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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stand trial

Jul 30, 2016

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stand trial

A Brazilian judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation involving state-run oil giant Petrobras, clearing the way for one of the country's best-known political figures to stand trial. #Brazil #UN #Human Rights #Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva #Sao Paula
Issue of Kashmir is unfinished agenda of the UN, says Nawaz Sharif

Jul 27, 2016

Issue of Kashmir is unfinished agenda of the UN, says Nawaz Sharif

Describing Kashmir as "unfinished agenda" of the United Nations, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday vowed to raise the issue at every international platform and provide all sort of support to Kashmiris. #India #Pakistan #NewsTracker #UN #Nawaz Sharif #PoK #LoC #UN resolutions #Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
With around 48 mil, India has largest number of stunted children, says report

Jul 27, 2016

With around 48 mil, India has largest number of stunted children, says report

Around 48 million children or two in every five children under the age of five years in India are stunted, making India home to largest number of stunted children in world in terms of volumes, a new report said on Tuesday. #United Nations #didyouknow #UN #children #WaterAid #stunted #starving #WASH #Timor-Leste
UN body raises expressed concerns over amendments introduced to child labour law

Jul 26, 2016

UN body raises expressed concerns over amendments introduced to child labour law

A UN body on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the changes made in India's child labour law which allows children to work in family enterprises and reduction of hazardous professions, saying it could lead to more children working in unregulated conditions. #Rajya Sabha #UN #Unicef #Child Labour #Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Amendment Bill #Euphrates Gobina
South China Sea dispute: Vietnam says it prefers bilateral talks with Beijing

Jul 26, 2016

South China Sea dispute: Vietnam says it prefers bilateral talks with Beijing

Vietnam aims to settle its territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea through bilateral negotiations even though it doesn't rule out applying international laws, as the Philippines did in its recent arbitration victory, the deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday. #China #US #NewsTracker #UN #Vietnam #Philippines #Malaysia #The Hague #Brunei
China wins at Asean: Nations avoid criticising Beijing's SCS claims

Jul 25, 2016

China wins at Asean: Nations avoid criticising Beijing's SCS claims

Southeast Asian nations Monday ducked direct criticism of China over its claims to the South China Sea. #China #US #NewsTracker #UN #Vietnam #Asean #Malaysia #Cambodia #The Philippines #Brunei #The hague tribunal #South China Sea verdict
India seeks better training for UN peacekeepers

Jul 25, 2016

India seeks better training for UN peacekeepers

With more dangerous and complicated security challenges coming up, India on Monday called for better training of UN peacekeeping forces. #World #India #US #NewsTracker #UN #MJ Akbar
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan increase to record high in first six months of 2016: UN

Jul 25, 2016

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan increase to record high in first six months of 2016: UN

A new UN report released on Monday shows that violence has increased in Afghanistan this year as compared to previous years #United Nations #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #UN #Kabul #LeT #Human rights violation #Afghan Army #islamic-state #civilian casualties
Beijing asks Tokyo to restrain itself form interfering in South China Sea dispute

Jul 24, 2016

Beijing asks Tokyo to restrain itself form interfering in South China Sea dispute

China on Sunday asked Japan to restrain itself from interfering in the South China Sea dispute, saying Tokyo should instead consider its "shameful history" before accusing it of expansionist behaviour in the strategic region. #China #Japan #US #UN #TheySaidIt #Philippines #Asean #The Hague #South China Sea dispute
Kabul attack: Ban Ki-moon condemns 'despicable crime' against innocents

Jul 24, 2016

Kabul attack: Ban Ki-moon condemns 'despicable crime' against innocents

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led the world body's strong condemnation of the terror attack on a peaceful demonstration in Afghanistan, describing it as a "despicable crime" while calling for bringing to justice the perpetrators of the assault. #Afghanistan #UN #TheySaidIt #Ban Ki-moon #Kabul #Mogens Lykketoft #Dehmazang