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Israel's military opens fire at Gaza aid distribution point, kills 104 | LS polls: MK Stalin's DMK clinches seat-sharing deal with Left in Tamil Nadu | No more parole for rape convict Ram Rahim without court's permission | NDA now 3 seats short of majority in Rajya Sabha after latest round of polls | Himachal political turmoil: 6 Congress MLAs, who cross-voted in Rajya Sabha polls, disqualified

3 US military officials feared dead as deadly typhoon tears into Japan

Tokyo, Oct 6 (IBNS): At least 7 people, including three US military officials are feared to have died on Monday when a powerful typhoon rocked Japan’s coast creating havoc in the archipelago, media reported.

On World Teachers' Day, UN agencies urge investing in educators

New York, Oct 6 (IBNS) Investing in teachers is urgently needed to provide the best possible opportunities for millions of children, youth and adults worldwide, the heads of various United Nations agencies on Sunday said in a joint statement marking World Teachers' Day.

Ban welcomes high-level political dialogue between Seoul, Pyongyang

New York, Oct 6 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the high-level political dialogue that took place between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Pakistan: Five killed in suicide attack in Hazara Town

Quetta, Oct 4 (IBNS) At least five people were killed in a suicide attack in Pakistan's Hazara Town area on Saturday, media reports said.

South Korean PM meets top North Korean officials

Incheon, Oct 4 (IBNS) In a significant development, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won met a high-level North Korean delegation twice on Saturday, media reports said.

Pakistan: 6 killed in blast

Islamabad, Oct 4 (IBNS): A blast in a passenger bus left six people dead and several others injured in Pakistan's Kohat town on Saturday, media reports said.

DR Congo: Security Council reiterates priority of 'swift neutralization' of armed group

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council on Friday reiterated that the "swift neutralization" of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) armed group is a top priority in bringing stability to and protecting the civilians of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region.

UNICEF welcomes release of 70 Kurdish children after 120 days in captivity

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday welcomed the release of 70 Kurdish children, who were kidnapped in May while traveling from their home-town of Ai’n Al Arab in the northern Syrian governorate of Aleppo to take their final school examinations.

Myanmar: UN officials cite citizenship issue, expansion of aid as key concerns

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) Back from a recent trip to Myanmar, senior United Nations humanitarian and development officials on Friday called for continued lifesaving aid to the displaced, assistance to address poverty and create better coexistence conditions, and a political solution to a new citizenship plan.

Ban 'outraged' by deadly attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed shock and outrage at the killing of nine peacekeepers in an attack in Mali and issued a warning that all hostilities waged against UN “blue helmets” constitute a serious violation of international law.

Bahrain: UN rights office deplores activist's arrest

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Human Rights Office voiced alarm on Friday at the detention of a prominent human rights defender by Bahraini authorities in the Gulf country’s second such incident in less than a month, and urged the Government of Bahrain to ensure the protection of all human rights activists within its borders.

UN rights office condemns destruction of Syrian holy sites as ISIL terror continues

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed concern about the continuing wave of destruction unleashed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) amid reports that the terrorist group has targeted and destroyed a number of religious buildings in areas under its control.

UN marks 10 year anniversary of relationship with International Criminal Court

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations and the International Criminal Court on Friday recommitted to their decade-long relationship calling it "indispensable for a strong international community and the protection of the interests of humanity."

Ukraine: UN chief 'disturbed' by death of aid worker, dangerous surge in fighting

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "saddened and disturbed" to learn of the death of an international humanitarian aid worker, killed when a shell landed near the International Committee of the Red Cross Headquarters in eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

Security Council condemns 'heinous and cowardly murder' of British aid worker

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the killing of British humanitarian aid worker Alan Henning by the group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as "heinous and cowardly."