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UN: 330 killed in Ukraine since truce

UN: 330 killed in Ukraine since truce

The United Nations says more than 300 deaths have been reported in Ukraine’s volatile eastern regions since a ceasefire began a month ago. In a report, released on Wednesday, the UN Human Rights Office said clashes between government troops and pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine have left at least 331 people dead after ceasefire took [&hellip

Wild animals halved in number in 40 yrs

Wild animals halved in number in 40 yrs

The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, as humans hunt for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats, a new study has shown. Human destruction of habitat including rampant pollution has significantly contributed to the decline in the number of animals, fish and birds since the 1970s, scientists [&hellip

Mali asks UN to send more troops

Mali asks UN to send more troops

​Mali has asked the UN to send a rapid intervention force to fight Islamist militants in the north of the country. Malian Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop told the UN Security Council that urgent measures were needed following recent killings of UN peacekeepers. A Senegalese soldier died on Tuesday, days after nine peacekeepers from Niger were [&hellip

Ebola may cost W Africa $32bn: WB

Ebola may cost W Africa $32bn: WB

The World Bank has warned that the deadly Ebola virus could cost the West African countries more than USD 32 billion if it is not contained over the next year. On Wednesday, the World Bank said in a new report that if efforts to halt the spread of the virus in the West African countries [&hellip

Palestinians, Israelis clash at al-Aqsa

Palestinians, Israelis clash at al-Aqsa

Clashes have broken out between Israeli forces and Palestinians after the Israelis raided the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), occupied West Bank. The clashes, which erupted early on Wednesday, left dozens of the Palestinian worshipers injured. The clashes initially erupted between the Palestinians and Israeli troops in the Temple Mount, which is known to [&hellip

Yemeni prime minister resigns

Yemeni prime minister resigns

​The newly-elected Yemeni premier has resigned amid protests against his appointment to the post by the president. On Wednesday, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi accepted the resignation by Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak after Houthi Shia protesters slammed the government’s choice. Mubarak made the decision “in a bid to preserve the national unity and protect [&hellip

First Ebola patient in US dies

First Ebola patient in US dies

​A West African man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday in a hospital in Texas. Thomas Eric Duncan, who was from Liberia, had been in critical condition for several days at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in the city of Dallas. “It is with profound sadness [&hellip

Militias urge CAR president to resign

Militias urge CAR president to resign

Anti-balaka militants in the Central African Republic (CAR) have called on the country’s president and prime minister to step down. The self-declared anti-balaka coalition made the announcement in a statement on Monday while accusing CAR’s transitional government of financial corruption and discriminatory attitude towards different political parties. “Faced with the chaotic situation in CAR…the [anti-balaka] [&hellip

UN looks at North Korea rights record

UN looks at North Korea rights record

North Korea has defended its own human rights record in a rare meeting at the UN. An official publicly acknowledged the existence of labor camps in the country. North Korea’s UN delegation organized a rare open meeting on Tuesday in New York, inviting national delegates and journalists to attend. The gathering was seemingly in response [&hellip

People flee deadly violence in Kashmir

People flee deadly violence in Kashmir

Thousands of people have abandoned their homes in the disputed Kashmir region, following deadly cross-border clashes between Pakistan and India. The villagers are fleeing the violence-ravaged region to take shelter in underground bunkers, the two countries’ officials announced on Tuesday. According to official reports, the recent spell of violence in the disputed territory of Kashmir [&hellip