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Talks with Pakistani Taliban started, says Nawaz

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shakes hand with British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during a meeting in London on Thursday, October 31, 2013. – PPI Photo Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets with British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg along with their delegations in London on Thursday. – Photo by Online   Updated 2013-10-31 19:11:35   […]

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Happy 47th Birthday to Zoran Milanović 10th PM of Croatia born 30 Oct 1966

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Zoran Milanović (pronounced [zǒran milǎːnoʋit͡ɕ]; born 30 October 1966) is the Prime Minister of Croatia and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP), the largest centre-left political party in Croatia. After graduating from the Zagreb Law School, Milanović started working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served as counselor at the Croatian Mission […]

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China, Malaysia up military cooperation

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Fan Changlong (R), vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, meets with Malaysia’s Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 30, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Tao)   BEIJING, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) — China will work with Malaysia to improve military ties and strengthen practical cooperation, a senior Chinese military officer said on Wednesday. Vice […]

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Meeting with Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang

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Vladimir Putin and Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang discussed military technology cooperation between their two countries. Taking part in the meeting from the Russian side were Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov, Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the People’s Republic of China Andrei Denisov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Director of the […]

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Syria meets deadline, renders chemical weapons facilities ‘inoperable’ – OPCW-UN mission

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OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü. Photo: OPCW 31 October 2013 – Syria’s chemical weapons facilities are “inoperable,” the Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations overseeing the destruction of the country’s weapons programme confirmed today. “The Joint Mission is now satisfied that it has verified – and […]

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Funding shortage forces UN to reduce food rations for refugees in northern Kenya

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Somali refugee children at Dadaab, Kenya, where WFP is providing emergency food aid. Photo: WFP/Rose Ogola 31 October 2013 – Two United Nations humanitarian agencies announced today that they will be forced to reduce food rations for more than half a million refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in northern Kenya beginning tomorrow […]

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UN-backed awards recognize innovative green enterprises

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Awamu Biomass Energy Ltd (ABE), Uganda, one of 34 winners of the 2013 SEED Awards, announced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Photo: UNEP 31 October 2013 – Biodegradable plates made from Colombian seeds, an online car-sharing scheme in Viet Nam, and sanitary pads made from banana waste are some of this year’s winners […]

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International court chiefs brief UN Assembly on progress, challenges

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President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judge Peter Tomka. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard 31 October 2013 – Senior officials from the top United Nations judicial body – the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – and from the International Criminal Court, briefed the UN General Assembly today, highlighting the work of the courts over the […]

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UN envoy expresses concern over renewed clashes in northern Lebanese city

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Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 31 October 2013 – The top United Nations envoy in Lebanon today expressed serious concern over the recurrence of armed clashes in the city of Tripoli, and stressed the need for a long-term solution to stop the violence. According to media reports, a series of clashes […]

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UN expert urges Belarus to guarantee the right to elect and to be elected

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Special Rapporteur on Belarus Miklós Haraszti. Photo: OSCE/Susanna Lööf 31 October 2013 – Belarus is the only country in Europe with no opposition in parliament, a United Nations independent expert has said urging the Government to strengthen the right to elect and to be elected. “Elections in any country are the focal act of the […]

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