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World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

NEW YORK-UNS – The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nation’s humanitarian chief said as he pleaded for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. Stephen O’Brien said more than 20 million people face the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, …

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UN Security Council to meet on N.Korea missile launch

UNITED NATIONS -UNS: The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Monday on North Korea’s missile launch, the first test since US President Donald Trump took office. The United States, Japan and South Korea requested the consultations after North Korea confirmed it had …

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Attorneys General in 16 US States condemn Trump’s Muslim visa ban

NEW YORK-UNS – Attorneys General from 16 US states have condemned Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries travelling to the US. The White House has remained defiant over the travel ban, which prevents people from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Syria …

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Six dead in US airport shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA -UNS : A shooter wearing a Star Wars T-shirt opened fire at the baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, killing at least six people before being taken into custody, officials and witnesses said. Five people died and eight more …

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Obama set to veto 9/11 victims’ bid to sue Saudis

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama is poised to veto legislation exposing Saudi Arabia to court action over the 9/11 attacks, stepping in to defend legal precedent and an awkward ally, but inviting election-time opprobrium. White House officials say Obama will reject the “Justice Against …

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Closing ceremony of 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo. The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil’s arts and was held in a wet Maracana. Among the highlights were Tokyo’s impressive showcase and a vibrant …

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Pentagon not to pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon will not pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements after U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter decided not to tell Congress that Pakistan was taking adequate action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said. Relations between the two countries …

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Clinton regains firm lead on Trump after convention: polls

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Hillary Clinton got a support bounce of four to seven percentage points after the Democratic National Convention and now holds a substantial lead over Donald Trump in the White House race, polls released Monday showed. Clinton’s advantage over the Republican Trump is …

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Akistan Actively Pursuing Kashmiris’ Cause At UN: Maleeha Lodhi

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi Friday briefed representatives of the Kashmiri diaspora in New York on the evolving situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir in the backdrop of the grave human rights violations being committed there. Ambassador Lodhi informed participants of the meeting, which …

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US to send 560 more troops to Iraq: Carter

BAGHDAD: The United States will send an additional 560 military personnel to Iraq to assist in its fight against the Islamic State group, visiting Defence Secretary Ashton Carter announced Monday. The increase will bring the total authorised number of American forces in Iraq, most of …

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