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Strong growth in Myanmar boosts opium production in ‘Golden Triangle' – UN report

18 December 2013 – Led by strong growth in Myanmar, opium poppy cultivation in the area known as the Golden Triangle rose for the...
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Muhammadu Buhari Reacts To Train Crash In India

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the death of 119 people in a train crash that occurred in India. According to the police in...
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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…
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Giant panda in Thailand pregnant, says zoo

A zoo in northern Thailand said Sunday that it was preparing for the birth of a second giant panda in the New Year thanks to artificial insemination. Chiang Mai Zoo said 12-year-old Lin Hui, who along with her partner Chuang Chuang is on loan from China…
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Coup: Thai ‘Red Shirts’ want referendum on political impasse

The leader of Thailand's pro-government "Red Shirt" movement called Thursday for a national referendum to resolve a political deadlock that prompted the army chief to declare martial law. Jatuporn Prompan said he made the proposal a day earlier during…
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Guides and climbers cancel Mount Everest expeditions after tragedy

Distraught Nepalese guides and climbers cancelled expeditions on Mount Everest Monday after at least 13 colleagues died in an avalanche, as anger mounted at poor payments for sherpas who take huge risks on the world's highest peak. Sherpas already grief…

UN chief, special envoys pledge to ‘spare no effort’ to end Syria bloodshed

17 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, flanked by his new special envoys for Syria, today pledged to “spare no effort” to help end...

Afghanistan: UN official says women's participation ‘key measure' of election's success

5 February 2014 – Calling the role of women in decision-making vital for Afghanistan’s future, the top United Nations official there said today the...

‘Go and vote,' UN official urges Afghans ahead of upcoming elections

2 April 2014 – A senior United Nations official today urged Afghans to use this Saturday’s presidential and provincial council elections to shape the...
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Body recovery from sunken South Korean ferry suspended

Concerns are growing among anguished families that the bodies of those who died in the sinking of a South Korean ferry may never be found, as search teams suspended work Saturday because of bad weather. A looming storm and high tides put a temporary…