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U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian..
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Israeli troops kill 2 Gaza border protesters: Palestinians

Israel troops shot dead two Palestinians taking part in protests along the Gaza border, the Palestinian health ministry in the enclave said. The ministry named the dead men as Karim Abu Fatayer, 30,..

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Germany Reaches Deal On Sending Back Migrants to Greece [Video]Germany Reaches Deal On Sending Back Migrants to Greece

According to Reuters, Germany has reached an agreement with Greece to send back migrants to the Mediterranean country if they have already applied for asylum there. Last week Germany and Spain sealed a..

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UNHCR Builds Shelters for Thousands of Yemenis Displaced by War [Video]UNHCR Builds Shelters for Thousands of Yemenis Displaced by War

The UNHCR said on August 17 that it was building 4,700 eco-friendly transitional shelters in Hajjah, Yemen, for more than 30,000 internally displaced people.The UNHCR said that Hajjah hosts almost 20..

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U.N. Agency Says Schools For Palestinian Refugees to Open On Time Despite U.S. Cut [Video]U.N. Agency Says Schools For Palestinian Refugees to Open On Time Despite U.S. Cut

According to Reuters, schools teaching half a million Palestinian refugees will reopen across the Middle East as planned later this month, despite funding cuts by its biggest donor the United States...

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Is China Keeping Tabs On Its Muslim Citizens? [Video]Is China Keeping Tabs On Its Muslim Citizens?

Around 8 million Muslim Uighurs live in China's autonomous Xinjiang region. They are subjected to some of the world's strictest surveillance measures. according to scathing new reports, that scrutiny..

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Two Women Charged In Murder Of N. Korean, Enter Defense [Video]Two Women Charged In Murder Of N. Korean, Enter Defense

Reuters reports A Malaysian judge on Thursday ruled that a trial against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would continue, and asked..

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Qatar Gives Turkey $15 Billion Loan, Aiding Lira [Video]Qatar Gives Turkey $15 Billion Loan, Aiding Lira

REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo Turkey's lira crashed to an all-time low against the dollar on Monday, but has since been recovering. Qatar boosted the emerging market currency on Thursday with a $15..

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: The Final journey

*About The Man* Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister of India and the first External Affairs Minister of India who had delivered a speech in Hindi at the United Nations!  He is by far the only..

U.S. says no rebuilding funds for Syria until peace talks underway

There will be no global reconstruction funding for Syria until a "credible and irreversible" political process led by the United Nations is underway, a U.S. State Department official said on Friday as..
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U.N. rights chief condemns Bosnian Serb revoking of Srebrenica report

Outgoing United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein condemned a decision by the Bosnian Serb parliament to revoke a 2004 report on the Srebrenica massacre and called on lawmakers to..
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Yemeni government and Houthi movement invited to Sept 6 peace talks - U.N.

The United Nations has invited the Yemeni government and the Houthi movement that controls most of the north to peace talks in Geneva on Sept. 6, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Friday.
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee lost his first election in 1953; this is what he did after hearing the news

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died aged 93 on Thursday, has had a political career that began with the Quit India movement in 1942 when he was just 18 years old. However, it was only 11 years later in..

From Mahindra to Tata: Industry captains offer rich tributes to 'reformer' Atal Bihari Vajpayee

A bellwether policy reformer of modern India, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 93, was decisive and pursued his reforms agenda with vigour without..

India pitches for declaring 2019 as 'International Year of Millets'; Writes to FAO of the United Nations


China says does not allow firms to violate North Korea resolutions

China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the country does not allow Chinese firms to engage in activities that violate United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korea.
Reuters India

UNRWA says its schools for Palestinian refugees to open on time despite U.S. funding cut

The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees said on Thursday it would open its schools in the Middle East as scheduled this month despite a deficit caused by a U.S. funding cut.
Reuters India

Malaysian court to rule on women accused of killing brother of N. Korean leader

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim..

With new US law, trafficked children no longer need to testify in court

Under a United Nations measure known as the Palermo Protocol, children do not have to prove they were trafficked, said Romina Canessa, a trafficking expert at the rights group Equality Now. Elsewhere..

25 killed, 35 injured in Kabul suicide attack: Afghan officials

At least 25 people were killed when a suicide attacker struck an education centre in a minority Shiite area of western Kabul today, officials said, the latest assault in Afghanistan's war-weary..

Still not Swachh Bharat: Red Fort ground strewn with trash post Independence Day event

A number of plastic water bottles and banana peels lay scattered on the grounds of the Red Fort after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day address, despite the government's emphasis on the..

India- China key to making UN relevant: UNGA president-elect Garces

Following her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of External Affairs (MEA) Sushma Swaraj, President-elect of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces said that India..

Palestinians wary as U.N. may not open schools in time

The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees may not be able to open schools for half a million children because it has run out of money since the United States cut its funding, U.N...
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Four Rohingyas held for illegally procuring Aadhaar cards

The four Myanmar nationals had migrated to Hyderabad as refugees around five years back and enrolled with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), they said. Two locals helped them..

Israeli minister confirms Netanyahu met al-Sisi over Gaza

Egypt and the United Nations have been trying to mediate a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules Gaza, following a spike in cross-border violence in the past few..

Despite Centre, Maharashtra crackdown, 75,000 daily wage sand miners work without safety measures

Raghunath Bartade watched helplessly as his brother was dragged off the sand-mining boat, his leg tangled in the anchor rope and his arms flailing as he sank into the murky creek near..

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