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UN agency calls on Syrians to protect cultural heritage amid uptick in violence

2 April 2015 – Syrians must unite for the protection of their shared cultural heritage amid a recent escalation in hostilities across the war-torn...
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Quake near Iran nuclear plant kills 8

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on the Gulf coast near Iran's sole nuclear power plant killed eight people and injured 190 on Thursday, emergency response chief Hassan Qadami told state media. "So far, there are seven dead and 30 injured receiving hospital…
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Russia to create its own national payment system, Ptuin says

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia should create its own national payment settlement system, in a clear bid to become more independent of the West amid the controversy over Moscow's seizure of Crimea. "In countries such as Japan and China…

UN chief saddened by passing of Trinidad and Tobago's former President

11 April 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to the Trinidad and Tobago's former President, A.N.R. (Ray) Robinson, who died on...

Hatra destruction &#39war crime,&#39 says UN chief in wake of ISIL destruction of heritage...

7 March 2015 – and bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud and the Director General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

Humanitarian needs outpacing response amid ongoing obstacles to aid delivery in Syria – UN

26 June 2014 – Four months after the Security Council adopted a resolution demanding unimpeded access to people in need of assistance in Syria,...

Condemning murder of Colombian cameraman, UNESCO chief urges probe

5 March 2014 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom called today for an investigation into the death...
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Swedish superstar Daniel Sedin in hospital after hit

Swedish superstar Daniel Sedin was in a Vancouver hospital Sunday night after being hit by Calgary's Paul Byron in the second period of the Canucks 5-1 victory at Rogers Arena. Sedin scored two goals in the first period but was taken off the ice on…
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UN raises alarm over human rights in Ukraine as vote looms

The United Nations warned Friday of an "alarming deterioration" of human rights in eastern Ukraine, where an armed insurgency by pro-Russian separatists is threatening a presidential election just over a week away. In a new report, the UN rights chief…
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NATO warns Karzai aid at risk if no troop accord

NATO officials warned Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday that he must sign a US troop status accord or put at risk future military and development aid for his country. While planning continues for a post-2014 training and advisory mission after NATO…

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