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Pakistan: Ramadan charity distribution stampede leaves 11 dead

Karachi: At least 11 people died on Friday during a stampede at a factory in Pakistan's Karachi city, media reports said.

Pakistan: Police shoots unarmed boy in Karachi

Police shot at and critically wounded an unarmed Class IX student near the Rizvia Society underpass in Pakistan's Karachi city on Wednesday, media reports said.

Pakistan: Hindu doctor shot dead in Karachi

Karachi: A Hindu doctor in Pakistan's Karachi city became the latest victim of target killing in Karachi city on Thursday.

Nepal: Kathmandu’s longest chariot festival honouring Lord of Rain commences

The chariot procession of Seto Macchindranath, one of the biggest chariot festivals celebrated inside Kathmandu valley, commenced on Wednesday, media reports said.

Bangladesh War: UN hosts first exhibition on 1971 genocide

A photo exhibition was held recently at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time under the joint auspices of the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN and Bangladesh Liberation War Museum, media reports said on Friday.

Increasing availability of non-alcoholic drinks may reduce amount of alcohol purchased online: Study

New York: Increasing the proportion of non-alcoholic drinks on sale in online supermarkets could reduce the amount of alcohol people purchase, suggests a study published today led by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Afghanistan: Taliban shuts down women-run radio station

Kabul: The Taliban administrators of Afghanistan have shut down women-run  Radio Sadai-e- Banowan in northeastern Badakhshan province over an alleged violation of the ruling regime’s broadcasting policy,  media reports said.

Greater protection needed for Palestinians amid rising violence, annexation threat

New York: The international community must take firm and principled action to protect the human rights and dignity of Palestinians, amid mounting violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and the threat of even further annexation, an independent UN-appointed rights expert said on Thursday.

Women in peacekeeping: UN Fund calls for new ideas and investment

New York: The UN’s Elsie Initiative Fund (EIF) launched a fresh call for funding proposals on Thursday, aimed at improving opportunities for uniformed women to serve in peacekeeping operations, and better serve vulnerable communities worldwide.

New network aims to save migrant lives in the Americas

New York: A new UN-backed network aims to drive action to save migrant lives in the Americas, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday.

General Assembly votes to seek World Court’s opinion, in quest for ‘bolder’ climate action

New York: The UN General Assembly will seek the opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on countries’ obligations to address climate change, following the adoption by consensus of a resolution on Wednesday.

UN rights experts condemn Uganda’s ‘egregious’ anti-LGBT legislation

New York: Making homosexuality punishable by death is an egregious violation of human rights, independent UN Human Rights Council-appointed experts said on Wednesday, urging Uganda’s president to veto new laws approved by parliament this month, which further criminalise people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), and those who defend them.

Afghanistan: OHCHR alarm over arrests of activists speaking up for women and girls

New York: The de facto Taliban authorities in Afghanistan must immediately release activists detained for advocating for girls’ and women’s rights, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Wednesday, expressing alarm over ongoing arrests.

Australians warned of looming Covid waves, encouraged to take booster dose

Canberra: Australia's top doctor has warned the country to prepare for new waves of COVID-19 in the lead-up to winter.

Turkish parliament ratifies Finland's NATO membership protocol: Deputy Speaker

Istanbul: The Grand National Assembly of Turkey ratified the protocol on Finland's membership in NATO, Deputy Speaker Haydar Akar said.