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Europe must do more to help migrants: UN chief

Dublin - Europe must do more to help migrants crossing the Mediterranean, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday ahead of a visit to Brussels, as a planned EU naval operation awaits UN Security Council approval.

Political mood good for climate deal: France's Fabius

Paris - Despite "extremely complex" issues, the political mood for reaching a global climate deal this year is stronger than ever, says French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Meth seizures quadruple across much of Asia-Pacific: UN

Bangkok - Methamphetamine seizures across much of the Asia-Pacific region have quadrupled over five years, the UN said Tuesday, citing rising wealth as one reason for a boom in production and consumption.

Militants kill Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper in Mali's capital

Bamako - Militants opened fire on two Bangladeshi peacekeepers in Mali's Bamako on Monday, killing one, the second attack within days in the capital of what is considered the most dangerous UN mission in the world.

300-400 new cholera cases per day among Burundians in Tanzania: UN

Ginebra - Some 3,000 cases of cholera have been reported in Tanzania, mainly among Burundian refugees fleeing political violence, the UN said Friday, adding that up to 400 new cases were being counted daily.

Nuclear disarmament talks struggle to reach action plan

New York - A month-long conference at the United Nations to decide on an action plan for nuclear disarmament headed into a final stretch on Wednesday with no agreement in sight.

Time short for global climate deal in Paris, warns Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande warned Wednesday that time was short for a year-end deal on climate change and called on world leaders to unlock the complex process in the months ahead.

N. Korea says can arm long-range missiles with nuclear warheads

Seoul - North Korea ramped up its nuclear threats on Wednesday, boasting of its ability to deliver miniaturised warheads on high-precision long range rockets -- a claim denied by the United States.

UN, U.S. condemn Russian embassy attack in Damascus

New York - The United Nations and the United States condemned a mortar attack on the Russian embassy in Damascus that did not, however, cause any known injuries.

North Korea abruptly cancels visit by UN chief

Seoul - North Korea on Wednesday cancelled an invitation to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit an industrial zone inside the isolated state, in an abrupt move that Ban deplored as "deeply regrettable".

UN urges Asian states to take in migrants as boat crisis worsens

Ginebra - The UN rights and refugee chiefs and other top officials Tuesday called on Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to disembark refugees stranded at sea as outrage mounted over Southeast Asia's migrant crisis.

Cyprus peace deal possible within months: Negotiator

Nicosia - A solution to the Cyprus problem is possible within months, the Turkish Cypriot chief negotiator in UN-brokered talks that resumed this week on reunifying the island said on Saturday.

Russia helps block export restriction on asbestos

Ginebra - Four countries including Russia have blocked a bid to add chrysotile asbestos to a list of dangerous substances subject to export restrictions, participants at a UN meeting in Geneva said Saturday.

Shelling kills eight children in Libya's Benghazi: UN

Tripoli - Shelling of residential areas of Libya's second city Benghazi killed at least eight children this week, the United Nations said, warning such attacks may amount to war crimes.

Fate of Cyprus ghost town rests with peace talks

Famagusta - Forty years since the jet-set graced Varosha's beaches, former residents of the one-time "Riviera of Cyprus" hope Friday's renewed talks between the divided island's leaders could see them finally return home.

Over 100,000 have fled unrest-hit Burundi: UN

Ginebra - More than 100,000 Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries since political violence erupted in April, the United Nations said Friday, as the country reeled from a foiled coup attempt.

Peace talks in divided Cyprus resume with 'high hopes'

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders on Friday resumed UN-brokered peace talks stalled since October, in what is seen as the best chance in years to reunify the island four decades after its division.

EU firms up plans to tackle smugglers as more boat migrants rescued

Antalya - The European Union firmed up plans to crack down on people smugglers in the Mediterranean on Thursday as Italy said another 2,000 migrants were rescued at sea.

UN preparing vast aid operation in Yemen

Ginebra - United Nations agencies are preparing a massive humanitarian aid operation in Yemen as soon as a planned ceasefire in the conflict-torn country takes effect later Tuesday.

New UN envoy lands in rebel-held Yemen capital ahead of truce

Sanaa - The newly appointed UN envoy to Yemen arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Tuesday, hours before the scheduled start of a five-day ceasefire, an airport official said.

U.S. admits must 'do better' on police practices

Ginebra - The United States acknowledged before the UN Monday that it has not done enough to uphold civil rights laws, following a string of recent killings of unarmed black men by police.

Cyprus rivals to resume peace talks on Friday: UN

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders agreed Monday to resume UN-brokered peace talks on May 15 in a fresh bid to reunify Cyprus after four decades of division, the United Nations announced.

EU urges UN to back migrant crisis plan

New York - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday appealed for UN backing for Europe's plan to confront the Mediterranean migrant crisis by using military force against smugglers.

300,000 in South Sudan war zone 'without aid' as UN pulls out

Juba - Over 300,000 South Sudanese civilians are without "life-saving aid" in the northern battleground state of Unity, the United Nations said Monday, as it and aid agencies pulled out due to heavy fighting.

U.S. rights record in UN spotlight

Ginebra - The United Nations will on Monday review the U.S. rights record, with police brutality and racism, mass surveillance and the legacy of the "war on terror" in the spotlight.

UN says it has received fraction of $415 mn Nepal quake appeal

Kathmandu - The United Nations said Friday it had received just $22 million of the $415 million it had appealed for in Nepal following the recent earthquake, and called for aid contributions to be "dramatically ramped up".

Australia PM advisor says climate change a UN-led ruse

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's top business advisor on Friday claimed climate change was a ruse encouraged by the United Nations to create a new authoritarian world order under its control.

UN 'whistleblower' on C. Africa child sex scandal reinstated

Ginebra - A UN tribunal has ordered the reinstatement of Swedish official Anders Kompass who was suspended for leaking a report to France about child abuse by French peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

Probe launched into claims French soldiers raped C.Africa children

Paris - Judges in France will investigate claims that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic, the state prosecutor announced Thursday.

C.Africa to take 'legal action' against French soldiers in rape case

Bangui - The Central African Republic will take legal action against the French soldiers accused of raping children in exchange for food at a refugee camp, the country's justice minister said Wednesday."Legal action will be pursued...
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