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  • US seeks talks without preconditions, but Iran must show it is ready - State Department
  • French Parliament passes bill on Notre Dame restoration
  • Iran refuses to negotiate cutbacks in missile program under any conditions - Mission to UN
  • Trump says Turkey prohibited from buying more F-35s due to S-400 acquisition
  • Germany’s Merkel congratulates Ursula von der Leyen on confirmation
  • Three men stand accused of assassinating Maltese Journalist - Reports
  • US hopes justice will be rendered in Khashoggi killing - US envoy for Iran
  • Minor dies in road accident in Tripura
  • Punjab will become desert, if robbery of its river waters continues unabated: Sukhbir
  • Three get imprisonment till death for gangrape, murder of 19-yr-old girl in Sangli
  • One needs right mentor to get right path in life: Maurya
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Brexit ferry deal rushed and risky, MPs say

Brexit ferry deal rushed and risky, MPs say

10 Jul 2019 | 10:55 AM

London, July 10 (UNI) The government's Brexit ferry programme was "rushed and risky", according to a cross-party group of MPs, who confirmed the botched project had cost £85m.

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Nepal court jails ex-UN official for child abuse

10 Jul 2019 | 10:31 AM

Kathmandu, Jul 10 (UNI) A former UN official has been jailed in Nepal for sexually abusing children.

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Opportunity to right tragic wrongs of past for DRC’s Kasaï region

10 Jul 2019 | 10:28 AM

United Nations, Jul 10 (UNI) With the decrease of violence in the Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the arrival of new civilian authorities, and the appointment of a new prime minister, the conditions are in place to begin the fight against impunity and work towards the reconciliation of communities, have said two UN independent human rights experts.

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Universal education goal ‘unrealistic’, warns UNESCO

10 Jul 2019 | 10:26 AM

United Nations, Jul 10 (UNI) Nations are not doing enough to ensure that every child goes to school – and stays there - by 2030, a key commitment of the 2030 Global Goals agenda, UNESCO has said.

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Sudan in spotlight at HRC as UN official appeals for dialogue

10 Jul 2019 | 10:23 AM

United nations, Jul 10 (UNI) All grievances linked to violence perpetrated against Sudanese protesters by security forces across the country should be investigated independently and justice must be served, a top UN rights official has said.

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Trump 'disrespectful' to PM and UK, says Jeremy Hunt

Trump 'disrespectful' to PM and UK, says Jeremy Hunt

10 Jul 2019 | 10:20 AM

London, Jul 10 (UNI) US Donald Trump has been "disrespectful" towards the British prime minister and the UK, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

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Rohingya refugees endure devastating rainfall in B'desh

10 Jul 2019 | 10:16 AM

United Nations, Jul 10 (UNI) Heavy flooding and landslides in the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, has left thousands of children and families in an increasingly dire situation with critical infrastructure damaged or destroyed, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned on, while scaling up relief efforts to those vulnerable children.

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Cancer-fighting drugs included in UN list of essential medicines

10 Jul 2019 | 10:12 AM

United Nations, Jul 10 (UNI) The UN health agency, WHO, has announced that dozens of new drugs have been added to the list of essential medicines that every country should have, including new cancer treatments that can be swallowed rather than injected.

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Threat from petty criminals who turn to terrorism

10 Jul 2019 | 10:04 AM

United Nations, Jul 10 (UNI) The less predictable threats represented by small-time criminals who have opportunistically embraced terrorism, are a source of growing concern, the UN Security Council has heard.

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US to enlist military allies in Gulf and Yemen waters

US to enlist military allies in Gulf and Yemen waters

10 Jul 2019 | 10:01 AM

Washington, Jul 10 (UNI) A senior US general has said his country wants to create an international military coalition to safeguard waters around Iran and Yemen.

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Global response to poverty and env goals 'not ambitious enough’

10 Jul 2019 | 10:01 AM

United Nations, Jul 10 (UNI) The global response to realising poverty and environmental goals agreed by world leaders in 2015 has not been “ambitious enough” according to the UN Secretary-General.

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Time to seize opportunity, says ECOSOC President

10 Jul 2019 | 9:54 AM

United Nations, Jul 10 (UNI) Nations across the world now have an “unprecedented opportunity to talk to each other and learn from each other”, Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC), has said, kicking off the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York.

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CPJ urges Pak officials to restore TV news outlets

CPJ urges Pak officials to restore TV news outlets

10 Jul 2019 | 9:48 AM

New York, Jul 10 (UNI) Pakistani authorities should immediately unblock broadcasts of privately owned news channels Capital TV, 24 News HD and Abtak News 247, the Committee to Protect Journalists has urged.

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PNG: Women and children killed in tribal massacre

10 Jul 2019 | 9:47 AM

Port Moresby, Jul 10 (UNI) Women and children are among a group of people murdered in a tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea's Highlands area.

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Kitagawa, Japanese boy band mogul passes away

Kitagawa, Japanese boy band mogul passes away

10 Jul 2019 | 9:35 AM

Tokyo, Jul 10 (UNI) Johnny Kitagawa, who shaped Japan's most loved boy band landscape for more than a century, passed away in a hospital here on Tuesday.

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