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UN chief says including women in peace negotiations pays off

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says including women in negotiations to end conflicts pays off in longer-lasting peace deals.The U.N. chief cited one finding among many at a..
New Zealand Herald Also reported by •Seattle Times

The World Economic Forum's annual gender gap report is out and the outlook is gloomy

the world economic forum's annual gender gap report is out and the outlook is gloomy
The World Economic Forum (WEF) revealed its annual global gender gap report today, and the results are depressing. The US slipped down to 45th on their ranking of countries by gender equality,..
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News video: Russia Seems to Be Preparing for a War

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The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry held four days of drills earlier this month.
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News video: Desperate Hospital Patients In Aleppo Abandoned By U.N.

Desperate Hospital Patients In Aleppo Abandoned By U.N. 01:15

Patients trapped in an Aleppo hospital in desperate need of evacuation will continue to stranded there for the foreseeable future. That's because the United Nations has abandoned plans to evacuate them..
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News video: Today in History for October 25th

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Highlights of this day in history: Cuban missile crisis fuels Cold War clash at UN; China's UN seat changes hands; 'Charge of the Light Brigade' battle takes place; Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies; Golfer..
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News video: John Kerry on How the Paris Climate Agreement Could Help Fight Terrorism

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US Secretary of State John Kerry discusses the ways that recently signed UN climate agreement will spur innovations in renewable energy across the globe, including terror hotspots.
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News video: North Korean Capital Visited By Chinese Foreign Minister

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North Korean state media reported that Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin arrived in North Korea on Monday. According to Japan's Kyodo news agency it is the first visit by a high-ranking Chinese..
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Food Insecurity Plagues 1.4 Million Haitians In Hurricane Matthew Aftermath

As Haiti struggles to recover from the destruction and carnage caused by Hurricane Matthew mere weeks ago, 1.4 million people require food assistance, the United Nations has found. For more than half..
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The Planet Just Crossed Another Major Carbon Milestone

Last year’s average carbon dioxide concentration crossed a major milestone and will likely stay at or above that level for several generations, the World Meteorological Organization announced..
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Photos Show The Calais 'Jungle' Going Up In Flames

It’s the beginning of the end for the so-called “Jungle” refugee camp in the northern French city of Calais, where thousands had sought refuge while waiting for an opportunity to start new lives..
Huffington Post

Shipping Industry Faces Uphill Battle Against New Climate Regulations

The shipping industry, currently in the midst of an over-capacity crisis that has toppled at least one major international shipping firm, must now come to grips with a new demand to reduce sulfur..

Russia Seems To Be Preparing For A War

russia seems to be preparing for a war
Watch VideoTo say there is tension between Russia and the U.S. is an understatement. Apparently Russia isn't taking any chances —  it has been preparing for nuclear war situations. The Wall..

U.N. legal stance on Haiti cholera likely pushed by U.S.: expert

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations likely refused to accept legal responsibility for a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed thousands in the past six years because it was a position..
Reuters Also reported by •Reuters India

Moving film calls for the protection of the 'I' in LGBTIQ

LONDON — The United Nations (UN) has released a film calling for the protection of intersex children and support for the "I" in LGBTIQ.  SEE ALSO: Tired of passport discrimination, some intersex..

Super PAC Ad Suggests Russ Feingold's Support For Iran Nuclear Deal Will Blow Up The World

A conservative super PAC is out with a new ad against Democratic Wisconsin Senate candidate Russ Feingold, implying that his support for President Barack Obama’s diplomatic deal with Iran threatens..
Huffington Post

Here’s why India’s population is the envy of economies everywhere

here’s why india’s population is the envy of economies everywhere
As developed economies around the world face the reality of funding a growing number of retirees, India is just getting to work. The average age of the country’s 1.3 billion people is just..
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President Pranab Mukherjee roots for restructuring of the United Nations

Rooting for the restructuring of the United Nations, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said "terrorism has no ideology" and this menace must be dealt with "to leave a safer world for the coming..
Zee News

UN expert: Junk food is a human rights concern

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " A U.N. expert says junk food is a human rights concern.Hilal Elver said Tuesday the rise of industrial food production combined with trade liberalization has allowed large..
New Zealand Herald

Britain, France want U.N. sanctions over Syria toxic gas attacks | Reuters

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS Britain and France pushed on Tuesday for the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on Syrian government forces blamed for three gas..
Firstpost Also reported by •Reuters India

Escaping Ebola: A Dangerous Journey From The Desert To The Mediterranean Sea

Fleeing Sierra Leone for Europe, Fatima and her family endured a dangerous journey across six countries, the Sahara Desert and conflict-ridden Libya. And that was all before they joined the thousands..
Huffington Post

UN expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti 'a disgrace'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " A U.N. human rights expert is calling the United Nations' denial of legal responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010 caused by U.N. peacekeepers "a disgrace."Philip..
New Zealand Herald Also reported by •Seattle Times

UN Envoy to Yemen Hands Peace Plan Outline to Rival Parties

The United Nations envoy to Yemen has handed an outline for a peace plan to Houthi rebels in control of the capital which includes depriving their rival, President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, of his..

Battle For Mosul: Can There Be Respect For The Laws Of War? – OpEd

To prevent and alleviate human suffering, to protect life and health, and to ensure respect for the human person – these are the core values of humanitarian law. These values may get lost in the..
Eurasia Review

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