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Hamid Mir undergoes operation

Karachi, Apr 19 (IBNS) Celebrity Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, who was injured after being shot at by four unknown armed men in Karachi city, underwent an operation on Saturday.

South Korea ferry: Death toll touches 32

Seoul, Apr 19 (IBNS): The death toll in the ferry sinking tragedy in South Korea on Wednesday touched 32 on Saturday, media reports said.

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir shot, injured

Karachi, Apr 19 (IBNS): Celebrity Pakistani journalist and TV presenter Hamid Mir was injured after he was shot at by four unknown armed men in Pakistan's Karachi city on Saturday, media reports said.

South Sudan: UNSC condemns latest attacks against civilians

New York, Apr 19 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday voiced its outrage at the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as the United Nations peacekeeping mission sites and personnel.

US: Man pleads guilty to pharmacy robbery

Boston, Apr 19 (IBNS) United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty, II announced that Ryan McLaughlin, 26, of Gardiner, pled guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to pharmacy robbery.

Strong earthquake hits Mexico

Mexico City, Apr 18 (IBNS): A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 on the richter scale rocked central and southern Mexico on Friday.

S Korea: Arrest warrant sought for ferry captain

Seoul, Apr 18 (IBNS): Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant against the captain of the ferry which sank earlier this week leaving above 20 people killed, media reports said on Friday.

Nepal : 14 killed in Mount Everest accident

Kathmandu, Apr 18 (IBNS): At least 14 people were killed and several others were injured in a avalanche on Mount Everest, media reports said.

Western Sahara: UN announces resumption of family visit flights

New York, Apr 18 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency announced on Thursday that following many months of suspension, family visit flights between Sahrawi refugees living in camps near Tindouf, Algeria, and their families in the territory of Western Sahara has resumed.

Kenya: UN disturbed by arrests of Somali refugees

New York, Apr 18 (IBNS): The United Nations on Thursday voiced concern over the arrest and detention of over 1,000 refugees and asylum-seekers who were rounded up during counter-terrorism operations launched by Kenyan security forces in Nairobi this month.

UN urges fresh talks with besieged Syrians, authorities

New York, Apr 18 (IBNS): Regretting the abrupt halt in talks between the Syrian authorities and the negotiating committee representing civilians and fighters trapped in the Old City of Homs, United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Thursday urged all the parties to return to the negotiating table and complete the deal that had been on the verge of being signed.

Gaza: UN calls for end to Israeli blockade

New York, Apr 18 (IBNS): On his first official visit to the Gaza Strip, the new head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East underscored the need to lift the seven-year Israeli blockade and end the "illegal collective punishment" unleashed on the population there.

South Sudan: Ban condemns attack on UN base in Jonglei

New York, Apr 18 (IBNS): Amid escalating violence in northern and central South Sudan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned Thursday's attack on civilians and peacekeepers at the UN mission base in Bor, the war-torn capital of Jonglei state, by a mob of armed civilians who forced their way into the facility and opened fire on displaced persons sheltering inside.

Geneva: Ban welcomes initial talks to defuse Ukraine crisis

New York, Apr 18 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said he was encouraged by the initial round of diplomatic negotiations on the crisis in Ukraine held in Geneva, but stressed that all sides need to follow up words with deeds as the situation remains 'extremely volatile.'

CAR: Ban calls on all parties to end fighting

New York, Apr 18 (IBNS): On the heels of his recent visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims continues to widen, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday in a radio message appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified country through peace.