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Uruguay's move to legalize cannabis endangers global anti-drug effort, UN agency says

11 December 2013 – Amid growing debate over international drug control policy in Latin America, the United Nations drug and crime agency today said...
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What makes Big Ben tick?

Alongside the London Eye and Buckingham Palace, Big Ben is one of London’s most iconic landmarks. A staple of the city’s skyline, residents and...

Lebanon: Security Council urges speedy election amid presidential vacuum

29 May 2014 – The Security Council today voiced its disappointment and concern that the election for a new Lebanese President has not taken...
UK To Keep Over 8m Naira Seized From Diezani Alison-Madueke For Six Months Ahead Of Trial

UK To Keep Over 8m Naira Seized From Diezani Alison-Madueke For Six Months Ahead...

The British government, yesterday, seized £27,000 from embattled ex-minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who was granted conditional bail by the National Crime Agency (NCA)...

Ban deplores Israel&#39s advancement of settlement activities in occupied Palestinian territories

15 May 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly deplored the advancement of settlement activities on three occasions over the past three...

UN human rights chief deplores Egypt’s ‘outrageous’ mass death sentences

29 April 2014 – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today strongly condemned the imposition of the death penalty on hundreds of...
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Italy seizes ‘tank’ in Venice anti-separatism swoop

Italian police on Wednesday arrested 24 alleged separatists for terrorism after thwarting a bizarre plan to take over St Mark's Square in Venice armed with guns and a rudimentary "tank" made from a digger. Police said they had arrested activists from…
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UN agencies ‘surging’ staff, funds to meet urgent humanitarian needs in Iraq

25 June 2014 – Yet again, another humanitarian crisis has hit war-torn Iraq, disproportionately and negatively impacting the hungry poor, the head of the...
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Japan commences work on surveillance unit near disputed islands

Japan broke ground Saturday on a coastal surveillance unit near a string of islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with China, a report said. Radar equipment will be installed on Yonaguni island to monitor ships and aircraft in the East…

Middle East: As fighting worsens, UN chief heads to region to help broker solution

18 July 2014 – Amid an escalation of violence in Gaza, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the region on Saturday to express solidarity...

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