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 is set to be elected unopposed to the Human Rights Council on Friday as a candidate from the Asia-Pacific region.
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
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
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
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
The developed world on Wednesday agreed to discuss pre-2020 climate actions at the next two climate conferences in subsequent two years.
"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."
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.
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 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.
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
As Olympics ended, lets take a look at the nations that tasted success by winning their first gold medal at the Rio Games.
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.
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.
All the action of the Day 6 of Rio Olympics 2016.
Michael Phelps won his 22nd gold medal while Fiji won its 1st, catch all the best moments of the Rio Olympics.
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
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.
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.