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Chinese top legislator meets with Indian Prime Minister

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Zhang Dejiang (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 23, 2013 . (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen) BEIJING, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) — Chinese top legislator Zhang Dejiang met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday and they agreed to […]

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China, Russia chant friendship, pledge closer cooperation

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev attend a ceremony of signing China-Russia cooperation documents in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 22, 2013. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)   BEIJING. Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — “We should let the Chinese youth know that China-Russia friendship is not ancient history,” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on […]

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Nawaz says he urged Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan

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  President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the conclusion of their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. – AP Photo Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 23, […]

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Secretary-General condemns attack resulting in death of UN peacekeepers in Mali

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UN Peacekeepers from Chad serving with the UN mission in Bamako, Mali. Photo: MINUSMA/Marco Dormino 23 October 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s suicide attack by unknown assailants on a checkpoint of the United Nations mission in Mali in which a number of Chadian peacekeepers have been killed and injured. “The Secretary-General offers […]

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Tuberculosis gains at risk due to millions of missed patients, drug resistance – UN report

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Tuberculosis-infected patients from Myanmar live in these huts for the duration of their treatment at the Wangpha TB clinic across the border in Thailand. Photo: IRIN/Sean Kimmons 23 October 2013 – Treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people with tuberculosis (TB), according to a new report by the United Nations health […]

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In Denmark, Ban launches sustainable energy hub, urges commitments on climate financing

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tours the roof of UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark, which has been outfitted with wind turbines and solar panels. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 23 October 2013 – The world is at a “tipping point,” and how it produces, distributes and uses energy will determine if sustainable development succeeds, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]

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African countries consent to tackle illegal timber trade in Congo Basin – UN agency

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The Congo Basin harbours the world’s second largest tropical forest. It is also a key resource for stabilizing the global climate. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano 23 October 2013 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today welcomed a declaration, adopted jointly by Governments from Africa’s main timber producing countries, timber industry representatives and civil […]

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Durable solution needed for people displaced by Kosovo conflict, UN rights expert urges

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Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Chaloka Beyani. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre 23 October 2013 – A United Nations independent expert today urged the Government of Serbia and the authorities in Kosovo to cooperate and discharge their primary responsibility for implementing lasting solutions for internally displaced persons, particularly as Serbia is […]

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Bakassi transfer good example of preventive diplomacy, says UN envoy for West Africa

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Special Representative Said Djinnit. UN Photo/Ryan Brown 23 October 2013 – The United Nations envoy for West Africa has praised Nigeria and Cameroon for their commitment that led to the transfer of sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula from the former to the latter, and cited the process as a good example of preventive diplomacy. In […]

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Syria: joint OPCW-UN chemical weapons team reports visits to nearly all declared sites

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An advance team of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arriving in Damascus, Syria, on 1 October 2013. UN Photo/Hend Abdel Ghany 23 October 2013 – The Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations dealing with Syria’s chemical weapons programme […]

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