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CELAC Fifth Summit Ends with demand to end US economic blockade against Cuba

BAVARO-UNS –  The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) concludes in the eastern city of Dominican Republic, with the adoption of a political declaration and other special pronouncements. After the analysis by coordinators and foreign ministers in their respective …

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2016 was warmest yet, UN confirm

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Last year was Earth’s warmest on record, according to data compiled by the UN, confirming US findings that heat records were broken for a third year in 2016. The study by the World Meteorological Organization found that global average temperatures were about 1.1 …

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Eight men own half the world’s wealth : Oxfam

DAVOS, Switzerland -UNS/AP) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by …

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WB expects global economy to pick up growth in 2017

ISLAMABAD -UNS – World Bank on Tuesday said in its latest report that the global economy is expected to see moderate recovery in the coming years, with growth rate in 2017 and 2018 separately at 2.7 percent and 2.9 percent. The growth rate in 2017 …

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New UN chief demands strategy changes to prevent war

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday demanded the UN and member states to make corresponding changes to their strategy and operations to prevent war and sustain peace. In his first address to the Security Council after taking office, Guterres highlighted the need to rebalance the …

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Islamic military alliance proposed by Dr Mahatir Muhammad in 2005

ISLAMABAD -UNS- – The Islamic military alliance was proposed in 2005 by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Muhammad and Islamic Observers Organization s spokesperson Fazal Muhammad to Saudi king Abdullah. According to Mahatir Muhammad, King Abdullah favored the suggestion and wished to bring it forward …

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Cuba mourns revolutionary icon Fidel Castro

HAVANA – Cuba mourned revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Sunday as the communist island prepared to say its last goodbyes to the towering giant of its modern history with mass memorials and a four-day funeral procession. After the stunned commotion surrounding Saturday’s announcement that Castro …

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Cuba’s Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90

ISLAMABAD -UNS/BBC- Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. His supporters said he had given Cuba back to the people. But he was also accused of suppressing opposition. Ashen and grave, President Castro told …

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US election 2016: Trump momentum forces new Clinton effort

As opinion polls suggest Donald Trump is gaining support, Hillary Clinton has been holding rallies in states that had been considered safe for the Democrats. A BBC correspondent says both teams are now concentrating more on getting their supporters to vote, rather than swaying those …

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22 soldiers killed in attack on Niger refugee camp

MALIAN -UNS- Twenty-two soldiers have been killed in an attack blamed on jihadists against a camp in Niger sheltering Malian refugees, a security official said on Friday. The attack against the camp in Tazalit, in the Tahoua region some 300 kilometres (200 miles) northeast of …

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