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Renewed, stronger partnerships needed to close gaps on anti-poverty goals – UN reports

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to journalists at the launch of the 2013 MDG Gap Task Force Report. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 19 September 2013 – The international community must live up to the commitments it made in support of achieving universally accepted anti-poverty targets, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said launching a new report which finds that […]

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UN issues call on Member States to ratify convention on rights of the child

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Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children Marta Santos Pais briefs the press. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard 19 September 2013 – United Nations officials today urged Member States that have not done so to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Child and its three Optional Protocols, stressing that this is vital to protect […]

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Maldives: Ban urges respect for democracy ahead of second-round presidential vote

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UN Photo/Steve Tickner 19 September 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all political leaders in the Maldives to live up to their responsibilities and respect the democratic process in the second round of the presidential election on 28 September. In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, Mr. Ban said the first […]

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iPhone 5’s fingerprint reader won’t work with a severed finger

By   /  September 19, 2013  /  All News, NORTH AMERICA, USA  /  No Comments

Posted: September 17, 2013  7:26 PM Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5s in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10. Good news for anyone fearful of being mugged for their shiny brand new iPhone 5S: you probably won’t get your finger cut […]

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UN and African Union sign plan to protect children in armed conflict

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Children caught on the frontlines in Katanga province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: OCHA/Gemma Cortes 19 September 2013 – The United Nations and the African Union have agreed to strengthen protection of conflict-affected children in Africa, where despite progress, grave child rights violations including under-age recruitment, continue. “As the African Union is taking […]

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Afghan pride in football victory shows way forward toward normalcy – UN envoy

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Afghans celebrate their country’s victory over India in the South Asian Football Federation Championship. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi 19 September 2013 – Citing Afghans’ “exuberant” display of national unity and pride at the war-wracked country’s victory in a regional football championship as a “welcome sign” on the gradual path to normalcy, the top United Nations envoy […]

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Upcoming elections in Sri Lanka an opportunity for reconciliation – UN chief

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A polling area in the the north of Sri Lanka when local elections were held in July 2010. Photo: IRIN 19 September 2013 – The forthcoming provincial elections in Sri Lanka are an important opportunity for reconciliation in the country, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling on all parties to take part in the electoral […]

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Kosovo: top UN official strongly condemns fatal attack on European Union convoy

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Special Representative Farid Zarif. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 19 September 2013 – The top United Nations official in Kosovo has strongly condemned this morning’s attack on a European Union convoy that resulted in one death, and urged that those responsible be brought to justice. An officer serving with the EU Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) lost […]

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PM to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Canada

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September 18, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, will be paying an official visit to Canada from September 23-24, 2013. This will be Prime Minister Abe’s first visit to Canada since taking office in December 2012. “Canada and Japan enjoy a robust and dynamic partnership, […]

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$718 billion KSA spending boom

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Saudi and US officials and business leaders attend the joint forum in Los Angeles. (SPA) JEDDAH: P. K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | Arab News Staff Published — Thursday 19 September 2013 Total volume of government spending in Saudi Arabia amounted to $718 billion during the last five years while investments during the same period reached $141 […]

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