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Russia isn't the only country to be removed from UN Human Rights Council: How does a suspension work and why it's significant
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Russia isn't the only country to be removed from UN Human Rights Council: How does a suspension work and why it's significant

In the 193-member United Nations General Assembly, 93 nations voted in favour of the resolution to remove Russia from the human rights council, in response to Moscow's invasion and alleged rights abuses in Ukraine. Russia is only the second nation after Libya whose membership has been suspended

US President Joe Biden welcomes Russia's suspension from UNHRC, calls it a 'meaningful step by the international community'
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US President Joe Biden welcomes Russia's suspension from UNHRC, calls it a 'meaningful step by the international community'

UN General Assembly suspended Russia from the UNHRC with 93-24 votes and 58 abstentions. India abstained from voting

UNGA suspends Russia from Human Rights Council, 93 members vote in favour of draft
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UNGA suspends Russia from Human Rights Council, 93 members vote in favour of draft

At the UNGA, India abstained from voting on the draft resolution to suspend Russia from UNHRC over Ukraine crisis

UNGA to vote today on draft resolution seeking to suspend Russia from UN Human Rights Council
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UNGA to vote today on draft resolution seeking to suspend Russia from UN Human Rights Council

The draft resolution expresses grave concern at the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, particularly at the reports of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law by Russia

Sanctions on India would be 'extraordinarily foolhardy', says Senator Ted Cruz to Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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Sanctions on India would be 'extraordinarily foolhardy', says Senator Ted Cruz to Senate Foreign Relations Committee

The US administration is required under domestic law, Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) to impose sanctions on any country that has significant transactions with Iran, North Korea or Russia.

Countries imposing no-fly zone over Ukraine will mean 'participation in armed conflict', says Putin
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Countries imposing no-fly zone over Ukraine will mean 'participation in armed conflict', says Putin

Ukrainian president has pleaded for a no-fly zone over his country and lashed out at NATO for refusing to impose one, warning that 'all the people who die from this day forward will also die because of you'

Russia, Ukraine clash at emergency special session of UN General Assembly: Only 11th such meet since 1956
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Russia, Ukraine clash at emergency special session of UN General Assembly: Only 11th such meet since 1956

While Ukraine demanded that Moscow stop its offensive and reverse the decision relating to the status of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Russia said that the root of the current crisis lies in the actions of Kyiv itself

International Volunteer Day 2021: From theme to significance, here's all you need to know
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International Volunteer Day 2021: From theme to significance, here's all you need to know

The day celebrates the work of volunteers, at the local, national and international levels and towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Armed man outside United Nations headquarters in New York arrested after standoff, lockdown
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Armed man outside United Nations headquarters in New York arrested after standoff, lockdown

The man, who appeared to be in his 60s, was taken into custody without incident at around 1:40 p.m., about three hours after police said he was first spotted outside a security checkpoint on Manhattan’s First Avenue.

World Children's Day 2021: From history, celebrations to theme, all you need to know
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World Children's Day 2021: From history, celebrations to theme, all you need to know

The theme for World Children’s Day 2021 is ‘A Better Future for Every Child’

BTS' Love Myself campaign with UNICEF raises millions of dollars — and tweets, says agency
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BTS' Love Myself campaign with UNICEF raises millions of dollars — and tweets, says agency

BTS joined forces with UNICEF four years ago with the collective goal of helping end violence, abuse and bullying, and to promote self-esteem in young children and have raised $3.6 million through their 'Love Myself' campaign

I got Covishield from India, says President of the 76th UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid
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I got Covishield from India, says President of the 76th UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid

India has exported over 66 million doses to nearly 100 countries, including the Maldives, Shahid's home country

World should come together to protect the oceans from race of expansion, exclusion says PM Modi at UNGA
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World should come together to protect the oceans from race of expansion, exclusion says PM Modi at UNGA

India, the US and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China's rising military manoeuvring in the resource-rich region.

India committed to complete elimination of nuclear weapons, says Harsh Vardhan Shringla
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India committed to complete elimination of nuclear weapons, says Harsh Vardhan Shringla

The foreign secretary pointed out that the goal can be achieved only through a step by step process and an agreed multilateral framework

On bilateral ties with India and China, Nepal pulls a balancing act at UN
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On bilateral ties with India and China, Nepal pulls a balancing act at UN

Addressing the General Debate of the UNGA's final day, Nepal's new Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka said that the country's worldview is shaped by its adherence to the principle of 'amity with all and enmity with none’.

Afghanistan ambassador has withdrawn from UNGA debate, says United Nations spokesperson
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Afghanistan ambassador has withdrawn from UNGA debate, says United Nations spokesperson

Ghulam Isaczai had been due to defy the Taliban with a speech but his name was removed from the list of speakers early on Monday.

Lesson in time management: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds 24 meetings in 65 hours spent in the US
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Lesson in time management: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds 24 meetings in 65 hours spent in the US

The four-day hectic visit saw PM Modi effectively using the time available and making the most of it and has a busy Sunday ahead of him as well on landing back in the capital

From conflict in Kashmir to starvation deaths in Tigray: Local problems take centre stage at 76th UNGA
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From conflict in Kashmir to starvation deaths in Tigray: Local problems take centre stage at 76th UNGA

The meet gave world leaders the opportunity to discuss and deliberate on some of the most unstable and unsettling current conflicts, which could have global repercussions

Modi in US Updates: PM Modi hails COVID-19 warriors at Global Citizen event, says threat of climate change 'looming large'
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Modi in US Updates: PM Modi hails COVID-19 warriors at Global Citizen event, says threat of climate change 'looming large'

Modi in US, UNGA summit Updates: For two years now, humanity is battling a once in a lifetime global pandemic. Our shared experience of fighting the pandemic has taught us we are stronger and better when we are together, said PM at Global Citizen event

Modi at UNGA: PM targets Pakistan and China, but not by name; slams nations with 'regressive thinking'
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Modi at UNGA: PM targets Pakistan and China, but not by name; slams nations with 'regressive thinking'

Narendra Modi on Saturday cautioned the UNGA about countries with 'regressive thinking' that are using terrorism as a 'political tool' and called for efforts to ensure no country takes advantage of the 'delicate situation' in Afghanistan