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Shanghai reports two deaths in China bird flu outbreak

Two people have died from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in China's commercial hub Shanghai, including a medical doctor, the local government said Monday, the city's first fatalities from the virus this year. The victims included a 31-year-old surgeon…

UN labour agency urges Cambodian garment unions, manufacturers to resolve dispute

31 December 2013 – Concerned about ongoing protests in Cambodia which have virtually shut down the garment industry, the United Nations labour agency today...

Cambodia: UN labour agency urges independent probe in deadly protests

28 January 2014 – Amid reports that riot police have been deployed in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh to break up anti-Government protests, the...

Cambodia: UN expert concerned over curbs affecting human rights, democratic processes

7 April 2014 – The United Nations independent expert on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, expressed concern today that the country’s National...
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A talk on China with US under-secretary of international trade

Editor's note: the author, Zhenyu Li, a contributing columnist for some of the world's premier publications and editor-in-chief of the business channel at the People's Daily Online, a publication of China's Communist Party. BEIJING, China — For the…

UN mission reports rocket fire from south Lebanon towards Israel

11 July 2014 – The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has reported that earlier today, its radar revealed that three rockets originating from...

UN human rights chief dismayed as India re-criminalizes same-sex relationships

12 December 2013 – The United Nations human rights chief today voiced her disappointment at the re-criminalization of consensual same-sex relationships in India, calling...

Encouraged by preparations for historic Afghan polls, Ban urges all citizens to vote

3 April 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he is encouraged by the technical and security preparations and broad public engagement for Afghanistan’s...
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China fines Sina Corp over unhealthy and indecent content

Chinese authorities have slapped Internet giant Sina Corp. with a fine of more than $815,000 over "unhealthy and indecent content", the company announced. The "administrative fine" of 5.1 million yuan ($815,038) was imposed by the Beijing Municipal…

Ashraf Ghani Unhappy With State of Things In Afghan

Is Ghani at the brink of losing his government to officious lawmakers? Is the grip of terrorism subtly dictating the charge of the government?...