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UN urges Turkey to open border, warns Aleppo could lack aid

The UN humanitarian office OCHA said some 300,000 people could be cut off from aid if Syrian government and allied forces encircle the city of Aleppo.

In this photo taken March 24, 2015, an Alaska Airlines jet takes off at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. A U.N. panel on Feb. 8, 2016, proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by 170 international experts sets a cutoff date of 2028 for the manufacture of planes that don't comply with the standards. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

Aviation accounts for about 5 percent of global greenhouse emissions, according to environmentalists

Motohide Yoshikawa, center, Japan's ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to the media following a Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Samantha Power, left, the U.S. ambassador, and South Korean Ambassador Oh Joon listen to his comments. The council is meeting about North Korea's successful launch of a long-range missile. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

US urges China to increase sanctions pressure on North Korea

The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s rocket launch and promised to take action

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UN chief denounces rocket launch, asks N-Korea to halt its ‘provocative actions’

Ban reiterated his call on North Korea to halt its “provocative actions” and return to compliance with its international obligations.


North Korea rocket launch: Here’s how the world reacted

The US Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea’s military said the rocket had put an object into orbit, quashing earlier media reports indicating the it might have failed in flight.

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, second right, meets with U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, second left, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Syria is ready to attend peace talks later this month in Geneva but the government wants to see lists of the opposition groups who will attend and ensure that "terrorist" groups that will not, the country's foreign minister said Saturday according to SANA. (SANA via AP)

Foreign troops entering Syria would return ‘in coffins’: Foreign Minister

Al-Moallem’s comments capped a week that saw the collapse of UN-led efforts to launch indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and an opposition delegation in Geneva.


Top UN human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka for review

The visit by Zeid Raad al-Hussein follows last year’s resolution at the UN human rights body that required foreign judges to assist Sri Lanka in the investigation.

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UK to contest UN panel ruling on Julian Assange

the UK Foreign Office issued a statement, saying that the ruling “changes nothing” and that the UK “completely rejects” any claim that Assange is a victim of “arbitrary detention”.

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Julian Assange: Will leave Ecuador embassy, accept arrest if UN panel rules against me

Julian Assange will leave Ecuador embassy and accept arrest if UN rules against him.

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UN halts Syria talks as govt closes in on Aleppo; cited Russian air strikes as reason

Staffan de Mistura announced a three-week pause in the Geneva talks in Aleppo, the first attempt to negotiate an end to Syria’s war in two years.

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UN envoy declares ‘official beginning’ to Syria peace talks

Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. envoy, is now working to keep a wobbly process alive and compel world powers who helped set the stage for the talks to do more to bring about a cease-fire in a five-year Syrian civil war.

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UN urges on global participation in Sri Lankan civil war probe

The UN chief’s comments came as Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena last week in an BBC interview ruled out the participation of foreign judges in the inquiry.

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A rice-fortification pilot programme in Odisha district by UN: Iron on my plate

UN officials say the programme managed to reduce the prevalence of anaemia by 20 per cent, 6 per cent of it attributable to consumption of fortified rice.

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United Nations eyes tax on football tickets to pay for humanitarian aid

Last year, a funding shortfall forced UN agencies to cut food rations to 1.6 million Syrians living in refugee camps, a
move now seen as having partly triggered the mass exodus of refugees to Europe.

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UG, PG courses in yoga in varsities from next academic year?

The proposal, in line with the Narendra Modi government’s focus on yoga, envisages that departments related to yoga be set up in various central universities from the next academic session.