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Nepal: New laws come into effect tomorrow

16 Aug 2018 | 2:18 PM

Kathmandu, Aug 16 (UNI) The Civil Code Act and Criminal Code Act, which intend to herald sweeping reforms in Nepal’s legal system, will come into force on Friday, according to a report in The Himalayan Times.

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Pakistan Prez election on Sept 4: ECP

16 Aug 2018 | 2:12 PM

Islamabad, Aug 16 (UNI) With less than a month left before the expiry of President Mamnoon Hussain's term, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued a schedule for the presidential election, setting Sept 4 as the day of the ballot, according to a Dawn report.

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Rifts in Opp leave PML-N alone against PTI challenge

16 Aug 2018 | 2:09 PM

Islamabad, Aug 16 (UNI) One after another, opposition parties seem to be abandoning the PML-N side as it struggles to counter the emergent Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in the National Assembly as well as in the Punjab Assembly, a Dawn report said on Thursday.

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Child deportation drive extreme violence and trauma: UNICEF

Child deportation drive extreme violence and trauma: UNICEF

16 Aug 2018 | 2:08 PM

United Nations, Aug 16 (UNI) The many life-threatening dangers faced by children from Central America who are being deported from the United States of America and Mexico, are highlighted in a new report from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, which also draws attention to the traumatic consequences of family separation by migration authorities.

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German envoy voices concern over Pak Twitter shutdown reports

16 Aug 2018 | 2:04 PM

Islamabad, Aug 16 (UNI) German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler on Thursday expressed concern over reports that Twitter may face shutdown in Pakistan, according to a report of The News International.

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UN official denounces suffering of civilians in Ghazni

16 Aug 2018 | 1:56 PM

United Nations, Aug 16 (UNI) With the death toll rising after days of intense fighting for the Afghan city of Ghazni, south-west of Kabul, the Head of the United Nations mission in the country (UNAMA) has said that the situation was “unacceptable” and called on warring parties to lay down their arms and seek a political solution to the conflict.

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Research demonstrates higher alcohol taxes help reduce alcohol consumption

16 Aug 2018 | 1:44 PM

Copenhagen , Aug 16 (UNI) Tax increases may not sound the most attractive of policy options, but are the single most cost-effective way of diminishing demand and reigning back consumption, says Dr Daniel Chisholm, Programme Manager in the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-course at WHO/Europe.

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UN rights experts call on Russia to release Ukrainian film-maker

16 Aug 2018 | 1:23 PM

United Nations, Aug 16 (UNI) A Ukrainian film-maker whose outspoken criticism of Russia’s continued annexation of Crimea has landed him in jail, prompted United Nations human rights experts to call on Russian authorities for his immediate and unconditional release.

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Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

16 Aug 2018 | 1:21 PM

Kabul, Aug 16 (UNI) Forty-eight people have been killed and 67 injured in a bomb explosion at an education centre in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, officials say.

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Monsanto lawsuit ruling recognition of victims’ human rights

16 Aug 2018 | 1:19 PM

United Nations, Aug 16 (UNI) UN experts said the $290 million jury award to a terminally-ill American on 10 August, 2018, who claimed his cancer was caused by a Monsanto manufactured weed killer, was a significant recognition of victims human rights.

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UN chief welcomes re-opening of key Gaza border crossing

UN chief welcomes re-opening of key Gaza border crossing

16 Aug 2018 | 1:18 PM

United Nations, Aug 16 (UNI) The decision by Israel to reopen the only functional commercial crossing point into Gaza which has been closed to most deliveries for weeks, has been welcomed by the United Nations Secretary-General.

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WHO supports life-saving health care for people in southern Syria

16 Aug 2018 | 8:25 AM

Amman, Aug 16 (UNI) The World Health Organisation (WHO) is supporting the provision of life-saving health care services for more than 900 000 conflict-affected people in southern Syria.

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WHO DG for Africa laud Uganda on Ebola outbreak operational readiness

16 Aug 2018 | 8:23 AM

Kampala, Aug 16 (UNI) Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti visited Uganda on their way from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to assess the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) response.

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Italy bridge: Grief and anger over 39 deaths

Italy bridge: Grief and anger over 39 deaths

15 Aug 2018 | 6:45 PM

Rome, Aug 15 (UNI) Grief in Italy for the 39 victims of a collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa has been mixed with anger that such a vital structure could have simply given way.

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First transgender governor nominee picked in US

15 Aug 2018 | 6:01 PM

New York, Aug 15 (UNI) A former energy executive in Vermont has taken a major step towards becoming the first ever transgender governor of a US state, said a BBC News report on Wednesday.

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