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  • Marathwada set for close poll fight
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  • Stage set for Khonsa West bye-election
  • Heavy rainfall likely in Tamil Nadu, Kerala in next 24 hours
  • BJP Chandigarh workers hold campaigns in 5 constituencies in Karnal district
  • Haryana DGP urges voters to cast vote without fear, security tightens across the state
  • Police registers case against Seeman for defamatory remarks against TN Ministers
  • Cash seizure:PSI suspended, cops face dept inquiry for letting jailed MLA Kadam visit Thane flat
  • Three killed as suicide bomber targets guv's motorcade in Afghanistan's Wardak province
  • Gen Rawat says 6-10 Pak soldiers killed in ceasefire violation
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc in Marathwada, damage standing Kharif crops in Parbhani, Osmanabad
  • Maradu flats: 84 owners missing
  • Haryana DGP urges voters to cast vote without fear
  • Jhabua gears up for by-poll voting on Monday
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UN official warns against complacency over IS defeat

United Nations, Feb 11 (UNI) A senior UN counter-terrorism official on Monday warned against complacency over the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

Despite recent successes against the IS and its affiliates, the threat posed by returning and relocating fighters, as well as from individuals inspired by them, remains high and has a global reach, Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of UN Counter-Terrorism Office, told the Security Council.

"I would therefore emphasise (that) the recent ISIL losses should not lead to complacency at any level," said Voronkov, using the initials of another name for the group: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Xinhua reported.

Briefing the Security Council on a report of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the threat posed by the IS to international peace and security, Voronkov called for "a well-coordinated multilateral response" to address the challenge.

"The threat of terrorism is a global challenge. It has grown in magnitude and impact over the last several decades. It does not recognize any geographical or perceived borders. Given the complexity, it is only through a well-coordinated multilateral response that we can address this challenge."
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Brazil: Clean-up on beaches affected by oil spill

20 Oct 2019 | 4:37 PM

Sao Paulo, Oct 20 (UNI) Thousands of people have taken part in a huge clean-up operation to remove oil and tar from beaches along Brazil's north-eastern coast, says a BBC News report.

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Guterres 'closely following' Mozambique election dispute

Guterres 'closely following' Mozambique election dispute

20 Oct 2019 | 3:50 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he had been "closely following developments" related to the 15 October general elections in Mozambique.

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UN Chief condemns Afghanistan killings

UN Chief condemns Afghanistan killings

20 Oct 2019 | 3:43 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) The attack on a mosque in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, which resulted in scores of civilians being killed, and dozens more injured, has been strongly condemned by UN chief António Guterres.

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'Farm slave’ rescue highlights human trafficking in Ukraine

'Farm slave’ rescue highlights human trafficking in Ukraine

20 Oct 2019 | 3:41 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) The UN migration agency, IOM, is warning of the dangers posed by human traffickers in Ukraine, who prey on jobless people in order to turn them into modern-day slaves.

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Anti-Semitism toxic to democracy, UN expert warns

Anti-Semitism toxic to democracy, UN expert warns

20 Oct 2019 | 3:41 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) To counter anti-Semitism, which is “toxic to democracy” and poses “a threat to all societies if left unaddressed”, countries must invest more in education, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has warned, speaking at UN headquarters in New York.

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