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UN hoists Palestine flag for 1st time

UN hoists Palestine flag for 1st time

The flag of Palestine has finally been raised at the United Nations headquarters in an apparent blow to the Israeli regime and the United States who opposed the move until the very last moment. A large crowd of diplomats and reporters watched on Wednesday as the flag was raised in New York at 1:00 p.m. [&hellip

Civil war looms in CAR: UN expert

Civil war looms in CAR: UN expert

The UN independent expert on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) warns that the landlocked country could face “civil war” unless the latest wave of violence there is brought under control. “I fear that if this violence is not rapidly contained, targeted attacks based on ethnicity and religion inevitably risk increasing and [&hellip

WHO expands antiretroviral guidelines

WHO expands antiretroviral guidelines

The World Health Organization wants all HIV patients to be given antiretroviral drugs immediately after diagnosis. That means that 37 million people worldwide should be on treatment. Anyone diagnosed with HIV should receive antiretroviral treatment, the World Health Organization announced, removing limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART). Previous guidelines had suggested ART for patients whose immune [&hellip

Italian police clear migrant tent camp

Italian police clear migrant tent camp

​Italian police have cleared a makeshift migrant encampment near the French border. The camp in Ventimiglia was formed after France in June set up border checks to prevent onward movement of migrants. The camp was cleared early Wednesday as some migrants gathered along the seaside and protested, with one banner reading “We want freedom to [&hellip

Five death sentences for 2006 Mumbai bombings

Five death sentences for 2006 Mumbai bombings

An Indian court has sentenced five people to death for their role in a series of 2006 Mumbai train bombings. India has accused Pakistani intelligence and the terrorist group Lashkar-e Taiba of orchestrating the attacks. Seven others were also sentenced to life in prison for the bombing attacks that killed 188 people and wounded more [&hellip

‘2 Japanese detained in China for spying’

‘2 Japanese detained in China for spying’

Newly released reports say two Japanese men have been detained in China on charges of spying and have been held in custody for several months. One of the detainees was arrested in May near military installations in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang and the other near the frontier with North Korea at around the same [&hellip

First UK womb transplants get ‘Go-Ahead’

First UK womb transplants get ‘Go-Ahead’

​Ten women will be chosen to undergo Britain’s first ever womb transplant operations after approval was granted for a clinical trial of the pioneering treatment. A special committee at Imperial College London has given the green light following the birth of a baby boy after a transplant in Sweden last year. More than 100 women [&hellip

Obama insists Syria’s Assad must go

Obama insists Syria’s Assad must go

US President Barack Obama insists Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must step down if the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group is to be defeated. Speaking Tuesday at a counterterrorism summit in New York, Obama pledged to use all possible tools to destroy Daesh, which he admitted was continuing to expand. “In Syria… defeating ISIL requires, I believe, [&hellip

Abe: Japan must fix own problems ‘before accepting immigrants’

Abe: Japan must fix own problems ‘before accepting immigrants’

​Tokyo has announced a billion-dollar assistance package for refugees fleeing Middle East conflict. It has, however, hosed down suggestions Japan should open its doors Japan should address its own demographic concerns before accepting refugees affected by conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (pictured) has said. Abe made the comments at [&hellip

Burkina army surrounds coup plotters

Burkina army surrounds coup plotters

​A major airport is shut in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou as soldiers lock down an area around the barracks of an elite unit involved in a short-lived coup after they refused to disarm. An unnamed senior official told AFP news agency said on Tuesday that Ouagadougou’s international flights were cancelled as army surrounded the [&hellip