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Emma Watson named feminist of the year

Actress Emma Watson has been named feminist of the year in a new poll.


Govt hails UN decision on International Yoga Day

Ruling government hails United Nations’ move to declare June 21 as International Yoga Day.


Modi’s Diplomacy: Yoga, Democracy and India’s Soft Power

Modi govt should also distance itself from the efforts of Hindu groups at home and abroad that want to take back yoga.


Developing countries object, climate talks flounder

The negotiations were supposed to have ended on Friday with a decision on the kind of climate actions that countries could take.


Loose bricks in Delhi’s ambition to get world heritage city status

Sources told Newsline that officials had sought clarifications on the inter-linkage between various agencies involved


Climate talks run into overtime as India, others reject first draft

The objections raised by the developing countries on Friday were the same that have plagued this round of talks since its beginning.


UN climate talks: John Kerry appeals to all to share burden of climate change

Kerry also took a swipe at the US politicians who continue to deny that climate change and its devastating effects are real.


Saddened by loss of lives, ready to resolve Kashmir issue if requested: Ban Ki Moon

He said that Kashmiris need to be engaged in the process and their rights must also be respected at all times.


Unfair to expect same commitment from all nations on Climate: Ban Ki-moon

Ban said that no country can dictate to another sovereign country


UN wants countries to take in 180,000 Syrian refugees

After three years of fighting in Syria, more than 3.2 million refugees are registered in neighbouring countries.


Cost of adaptating to impacts of climate change much more than previous estimates: UN report

It said in business as usual scenario, the costs to adapt to the impacts of climate change could be as high as $1 trillion per year.


UN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300

The report also cited allegations of serious human rights abuses by armed groups including torture, detention, executions.

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UN impose sanctions on Libya’s Ansar al-Sharia

UN Security Council is imposing sanctions on two branches of the Libyan Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia.


UN urges world to shut down extremists’ resources

Looking at these challenges solely through a military lens has shown its limits, said UN chief Ban Ki-moon.


India’s retaliatory action made Pakistan to take UN refuge: Rajnath

Singh said he had ordered the DG BSF to give Pakistan a befitting reply to the ceasefire violations.