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Pakistan protests against blasts targeting churches

Lahore, Mar 16 (IBNS): A day after twin blasts targeting churches in Lahore city left 15 people dead, the Christian community protested against the attacks in various cities of Pakistan on Monday, media reports said.

Health at very center of disaster risk reduction: WHO

New York, Mar 16 (IBNS): The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, powerful storms in the Asia-Pacific region and ongoing conflicts in Syria and elsewhere are all stark reminders that health and stronger health system capacities must be central to the new framework for managing disaster risk currently being discussed in Sendai, Japan, senior United Nations health agency officials emphasized on Sunday.

Ban praises Sendai earthquake recovery system

New York, Mar 16 (IBNS): Integrating disaster risk reduction into development can save lives and livelihoods, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he toured Sendai, Japan, which was devastated four years ago by an earthquake and tsunami but which today, following an impressive rebuilding effort, is a reminder to the world that “we must turn all of the painful lessons of disasters into new policies for a better future.”

UN relief agencies ramp up support to cyclone-hit Vanuatu

New York, Mar 16 (IBNS): Amid reports that powerful Cyclone Pam has impacted at least half the population of Vanuatu, the country's President, attending a United Nations conference under way in Japan aiming to reduce disaster risk, appealed for international support in anticipation of large-scale needs.

2 Indonesian planes crash during practice, pilots safe

Langkawi , Mar 15 (IBNS) Two Indonesian Air Forces Jupiter Aerobatic planes crashed during a practice session before an air show on Malaysia's Langkawi island on Sunday, media reports said.

Singh holds bilateral meeting with Ministers of Japan and Russia

Sendai, Mar 15 (IBNS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held bilateral meetings with Ministers of Japan and Russia during his visit to the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction at Sendai in Japan on Sunday.

Pakistan church blasts kill 15

Lahore, Mar 15 (IBNS) Twin blasts rocked the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church at Lahore's Youhanabad area in Pakistan which left at least 15 people dead and 70 others injured on Sunday, media reports said.

Pakistan: 14 killed, 68 injured in twin blasts at Lahore churches

Lahore, Mar 15 (IBNS): At least 14 people were killed and 68 others were hurt as twin blasts rocked the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church at Lahore's Youhanabad area in Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said.

Pakistan: 6 killed in twin blasts at Lahore churches

Lahore, Mar 15 (IBNS): At least six people were killed as twin blasts rocked the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church at Lahore's Youhanabad area in Pakistan, media reports said.

UN responding to 'devastating' impact of Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, Pacific region

New York, Mar 15 (IBNS)The United Nations announced on Saturday that it is taking all necessary steps to respond to the catastrophic impacts of a devastating tropical cyclone that affected most of Vanuatu over the past two days.

US shuts down embassy, consulates in Saudi Arabia over security concerns

Riyadh, Mar 15 (IBNS): Citing 'heightened security concerns at U.S. diplomatic facilities in Saudi Arabia', the U.S. Embassy and Consulates have cancelled all consular services in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran for Sunday and Monday, officials said.

Cyclone hits Vanuatu, several feared dead

Port Vila , Mar 14 (IBNS): Dozens are feared dead as super tropical cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu on Saturday, reports said.

In Japan, UN chief urges global solidarity to strengthen disaster resilience, boost development

New York, Mar 14 (IBNS): With global leaders gathered in Sendai, Japan, to agree a new framework for managing disaster risk which will reduce mortality and curb economic losses, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday declared that responding to the world's growing needs requires empowering individuals, supporting communities and backing promises with resources.

Sendai: Critical role of women in building disaster resilience focus of event at UN conference

New York, Mar 14 (IBNS) Spotlighting the positive actions of women in planning and decision-making to make their communities safer before, during and after disasters strike, senior United Nations, Government and civil society representatives on Friday emphasized that risk reduction efforts can never be fully effective or sustainable if the needs and voices of women are ignored.

Fresh detention orders to put Lakhvi in jail for another one month

Islamabad, Mar 14(IBNS) Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, acquitted by a court on Friday, will remain in jail for at least a month following a fresh detention order from the Home ministry of Punjab province in Pakistan.