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North Korea faces UN Security Council scrutiny

New York - North Korea comes under scrutiny Monday at the UN Security Council in the first-ever meeting on its dismal rights record, amid calls for Pyongyang to be referred to the International Criminal Court.

South Sudan rebels killed 11 in Bentiu and raped women, UN says

Juba - South Sudan rebels killed, raped and kidnapped civilians during an attack in October, leaving at least 11 dead, the United Nations said in a report.

UN General Assembly wants to refer North Korea to ICC

New York - The UN General Assembly on Thursday called for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court over its dismal rights record, in a landmark resolution adopted by a strong majority.

Palestinians present UN resolution on final peace deal

New York - The Palestinians on Wednesday presented a draft UN resolution laying out terms for a final peace deal with Israel but sought to avoid a clash with the United States by saying they were open to negotiations on the text.

Palestinians seek Arab backing for UN resolution

New York - The Palestinians on Wednesday sought Arab backing for a draft UN resolution that would set a two-year deadline for reaching a final settlement with Israel and pave the way to statehood.

Up to one million facing hunger in Ebola-hit countries: UN

Paris - Border closures, quarantines and crop losses in West African nations battling the Ebola virus could lead to as many as one million people going hungry, UN food agencies said on Wednesday.

Palestinians to press ahead with UN resolution

New York - The Palestinians will press ahead Wednesday with a draft resolution at the UN Security Council despite warnings the United States is likely to back its Israeli ally by vetoing the measure.

UN chief to travel to Ebola-hit countries: UN sources

New York - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa this week to raise awareness about the health crisis, UN officials said Tuesday.

Dutch reject UN call to feed, shelter homeless migrants

Den Haag - The Dutch government on Tuesday rejected a call from UN rights experts to provide thousands of homeless migrants with food and shelter during the bitter north European winter.

Up to 10,000 Russian soldiers still in Ukraine: Kiev

Kiev - Up to 10,000 Russian soldiers and their heavy weapons are still deployed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine despite a new ceasefire, a top Ukrainian military commander said Tuesday.

Palestinians seek UN resolution to end Israeli occupation

New York - The Palestinians are to push on Wednesday with a draft UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite what they call warnings the United States is ready to veto the measure.

Sweden urges fresh look into secretary general death

New York - Sweden asked the United Nations on Monday to reopen an inquiry into the mysterious death more than 50 years ago of secretary general Dag Hammarskjold, citing new evidence and a need to close "an open wound.

UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of 'torture'

Kiev - The United Nations on Monday released a damning report accusing Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels of torturing and indiscriminately shelling civilians in the bloody conflict in the separatist east.

Palestinians to seek UN resolution Wednesday on occupation

Ramallah - The Palestinians are to present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday that would set a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, an official said.

UN pushes ahead on 2015 climate deal after marathon

- UN members pressed ahead Sunday with a vision for a historic pact to defeat climate change by adopting a format for national pledges to cut Earth-warming greenhouse gases.

Sudan's Bashir hails ICC decision to halt Darfur probe

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir hailed the International Criminal Court's suspension of its investigations into alleged war crimes in Darfur, accusing it of trying to "humiliate and subjugate" his country.

Fingers pointed as climate talks deadlock

- UN climate talks entered a second day of extra time amid deadlock and bitterness as the United States warned failure to compromise could doom the 22-year-old global forum.

Deadlock at UN climate forum prompts US warning

- The US warned Saturday that failure to compromise could doom a planned global pact and wreck the credibility of climate talks, which remained gridlocked in Lima.

ICC prosecutor halts Darfur war crimes investigations

New York - International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she has suspended investigations into alleged war crimes in Sudan's Darfur, criticising the UN Security Council for inaction over the conflict-hit region.

Haiti: Anti-government demo turns violent

Port-au-prince - Haitian police and UN peacekeepers fired tear gas and clashed with several thousand opposition supporters who tried to march on the presidential palace Friday.

Climate talks run into overtime as nations clash

- UN climate talks spilled into an extra day Saturday as negotiators battled in Lima to end a standoff between rich and developing nations on the underpinnings of a world carbon-cutting pact.

Don't wreck deal, U.S. warns, as climate talks jam

- The United States urged developing countries Thursday to ease objections to a world deal on climate change as deadlines loomed at a 12-day UN meeting in Lima.

Time presses as climate talks head for penultimate day

- Environment ministers from around the world face mounting time pressure on Thursday to shape a blueprint for a global pact on climate change with ground-breaking carbon curbs at its core.

Thousands in Lima march for climate as talks grind on

- Thousands of people marched in central Lima against the abuse of Earth's resources Wednesday, urging ministers haggling over a world climate deal to ensure a global switch to 100-percent clean energy by 2050.

UN rights chief slams indifference over migrant deaths at sea

Geneva - More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.

Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN

Geneva - More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.

North Korea urges UN action over 'inhuman' US torture

Pyongyang - North Korea, rattled by UN condemnation of its human rights record, urged the Security Council Wednesday to censure the United States for its use of "inhuman torture" methods.

Countries vow to resettle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees: UN

Geneva - Countries have more than doubled the number of Syrian refugees they are willing to resettle to over 100,000, the head of the UN refugee agency said.

Time running out in climate fight: UN's Ban

- UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged nations to seize a shrinking opportunity to tame global warming as ministers negotiated for a new world pact to slash soaring greenhouse gas emissions.

UN says 2014 devastating year for children

New York - 2014 has been a devastating year for children, with up to 15 million swept up in wars in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, the UN children's agency said Monday.
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