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Libya attack: 9 killed by armed gunmen at Corinthia hotel in Tripoli

Jan 28, 2015

Libya attack: 9 killed by armed gunmen at Corinthia hotel in Tripoli

Gunmen stormed a hotel in Libya capital in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people including five foreigners before blowing themselves up. #United States #United Nations #Libya #NewsTracker #David Cameron #Ali Zeidan #Terrorists #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #IS #Islamic State militants #Tripoli Hotel
Russia's Putin brands Ukraine army a 'NATO proxy' as fighting flares

Jan 27, 2015

Russia's Putin brands Ukraine army a 'NATO proxy' as fighting flares

President Vladimir Putin on Monday ridiculed the Ukrainian army as NATO's "foreign legion", ignoring Western pressure on the Kremlin to rein in a pro-Russian insurgency that has gone on the offensive across eastern Ukraine. #World #United Nations #NewsTracker #Nato #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #Kiev
IAEA chief urges vigilance against 'terrorist' nuke threats

Jan 26, 2015

IAEA chief urges vigilance against 'terrorist' nuke threats

The head of the UN's atomic watchdog today warned that "terrorists" could attack or sabotage nuclear facilities in countries where security is weak, and urged governments not to let their guard down. #World #Terrorism #United Nations #NewsTracker #Nuclear power #IAEA
UN chief Ban Ki-moon condoles Saudi King Abdullah's demise

Jan 23, 2015

UN chief Ban Ki-moon condoles Saudi King Abdullah's demise

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today condoled the death of Saudi King Abdullah, saying he has left a "tangible legacy" that can still show the path towards peace in the Middle East. #World #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Saudi Arabia #King Abdullah
No polio, hunger-free Africa: Gates Foundation says lives of poor will improve in the next 15 yrs

Jan 22, 2015

No polio, hunger-free Africa: Gates Foundation says lives of poor will improve in the next 15 yrs

The $42 billion Gates Foundation says the lives of poor people around the world will improve more over the next 15 years "than at any time in history." #United Nations #Poverty #Africa #Bill Gates #World Health Organisation #polio #Gates Foundation
Working educated women, female lawyers executed by ISIS in Iraq: UN

Jan 21, 2015

Working educated women, female lawyers executed by ISIS in Iraq: UN

The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Women #Iraq #ISIS #educated
In India, high percentage of kids with disabilities still out of school: UN

Jan 21, 2015

In India, high percentage of kids with disabilities still out of school: UN

India has been able to decrease its number of out-of-school children by nearly 16 million between 2000 and 2012, said a UN report. #Numbers #India #United Nations #Education #UN #Schools #school children
Fight against Ebola far from won: UN

Jan 21, 2015

Fight against Ebola far from won: UN

The head of the United Nations mission fighting Ebola in West Africa says despite recent progress close to 1,000 new cases have been recorded in the last three weeks and "the fight is far from won." #United Nations #UN #West Africa #Ebola #Fight against Ebola
UN condemns escalating attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria

Jan 20, 2015

UN condemns escalating attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria

The UN Security Council condemned the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram on Monday, in its first formal reaction to the activities of the Nigerian extremist group. #United Nations #United Nations Security Council #NewsTracker #UN #Africa #Nigeria #UNSC #Boko Haram