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British queen, heir merge media teams

The communications teams of Queen Elizabeth II and her heir, Prince Charles, are to merge, royal sources said Monday, which should help smooth his eventual transition to the throne. The Sunday Telegraph newspaper called the latest move "the clearest…
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Three NATO personnel killed in Kabul suicide car bomb

A Taliban suicide attacker detonated an explosives-packed car next to a NATO military convoy in Kabul on Friday, killing three NATO personnel and injuring at least four civilian passers-by, officials said. The blast in the Afghan capital left the twisted…

In Washington, UN, World Bank chiefs rally support ‘to build a healthy Haiti’

9 October 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined global partners, including the head of the World Bank, at a high-level conference in...

UN expert calls for assessing legal status of prolonged Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands

21 March 2014 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today called for an assessment by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of...
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Iran nuclear deal enters tricky new phase

Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers moved up a gear Wednesday as negotiators began in Vienna to hammer out what could be a historic accord. After three meetings this year that Washington says have enabled both sides to "understand each other…
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India’s Sun Pharma vows appropriate action as merger halted

India's Sun Pharma said Saturday it will take "appropriate action" after a court suspended the generic giant's $3.2-billion takeover of troubled rival Ranbaxy while insider trading allegations are probed. The Andhra Pradesh High Court order, dated April…

Beckham drums up support for UN typhoon-recovery in Philippines

14 February 2014 – David Beckham, a United Nations Children’s Fund Goodwill Ambassador, today met with children in the storm-ravaged Philippine city of Tacloban...
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#Exile: South Korean ferry owner seeks asylum – report

South Korean prosecutors investigating April's ferry disaster said Tuesday the fugitive head of the family that owns the vessel had indirectly approached a foreign embassy in Seoul over asylum, but was rejected. Briefing domestic reporters, prosecutors…
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UK Offers To Help Nigeria In Clearing Boko Haram From North-East

Mr Michael Fallon, the UK Secretary of State for Defence, has said his country will deploy additional military advisers and trainers to Nigeria to help...

UN expert group on arbitrary detention welcomes the release of detainees in Cuba, US

18 December 2014 – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention today welcomed the recent release of a number of detainees in Cuba...