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World leaders urged to change course at UN climate summit

New York - The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opens at the United Nations on Tuesday amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming.

British PM to hold first direct talks with Iran's president since 1979

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron will hold face-to-face talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the premier's office said on Tuesday, in what would be the first such high-level meeting between the two countries since 1979.

Fossil fuel divestment brightens climate summit

New York - The Rockefellers, the first family of oil, said Monday they would divest from fossil fuels in a fresh boost for the fight against climate change ahead of a UN summit.

World of crises awaits leaders at UN

New York - World leaders are gearing up to confront grim life or death challenges this week at the United Nations, seeking ways to halt jihadist militants in Iraq and Syria and stem the spread of Ebola.

Thousands rally worldwide over climate change

New York - Celebrities, political leaders and the masses rallied in New York and across the globe Sunday demanding urgent action on climate change, with organizers saying 600,000 people hit the streets.

Kerry at the UN builds support for anti-IS coalition

New York - US Secretary of State John Kerry brought together 35 countries at the UN Security Council on Friday to build support for Iraq's new government and the campaign to confront jihadists.

Iran, six powers head into 'very tough' nuclear talks

New York - Iran and six powers returned to the negotiating table on Friday with only two months left to overcome hurdles in the way of a deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear program.

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

Beirut - From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight "terrorism". What exactly the word means is another matter entirely.

100 million people saved from hunger over last decade: UN

Rome - The number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10 years but one in nine are still undernourished, with Asia home to the majority of the underfed, the UN said on Tuesday.

Fijian joy as Syrian rebels release peacekeepers

Shamir - Jubilant Fijians celebrated Friday the release of 45 UN peacekeepers from the South Pacific nation who were kidnapped by Al-Qaeda linked rebels on the Golan Heights, hailing them as heroes after their two-week ordeal.

Kidnapped UN peacekeepers in Syria released

New York - A group of 45 UN peacekeepers kidnapped two weeks ago in the Golan were released Thursday and are in good condition, a UN spokesman said.

Watchdog confirms 'systematic' chlorine attacks in Syria

Den Haag - The world's chemical watchdog on Wednesday confirmed the "systematic" use of chlorine as a weapon in Syria, according to a report by its team investigating alleged attacks there.

Fiji retracts claim UN peacekeepers' release imminent

Suva - Fiji on Wednesday retracted a claim that 45 UN peacekeepers being held hostage in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels were about to be released, blaming a communications mix-up."I don't think so...

Fiji's UN peacekeepers in Golan to be released soon

Suva - A group of 45 UN peacekeepers from Fiji taken hostage in the Golan Heights two weeks ago by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels will be released soon, the Fiji government said Wednesday."Fijian troops will soon be released.

'Alarm bells' as greenhouse gases hit new high: UN

Geneva - Surging carbon dioxide levels boosted greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new high in 2013, amid worrying signs that absorption by land and sea is waning, the UN warned Tuesday.

WHO eyes Ebola vaccine by Nov as death toll passes 2,000

Geneva - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has climbed above 2,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Friday, as it voiced hopes a vaccine could be available in November.

UN report on e-cigarettes is flawed, say critics

Paris - Health experts fearing a clampdown on e-cigarettes said Friday a UN report on the device had exaggerated their health risk and underplayed their role as a safe alternative to tobacco.

One in 10 girls sexually abused worldwide: UN

Washington - Around 120 million girls around the world, close to one in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20, a new UN report has found.

UN Security Council demands Fiji peacekeepers' release

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday demanded the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers held in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels.

At least half a million displaced by Ukraine conflict: UN

Kiev - Fighting in Ukraine has driven over half a million people from their homes, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, warning that the real number could be double that, in a crisis threatening the entire region.

Fiji says UN negotiating demands with hostage takers

Suva - Fiji revealed for the first time Tuesday the demands being made by Al-Qaeda-linked Syria rebels who took more than 40 UN peacekeepers hostage in the Golan Heights last week.

Climate focus at UN small islands summit in Samoa

Apia - A major United Nations conference on small island nations began in Samoa on Monday, with the emphasis on helping them survive the pressing challenge posed by climate change.

Philippine UN peacekeepers safe after 'greatest escape'

Manila - Dozens of Filipino UN peacekeepers performed the "greatest escape" from besieging Syrian rebels, slipping away under the cover of night after rebels rammed their Golan Heights outpost with armed trucks, the Philippine military said Sunday.

Fate of UN peacekeepers in Syrian Golan unclear

- UN peacekeepers caught up in heavy fighting on the Golan Heights were evacuated Saturday as the fate of 44 colleagues captured by Syrian rebels remained uncertain.

Filipino UN peacekeepers in Golan clash with Syrian rebels: govt

Manila - Philippine UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights clashed with Syrian rebels Saturday, Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin said in Manila.

Fiji says captured peacekeepers moved from UN territory

Suva - Fiji military officials confirmed Saturday they no longer know the whereabouts of 44 peacekeepers captured by Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights.

Death toll in east Ukraine conflict nears 2,600: UN

Kiev - The conflict raging in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 2,600 people, the United Nations said Friday, voicing concern about atrocities committed by armed groups and the increasing involvement of foreign fighters.

Besieged UN peacekeepers in Syria ready to use 'deadly force'

Manila - Seventy-five Filipino members of a UN peacekeeping force besieged by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights are ready to use "deadly force" to defend themselves, their commander in Manila said Friday.

UN chief slams 'brutal' IS killings in Iraq

Nusa Dua - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday slammed "brutal killings of civilians" by Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq, saying the Sunni radical group was tearing apart whole communities.

U.S. rebukes Russia: 'Stop lying about Ukraine'

New York - Washington's envoy to the United Nations told the Security Council Thursday that Russia "must stop lying," accusing Moscow of sending soldiers, tanks and weaponry to support separatists in eastern Ukraine.
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Reportes question international expert panel at UN conference on climate change, March 31, 2014.
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The UN S-Gs in a raw at the UN Visitor Center.
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UN Headquarters in New York City's Turtle Bay.
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The US delegation leaves the UN during Iran president's speech.
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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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