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Giant flatworms lurk unnoticed in France

24 May 2018 | 3:27 PM

Paris, May 24 (UNI) Hammerhead flatworms, which can grow up to 1 metre long, have been living in France and its oversees territories, uncharted by scientists for over 20 years, according to a new study.

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Mysterious 'sound' sickness prompts warning for Americans in China

24 May 2018 | 3:21 PM

Beijing, May 24 (UNI) The US State Department has issued a health alert to the US citizens in China after an American government worker suffered a mild traumatic brain injury following mysterious "sensations of sound and pressure.

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PM, Imran attend NA session on KP-FATA merger

PM, Imran attend NA session on KP-FATA merger

24 May 2018 | 2:30 PM

Islamabad, May 24 (UNI) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan arrived at Parliament House on Thursday to attend a National Assembly session on the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

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EC proposes new rules for OLAF

24 May 2018 | 2:13 PM

Brussels, May 24 (UNI) The creation of a European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) marks the beginning of a new phase in the fight against fraud affecting the EU budget.

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Expanding clean energy global top priority

24 May 2018 | 2:10 PM

Brussels, May 24 (UNI) The European Commission (EC) Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and the Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete and Carlos Moedas are attending the two Ministerial meetings focussing on the clean energy transition globally.

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Transforming world requires input from all: UN deputy chief

24 May 2018 | 2:04 PM

United Nations, May 24 (UNI) International efforts to create a world where no one is left behind will only become a reality if all sectors in society participate, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General has told ambassadors in New York.

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EDF: EC welcomes provisional agreement on industrial prog

24 May 2018 | 2:02 PM

Brussels, May 24 (UNI) The European Commission has welcomed the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP).

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Urgent action needed to avoid war in Gaza: UN envoy tells SC

24 May 2018 | 1:58 PM

United nations, May 24 (UNI) Gaza is on the verge of collapse and its people becoming increasingly desperate, a United Nations envoy has told the Security Council, urging international action to avoid another war, alleviate suffering and empower more responsible government within the enclave.

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Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on ‘epidemiological knife-edge’

24 May 2018 | 1:50 PM

United Nations, May 24 (UNI) The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an “epidemiological knife-edge” regarding the spread of deadly Ebola disease, despite the quick response by authorities and international partners to the threat, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

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Tackling corruption essential, declares UN chief

24 May 2018 | 1:40 PM

United Nations, May 24 (UNI) Corruption and complicity know no geographical boundaries, and it is society’s most vulnerable who get hurt the most, senior United Nations officials has said, calling on Government leaders to fight the scourge, “from the top down”.

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2019 EU Budget: EC proposes budget focused on continuity

24 May 2018 | 1:37 PM

Brussels, May 24 (UNI) The European Commission (EC) has proposed the 2019 draft EU Budget of €166-billion in commitments, investing in a stronger and more resilient European economy and promoting solidarity and security on both sides of the EU's borders.

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South Korea leads developed nations in household debt

24 May 2018 | 1:33 PM

United Nations, May 24 (UNI) Despite being the world’s 11th largest economy, a significant number of South Koreans are living in “substandard” housing, faced with rising rents they can no longer afford, a United Nations rights expert has said, noting that the country now leads developed nations in levels of household debt.

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EU agencies step up cooperation on cybersecurity

24 May 2018 | 1:26 PM

Brussels, May 24 (UNI) European Commission Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel have hosted the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the European Union's agencies working on cybersecurity and cyber defence.

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Peace and security challenges in Africa’s Sahel region

24 May 2018 | 1:17 PM

United Nations, May 24 (UNI) A “holistic approach” is needed to the address peace and security challenges in Africa’s vast Sahel region, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official has told the Security Council, calling for more investment in better government, social services and youth opportunities.

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North Korea calls Pence's comments 'stupid'

North Korea calls Pence's comments 'stupid'

24 May 2018 | 1:00 PM

Seoul, May 24 (UNI) A senior North Korean official has dismissed remarks by US Vice-President Mike Pence as "stupid", casting further uncertainty about a planned meeting between the two countries' leaders, a BBC News report said on Thursday.

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