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Ditching cars for buses, bikes best way to cut city pollution - study

Sep 17, 2014

Ditching cars for buses, bikes best way to cut city pollution - study

wealth and sprawling urban populations.United Nations figures released this year show that 54 percent of the world population lives in cities and this
Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote

Sep 17, 2014

Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote

-wielding permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, has prompted citizens and allies alike to ponder what would be left.The White House said it would
Crimean Tatars say Russian security agencies raid their assembly

Sep 17, 2014

Crimean Tatars say Russian security agencies raid their assembly

than 3,000 people, according to the United Nations. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; editing by Andrew Roche)This story has not been edited by Firstpost
Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

Sep 17, 2014

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

, even if we are not directly contracting the disease," Obama added.The WHO praised the U.S. plan for providing support to the United Nations and
U.N. experts caution powers they must heed 'laws of war' in fighting IS

Sep 17, 2014

U.N. experts caution powers they must heed 'laws of war' in fighting IS

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations war crimes investigators for Syria on Tuesday cautioned world powers preparing military action against Islamic
Default? What default? Argentina slams U.S. for using "D" word

Sep 17, 2014

Default? What default? Argentina slams U.S. for using "D" word

rejected Argentina's proposal to use the United Nations as a forum for coming up with a new way to handle sovereign defaults. He said market-based mechanisms
World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished - food agencies

Sep 17, 2014

World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished - food agencies

by more than 100 million, equivalent to a country the size of the Philippines, according to a report by the United Nations food agency (FAO
U.N. Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola response

Sep 17, 2014

U.N. Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola response

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council could adopt a resolution later this week to expand the global response to the deadly
U.N. Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola response

Sep 17, 2014

U.N. Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola response

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council could adopt a resolution later this week to expand the global response to the deadly
U.N. chief urges nations to 'act decisively' on Islamic State

Sep 17, 2014

U.N. chief urges nations to 'act decisively' on Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged countries with the capacity to do so to take decisive action against Islamic