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UN Security Council to hold ministerial-level meet on enforcing North Korea sanctions
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UN Security Council to hold ministerial-level meet on enforcing North Korea sanctions

The United States called the meeting that will be held during the annual General Assembly gathering of world leaders at the UN.

UNGA President-elect Miroslav Lajcak meets Narendra Modi, says counting on India's support to solve world problems
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UNGA President-elect Miroslav Lajcak meets Narendra Modi, says counting on India's support to solve world problems

UN Security Council reform, terrorism and climate change were among the topics discussed during General Assembly President-elect Miroslav Lajcak's meeting with the Indian leadership during which he said he is counting on India's support in finding solutions to current global challenges.

Software development teaching schools and boot camps are shutting down because of competition
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Software development teaching schools and boot camps are shutting down because of competition

The hype is fading for coding "boot camps," for-profit US schools offering graduates entry into the lucrative world of software development.

Antonio Guterres sworn in as new UN chief; says organisation must be ready to change
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Antonio Guterres sworn in as new UN chief; says organisation must be ready to change

Antonio Guterres took the oath of office on Monday as the United Nations' new secretary-general during a formal ceremony at the General Assembly.

United Nations committee flags Iran over human rights
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United Nations committee flags Iran over human rights

A UN committee on Tuesday urged Iran to cease enforced disappearances and the widespread use of arbitrary detention and has expressed serious concern about severe limitations on freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief.

India abstains from voting on nuclear weapons ban at UN; reaffirms stand against NPT
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India abstains from voting on nuclear weapons ban at UN; reaffirms stand against NPT

A UN General Assembly committee has adopted a resolution to launch negotiations next year on a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons, even as India abstained saying it is not convinced the move can lead to a comprehensive instrument on nuclear disarmament

India, US, Afghanistan reaffirm shared interest against terror
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India, US, Afghanistan reaffirm shared interest against terror

India, the US and Afghanistan have reaffirmed their shared interests in combating terrorism and advancing peace and security in the region as they explored ways to "coordinate and align" assistance in the war-torn country with priorities of the Afghan government.

Baloch, Indians protest as Nawaz Sharif addresses UN General Assembly
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Baloch, Indians protest as Nawaz Sharif addresses UN General Assembly

Several Baloch and Indian activists held large-scale demonstrations outside the UN headquarters in New York while Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the UN General Assembly as they were joined by other groups demanding that it stop "exporting" terror into India.

UN holds informal poll on 12 candidates for next UN chief
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UN holds informal poll on 12 candidates for next UN chief

France's UN Ambassador Francois Delattre noted that some have compared the vote for UN secretary-general to the vote for a new pope to lead the Catholic church.

Peter Thomson, a Fijian diplomat elected as the UN General Assembly president
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Peter Thomson, a Fijian diplomat elected as the UN General Assembly president

Peter Thomson of Fiji has been elected president of the next session of the UN General Assembly.

UN gen secy elections kick off, Security Council and General Assembly call to recommend women candidates
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UN gen secy elections kick off, Security Council and General Assembly call to recommend women candidates

The UN has kicked off the process to elect the next Secretary General, with the Security Council and General Assembly made calls for women candidates.

Won't give up talks with Kashmiri separatists, says Pakistan, India rejects condition
India

Won't give up talks with Kashmiri separatists, says Pakistan, India rejects condition

Pakistan has declared that it won't give up consulting Kashmiri separatists in order to hold talks with India- a condition that India promptly rejected at the General Assembly.

India calls for global efforts to empower women at UN General Assembly
India

India calls for global efforts to empower women at UN General Assembly

"Women bear a disproportionate burden of poverty, globally," First Secretary in the Indian Mission to the UN Mayank Joshi said at a UN General Assembly.

UN holds first-ever meeting on anti-Semitism in response to growing violence
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UN holds first-ever meeting on anti-Semitism in response to growing violence

The UN General Assembly is holding its first-ever meeting devoted to anti-Semitism on Thursday in response to a global increase in violence against Jews.

Make selection process of UN chief more transparent: India
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Make selection process of UN chief more transparent: India

Momentum is building up to make the selection process of the UN Chief more transparent amid growing frustration over the dominance of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council in appointing the Secretary General.

India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2015-17
World

India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2015-17

India was on Tuesday re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17.

 Finally, Modi-Sharif meeting to happen but during Saarc Summit in Kathmandu
India

Finally, Modi-Sharif meeting to happen but during Saarc Summit in Kathmandu

The 18th Saarc summit is scheduled for 26-27 November. It will be well nigh impossible for the Indian and Pakistani prime ministers to ignore each other throughout the two-day event or limit themselves to a mere hand shake.

India rejects Pak PM's comments on Jammu and Kashmir in UN
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India rejects Pak PM's comments on Jammu and Kashmir in UN

India today strongly rejected the "untenable comments" made by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Jammu and Kashmir in the UNGA.

We cannot draw a veil on the issue of Kashmir, says Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif
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We cannot draw a veil on the issue of Kashmir, says Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly and blamed India for canceling the Foreign Secretary-level talks.

Islamic State must be degraded, destroyed: Obama calls for unity at UNGA
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Islamic State must be degraded, destroyed: Obama calls for unity at UNGA

The president's remarks came against the backdrop of an expanded US military campaign against the Islamic State group, with airstrikes now hitting targets in both Iraq and Syria