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India wins seat to UN Human Rights Council with 188 votes in Asia-Pacific category
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India wins seat to UN Human Rights Council with 188 votes in Asia-Pacific category

The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections in United Nations for new members to the UNHRC. The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries needed a minimum of 97 votes to get elected to the Council.

India set to be elected to UN Human Rights Council for the fifth time; Bangladesh, Philippines likely to get membership as well
India

India set to be elected to UN Human Rights Council for the fifth time; Bangladesh, Philippines likely to get membership as well

India is set to be elected unopposed to the Human Rights Council on Friday as a candidate from the Asia-Pacific region.

Nauru president calls Chinese envoy 'insolent' for speaking out of turn at Pacific Islands Forum
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Nauru president calls Chinese envoy 'insolent' for speaking out of turn at Pacific Islands Forum

Nauru, which is an ally of China’s rival Taiwan, obstructed China’s delegation from speaking, causing the Chinese delegation to leave the venue in protest

Tsunami warning for New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu following 7.1 magnitude quake in Pacific Ocean
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Tsunami warning for New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu following 7.1 magnitude quake in Pacific Ocean

After the 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia, "waves reaching 0.3 to 1 metre above the tide level are possible", the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and three islands - New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu were warned to remain alert.

Fiji earthquake: Massive 8.2 magnitude quake jolts island; authorities report no damage, casualties yet
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Fiji earthquake: Massive 8.2 magnitude quake jolts island; authorities report no damage, casualties yet

A massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale jolted Fiji islands. The authorities have reported no damage or casualties so far

International Solar Alliance: Narendra Modi holds bilateral talks with eleven world leaders on sidelines of summit
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International Solar Alliance: Narendra Modi holds bilateral talks with eleven world leaders on sidelines of summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with the presidents of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on key issues, including developmental cooperation, besides holding parleys with leaders from nine other countries on the sidelines of the solar alliance meet

Major victory for India at Bonn climate talks as developed countries agree to include pre-2020 commitments in agenda
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Major victory for India at Bonn climate talks as developed countries agree to include pre-2020 commitments in agenda

The developed world on Wednesday agreed to discuss pre-2020 climate actions at the next two climate conferences in subsequent two years.

Watch: Fiji PM pleads to world for 'urgent action' on climate change
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Watch: Fiji PM pleads to world for 'urgent action' on climate change

"The human suffering caused by intensifying hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, floods and threats to food security caused by climate change means there is no time to waste."

COP23 climate change summit in Bonn: All you need to know about 12-day conference
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COP23 climate change summit in Bonn: All you need to know about 12-day conference

Climate change is back on the agenda, with a global climate conference kicking off in the German city of Bonn on Monday. Here's all you need to know about the UN conference, known as COP23, which will run till 17 November.

Earthquake measuring 6.4 on Richter Scale hits Fiji; no tsunami warnings issued
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Earthquake measuring 6.4 on Richter Scale hits Fiji; no tsunami warnings issued

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Fiji on Saturday, United Sates seismologists said, but it was considerably deep and there were no reports of damage or injury.

India to expand renewable energy for development, says VK Singh
India

India to expand renewable energy for development, says VK Singh

India reaffirmed its commitment to renewable energy with the promise to expand into all forms of energy that can reduce carbon footprint at a conference in Fiji.

Residents flee to hills after quake off Papua New Guinea; tsunami threat passes
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Residents flee to hills after quake off Papua New Guinea; tsunami threat passes | Reuters

By Jonathan Barrett and Harry Pearl | SYDNEY SYDNEY People living along Papua New Guinea's coastline fled to higher ground on Saturday after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck east of the Pacific nation, triggering a tsunami warning for parts of its archipelago. A couple of hours after the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said the threat had largely passed, although it said government agencies should continue to monitor coastal tides."Based on all available data ... the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now passed," the PTWC said in an updated and final alert after the quake, which struck 157 km (98 miles) east of Rabaul.

From Fiji in rugby sevens to Puerto Rico's Monica Puig: 10 nations that won their 1st Olympic gold in Rio
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From Fiji in rugby sevens to Puerto Rico's Monica Puig: 10 nations that won their 1st Olympic gold in Rio

As Olympics ended, lets take a look at the nations that tasted success by winning their first gold medal at the Rio Games.

Rio 2016: From Usain Bolt's thunderous runs to Fiji's first gold, best moments of the Olympics
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Rio 2016: From Usain Bolt's thunderous runs to Fiji's first gold, best moments of the Olympics

Right from brilliant individual performances to Olympic spirit, the games witnessed many memorable moments. Lets take a look at the best bits of Rio Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: Fiji's gold-winning rugby team receives  heroes' welcome back home
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Rio Olympics 2016: Fiji's gold-winning rugby team receives heroes' welcome back home

Fiji's gold-medal-winning sevens rugby team received a tumultuous heroes' welcome when they returned home from Rio on Sunday to launch two days of celebrations.

Rio Olympics 2016:  From Michael Phelps to Simone Biles, the best photos of Day 6
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Rio Olympics 2016: From Michael Phelps to Simone Biles, the best photos of Day 6

Michael Phelps won his 22nd gold medal while Fiji won its 1st, catch all the best moments of the Rio Olympics.

Watch: Fiji comes to virtual standstill to celebrate first ever Olympic medal, a gold in rugby
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Watch: Fiji comes to virtual standstill to celebrate first ever Olympic medal, a gold in rugby

Fiji won its first ever Olympic medal, a gold at that, after the national rugby team defeated Great Britain in the rugly sevens final on Thursday

Rio Olympics 2016, day 6 highlights: Michael Phelps wins 22nd gold, golf returns, Fiji wins rugby
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 6 highlights: Michael Phelps wins 22nd gold, golf returns, Fiji wins rugby

Michael Phelps blew away Ryan Lochte and gymnast Simone Biles won her second gold as the United States took control of the Rio Olympics medals table.

Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar and co booed as Brazil's quest for gold starts with a draw
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Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar and co booed as Brazil's quest for gold starts with a draw

Brazil and superstar Neymar were booed off as their quest for a maiden Olympic football gold medal began with a 0-0 draw against 10-man South Africa.