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UN calls for global unity to conserve water on World Water Day

New York, Mar 23 (IBNS): As the perils of climate change increasingly threaten the planet, the international community must unite in “a spirit of urgent cooperation” to address the many water-related challenges facing humanity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Sunday.

Nepal: Two Indians killed in road mishap

Kathmandu, Mar 22 (IBNS) At least two Indian nationals were killed in a road mishap in Nepal's Makwanpur district on Sunday, media reports said.

NY: House fire kills 7 children

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) At least seven children were killed as fire broke out in a house in New York city's Brooklyn area on Saturday, media reports said.

Bangladesh: Road mishap kills 6 in Mymensingh

Mymensingh, Mar 21 (IBNS): At least six people were killed as a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Bangladesh's Mymensingh district on Saturday, media reports said.

Pakistan releases 57 Indian fishing boats

New Delhi/Islamabad, Mar 21 (IBNS): The Pakistan government on Saturday released 57 Indian fishing boats in an attempt to show 'goodwill gesture'.

More aid needed for 120,000 displaced by clashes in southern Philippines - UN agency

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) Intensifying armed conflict in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao has displaced some 120,000 people since late January, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday , expressing particular concern for the safety of women and children who could be exposed to exploitation and abuse.

Yemen: UN chief strongly deplores terrorist bombings, urges continued peace talks

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks against two mosques in Yemen on Fridaythat have reportedly left dozens of people dead and wounded.

Afghanistan: UN condemns brutal killing of mentally ill woman

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) United Nations officials in Afghanistan have strongly condemned the brutal killing of a 27-year-old mentally ill woman, who was attacked yesterday by an angry crowd accusing her of burning a copy of the Quran.

UN envoy says Libya on cusp of 'decisive moment' as parties resume peace talks

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) Negotiations between Libyan parties are entering a "decisive round" as continued fighting and the menace of terrorism cast a sense of urgency to the United Nations-facilitated talks, a senior official for the Organization said on Friday .

UN rights experts urge Pakistan not to execute juveniles

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) A group of independent United Nations human rights experts welcomed the last-minute decision by the Pakistani authorities to postpone the hanging of Shafqat Hussain, who was convicted as a minor, while calling on them to halt the execution altogether.

In call with Netanyahu, Ban urges renewed Israeli commitment to two-State solution

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Fridayto congratulate him on his recent electoral victory, and urged him to renew Israel’s commitment to the two-State solution.

On International Day, UN chief calls for efforts to 'fill world with happiness'

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) Happiness for the entire human family is one of the main goals of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared, as the Organization kicked-off its global celebrations marking the annual observance of the International Day of Happiness.

Bangladesh to add 400,000 new Bangla words to Google Translate

Dhaka, Mar 20 (IBNS): A move which will help Bengalis across the globe, the Bangladesh government is all set to add 400,000 new Bangla words to Google Translate on the occasion of its Independence Day.

Pakistan: Karachi blast kills 2

Karachi, Mar 20 (IBNS) A blast at the gate of Saleh mosque for the Bohra community in Pakistan's Karachi city has left at least two people killed on Friday, media reports said.

Independent UN human rights expert calls trial of former Maldives President 'mockery'

New York, Mar 20 (IBNS): An independent United Nations human rights expert has warned of the "seriously deteriorating situation" regarding the independence of the justice system in the Maldives in the wake of the sentencing of former President Mohammed Nasheed, calling his trial a "mockery" of the country’s Constitution.