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Pak NA approves resolution to lift ban on YouTube

Islamabad, May 6 (IBNS) Pakistan's National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution to unblock popular video-sharing website YouTube in the Asian nation.

Nigeria: 8 girls abducted

Kano, May 6 (IBNS): Militants of suspected group Boko Haram have abducted eight more girls from village in Nigeria, media reports said on Tuesday.

China: Six injured in knife attack at railway station

Guangzhou, May 6 (IBNS): At least six people were injured in a knife attack at a railway station in China's Guangzhou city on Tuesday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: UN officials visit landslide-hit north-eastern province

New York, May 6 (IBNS): Following a visit on Monday to the site of the massive landslide which killed hundreds in north-eastern Afghanistan late last week, two senior United Nations humanitarian officials highlighted the longer-term needs of people displaced by natural disasters in the country, as well as the need for long-term preventive measures.

South Sudan: UN confirms weekend fighting in Unity state

New York, May 6 (IBNS): Fighting with heavy and small arms fire resumed on Monday in South Sudan's Unity state where United Nations peacekeepers are protecting some 23,000 displaced civilians, a UN spokesperson confirmed.

UN spotlights role of culture in sustainable development

New York, May 6 (IBNS): Culture, in all its multifaceted dynamism, must be thoroughly integrated in the post-2015 development agenda, senior United Nations officials told the General Assembly Monday, highlighting the need to recognize the vital role that culture plays in combatting poverty and promoting sustainable growth.

Syria: Gunfire forces UN to suspend food delivery

New York, May 6 (IBNS): Gunfire stopped distribution of food on Monday in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp, a United Nations spokesperson confirmed on Monday, reiterating demands that the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees be allowed to safely and without interruption distribute substantial quantities of food and other humanitarian assistance inside Yarmouk.

UN partners private sector to help map disaster risk

New York, May 6 (IBNS): The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has announced that it will partner with a California-based supplier of global geographic data to make available new technologies that can help communities and cities visualize disaster risk and take action.

DR Congo: UN supports rescue operation of shipwrecked passengers

New York, May 6 (IBNS): At least one person died and 10 others are missing after a boat capsized in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the country (MONUSCO) reported on Monday, announcing that its peacekeepers rushed to the scene of the accident and were able to rescue more than a dozen passengers.

UNSC decries terrorist attack in Yemen

New York, May 6 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) strongly condemned Monday's deadly terrorist attack in Sana'a, as well as other recent terrorist attacks in Yemen, and stressed its support for President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi and his Government to combat terrorism.

UN reports Internet well on way to 3 billion users

New York, May 6 (IBNS): Releasing new statistics on Monday, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that by end 2014, there will be nearly three billion Internet users - two-thirds of them from the developing world - with mobile-broadband penetration approaching 32 percent.

US: Man pleads guilty to explosives charge

Los Angeles, May 6 (IBNS) A man who left pipe bombs in a residential neighborhood in Palm Springs near the residence of an ex-girlfriend—and who became a fugitive after escaping from custody in a related case—pleaded guilty on Monday to a federal charge of possession of an unregistered destructive device.

6.0 earthquake rocks Thailand, no casualty

Bangkok , May 5 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale hit northern Thailand on Monday.

6.0 earthquake strikes off Tokyo, 17 injured

Tokyo, May 5 (IBNS): At least 17 people were hurt as an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Tokyo.

Somalia: UNSC condemns latest bombing in Mogadishu

New York, May 5 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Sunday strongly condemned the latest terrorist bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, for which the Islamic insurgent group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries.