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Bengal Elections: Video clip on Sitalkuchi incident goes viral | Karnataka reports 11,265 Covid cases, highest one-day spike this year | No decision to cut short Kumbh Mela: Officials | Delhi reports over 17000 fresh Covid cases setting a new single-day record | Rajasthan announces 12-hr daily Covid curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in all cities

Ebola: As global response lags, UN warns 20,000 may be infected by November

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Unless efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are ramped up, more than 20,000 people could be infected by early November, according to a joint United Nations study published on Tuesday that predicts number of cases will climb exponentially.

Ban seeks 'vision, concrete action' from world leaders at UN climate summit

New York, Sept 3 (IBNS) True to his belief that tackling climate change requires “all hands on deck”, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is gathering a new and unique mix of partners at United Nations Headquarters Tuesday – from Government, business, finance and civil society – for a summit aiming to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal.

UN Women, Mary Robinson, to host special climate change event for women leaders

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) On the eve of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit, UN climate envoy Mary Robinson and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women, are gathering with some 130 other women leaders to show their commitment to climate action.

Advance team of UN mission for Ebola response arrives in West Africa

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Laying the groundwork for the effective and coherent action necessary to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has sickened more than 5,800 people and killed some 2,800, an advance team of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response arrived on Monday in Accra, Ghana to set up the operation's headquarters.

Newly-detected bird flu in Southeast Asia poses threat to animal health, people's livelihoods

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday warned that a recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus detected in poultry in Southeast Asia presents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored.

Extreme weather hits Asia, Europe as world leaders gear up for UN climate summit

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the ‘new normal’ that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global warming, the head of United Nations Disaster Reduction Office said on Monday on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York.

Extreme weather hits Asia, Europe as world leaders gear up for UN climate summit

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the ‘new normal’ that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global warming, the head of United Nations Disaster Reduction Office said on Monday on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York.

Extreme weather hits Asia, Europe as world leaders gear up for UN climate summit

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the ‘new normal’ that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global warming, the head of United Nations Disaster Reduction Office said on Monday on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York.

2014 Arctic sea ice minimum sixth lowest on record

California, Sept 22 (IBNS): Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

ISRO successfully test fires Mars Orbiter Spacecraft's main liquid engine

Sriharikota, Sept 22 (IBNS): In a significant achievement, India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) satellite "Mangalyaan" on Monday cleared a crucial four-second motor fire test just 48 hours ahead of its insertion into the martian orbit.

"Mangalyaan" clears rehearsal test, readies for D-day

Sriharikota, Sept 22 (IBNS): India,s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) satellite "Mangalyaan" on Monday cleared a crucial four-second motor fire test just 48 hours ahead of its insertion into the martian orbit, when history will be created, media reported.

NASA's newest Mars mission spacecraft enters orbit around Red Planet

California, Sept 22 (IBNS) NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars.

Feature: No 'Plan B' for climate action as there is no 'Planet B, says UN chief

New York, Sept 22 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday told what is thought to be the largest ever march in the United States demanding measures to halt the advance of global climate change, that there is no "Plan B" for action as there is no "Planet B."

NASA Cargo launches to space station aboard SpaceX resupply mission

California, Sept 21 (IBNS) About 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo are on their way to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft.

Ban launches UN Ebola response mission; advance teams to arrive in West Africa on Monday

New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially established the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response and has instructed the advance teams for the first-of-its-kind operation to head to its base in Accra, Ghana, by Monday.