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Half the world lacks access to essential health services

Half the world lacks access to essential health services

United Nations:  At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a United Nations-backed study. “It is completely unacceptable that half the world still lacks coverage for the […]

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Armed hostilities on rise again in Ukraine: UN rights wing

Armed hostilities on rise again in Ukraine: UN rights wing

United Nations, Dec 13 : An uptick in armed hostilities in Ukraine has resulted in more deaths and new damages to critical water infrastructure storing dangerous chemicals – posing a grave threat to human life and the environment, according to a new United Nations report. The report of the Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, […]

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Myanmar: Issue of Rohingya returns

Myanmar: Issue of Rohingya returns

United Nations, Dec 13; The United Nations can help Myanmar to defuse inter-communal tensions and create an environment for safe and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees, the Organisation’s top political official has said, stressing that the country could also tap the UN’s capacities and experience in tackling other challenges, including democratic consolidation. “We hope Myanmar […]

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US ready for talks with NKorea without precondition: Tillerson

US ready for talks with NKorea without precondition: Tillerson

Washington, Dec 13 : US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that the country is ready to begin talks with North Korea ‘without preconditions’. Addressing the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington on Tuesday, Mr Tillerson said, “We’re ready to have the first meeting without precondition.” The Secretary of state’s remarks appeared to mark […]

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Russia to impose mandatory finger-printing of foreigners entering Russia visa-free

Russia to impose mandatory finger-printing of foreigners entering Russia visa-free

Moscow : Russia plans to introduce obligatory fingerprinting and photographing of all foreign citizens who enter Russia for more than a month, Russian Interior Ministry’s press service said on Monday. The Interior Ministry said a bill in this regard is pending in parliament. “The draft federal law is aimed at improving a mechanism to provide […]

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Ireland issues warning to Sec of State for Exiting EU over Brexit

Ireland issues warning to Sec of State for Exiting EU over Brexit

Dublin, Dec 11: The Irish Government has issued a warning to David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting European Union, over the agreement reached with the EU over the Irish border may not be “legally enforceable” and was merely a “statement of intent.” Mr Davis told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that the joint agreement […]

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UN official releases funds to enable life-saving aid prog in Gaza

UN official releases funds to enable life-saving aid prog in Gaza

United Nations, Dec 9 : A senior United Nations aid and development official in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) HAS released $2.2-million to support health, food and livelihood programmes in the Gaza Strip. According to a news release by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday, the allocation authorised Friday by […]

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Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks

Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks

Israeli war jets began to strike the Gaza Strip on Friday night after rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, the media reported. Security sources and eyewitnesses said the Israeli war jets struck with two missiles a military post that belongs to Hamas militants in northern Gaza, adding that several people were injured, Xinhua news […]

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Jerusalem move: US warns against scrapping Abbas talks

Jerusalem move: US warns against scrapping Abbas talks

Washington, Dec 8 : The US has warned Palestinians against cancelling talks with Vice-President Mike Pence, after Washington recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the BBC News reported Friday. It would be “counterproductive” to scrap talks between Mr Pence and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas planned later this month, the US said. A senior Palestinian official earlier […]

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Strong 6.6 magnitude quake strikes US Guam

Strong 6.6 magnitude quake strikes US Guam

Undated, Dec 8 :  A massive earthquake, measuring 6point6 on the Richter scale, rocked US territory of Guam, along the Pacific’s Ring Fire, on Friday, US Geological Survey (USGS) said. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported, UK based daily Express quoted USGS. According to the US Tsunami Warning System, no […]

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