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Why Congo's Ebola outbreak still going strong

Congo's health ministry reports 759 cases, including 705 confirmed ones and 414 confirmed deaths. Ebola is spread via infected bodily fluids, including those of the dead.

Pak activist Asma Jahangir honoured with top UN human rights award

Jahangir, an outspoken critic of Pakistan's powerful military establishment, fought against religious extremism and for the rights of oppressed minorities in Pakistan. She died of cardiac arrest at the age of 66 in February.


COP24 summit: ‘Developed nations likely to fall way short of 2020 emission targets’

A rise in emissions after that has meant that by the year 2020, the emission levels were expected to be only 11.4 per cent below the 1990 levels, well short of their collective target of 18 per cent.

Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry

The UN inquiry's report, released in August, called for the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar, impose targeted sanctions and set up an ad hoc tribunal to try suspects or refer them to the International Criminal Court.

UN Security Council needs to be reformed without delay: India

Akbaruddin said that neither the General Assembly was addressing developmental and normative aspects nor was the Security Council addressing the peace and security implications.

As Syria urges refugees' return, UN takes more cautious tone

He told reporters at U.N. headquarters Thursday the world body isn't encouraging refugees either to return or to stay away, but to "assess the situation for themselves before making a decision." 


UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

Europe has the highest global per capita alcohol consumption, even though it has already dropped by 10 per cent since 2010.

Child refugee arrivals on Greek islands soar, camp conditions dire - UN

More than 850 children arrived on Greek islands each month on average between January and August, up 32 percent on the same period last year, UNICEF said.

Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters Thursday that Trump's focus will be very much on the United States and its role and the relations it wants to build

UN chief urges Myanmar government to free Reuters journalists

Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted on September 3 under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act in a case that was seen as a test of democratic freedoms in Myanmar.