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Climate talks told to ease rifts as heat busts record

Bonn - Fresh UN climate talks opened in Bonn on Monday with a plea for nations to overcome rifts as scientists reported record global temperatures for the month of September.

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leader says conviction a 'fairy tale'

Phnom Penh - A former Khmer Rouge leader branded his conviction for crimes against humanity a "child's fairy tale" at a UN-backed court in Cambodia Friday, as he faced further charges of genocide, forced marriage and rape.

Venezuela, New Zealand win UN seats but Turkey rebuffed

New York - Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela won coveted seats on the UN Security Council Thursday, but Turkey suffered a humbling defeat in its bid to join the world's "top table.

UN chief slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday warned against "provocations" as clashes erupted at Jerusalem's holy sites, condemning Israeli settlement activity and calling for peace talks with the Palestinians.

UN chief in Libya, calls for end to fighting

Tripoli - UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on a surprise visit to Libya Saturday urged warring factions to end the turmoil gripping the North African nation since Moamer Kadhafi was toppled in 2011.

Talks with new UN Syria envoy set for October 21: Russia

Moscow - A new UN Syria envoy is expected to arrive for talks in Russia on October 21, the foreign ministry in Moscow said on Saturday.

Ebola aid pledges far short of $1 bn needed: UN

New York - Pledges of financial aid to fight Ebola have fallen far short of the $1 billion needed by the United Nations, with only one quarter of the amount raised, a UN official said Friday.

UNESCO sinks claim Haiti wreck was Christopher Columbus's ship

Paris - UNESCO on Monday scuttled claims that a wreck found off Haiti was Christopher Columbus's flagship from his first voyage to the Americas after experts determined it was that of a ship from a later period.

Nine peacekeepers killed in worst-ever attack on UN in Mali

Bamako - Suspected Islamists on motorbikes killed nine United Nations peacekeepers from Niger in northeastern Mali, in the deadliest ever attack on the mission, military sources said.

UN urges Mexico to find 43 missing students

- The United Nations in Mexico urged authorities to conduct an "effective" search for 43 students who vanished after a deadly police shooting last week, calling it "one of the most terrible events of recent times.

UN urges Mexico government to find 43 missing students

- The United Nations in Mexico urged authorities Friday to conduct an "effective" search for 43 students who vanished after a deadly police shooting last week as fears mounted about their fate.

Nine peacekeepers killed in worst-ever attack on UN in Mali

Bamako - Suspected Islamists on motorbikes killed nine United Nations peacekeepers from Niger on Friday in northeastern Mali, in the deadliest ever attack on the mission, military sources said.

Philippines' Aquino criticises UN for mission 'impossible'

Manila - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday criticised the United Nations for refusing to better arm Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, saying this made their mission "impossible".

Thousands of Ebola orphans shunned by relatives: UNICEF

Dakar - Thousands of children who have lost parents to the west African Ebola epidemic risk are being shunned by frightened and suspicious relatives, the UN children's fund said on Tuesday.

Russia's Lavrov slams U.S. 'military interference'

New York - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday accused the United States of resorting to "military interference" to defend its interests, in a veiled reference to the air campaign in Syria.

Palestinian leader accuses Israel of 'genocide'

New York - Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas has accused Israel of a "genocidal crime" in Gaza, telling the United Nations negotiations had failed and the time for Palestinian independence had come, drawing a sharp rebuke from Washington.

Japan, Mexico to join UN peacekeeping

New York - Japan and Mexico will contribute troops to UN peacekeeping, a top UN official said Friday following a top-level meeting aimed at shoring up blue-helmet missions worldwide.

UN rights body calls for end to anti-gay discrimination

Geneva - The UN's top human rights body called on Friday for nations to protect the rights of individuals regardless of sexual orientation, in a vote that exposed global fault lines over gay rights.

UN rights body urges new push to stem migrant sea deaths

Geneva - The UN Human Rights Council on Friday urged countries to step up efforts to stem the string of sea tragedies that claim the lives of thousands of desperate migrants.

Abbas demands end to Israeli occupation 'now'

New York - Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas demanded on Friday an end to Israeli occupation, telling the United Nations that the time for Palestinian independence had come.

Iran leader slams West 'blunders' but eyes cooperation

New York - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wavered between criticism and engagement in a speech to the UN, slamming Western blunders in the Middle East but signaling commitment to securing a deal on nuclear power.

G7 leaders warn Russia of more sanctions

New York - Leaders of the world's most developed economies Thursday warned Russia of more sanctions unless all fighting stops in Ukraine and vowed to stand by the war-torn country as winter approaches.

UN confronts deadly Ebola epidemic

New York - World leaders gathered at the United Nations heard dire warnings and desperate pleas for assistance Thursday as the deadly Ebola virus forced Sierra Leone to quarantine a million people.

Iran leader slams West blunders but eyes cooperation

New York - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wavered between criticism and engagement in a speech to the UN on Thursday, slamming Western blunders in the Middle East but signalling commitment to securing a deal on nuclear power.

Ukraine PM asks West to keep sanctions on Russia

New York - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called on the West not to ease sanctions on Russia, in his address to the UN General Assembly. "We ask our partners not to lift sanctions until Ukraine takes control of its entire territory," Yatsenyuk said.

Climate: Now to turn summit prose into action

Paris - Having renewed their commitment to saving Earth's climate, governments face daunting challenges in the coming months to draft a global pact and set targets for slashing carbon emissions, analysts said Wednesday.

British PM, Iran leader discuss IS in historic talks

New York - British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to win cooperation from Iran's President Hassan Rouhani against jihadists in Syria on Wednesday in the first meeting between the countries' leaders in 35 years.

UN summit urges ambitious climate deal

New York - World leaders urged ambitious action to combat climate change, but pledges remained well short of goals, with a year to go for an accord.

Ukraine conflict death toll soars past 3,000: UN

Geneva - The death toll in Ukraine's conflict has soared past 3,000, likely by a significant margin, top UN human rights official Ivan Simonovic said Tuesday.

Turkey may offer 'military help' to fight against IS

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday welcomed US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, saying Ankara could provide military or logistical support for the campaign."I look at it (the air strikes) in a positive way.
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The Hall of Fame: The Least We Forget UN Peacekeepers Killed round the Globe
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Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
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Tai Ji Men dizi interviewed by Geneva media to express concerns for human rights development in Taiwan.
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Psy teaches Ban Ki-Moon the Gangnam style moves.
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A UN armoured vehicle in the Congo.
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The Tai Ji Men dizi Yap Yeh from Malaysia filed complaint against Taiwan tax authority for state violence and human rights violations.
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Novelties at the UN: cash only, please!
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A roundup of the United Nations flags symbolizes their theory of uniting member nations in world events. Can they succeed in doing so on the environment despite previous problems?
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UN peacekeepers from the Philippines cross the Israeli army crossing of Quneitra between Syria to the Israeli annexed Golan Heights on June 12, 2013
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) speaks to journalists in Vienna, Austria
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Malala Yousafzai
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Eli Hazan, news editor in IN TV, was interviewed by GPDN.
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Reportes question international expert panel at UN conference on climate change, March 31, 2014.
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