, says a significant study. The age of the Anthropocene the scientific name given to our...
  • Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions September 13, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Shinzo Abe told a rally in Tokyo that he will not back...
  • FIFA, UN to cooperate in fight against Ebola September 13, 2014

    Madrid: FIFA, football's world governing body, said that it looks forward to cooperating with the UN to combat the Ebola virus outbreak that has killed over 2,000 in West Africa. The Antoinette Tubman stadium in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, will host two Ebola treatment units after the World Health Organisation (WHO)...
  • Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi to meet in US September 13, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are scheduled to meet in New York this month during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), media reported on Saturday. This would be the first meeting between Modi and Hasina after the BJP came to power in India in May. Permanent...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan teenage activist Malala's attackers arrested: Army September 12, 2014

    Islamabad: The 10 Taliban militants who tried to kill Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai for her outspoken views on girls' education in the country's troubled northwest in 2012 have been arrested, the army announced in Friday. Malala, then 15, was shot in her head by TehreekeTaliban Pakistan (TTP) gunmen in October...
  • India has secondhighest number of child marriages: UN report September 12, 2014

    United Nations:India had the highest number of unregistered children under age five between 2000 and 2012 and the secondhighest number of child marriages, according to a UN report which said the country still needs to improve immunisation coverage and stop genderbased sex selection. The report 'Improving Children's Lives, Transforming the Future...
  • 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria, says UN September 12, 2014

    Beirut: AlQaedalinked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the UN's fourth crisis over abducted soldiers in the Golan Heights since March 2013 amid questions about the future of its 40yearold monitoring mission there. The Fijians were captured on the Syriancontrolled side of the Golan Heights...
  • US wins Arab support for Syria/Iraq military campaign September 12, 2014

    Jeddah: The United States signed up Arab allies on Thursday to a "coordinated military campaign" against Islamic State fighters, a major step in building regional support for President Barack Obama's plan to strike both sides of the SyrianIraqi frontier. After talks in Saudi Arabia's summer capital Jeddah, Secretary of State John...
  • Ozone layer on track to recovery: UN September 11, 2014

    Geneva: The Earth's protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades, thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances, said a UN report on Wednesday. The conclusion was made in the assessment published Wednesday by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World...
  • Indian economy to grow 5.6 pc in 2014: UNCTAD September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian economy will grow at a rate of 5.6 per cent in 2014 while developing economies as a whole will see between 4.55 per cent rise in economic expansion, a report by United Nations body UNCTAD said on Wednesday. The UNCTAD Trade and Development report 2015 forecasts...
  • J&K floods: India shouldn't make it a prestige issue and take UN's help, says Hurriyat September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Amidst reports that the United Nations has extended help to the floodaffected Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the government should take their help. "If the UN has said that they are willing to help, we appeal to the Government of India to not...
  • 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 Security Council plans to suppress foreign extremist fighters September 9, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council plans to demand countries "prevent and suppress" the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant groups like Islamic State by ensuring it is considered a serious criminal offence under domestic laws. The United States circulated a draft resolution late on Monday, obtained...
  • 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...